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World This Week: 7 April-13 April 2014

Apr 14, 2014 13:08 IST

World this week section has been created to help the aspirants of competitive exams to revise the latest updates of the past week at a glance. This section is the coverage of important incidences and events of the previous week that could be asked in any of the exams. Read the section and keep yourself updated.

7 April 2014
• 20th anniversary of Rwanda genocide marked at the Kigali genocide memorial centre
• Sun Pharma announced to acquire Ranbaxy Laboratories for 3.2 billion dollars
• Pro-Russian activists of Donetsk proclaimed their independence from Ukraine
• China dug the 7 km deep borehole over Tibetan Plateau

8 April 2014
• Indian cricket team lost number one spot to Sri Lanka in ICC T20 rankings
• A Smartphone battery Nanodots that recharges in 30 seconds developed
• EU Court struck down the EU Data Retention Directive
• Spanish Parliament rejected referendum on Catalonian independence
• Obama issued executive orders to erase gender disparity among US government workforce

9 April 2014
• Shikhar Dhawan named among Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year

10 April 2014

• Heartbleed is a new security threat which adversely impacts the online safety of internet users worldwide.
• USFDA approved Lupin to sell Pioglitazone tablets in America
• Ratan Tata received Knight Grand Cross award by UK Government
• International aid organisations launched series of emergency measures in West Africa against Ebola

11 April 2014
• Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins announced retirement
• Towards New Horizons-Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transitions released by IMF

12 April 2014
• Palestinians rejected the economic sanctions by Israel

13 April 2014
• Wilson Kipsang won London Marathon
• Gaurav Gill won Vinz Whangarei Car Rally

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