World this Week: 7 August to 13 August 2017

Aug 18, 2017 10:20 IST

World this week 7 August to 13 August 2017 provided by is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that happened in the week. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

7 August
• Study finds millions of black holes in Milky Way
• Scientists develop highly sensitive blood test to detect cancer

8 August
• Indian-American Dilip Chauhan appointed as Deputy Comptroller for Minority Affairs in New York
• Earthquake of magnitude 7 on Richter scale struck China
• Real Madrid beats Manchester United to win 2017 UEFA Super Cup
• Venezuela’s new Constituent Assembly declares itself superior to all other government bodies

9 August
• Citizens of 80 countries including India can now enter Qatar without visa
• Chhaupadi, a Hindu custom linked to menstruating women, criminalized in Nepal
• Facebook launches YouTube competitor called 'Watch'

10 August
• Ministerial meeting of BIMSTEC sets off in Kathmandu
• 2016 warmest on record for the planet as a whole: Report

11 August
• Scientists discover 91 volcanoes underneath Antarctica
• Britain seeks invisible border for Northern Ireland in Brexit negotiations
• India to host next steering committee meeting of TAPI gas pipeline

12 August
• International Youth Day 2017 observed globally
• Italy to host G-7 Interior Ministers' summit on security

13 August
• NASA's Cassini spacecraft set to embark on its final mission
• Iran responds to US sanctions by voting to boost military defence
• Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt retires, his last race marred by injury
• World Health Organisation declares Somalia free of polio
• Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer to win 2017 Rogers Cup

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