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World This Week: 7 October-13 October 2013

Oct 14, 2013 18:11 IST

If you are preparing for the competitive exams, World this Week section here will help you in getting an insight into the happenings of the world over the week. This section allows you to know about the changes that took place in the world over the week. World this Week enables you to get a short view of the world over the time of one week. Read this section to know more about the happenings of the world over this week.

7 October 2013
• Supreme Court of the Maldives annulled first round of voting in Presidential Election.
• Bangladesh Cabinet ratified extradition treaty with India.
• India and Turkey agreed to resolve terrorism.
• India and Japan signed MoU for feasibility study of high speed railway system.
• Ethiopia Parliament elected Mulatu Teshome as new president.

8 October 2013
• AIAI and FPCCI signed MoU for promotion of Indo-Pak trade.
• Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid concluded two day visit to Sri Lanka.
• Turkey lifted a ban on women wearing the Islamic head scarf.

9 October 2013
• Michael Levitt, Martin Karplus and Arieh Warshel won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013.
• India and Japan signed MoU to study Mumbai-Ahmedabad Rail Route.
• Janet Yellen nominated as Head of US Federal Reserve Board.
• Queen's baton relay launched at the Buckingham Palace, London.
• Government of Pakistan decided to appoint Syed Ibne Abbas as envoy to India.
• Samsung unveils first curved screen smartphone of the world called Galaxy Round.
• Wilfried Martens, nine-time Prime Minister of Belgium died at 77.

10 October 2013
• China passed USA as biggest oil importer in September 2013.
• India signed MoUs with seven countries for Nalanda University Project.
• Malala Yousafzai won European Union's Sakharov Human Rights Prize 2013.
• World Mental Health Day observed on 10 October.
• Alice Munro, the Canadian writer, won Nobel Prize 2013 in literature.
• Cyclonic Storm Phailin hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
• Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan abducted by gunmen.
• Sachin Tendulkar announced retirement from Test Cricket.
• China and EU signed a Bilateral Currency Swap Agreement.
• Varun Arora won UN Award for 'Open Curriculum' Web Platform.

11 October 2013
• India and Indonesia signed six MoUs to strengthen cooperation.
• International Day of the Girl Child observed on 11 October.
• OPCW won 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
• India and Indonesia signed six MoUs to strengthen cooperation.

12 October 2013

• Syria disarmament plan approved by UN Security Council.
• World Arthritis Day observed on 12 October.
• Sanam Singh and Vijayant Malik won the ITF Doubles Title 2013.
• Syria disarmament plan approved by UN Security Council.
• Satyavrat won the 9th Roustam E-International Indian Style Wrestling Title.

13 October 2013
• Ireland set to exit international bail-out programme.
• Typhoon Nari created havoc in Philippines.
• Ireland set to exit international bail-out programme.


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