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World This Week: 9 December-15 December 2013

Dec 16, 2013 15:27 IST

World this week section will help the candidates preparing for competitive exams. The section will help one to get an insight on the daily updates in the current affairs section. 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.

9 December 2013
• Super Volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in US is larger than estimates: Scientists
• International Anti-Corruption Day observed on 9 December
• Thailand opposition party resigned en masse from the Parliament
• South Korea expanded its defence zone in disputed area with China
• Israel, Jordan, Palestinians signed Red Sea-to-Dead Sea Water sharing Deal

10 December 2013
• Afghanistan-Iran agreed on long term friendship and cooperation Pact
• Human Rights Day observed across the World on 10 December

11 December 2013
• Pope Francis named as the TIME’s Person of the Year
• Uruguay became the First Country to Legalize Marijuana Trade

12 December 2013
• India and UAE signed Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement
• Scientists created sperm-based ‘biobots’ in Germany

13 December 2013
• European Union granted GSP-Plus status to Pakistan
• Bangladesh Islamist Abdul Kader Mullah hanged for 1971 war crimes

14 December 2013
• Iran sent second monkey into the Space
• China's first lunar rover named Jade Rabbit landed on Moon
• Egypt: National referendum on new draft of Constitution to take place on 14-15 January

15 December 2013
• Peter O’ Toole, the Lawrence of Arabia’s star dead
• Chinese troops detained Indian porters at Chumar in eastern Ladakh
• Yemen Parliament Banned use of US Drones

 

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