World News Current Affairs (Page : 12)

  • Mauritania general election 2013 results

    Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013

    Mauritania general election 2013 results

    The final result of the recently held national legislative elections in the west African country of Mauritania witnessed the ruling party, Union for the Republi

  • WTO : 9th Ministerial Conference, Bali

    Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013

    WTO : 9th Ministerial Conference, Bali

    What makes trade so dynamic a process is its unpredictability, not to mention the intangible rules and checks needed for it to go smooth and transparent – Wor

  •  2013 Thailand Protests : An Overview

    Thursday, Dec 19, 2013

    2013 Thailand Protests : An Overview

    INTRODUCTION ⇒ People in Thailand are not happy with their current government & are trying to overthrow the current government. ⇒ Thailand, a c

  • Michelle Bachelet elected as the next President of Chile

    Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013

    Michelle Bachelet elected as the next President of Chile

    Michelle Bachelet has been elected as the next President of Chile after storming to victory in the presidential election run-off beating 'Evelyn Matth

  • Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013

    Friday, Dec 13, 2013

    Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013

    Arvind Kejriwal, the man out to change how politics is done in India, has occupied the 32nd rank in the latest (2013) list of "Top 100 Global Thinkers" publishe

  • 34th 'Gulf Cooperation Council' Summit

    Thursday, Dec 12, 2013

    34th 'Gulf Cooperation Council' Summit

    The 34th Summit of 'Gulf Cooperation Council'- an alliance of six Middle Eastern countries namely Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrai

  • China's New Reforms : One-child policy relaxed

    Thursday, Dec 12, 2013

    China's New Reforms : One-child policy relaxed

    INTRODUCTION The recent Third Plenum (plenary meeting) of the 18th Central Committee (CC) of the Chinese Communist Party under Xi Jinping, held in Beijing

  • East African Monetary Union

    Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013

    East African Monetary Union

    The leaders of five East African countries namely Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi have inked a protocol creating a framework for a 'Monetary Un

  • Nepal Constituent Assembly Elections- Nepali Congress Party emerges largest party

    Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013

    Nepal Constituent Assembly Elections- Nepali Congress Party emerges largest party

    Nepali Congress Party has emerged as the single largest party with total 196 seats in the just concluded elections for the Constituent Assembly of Nepal. Out of

  • No Consensus yet on Antarctica MPAs

    Monday, Dec 02, 2013

    No Consensus yet on Antarctica MPAs

    TERMS USED IN THE ARTICLE ⇒ Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR):  It was established by internati

World News Tidbits ( Dec 02, 2013 - Dec 24, 2013 )

  • Dec 26, 2013 Union for the Republic (Ruling Party) wins national legislative elections of west African nation of Mauritania. - read more

  • Dec 23, 2013 Taishan becomes the 4th Chinese research station to come up in Southern pole after Kunlun, Zhongshan and Great Wall. It will contribute in research on bio-ecology and remote satellite sensing. - read more

  • Dec 20, 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin decrees to pardon jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. critic of his regime, he was jailed in 2003 on embezzlement, fraud and tax evasion charges. show

  • Dec 20, 2013 Unrest in South Sudan ; two indian UN Peacekeepers killed (part on UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS). The world's newest country ( peacefully separation from Sudan in 2011 following decades of civil war) is reeling from onslaught of rebel forces which has taken control of Bor (capital of Jonglei state) Rebels belong to minority Nuer tribe (allegedly led by ex-vice President Riek Machar) who are locked in ethnic rivalry with majority Dinka tribe (of President Salva Kiir) Recent killings started following failure of an alleged coup by Riek Machar group. He was fired by the President in July, since then he is leading the power struggle - read more

  • Dec 19, 2013 18th December is also observed as "International Migrants Day" to mark the occasion when UN General Assembly adopted the "International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families". show

  • Dec 17, 2013 Michelle Bachelet wins presidential election in Chile; to succeed the incumbent President Sebastian Pinera in March 2014.   - read more

  • Dec 14, 2013 European Union grants 'Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) - Plus' status to Pakistan. The deal will give exporters, mostly from textile industry, a duty free access to the market of 27 European Countries. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka already have this status.

  • Dec 13, 2013 Somalia's president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud appoints Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as new prime minister replacing Abdi Farah Shirdon. show

  • Dec 13, 2013 Japan and South Korea conducts their biennial naval drill in East China Sea ; region falls within the recently declared Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) of China. [Leodo reef : South Korea controls it but disputed by China (falls in the exclusive economic zones /EEZ and air defence zones of both China and South Korea]. - read more

  • Dec 13, 2013 Bangladesh executes Abdul Quader Mollah, assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami, convicted by war crimes tribunal for genocide and mass rape during the Bangladesh’s liberation war in 1971 from Pakistan. show

  • Dec 13, 2013 Government of Democratic Republic of Congo signs deal for peace talks with M23 rebels (ethnic Tutsi-led rebels who are fighting in mineral rich eastern DRC) in Nairobi (Kenya). show

  • Dec 13, 2013 Russia's president Vladimir Putin shuts Government owned news agency Ria Novosti and replaces it with new news agency called "Rossiya Segodnya" (Russia Today). show

  • Dec 12, 2013 Kenya celebrates 50 years of its independence from British colonial rule since 1895. show

  • Dec 12, 2013 Australia's highest court terms same sex marriage illegal unless law is made by Federal Parliament in this regard. show

  • Dec 11, 2013 Uruguay senate legalises marijuana (cannabis) ; becomes world's first country to legalise its trade. show

  • Dec 10, 2013 9 December observed as International Anti-Corruption Day ; declared by UN to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the "UN Convention against Corruption" in combating and preventing it. show

  • Dec 09, 2013 Jordan elected to the Non Permanent member seat (10 seats) of the UN Security Council replacing Saudi Arabia which had refused the seat in protest. show

  • Dec 09, 2013 Amidst continuing protests Yingluck Shinawatra government in Thailand dissolves parliament; calls fresh elections.

  • Dec 07, 2013 Europe winter storm : Atlantic storm "Xaver", with Icy hurricane-force winds (158km/h) hits northern Europe killing many. show

  • Dec 06, 2013 Xavier Bettel to be sworn is as Luxembourg's new PM, the first openly gay premier. He replaces Jean-Claude Juncker of who was in power since January 1995.

  • Dec 05, 2013 Nepali Congress Party emerges as the single largest party with 196 seats out of total 601 in the Nepal Constituent Assembly elections. - read more

  • Dec 05, 2013 Protests rages on at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine after President Yanukovych announced plans to shelve signing of key political and economic agreement with the EU. show