World News Current Affairs (Page : 10)

  • Recent elections in North Korea, Colombia and El Salvador

    Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014

    Recent elections in North Korea, Colombia and El Salvador

    North Korea Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, as expected has been elected with 100 per cent votes from his constituency (Mount Paektu) in the re

  • India 140th in world in freedom of the press

    Thursday, Feb 13, 2014

    India 140th in world in freedom of the press

    India retains a dismal 140th rank among 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index 2014 which has been topped once again by the Finland. Points to Note

  • Greek and Turkish Cyprus take steps towards reunification

    Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014

    Greek and Turkish Cyprus take steps towards reunification

    Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders have recently met after a gap of 18 months to renew their efforts towards the reunification of this small Mediterranean island

  • China and Taiwan hold their maiden government-to-government talks

    Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014

    China and Taiwan hold their maiden government-to-government talks

      China and Taiwan have recently concluded their first ever government-to-government talks in the eastern city of Nanjing (China).   The tw

  • Yemen to reorient into six-state federation

    Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014

    Yemen to reorient into six-state federation

    Yemen, much to the disappointment of southern separatist, has decided to reorient into a six-state federation as against their demand of sweeping autonomy to so

  • The 2013-14 Education for All Global Monitoring Report

    Thursday, Jan 30, 2014

    The 2013-14 Education for All Global Monitoring Report

    37 per cent of the global illiterate adults, the most in the world, reside in India as per a report released by UNESCO. The report estimates the total numb

  • Tunisia adopts a new constitution

    Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014

    Tunisia adopts a new constitution

    Tunisia, the birthplace of Arab Spring, has once again set examples for other Arab states by approving a new and liberal constitution with exemplary consensus.

  • Environment Performance Index 2014

    Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014

    Environment Performance Index 2014

    India languishes at 155th place out of 178 countries globally in the recently released 'Environment Performance Index 2014'.   The biennially published su

  • Crisis in Central African Republic

    Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014

    Crisis in Central African Republic

    The interim President of Central African Republic, Michel Djotodia resigned on 10 January 2014 following his inability to curb the large scale violence gripping

  • Fire in Tibetan Village of Shangri-La

    Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014

    Fire in Tibetan Village of Shangri-La

    Why is it is news ? Recently, an ancient Tibetan village in the popular tourist area of Shangri-La in China's southwest Yunnan province has been part


World News Tidbits ( Jan 22, 2014 - Mar 11, 2014 )

  • Mar 11, 2014 Recent elections in North Korea, Colombia and El Salvador. - read more

  • Mar 08, 2014 Malaysia Airlines plane Boeing 777-200ER crashes into South China Sea.  show

  • Mar 07, 2014 Crimea's Parliament unanimously voted to join Russia, to conduct a plebiscite for the same on March 16.  show

  • Mar 05, 2014 Bill Gates is back as the most richest man on the planet as per the Forbes magazine's annual global list of billionaires.   show

  • Mar 04, 2014 US, in the backdrop of recent Russian military intervention in Ukraine, calls off all military-to-military engagements between the two nations.

  • Mar 03, 2014 Italian film 'The Great Beauty' secures Best foreign language film title at Oscar Awards 2014.  show

  • Mar 01, 2014 Arseniy Yatsenyuk to be the new Prime Minister of Ukraine.   show

  • Feb 27, 2014 Sri Lanka rejects UN call for international investigation into war crimes committed by government forces during bloody civil war.

  • Feb 27, 2014 Egypt gets a new Prime Minister in Ibrahim Mehlib.   show

  • Feb 25, 2014 Egypt's Interim Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi resigns with his cabinet.   show

  • Feb 24, 2014 International Mother Language Day observed on 21st February. It is an annual observance by UNESCO to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. show

  • Feb 23, 2014 Ukraine's Parliament (Verhovna Rada) votes to oust President Viktor Yanukovich and temporarily hand over Presidential powers to speaker of the assembly, Oleksander Turchinov who has prioritised formation of a National Unity Government. show

  • Feb 20, 2014 Soumayya Jabarti becomes first women editor of a Saudi National Daily. show

  • Feb 19, 2014 China surpasses India as the world’s largest consumer of gold as per a report released by World Gold Council.  show

  • Feb 18, 2014 Matteo Renzi has been asked by Italian president 'Giorgio Napolitano' to form new government  following resignation of PM Enrico Letta a few days ago.   show

  • Feb 17, 2014 China plans to build the longest underwater tunnel of the planet.   show

  • Feb 15, 2014 Italian PM Enrico Letta resigns having lost the no-confidence vote brought by his own party.     show

  • Feb 13, 2014 India 140th in world in press freedom. - read more

  • Feb 13, 2014 103 people died in Algeria in the deadliest air crash since its independence. The military aircraft C-130 Hercules crashed into the mountains of Algeria owing to poor weather conditions.

  • Feb 13, 2014 India gets a dismal 140th rank among 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index 2014.   show

  • Feb 12, 2014 Greek and Turkish Cyprus take steps towards reunification. - read more

  • Feb 12, 2014 China and Taiwan hold their maiden government-to-government talks. - read more

  • Feb 11, 2014 Yemen to reorient into six-state federation - read more

  • Feb 10, 2014 Sushil Koirala, leader of Nepali Congress, is to be the next Prime Minister of Nepal.    show

  • Feb 06, 2014 BiblioTech, the world's 1st paperless public library, opens in Texas (US).

  • Feb 06, 2014 Libya destructs all its chemical weapons; Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) declares it a chemical weapon free country.

  • Feb 04, 2014 Moulaye Laghdaf has been reappointed as Mauritania's PM after the ruling party's emphatic victory in elections last year.   show

  • Feb 03, 2014 US cautions China against any move to declare a new Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea.     show

  • Feb 03, 2014 Michael Rogers to take over as the Director of National Security Agency from incumbent Keith Alexander in March 2014.  show

  • Feb 03, 2014 India becomes the 3rd largest crude oil importer in the World behind China and US as per a report released by Reuters.    show

  • Jan 30, 2014 US tops the International Intellectual Property (IP) Index followed by UK and France.   show

  • Jan 30, 2014 Google is to sell Motorola's smartphone business to Lenovo -the world's largest maker of personal computers- for $2.9 billion. The internet giant Google had acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.4 billion in 2012.

  • Jan 29, 2014 Tunisia adopts a new constitution. - read more

  • Jan 28, 2014 India languishes at 155th place out of 178 countries globally in 'Environment Performance Index 2014'.   - read more

  • Jan 25, 2014 Catherine Samba-Panza becomes the first woman president of war-torn Central African Republic.     show

  • Jan 24, 2014 Cumbria University of UK becomes the first public university to accept fees in digital currency 'Bitcoin'.     show

  • Jan 24, 2014 South Sudan inks a ceasefire deal with rebels aiming to halt the bloodied civil war that has killed thousands of soldiers and civilians in the world's newest nation.   show

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