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Current Affairs 2011

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Current affairs....... 2011-10-09
 A compilation of all the important topics and events of the week is given here. Update your Current AffairsWeekly with our World This Week.
20 June
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in an address at the Damascus University proposed holding of a nationaldialogue that will recommend sweeping reforms.
FIFA’s vice
-president Jack Warner resigned.
Tunisian court sentenced former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in absentia to 35 years in jail.
Fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention opened in Geneva.
21 June
United Nations General Assembly appointed former South Korean foreign minister Ban Ki-moon to a secondconsecutive term as the Secretary-General.
United Nations launched a drive, Sustainable sanitation: The Five-Year-Drive to 2015 to make basic sanitationaccessible to everyone by 2015.
22 June
Asian Development Bank committed to work closely with the Government of Nepal
23 June
India Pakistan Foreign Secretary-level talks began in Islamabad.
US President Barack Obama set in motion a substantial withdrawal of American troops and decided to handover security to Afghan authorities by 2014.
24 June
International ministerial conference in Vienna concluded.
Former Rwandan Minister for women's empowerment, Pauline Nyiramasuhuko became the first woman to befound guilty of genocide and incitement to rape
25 June
France Pushed for the First Ever Meeting of G20 Agriculture Ministers
26 June
China's most prominent human rights activist, Hu Jia was released from jail after serving three-and-a-half-years in jail on subversion charges.
Red Bull's Formula One World champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany on 26 June 2011 won the EuropeanGrand Prix.
Defending champion Saina Nehwal failed to complete the hat-trick of titles at the Indonesian Open SuperSeries after losing to Chinese World No. 3 Wang Yihan in the final.
18 July
Paul Stephenson and another senior officer John Yates of Scotland Yard resigned on 18 July 2011 over theNews Of The World (NoW) phone-hacking scandal.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the list of Alltime Greatest Test team.
India and the USA Agreed to Increase Science and Technology Coordination.
19 July
Hina Rabbani Khar from Pakistan People’s Party (PP) became Pakistan’s first woman foreign minister.
Female Pakistani DMG officer, Amna Imran Khan was on 19 July 2011 awarded the Ordre National du Meriteby President Nicholas Sarkozy of France.
India and USA Signed Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA).
Current affairs....... 2011-10-09
20 July
Russia’s Natalia Ishchenko won her third gold at the Shanghai world championships with victory in the solo
Kerala High Court ordered Air India to pay Rs 75 lakh compensation to the families of victims of the 2010Mangalore air crash.
India and Sri Lanka signed a MoU to develop the Kankesanthurai port.
21 July
India accepted international norms for the prevention of air pollution emanating from ships.
22 July
Britain Announced a New Visa Category to Attract Best Talents from India.
23 July
British singer and song writer Amy Winehouse whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctivemusical talent was found dead in London.
India and Bangladesh opened their first border ‘haat,' or a common marketplace, at Kalaichar in Meghalaya,
reviving the traditional border trade after nearly 40 years.
24 July
Uruguay won the Copa América for a record 15th time by defeating Paraguay, 3-0, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lewis Hamilton of McLaren secured a brilliant victory in the German Grand Prix.
25 July
 Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly appointed Truong Tan Sang as the communist country’s newpresident following Vietnam’s 13th National Assembly election.
Germany revised an advisory that had cautioned against trips to Kashmir.
26 July
World Investment Report 2011 was released by UNCTAD.
The longlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction - the Man Booker Dozen announced.
India Signed Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Lithuania.
India and Britain confirmed trade deals worth billions of Pounds during the Economic and Financial dialoguebetween the two countries.
27 July
Six winners selected for Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2011.
India and European Union Finalised an Interim Settlement on Generic Drugs.
India and Pakistan Agreed to Simplify Travel procedures for People of the Divided Jammu & Kashmir.
28 July
India and Mongolia Signed Three Agreements Including Pact on Defence.
29 July
At least 10 people were killed and dozens injured following violence in China's far-western Silk Road city of Kashgar, in the latest incidence of violence to hit the frontier Xinjiang region.
30 July
Armed forces of Syria launched a heavy assault to crush anti-government protests.
31 July
McLaren's Jenson Button won the Hungarian Grand Prix.
8 August 2011
Current affairs....... 2011-10-09
 Australian Nancy Wake, who worked as a spy and had gone on to become the Allies’ most decorated
servicewomen for her role in the French resistance during World War II, died.
Lobsang Sangay Took Oath as the Kalon Tripa of Tibetans in Exile.
9 August 2011
A Probe launched by ISAF to determine the cause of the chopper crash in Afghanistan.
10 August 2011
India's under-16 football team coached by India coach Thomas Joseph was defeated by Pakistan 1-2 in thetitle clash of the SAFF Championship.
China Launched its First Aircraft Carrier on Maiden Sea Trial.
11 August 2011
Russia defeated top-ranked Argentina to win the FIVB World junior volleyball title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Palaeontologists found the fossilized remains of a giant bird that lived in Central Asia.
12 August 2011
Scientists developed cells that can destroy leukemia within three weeks.
13 August 2011
Astronomers discovered that the planet named TrES-2b is blacker than coal or any planet or moon in oursolar system.
14 August 2011
Novak Djokovic defeated American Mardy Fish to win the Montreal Masters
In Afghanistan, sixteen people killed as militants storm the provincial Governor's compound in Parwan.
22 August 2011
The UN Human Rights Council ordered an investigation into violations committed by the Syrian regime duringits crackdown on popular protests.
23 August 2011
North Korea Seized All South Korean Assets at a Jointly Run Resort.
An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 and centered in Virginia shook much of Washington, D.C. USA.
Sexual-assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was dismissed by Justice Michael J.Obus of State Supreme Court in Manhattan.
24 August 2011
India Signed Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Georgia.
North Korea Agreed to Start International Talks on Denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
Senegal's Lamine Diack was reelected unopposed as president of the International Association of AthleticsFederation (IAAF).
25 August 2011
Saudi Arabia Offered Additional 10000 seats for Haj 2011 to India.
26 August 2011
The Australian and British Geologists Found Evidence of the Oldest Known Fossils of Life on Earth.
Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan announced his resignation after almost 15 months in office.
27 August 2011
Scientists Discovered a Cheap and Effective Way to Prevent Transmission of Dengue Fever.
28 August 2011

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