World This Week: 7 January–13 January 2013

Jan 17, 2013 12:14 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 January 2013
• China launched its postage stamp on Year of Snake.

8 January 2013
• Malaysia’s Bar Council suggested chemical castration for repeated sex offenders.

9 January 2013
• LinkedIn appointed Nishant Rao as Country Manager for India Operations.

10 January 2013
• Scientists at the Stanford University developed a drug that help paralysed walk again.
• Researchers from the Kingston University, London declared that red wine can distort the results of testosterone level in body.

11 January 2013
• Obama signed Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012 into law

12 January 2013
• Simon Taufel to be the first umpire to deliver the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture 2013.

13 January 2013
• Astronomers discovered largest cosmic structure in the universe.