World This Week: 8 Audust-14 August 2011

Aug 17, 2011 17:24 IST

A compilation of all the important topics and events of the week is given here. Update your Current Affairs Weekly with our World This Week.

8 August 2011
•    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 the title 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 our solar 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.

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