World August, 2011

  • Nepal Prime Minister Khanal inducted new ministers in his cabinet.
  • US President Obama signed debt deal into law.
  • Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak went on trial in Cairo.
  • Former Japan International defender Naoki Matsuda died.
  • NASA launched Jupiter probe ‘Juno’.
  • Yingluck Shinawatra sworn as first female Thai Prime Minister.
  • US lost AAA credit rating for the first time since 1941.
  • Nepal banned smoking in public places.
  • Lobsang Sangay sworn in as new PM of Tibetan government in exile.
  • 22 killed as Syria launched new raids.
  • China began sea trial of first aircraft carrier.
  • China decided to reduce speed of bullet trains.
  • China put into orbit Pakistan’s first communications satellite.
  • Nepal Prime Minister resigned under pressure.
  • Nepal President Yadav set August 21 as deadline for consensus on PM.
  • High level Chinese delegation arrived in Nepal.
  • Yemen President Saleh vowed to return home from South Arabia.
  • 68 killed in Iraq blast.
  • World leaders called on Syrian President Assad to step down.
  • 53 killed in Pakistan Blast.
  • Egypt Israel ties plunged to a new low.
  • Brazil won FIFA U-20 World Cup.
  • Rebels captured Tripoli heralding end of Gaddafi rule.
  • Libyan rebels seized Gaddafi’s compound Tripoli.
  • Russian cargo spacecraft for ISS crashed into earth.
  • NATO joined search for fallen Libyan leader Gaddafi.
  • Japanese Premier Naoto Kan resigned.
  • Singapore voted for new President.
  • Baburam Bhattarai elected Nepal’s 35th PM.
  • Tony Tan elected Singapore President.
  • Lady Gaga bagged 1st 2011 MTV Video Music Awards honour for ‘Born This Way’.
  • China has approved plans to setup first Tibetian bank.
  • Dilshan has been named as Sri Lanka’s captain for upcoming Australian series.
  • Sudan has launched its new currency.
  • Austrian climber Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner becomes the first woman to conquer 14. 8000 metre summit (K2) without artificial oxygen.
  • Tim Cook has been named as CEO of Apple post Steve Jobs resignation.
  • Anna University recently signed pact with university of Sydney.
  • Hitachi and Mitsubishi two industries of Japan are set to merge.
  • NASA found the first evidence of flowing water recently on Mars planet.
  • Jenson Button won the Hungarian Grand Prix 2011.
  • England won the 2000th Test cricket held at Lords Cricket Ground.

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