international - 2013 AUGUST

August 13

A team of three Indian _ American students defeated teams from 17 others regions to win honors at the 11th National Geographic world Championship in Russia’s St. Peter’s Burg city.

Cracking down on corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League the ICC provisionally suspended seven unnamed individuals for model fixing-related offences while two others were charged for failing to report “Corrupt Approaches that were made to them".

August 21

The United States has imposed economic sanctions on a Pakistani Islamic school in Peshwar.

India welcome BRICS Biz council pact to partner for development.

President Jacob Zuma has asked the BRICS members to use the bloc's Business Council as platform to explore new models and approaches towards more equitable development and inclusive growth in the world.

August 22

The second South Asian Diaspore Convention (SADC) will be hosted by Singapore.

* The event will be organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) on 21st-23rd November 2013 and it will be on the theme of connecting global south Asians.

August 23

The use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a “Crime against humanity” UN chief Banki-moon said.

India and ASEAN decided to set a target of $100 billion turnover for the bilateral trade by 2015. Between the two entitles and reviewed the completion of legal scrubbing of India ASEAN agreement on trade in services and investment.

A United Nation Committee has found Australia guilty of nearly 150 violations of international law for indefinite detention of 46 refugees.

August 27

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed April 6 as the international day of sport for Development and Peace.

August 28

Pakistan and Russia are all set for the first eves strategic dialougue that is aimed at upgrading political diplomatic economic and defence relations.

August 30

Indonesia and Pakistan have signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and expect to take their bilateral trade $2 billion by next year.