It’s good to know many youngsters are now motivated towards public service jobs in Nepal but it’s not that easy to pass the exam. Candidates have to read hundreds of books and mainly they need to be aware of latest and popular events worldwide. I am trying to publish some major events happened recently. Candidates must look other sources to get extra knowledge.

Some major Events

  • President Obama is sworn in for a second term on 21 January 2013 (8 Magh 2069).
  • North Korea conducts a third controversial nuclear test on February 12 2013 (1 Falgun 2069)
  • Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, dies on March 5 2013 (22 Falgun 2069)
  • due to cancer. He was only 58 at the time of his death in a military hospital in Caracas at 16:25 (Venezuela time). The last words by Chavez were “I don’t want to die. Please don’t let me die”.
  • President of China Xi Jingping assumed office in 14 March 2013 (1 Chaitra 2069).
  • Three spectators were killed and more than 250 injured in April 15 (2 Baisakh 2070) at the Boston marathon, when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded on the packed pavement near the finish line.
  • Nawaz Sharif elected Pakistan’s prime minister on May 11 (28 Baisakh 2070).
  • Anti-Government Protests Spread Throughout Turkey from May 31 (17 Jestha 2070).
  • On 26 June (12 Ashad 2070), First Australian Female Prime Minister Julia Gillard resigns after being ousted as Labor Party leader in a party vote.
  • German Chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic party was elected for third term as Chancellor on 22 September (6 Ashwoj 2070).
  • In the early hours of Friday November 8 (22 kartik 2070),Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines resulting almost 6,000 deaths in total with more than 1,700 people missing.
  • Nelson Mandela dies on 5 December 2013 (Kartik 19, 2070) due to long-term illness and lung infection.

    Nelson Madela

Same-sex Marriage

As of today 21 June (7 Ashad 2071), 18 out of 50 states  in the United States started issuing licenses to same-sex marriage.

Detailed Events

January 2013

  • On 2 Jan (18 Poush 2069) The United Nations releases information that more than 60,000 people have been killed during Syria‘s civil war, which has been going on now for 22 months.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was elected to a third term in January 22 (9 Magh 2069). Netanyahu is the first Israeli prime minister born in Israel after the establishment of the state. In 2013, he was ranked third on the list of the “Most Influential Jews in the World” by The Jerusalem Post. He had been ranked first on the list in 2012 and 2010.

February 2013

  • On Febuary 11 (29 Magh 2069) Pope Benedict XVI announced that he had decided to step down from the Seat of St Peter, making him the first pontiff to resign since 1415.
  • On February 12 (1 Falgun 2069), North Korea says it has detonated a third nuclear bomb. World leaders, scientists, and intelligence officials rush to determine if the bomb is fueled by uranium or plutonium.
  • Ten-tonne meteor explodes over Chelyabinsk in Russia A 10-tonne meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on February 15 injuring around 1,200 people on February 15 (4 Falgun 2069)

March 2013

  • On March 8 (25 Falgun 2069), In response to the North Korea’s nuclear test last month, the UN Security Council unanimously passes another round of strict sanctions against North Korea. In a first, China is involved in drafting the sanctions.
  • On 13 March (30 Falgun 2069) Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76,  of Argentina is elected as the new pope, succeeding Benedict XVI.
  • On 14 March (1 Chaitra 2069) European Organization for Nuclear Research confirms new particle discovered during the summer of 2012 appears to be a Higgs boson.

April 2013

  • On 1 April (19 Chaitra 2069), Despite stiffer sanctions from the UN, Kim Jong-un announces plans to expand North Korea’s nuclear weapons and strengthen the country’s economy.
  • On April 13 (31 Chaitra 2069) Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Resigns.
  • On April 20 (6 Baisakh 2070) A strong earthquake (7.0) strikes southwestern China killing 186 people and resulting 8200 injured. 
  • On April 23 (9 Baisakh 2070) France becomes 14th Nation to approve same-sex marriage.
  • Dhaka’s Rana Plaza illegal garment factory building collapsed, crushing to death more than 1,100 poorly paid workers on April 24 (10 Baisakh 2070).

May 2013

  • On 20 May (6 Jestha 2070): An enormous category 4 tornado hits Oklahoma City, Moore, and Newcastle. At least 24 people are killed in the storm. The tornado, stretching about a mile wide, is on the ground for 40 minutes.
  • On 22 May (8 Jeshta 2070): Two men approach and murder a uniformed soldier on the street in London. The incident happened near Woolwich Town Centre. The united kingdom treats the incident as an act of terror.

    Lee Rugby. He was murdered by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.

June 2013

  • On 8 June (25 Jestha 2070): Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal Win French Open.
  • On 15 June (1 Ashad 2070): Hassan Rowhani, wins June 2013’s presidential election, taking just under 51% of the vote.
  • On 26 June (12 Ashad 2070): First Australian Female Prime Minister Julia Gillard resigns after being ousted as Labor Party leader in a party vote.
  • On 30 June (16 Ashad 2070): Protest begins in Egypt demanding President Mohammed Morsi to step down.

July 2013

  • On 8 July (24 Ashad 2070): Ghassan Hitto steps down as the prime minister of the opposition Syrian National Coalition after holding the post for less than four months.
  • On 17 July (2 Shrawan 2070): Queen Elizabeth approves a same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales which will start in 2014. Scotland is currently considering its own new legislation on same-sex marriage.
  • On July 22 (7 Shrawan 2070), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth to a baby boy in the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the same place where Prince William was born.
  • On July 24 (9 Shrawan 2070): The Royal baby’s name is announced: George Alexander Louis. He will also have the title His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge and is be third in line to the throne, following Prince Charles and Prince William.

  • On July 24 (9 Shrawan 2070): A passenger train derails and crashes in northwest Spain, just outside of Santiago de Compostela. At least 78 people are killed and dozens more are injured.
  • On July 30 (15 Shrawan 2070): Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agree to new peace talks with the goal of reaching an agreement within nine months.

August 2013

  • On August 5 (21 Shrawan 2070): Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, buys The Washington Post for $250 million. Bezos is currently ranked 19th on Forbes‘ billionaire list.
  • On August 14 (30 Shrawan 2070): after more than 500 people are killed,  the government declares a state of emergency.
  • On August 19 (3 Bhadra 2070) : 37 including children’s of Hindu pilgrims are killed while crossing the tracks near a remote station in eastern India when an express train crashes into them.
  • On August 21 (5 Bhadra 2070): Bradley Manning, age 25, is sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking over 700,000 U.S. government files to WikiLeaks, files that contained classified U.S. military activities.

September 2013

  • On 16 September (5 Bhadra 2070): The UN confirms in a report that the chemical agent sarin was used near Damascus on Aug. 21.
  • On 21 September (10 Bhadra 2070): Islamist gunmen sent by al-Qaeda’s Somali proxy, al-Shabaab, launched a terror attack in September on Nairobi’s most upscale shopping centre, Westgate, killing at least 67 people.

October 2013

  • 1 October (15 Aswin 2070) was popularly known as “US government shut down”.  It was the First US government shutdown in 17 years.
  • On October 18 (1 Kartik 2070): Saudi Arabia declines a nonpermanent seat on the Security Council.

November 2013

  • On 17 November (2 Mangsir 2070) : All 44 passengers and 6 crew members onboard Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 are killed when the plane crashes while attempting to land at the Kazan International Airport in Russia.
  • On 24 November (9 Mangsir 2070) : Iran back its nuclear program and agrees to halt production of uranium beyond 5 percent, which means it could only produce uranium for peaceful purposes only. In return the crippling sanctions against Iran will be eased, pumping between $6 billion and $7 billion back into Iran’s economy.

December 2013

  • On 1 December (16 Mangsir 2070): Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Kiev demand that President Viktor Yanukovich resign.
  • On 11 December (26 Mangsir 2070): Indian supreme Court Bans Gay Sex.

-Major Source Pearson Education Ltd