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World This Week: 02 May-08 May 2016

May 9, 2016 15:30 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. This segment provides almost all important events that have happened in World in the week 2 May to 8 May 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

2 May 2016
• US jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 55 million dollar for causing cancer
• Mark Selby won World Snooker Championship
• US Navy tested world's largest unmanned surface vessel, Sea Hunter
• Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright claimed to be creator of Bitcoin
• Scientists developed world's smallest engine
• Leicester City crowned English Premier League champions for 1st time in 132-year history
• Astronomers discovered 3 Earth like planets using TRAPPIST telescope

3 May 2016
• Indian Parashar Kulkarni wins 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia Region
• Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for scientists detecting Gravitational Wave
• World Press Freedom Day observed across the world

4 May 2016
• Switzerland honours Yash Chopra with Bronze statue
• ECB decided to end production and issuance of 500 euro banknote
• Bangladesh approves Reliance Power proposal to set up 750 MW gas-based power project

5 May 2016
• Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines to conduct joint water patrols to curb kidnappings
• Alberta Wildfire: State of Emergency declared by Canada Government
• China bug Chan's Megastick declared world's longest insect
• Vultures Decline to impact Ecosystem and Human: Utah University

6 May 2016
• SpaceX successfully launches Japanese JCSAT-14 Satellite
• Pakistan won 2016 Asia Kabaddi Championship Cup
• PCB appoints Mickey Arthur as Pakistan's head coach
• Enda Kenny re-elected as Prime Minister of Ireland
• SpaceX successfully launches Japanese JCSAT-14 Satellite
• Urgent action needed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030: UN Report
• Sadiq Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London
• UN launches Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Zika virus response

7 May 2016
• Romanian Simona Halep wins women singles of Madrid Open of tennis
• Flying Observatory SOFIA detects Atomic Oxygen in Martian Atmosphere

8 May 2016
• Novak Djokovic wins 2016 Mutua Madrid Open
• Famous American actor William Schallert died

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