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World This Week: 1 February–7 February 2016

Feb 8, 2016 16:10 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings World this Week covering important events that happened in past week which would be of immense help to the aspirants of competitive exams in revising just before the exams.

1 February 2016
• Saroj Kumar Jha appointed Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group at World Bank
• Vietnam lifted ban on import of Indian groundnut
• Bangladesh Cabinet approved draft of Citizenship Law, 2016 expanding scope for dual citizenship
• India, Afghanistan signed pact for visa-free travel by diplomats
• UK granted licence to use gene editing techniques on human embryos
• WHO declared Public Health Emergency of International Concern over Zika virus outbreak
• WHO recommended to rate movies with smoking scenes to protect children from tobacco addiction

2 February 2016
• World Wetlands Day observed with theme Wetlands for our Future – Sustainable Livelihoods
• Major General Menon to head United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
• EU Commission, United States agreed on framework for transatlantic data flows
• India and Brunei signed 3 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to deepen bilateral cooperation
• NIIF signed MoU with Rusnano OJSC to set-up Russia-India High Technology Private Equity Fund
• Alphabet Inc. became world’s most valuable company
• NASA to launch its new rocket Space Launch System carrying 13 CubeSats in 2018

3 February 2016
• India to participate in Cobra Gold 2016 military exercise in Thailand
• DJ Pandian appointed Vice President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
• ICC appointed Rahul Dravid as member of newly constituted Anti-Corruption Unit Oversight Group
• France became first country in the world to ban supermarket food waste

4 February 2016
• World Cancer Day 2016 observed with theme We can. I can.
• EU approved 3.3 billion euros funding to Turkey to cope with Syrian refugee crisis
• Pacific Rim nations signed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement
• US General John Nicholson named NATO commander in Afghanistan    

5 February 2016
• Vice President Hamid Ansari concluded his two-nation tour to Thailand and Brunei
• Zimbabwe's President declared a state of disaster in rural parts of the country

6 February 2016
• Sushma Swaraj inaugurated Rise of Digital India Exhibition in Colombo
• First joint tactical exercise Sino-India Cooperation 2016 held in Chusul-Moldo area along LoAC
• The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzalez won Directors Guild of America award 2015

7 February 2016
• Australia won three-match Women ODI series against India, 2-1
• ICC suspended Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah for doping offence
• North Korea launched Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite

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