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World This Week: 11 January 2016-17 January 2016

Jan 18, 2016 11:50 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 11 January to 17 January 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

11 January 2016
• 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards announced in California
• China began testing first Tibetan language search engine Cloud Tibet
• Lionel Messi won Ballon d'Or award 2015
• Conference of QCG on Afghan Peace & Reconciliation held in Islamabad
• Monte Irvin, Hall of Fame outfielder, passed away
• US, Jordan signed Joint Action Plan on cooperation to counter Nuclear Smuggling
• Ronaldinho announced as Brand Ambassador of Nagjee International Club Football Tournament

12 January 2016
• USIBC appointed Edward Monser, Punit Renjen as Vice Chairs of Council Board
• UN released dataset titled Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2015 Revision
• UNICEF presented David Beckham with Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award
• US increased H-1B and L-1 petition fees

13 January 2016
• Veteran stage actor Brian Bedford passed away
• World Bank to fund 20 million US dollar for reconstructing Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

14 January 2016
• World Bank released report titled World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends
• Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman passed away
• Marat Safin inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame
• WHO declared end of Ebola outbreak in West Africa
• Nepal formed 4-member EPG to review agreements with India
• Madhya Pradesh Government signed four MoUs with Singapore

15 January 2016
• Dr Jancy James selected for Prof MV Pylee Award for the Distinguished Academician of India
• India and Japan conducted joint Coast Guard exercise Sahyog-Kaijin 2016
• Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis won 2016 WTA Apia International Sydney Title
• Jet Airways and Bangkok Airways entered into Frequent Flyer Partnership

16 January 2016
• Anuradha Roy won 2016 DSC Prize for Sleeping on Jupiter
• Taiwan elected Tsai Ing-wen as first female President
• First infected case of mosquito-borne Zinka virus recorded in the US
• Viktor Troicki defeated Grigor Dimitrov to win 2016 WTA Apia International Sydney title

17 January 2016
• 21st Critics' Choice Awards presented in California
• India's Dinesh Sharma elected to Board of Directors of AIIB
• NASA launched SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket with Jason-3 Ocean-monitoring satellite
• Ronnie O'Sullivan defeated Barry Hawkins to win sixth Snooker Masters title

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