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World This Week: 11 May-17 May 2015

May 18, 2015 16:22 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 May to 17 May 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

11 May 2015
• IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted environmental section of Polar Code
• KV Kamath appointed as first President of New Development Bank of BRICS nations
• Indian-origin Priti Patel appointed as Minister of State for Employment in British Government
• Pop artist Chris Burden passed away
• Picasso's painting Les Femme d’Alger sold for 179.3 million US dollars

12 May 2015

• Indian-American professor Dr. Sivanadane Mandjiny won UNC’s 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching
• Indian author Neel Mukherjee won 2014 Encore Award for The Lives of Others
• Indian-American Sivanadane Mandjiny won UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award
• Indian-Origin Harbhajan Kaur Dheer became first Asian woman elected as Mayor in UK
• Peter Gay, Eminent American historian on European Thought passed away

13 May 2015

• Vatican recognised Palestine as State in the Holy See-Palestine Joint Statement
• World Economic Forum (WEF) released The Human Capital Report 2015
• Indian-American boy Karan Menon won 2015 National Geographic Bee Championship

14 May 2015

• Japanese Scientists discovered new state of matter called Jahn-Teller-metal
• Riley B. King, the King of Blues, passed away
• UNESCAP released Survey titled Making Growth More Inclusive for Sustainable Development
• Microsoft Sunrise launched Meet Keyboard

15 May 2015
• Palestinians observed 67th Nakba Day
• DD, CCTV signed agreement for exchange of art, culture programmes
• PM Narendra Modi announced e-Visa facility for Chinese Tourists
• India and China Signed 24 Agreements to Enhance Bilateral Co-operation
• Opah, the world’s first fully warm-blooded fish species, discovered by researchers

16 May 2015

• Former Army Brigadier David Granger sworn-in as eighth President of Guyana
• ICICI bank opened its first branch in China

17 May 2015

• Pope Francis Canonizes Two 19th-Century Palestinian Nuns as Saints
• India and Mongolia signed 13 agreements to enhance bilateral relations
• Brad Haddin, the Australia wicketkeeper retired from ODI cricket
• Novak Djokovic won 4th Rome Masters Tennis title

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