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World This Week: 12 December-18 December 2016

Dec 19, 2016 09:30 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of 12 December to 18 December 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

12 December 2016
• Antonio Guterres sworn-in as ninth Secretary General of United Nations
• India, Indonesia signed three agreements including cooperation in Sports
• Bill English elected as New Zealand’s new Prime Minister
• Scientists create Nanoceramic material for safer nuclear reactors
• AB De Villiers stepped down from South Africa's Test captaincy
• Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2016 Ballon d'Or Award
• EU, Cuba signed Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation
• Legendary horse jockey Walter Swinburn passes away

13 December 2016
• China launches advanced weather satellite Fengyun-4
• Planet's least developed countries falling further behind
• Madonna’s biopic voted as best unproduced script of 2016
• Qatar replaced controversial Kafala Rules with Contract-based labour system

14 December 2016
• Indo-Russian Bilateral Naval Exercise Indra Navy- 2016 begins
• Russia: Sochi will not host Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships 2017

15 December 2016
• Seventh Indo-Maldives joint military exercise EKUVERIN begins
• Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed named UN Deputy Secretary-General
• UK became the 1st country to legally approve 3-parent technique

16 December 2016
• Konkan 16, bilateral maritime exercise between India and UK, concluded
• British Library to digitise 4000 Bengali books

17 December 2016
• Henry Heimlich, inventor of Heimlich manoeuvre, dies
• India, Tajikistan signed 4 agreements to boost bilateral relations
• Scientists discover 163 new species in the Greater Mekong region

18 December 2016
• Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle crowned Miss World 2016
• Zika-linked birth defects more severe than previously thought: Researchers
• India ranks 4th in Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index

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