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World This Week: 12 January-18 January 2015

Jan 19, 2015 15:39 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 12 January to 18 January 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

12 January 2015
• Madagascar Government led by Prime Minister Kolo Roger resigned
• Australia launched Online Visa Pilot Programme for Indian business and tourism visitors
• Cristiano Ronaldo won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Award

13 January 2015

• World Bank Group released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) Report, January 2015
• India - China trade deficit increased to 37.8 billion US dollars in 2014
• India and Australia signed MoU for skill and infrastructural development in sports
• First Border Haat of Tripura opened at Srinagar-Feni border
• Chinese scientists published first genetic map of Tibetan Highland Barley

14 January 2015
• Japan approved its largest ever Defence Budget for 2015
• Pope Francis cannonised Joseph Vaz, the first saint of Sri Lanka
• Brett Lee announced retirement from all forms of Cricket
• Parliament of Europe adopted resolution on two Italian marines

15 January 2015
• China to launch construction of five new nuclear reactors with total capacity of 5 gigawatts in 2015
• China Food and Drug Administration approved new vaccine to treat Poliomyelitis
• Petra Kvitova won women’s single title of Sydney International Tennis tournament
• Mark Knowles, Ellen Hoog named FIH Player-of-the-year 2014

16 January 2015
• Japan committed 2620-crore rupees Overseas Development Assistance loan to India
• Andrey Baryshpolets won the 13th Parsvanth International Grandmasters Chess Tournament
• Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands won women’s doubles title of Sydney International
• Year 2014 ranked as Earth's hottest year since 1880

17 January 2015
• The US and UK announced cooperative measures in combating cyber threats
• Scientists discovered hybrid insecticide-resistant mosquito in Mali

18 January 2015

• Viktor Troicki won Men’s Single title of Sydney International Tennis Tournament
• South Africa's AB de Villiers hit fastest century in ODIs

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