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World this Week: 12 October - 18 October 2015

Oct 20, 2015 12:07 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

12 October

•UNESCO released Gender and Education for All 2000-2015 report
•Microeconomist Angus Deaton won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics
•India funded 5 million US dollars grant to Palestine as Budgetary assistance
•India signed contract for microlight aircrafts with Slovenian firm Pipistrel
•Jioji Konrote elected as Fiji's President
•KP Sharma Oli elected as the Prime Minister of Nepal
•President Pranab Mukherjee visited Jordan
•Indo-China Joint Military Exercise ‘Hand in Hand’- 2015 started
•India-Sri Lanka Joint Exercise ‘Mitra Shakti-2015’ culminated

13 October

•China operationalised Zam hydropower station on Brahmaputra River in Tibet
•Etihad Airways signed deal worth 700 million US dollars with IBM
•The Clintons' War on Women authored by Roger Stone and Robert Morrow
•Al-Quds University conferred Honorary Doctorate on President Pranab Mukherjee
•President Pranab Mukherjee visited Palestine
•Jamaican writer Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction
•Iran’s Parliament approved Vienna Agreement on Iran Nuclear Programme
•Etihad Airways signed deal worth 700 million US dollars with IBM

14 October

•India, Israel signed pacts on Double Taxation Avoidance & Cultural Exchange
•Kundhavi Kadiresan appointed as FAO Assistant Director-General
•US University honoured Tibetan PM Sangay with Presidential Medal for promoting peace
•India, US and Japan began five-day Malabar Exercise 2015
•International Religious Freedom Report 2014 released

15 October

•Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay elected as non-permanent members of UNSC
•Malaysia proposed to invest 30 billion US dollars for urban development in India
•Australian Government re-approved Carmichael Coal Mine Project to be built by Adani Group
•Myanmar signed National Ceasefire Agreement with 8 armed ethic rebel groups
•India, Israel signed 10 MoUs to enhance bilateral cooperation

16 October

•Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises approved
•China, Indonesia signed 5.5 billion US dollars deal to build high-speed railway in Indonesia
•Pakistan, Russia signed agreement to build 1100 km Gas Pipeline
•Apple ordered to pay $234 million to University of Wisconsin for infringing patent
•FIFA suspended Kuwait Football Association
•Onsari Gharti Magar elected as House speaker of Nepal
•World Food Day observed with the theme Social Protection and Agriculture

17 October

•International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed globally

18 October

•Parents of St. Therese dubbed 'the Little Flower' canonised; Became first couple in modern times
•Saketh Myneni of India won 2015 Vietnam Open Tennis Trophy
•Great Britain beat India to win Sultan of Johor Cup Hockey tournament
•Novak Djokovic won 2015 Shanghai Rolex Masters tennis title
•Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated by Li Xuerui in 2015 Denmark Open final

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