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World This Week: 13 April-19 April 2015

Apr 20, 2015 12:54 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 13 April to 19 April 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

13 April 2015
• Nobel laureate German Novelist Gunter Grass died
• World Bank released South Asia Economic Focus report
• Coloured Capsicums can control diabetes, obesity: Study
• Russia lifted ban on delivery of S-300 Missile System to Iran
• China quashed bid of Taiwan to become full member of AIIB
• World Bank released Migration and Development Brief
• Normandy Four Group agreed to form working group to implement ceasefire deal on Ukraine conflict
• Fifth Normandy Group Foreign Ministers meet held in Berlin
• Over Hundred people killed during Songkran festival in Thailand
• Mahatma Gandhi statue in Johannesburg defaced
• Ernst & Young released a report titled Global IPO Trends 2015

14 April 2015
• Stanford Researchers created a Smartphone Battery that charges in only one minute
• Allan Donald resigned as South Africa Bowling Coach
• IMF released World Economic Outlook April 2015 Update
• India-Germany released Joint Statement to strengthen Strategic Partnership
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Germany
• Ri Su Yong, the Foreign Minister of North Korea, visited India

15 April 2015
• Researchers developed smart phone-based Digital Diffraction Diagnosis System to diagnose cancer
• Laureus World Sports Awards for the year 2015 conferred
• India, Canada issued Joint Statement titled New Vigour, New Steps
• India and Canada signed nuclear agreement on supply of Uranium
• India, Belarus agreed to enhance bilateral ties
• Narendra Modi gifted Miniature Painting titled Guru Nanak Dev to Stephen Harper
• Former Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa died

16 April 2015
• TERI, FNI, INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE signed MOU to further Climate & Development Agenda
• Time Magazine released list of 100 most influential people in the world
• Pakistan Supreme Court stayed executions by Military Courts
• Tennessee House voted to make Bible as official state book
• Pakistan and Russia agreed to hold first-ever joint military exercise
• Stanislav Gross, Former Czech Republic Prime Minister, died
• PM of India, Canada paid tributes to victims of 1985 Kanishka incident at Humber Bay Park
• Satya Nadella honoured with the White House Champions of Change
• Jamal Benomar, United Nations peace envoy to Yemen, resigned
• Ancient Indian sculpture Parrot Lady presented to PM Narendra Modi by Canadian PM

17 April 2015

• Shah Rukh Khan, Zayn Malik honoured at the 5th Asian Awards
• World Hemophilia Day 2015 observed globally with theme Building a family of support

18 April 2015

• India and South Korea held high level defence talks in Seoul
• World Heritage Day 2015 observed globally

19 April 2015

• Archana, Anezka won cadet girls’ doubles title at the French Junior and Cadet Open
• Centre Party won the Parliamentary Elections of Finland
• UN released a report titled Global E-Waste Monitor 2014
• 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Doha
• Chhurim Sherpa, first woman to climb the Everest summit twice in a week

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