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World This Week: 13 February-19 February 2017

Feb 20, 2017 11:45 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 that happened from 13 February to 19 February 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

13 February 2017
• Tehmina Janjua appointed as Pakistan's first woman Foreign Secretary to UN
• Indian racer Jehan Daruvala wins New Zealand GP
• Master Ship Repair Agreement signed between RDEL and US Navy
• L&T and MBDA establish Joint Venture for development of missile systems

14 February 2017
• Olympic Champion Bolt wins Laureus 'Sportsman of the Year' award
• Adam Voges retired from international Cricket
• Sea ice extent in Antarctica hits an all-time low

15 February 2017
• India joins Moscow meet, despite exclusion in first round
• Jean-Pierre Lacroix appointed as new UN peacekeeping Chief
• Irish government survives no-confidence vote

16 February 2017
• Scientists create high-quality graphene using soybean
• European Union issues final warning to Britain, France, Germany on air pollution

17 February 2017
• Military Exercise Cobra Gold 2017 held in Thailand
• January 2017 is third warmest month in 137 years: NASA

18 February 2017
• UAE reveals its plan to build the first city on Mars by 2117
• Presidential Historians Survey: Abraham Lincoln Best; Obama 12th Best
• Scientists discover drowned Pacific Ocean continent Zealandia

19 February 2017
• UN's WHO gives India's vaccine regulatory body NRAI highest ratings
• Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins 2017 Rotterdam Open
• Shahid Afridi announces retirement from international cricket
• India sanctions a soft loan of USD 340 million to Nepal

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