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World This Week: 13 June-19 June 2016

Jun 20, 2016 16:15 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 June to 19 June 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

13 June 2016
• International Albinism Awareness Day observed worldwide
• Microsoft signs agreement to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion
• Peter Thomson of Fiji elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly
• Israel elected as Chair of a permanent committee of UN for the first time

14 June 2016
• World Blood Donors Day 2016 observed with theme Blood connects us all
• Ivory Coast honours President Pranab Mukherjee with its highest civilian Award
• Florida’s Stonegate Bank to issue first US credit card for use in Cuba
• Gunit Chadha resigns as CEO of Deutsche Bank Asia Pacific Region
• American Literary Translator Gregory Rabassa dies
• Net-Neutrality Rules upheld by US Appeals Court
• Rio 2016 unveils official slogan for Olympic and Paralympic Games

15 June 2016
• India, Taiwan MoU/Agreements on bilateral relations approved
• Jupiter-like planet, Kepler-1647b, orbiting two stars discovered
• Hollywood actor Anne Hathaway appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
• Bramble Cay melomys is first mammal declared extinct from human-caused climate change
• LIGO team announced second detection of gravitational waves
• North America to have its first sanctuary for dolphins

16 June 2016
• Margaret Atwood awarded 2016 PEN Pinter Prize
• Famous TV actress Ann Morgan Guilbert dies
• India won three-match ODI Series against Zimbabwe, 3-0
• Arktika, the most powerful nuclear icebreaker launched by Russia
• Kolkata-Ashuganj-Tripura transit facility becomes operational between India and Bangladesh

17 June 2016
• Indian-origin Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir nominated as US Ambassador to Malaysia
• World Day to Combat Desertification 2016 observed
• China to operationalise the exascale supercomputer Tianhe -3 by 2020
• NASA spots Single Methane Leak from Space using Hyperion spectrometer
• NASA unveils X-57 Hybrid Electric Research Plane

18 June 2016
• Australia won Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016

19 June 2016
• International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed
• Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg won 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe

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