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World This Week: 13 March-19 March 2017

Mar 20, 2017 15:20 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 March to 19 March 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

13 March 2017
• Seema Verma to be chief of Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services
• UK parliament gives final approval for Brexit bill
• Scotland's first minister seeks new independence referendum
• Commonwealth Day 2017 observed by Commonwealth countries
• First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

14 March 2017
• 90% of Mosul retaken from Daesh - Police Chief
• EU court allows employers to ban workers from wearing religious symbols
• Mercer released 2017 Quality of Living Survey
• Federal Judge in Hawaii blocks Trump’s new executive order on travel ban

15 March 2017
• World Consumer Rights Day being observed
• Mass coral bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef for the second year in a row: Study
• Google marks 140 years Test cricket with a playful doodle
• World Consumer Rights Day observed
• UN launches Women in Politics Map 2017; India placed at 148th number
• Pakistan launches population census after 19 years
• New Zealand River gains legal status of a person, ending 140 years battle

16 March 2017
• Senate confirms appointment of Trump’s Director of National Intelligence nominee
• India and Brazil sign agreement to protect rights of detached workers
• UK’s Newcastle University gets 1st license to make babies using 3-parent technique
• World’s oldest red algae fossils found in India

17 March 2017
• Indian-American teen Indrani Das wins 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search
• Kansas recognises March 16 as Indian-American Appreciation Day
• Japan launches satellite to monitor North Korea
• H-1B premium processing suspended to handle huge rush: US

18 March 2017
• G20 meet of finance ministers and central bank governors held in Germany
• Scientists in Netherlands develop a new, super-fast Wi-Fi network

19 March 2017
• Pakistani President promulgates Hindu Marriage bill into law
• UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposes shutting down Haiti peacekeeping mission
• Canadian teacher wins global teacher prize
• Roger Federer wins ATP Indian Wells Masters title

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