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World This Week: 14 December-20 December 2015

Dec 21, 2015 12:35 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 14 December to 20 December 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

14 December 2015
• Typhoon Melor struck the Philippines
• World Bank Group, FIRST Initiative launched Principles for Public Credit Guarantee Schemes
• United Nations Human Development Report 2015 released

15 December 2015
• Rory McIlroy bagged European Tour Golfer of the Year award
• EC adopted proposal for a European Border and Coast Guard to protect Schengen area
• Saudi Arabia launched 34-nation Islamic Military Coalition to counter terrorism   
• 14th Meeting of Heads of Governments of SCO Member States concluded in Zhengzhou, China

16 December 2015
• ILO released Global Estimates on Migrant Workers
• Federal Reserve of US increased interest rate by 0.25% for the first time since 2006
• Indian-origin official Sanjay Pradhan to lead Open Government Partnership

17 December 2015
• UN-brokered Libyan Political Agreement on National Unity Government signed
• WTO approved Afghanistan’s membership terms to join as 163rd member
• UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution to cut-off supply of funds to ISIS group
• China launched DAMPE satellite to shed light on mysterious dark matter
• British Novelist Peter Dickinson passed away

18 December 2015
• World Bank released Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty report
• Husband-wife duo Claude and Norma Alvares awarded with 2015 Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award
• 2nd World Internet Conference concluded in Wuzen, China
• International Migrants Day observed across the world
• World Bank released Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016

19 December 2015
• 10th WTO Ministerial Conference adopted Nairobi Package
• US Senate ratified IMF reforms in budget bill to boost representation of emerging economies
• Famous German conductor Kurt Masur passed away
• Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna Royo crowned Miss World 2015

20 December 2015
• Andy Murray won 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
• OUE Singapore Slammers crowned Champions of IPTL 2015
• FC Barcelona won 2015 FIFA Club World Cup
• Nepal Cabinet decided to amend Constitution to address Madhesis' demands
• Conservative People’s party won Spain election; but falls short of majority
• Miss Iraq beauty pageant held for the first time since 1972
• Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach crowned Miss Universe 2015

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