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World This Week: 14 March 2016–20 March 2016

Mar 21, 2016 10:54 IST

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14 March 2016
• 13th meeting of Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development held in Dubai
• 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves inaugurated at Lima
• ExoMars 2016, an unmanned spacecraft to Mars, launched jointly by Europe and Russia
• 59th Session of Commission on Narcotic Drugs inaugurated in Vienna
• 60th Session of Commission on the Status of Women inaugurated in New York
• UK Anti-Doping appointed as Secretariat for International Olympic Committee Anti-doping Taskforce
• Mauritania ratified 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention
• Venezuela president extended economic emergency to protect citizens from economic warfare
• Malawi, UNICEF tested first UAV flights for early diagnosis of HIV in infants

15 March 2016
• Myanmar Parliament elected Htin Kyaw as first civilian President
• UN Population Fund appointed Ashley Judd as Goodwill Ambassador
• UNDP appointed Michelle Yeoh as Goodwill Ambassador
• British mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles won 2016 Abel Prize
• Fazle Kabir appointed Governor of Bangladesh Bank

16 March 2016
• American singer Frank Sinatra Junior died
• Obama nominated Merrick Garland for Chief Justice of US Supreme Court
• TIME magazine released 30 Most Influential People on the Internet list
• US Federal Reserve decided to keep Interest Rates unchanged

17 March 2016
• UNSDN released 2016 World Happiness Report
• 10th Asian Film Awards announced; The Assassin won maximum awards
• Former Mossad Director Meir Dagan died
• Bangkok to impose curfew during Songkran festival, the world’s biggest water festival
• Amar Abrol appointed as CEO of AirAsia India
• Famous magician Paul Daniels passed away
• LA Law actor Larry Drake passed away

18 March 2016
• Biologists from Yokohama City University, Japan successfully created a tiny liver that functions as efficiently as human one

19  March 2016
• Earth Hour 2016 observed globally from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm local time

20 March 2016
• Former Danish PM Anker Joergensen died
• World Sparrow Day 2016 observed globally

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