World This Week: 14 September-20 September 2015

World this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

Sep 21, 2015 16:17 IST
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World this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

14 September 2015
• UNGA adopted Document on Advancing Security Council Reforms
• Indian-Origin Lawmakers Seema Malhotra, Lisa Nandy appointed to Shadow Cabinet in UK
• Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Dethroned in an Internal Party Leadership Ballot
• Nepal Constituent Assembly rejected proposal for Hindu nation in favour of secularism
• Germany introduced border controls along Austrian border to check migrant influx from Syria
• World's longest Continental Volcanic Chain discovered in Australia
• Mount Aso, the largest volcano of Japan erupted
• Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina won the United Nations Champions of the Earth Award 2015
• Ashok-Alexander Sridharan became first PIO to be elected as mayor of Bonn in Germany
• We Care Solar won $1 million ‘Powering the Future We Want’ grant of the United Nations

15 September 2015
• Hangzhou City of China chosen to host 2022 Asian Games
• India, Sri Lanka exchanged four agreements to ensure peace and stability in the region
• Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as 29th Prime Minister of Australia
• Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi awarded with 2015 Nansen Refugee Award by UNHCR
• Pivot to Asia doctrine & China’s South China Sea activism shaping the meeting between Xi and Obama
• International Day of Democracy observed with the theme Space for Civil Society
• Indian-American Swetha Prabakaran chosen for Champions of Change Award in US
• British-Indian Sunjeev Sahota shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2015
• National Geographic selected for UNEP Champions of the Earth award in Science & Innovation category
• QS World University Rankings 2015-16 released; IISc-B & IIT-D figured in top 200

16 September 2015
• 5 cities officially named as candidates to host 2024 Summer Olympics
• Nepal's Parliament approved the New Constitution
• India, Cambodia signed two MoUs on Tourism & Mekong Ganga Cooperation Initiative
• Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Investigation on Sri Lanka released
• 21st International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed across the world
• 4th meeting of India-Kuwait Joint Working Group on Hydrocarbons held in New Delhi

17 September 2015

• Shivnarine Chanderpaul received Icon Award by the Indo-Caribbean Alliance
• Pentagon established first-ever country special cell IRRC to speed up defence ties with India
• 8th Edition of Global Innovation Index 2015 released
• President & PM of Burkina Faso ousted in a military coup
• India, US created Joint Challenge Coin to mark partnership
18 September 2015
• 2000-year old Nangchen Stupa with Lord Buddha's relics sent by Emperor Ashoka restored in China
• India, Laos signed two MoUs to strengthen bilateral ties
• Japan’s Diet removed restrictions on overseas deployment of Self Defense Forces for military use

19 September 2015
• British-born author Jackie Collins died
• Sherif Ismail sworn in as Prime Minister of Egypt by the President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi

20 September 2015
• Sebastian Vettel won 2015 Singapore Grand Prix of Formula One
• Mariko Kipchumba of Kenya won 2015 Beijing International Marathon
• Cow declared as National Animal of Nepal
• Nepal adopted first democratically-framed constitution
• Alexis Tsipras-led Syriza party won Greece elections

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