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World This Week: 15 August-21 August 2016

Aug 22, 2016 15:15 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 15 August to 21 August 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

15 August 2016
• Ruth Jebet wins gold in 3000m steeplechase at Rio Olympics
• Italy’s Elia Viviani wins gold in Men's Omnium at Rio Olympics
• Anita Wlodarczyk breaks world record to win gold in Hammer Throw
• 9th edition of Global Innovation Index 2016 released

16 August 2016
• China launches World's first Quantum Communication Satellite
• Former FIFA President Joao Havelange passes away
• Purav Raja and Divij Sharan win Los Cabos Open Men’s Doubles title
• Simone Biles wins gold in Floor Exercise event at Rio Olympics
• Intel unveils Project Alloy device to create merged reality

17 August 2016
• World’s biggest aircraft Airlander 10 makes maiden voyage in Britain
• Sakshi Malik becomes India’s first female wrestler to win an Olympic medal

18 August 2016
• Court of Arbitration for Sport suspends wrestler Narsingh Yadav for four years
• Indian badminton player P V Sindhu wins silver in women's singles badminton event at Rio Olympics

19 August 2016
• World Humanitarian Day observed with theme One Humanity
• Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica wins 4x100m relay
• Germany wins gold in women’s football event at Rio Olympics

20 August 2016
• Legendary journalist George E. Curry passes away

21 August 2016
• Summer Olympics 2016 concluded at Rio de Janeiro

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