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World This Week: 15 December-21 December 2014

Dec 22, 2014 15:38 IST

World this week section provided by Jagranjosh.com helps students and aspirants of various competitive exams in covering most important events of the week 15 December to 21 December 2014.

15 December 2014
• China developed invisible pain beam weapon Poly WB-1 to break-up riots
• Lima Call for Climate Action put world on track to New Universal Climate Agreement
• Global Financial Integrity released the Global Illicit Financial Flows Report 2014
• Vivek Hallegere Murthy appointed as 19th Surgeon General of America
• Maleeha Lodhi appointed as Pakistan Ambassador to the United Nations

16 December 2014

• Tehreek-e-Taliban attacked Army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan
• US Senate passed resolution recognising Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai as symbols of peace
• Rory McIlroy named 2014 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of Year
• US released three Cuban spies of Wasp Network
• Victory Day celebrated in Bangladesh
• Xu Youyu of China won Olof Palme Human Rights Prize for the year 2014

17 December 2014
• Lens-free on-chip Microscope developed to image pathology samples
• UN Security Council renewed Humanitarian aid to Syria for 12 Months
• US and Cuba restored ties by ending 50 years hostility
• US slapped sanctions on Oil trading firms of Switzerland and Netherland for dealing with Syria
• Veteran poetess Imtiaz Dharker awarded with the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2014s
• Amit Priyavadan Mehta appointed as Federal judge in the District of Columbia
• Reverend Libby Lane appointed as first female bishop of the Church of England
• USAID head Rajiv Raj Shah resigned from his position

18 December 2014

• Minorities Rights Day observed across the world on 18 December
• US President Barack Obama signed Ukraine Freedom Support Bill, 2014 for more sanctions on Russia
• United Nations sent team of international experts to clean Sundarban’s oil spill
• UNGA adopted resolution referring North Korea to ICC for human right abuses
• UN Security Council extended mandate of UN Disengagement of Forces agreement in Golan Heights
• Michael Garcia resigned as Chief ethics investigator of FIFA Ethics Committee
• NASA found the Meteoritic Evidence of Water Reservoir at Mars

19 December 2014
• South Korea constitutional court ordered dissolution of leftist Unified Progressive Party
• Pakistan became Associate Member Sate of CERN

20 December 2014
• Complex pattern of Greenland Ice Sheet dynamics revealed
• EXACTO: The bullet that can change direction mid-air

21 December 2014
• Actress Billie Whitelaw of England died at age of 82

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