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World This Week: 15 February-21 February 2016

Feb 22, 2016 17:15 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com seeks to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams in revising and recollecting the important news and events just before the exam.

15 February 2016
• 7th India, Seychelles joint military exercise LAMITYE 2016 began in Seychelles
• Indo-British Asif Kapadia won 2016 Grammy Award for Best Music Film
• ICC Cricket for Good and UNICEF launched Team Swachh clinics in partnership with BCCI
• Indian women football team defeated Nepal to bag gold at SAG
• India and Sweden inked MoU on technical cooperation in rail sector
• Indian-origin Ashutosh Tiwari-led Utah Engineers discovered 2D Semiconducting Material made of Tin Monoxide

16 February 2016
• Standard Operating Procedure for India-Myanmar Coordinated Patrol signed

17 February 2016
• United Nations and Colombian Government launched trust fund for peace building needs
• Former West Indies cricketer Andy Ganteaume died
• Polish film director Andrzej Zulawski passed away
• Japan launched astronomy satellite ASTRO-H

18 February 2016
• Nepal decided to constitute 11-member political committee over provincial demarcations
• US President Obama signed a new law imposing sanctions against North Korea
• World Bank announced $150 million to combat Zika Virus in Latin America and the Caribbean
• 6 Indian-American scientists selected for Presidential Early Career Awards

19 February 2016
• Christine Lagarde appointed as MD of IMF for second term
• To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee died

20 February 2016
• India, Nepal signed seven agreements including utilisation of Indian grant of 250 million US dollars
• Faustin-Archange Touadera elected President of Central African Republic
• World Day of Social Justice observed
• New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum scored fastest test century in 54 balls
• Italy's Sara Errani clinched Dubai Tennis Championships title

21 February 2016
• International Mother Language Day observed on February 21
• Malayalam film Ottal named best children's film at Berlin International Film Festival
• Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone won Rio Open Title
• Ronnie O'Sullivan defeated Neil Robertson to win 2016 Welsh Open
• Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary won silver in Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

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