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World This Week: 15 May-21 May 2017

May 22, 2017 11:50 IST

World this week 15 May to 21 May 2017 provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that happened in the week. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

15 May 2017
• International Day of Families observed with theme Families, education and well-being
• Edouard Philippe named as Prime Minister of France
• World Meteorological Organisation launches Year of Polar Prediction
• Trump to address Muslim leaders on 'Peaceful Vision of Islam’

16 May 2017
• Ovais Sarmad appointed as Deputy Executive Secretary of UNFCCC
• India, Palestine sign five agreements for cooperation in different sectors
• International Cricket Council hikes Prize Money for Champions Trophy
• Sri Lanka backs India's Stand on China-Pak Economic Corridor

17 May 2017
• David Letterman wins Mark Twain Prize 2017 for American humour
• Former FBI Director Robert Mueller named Special Counsel for Russia Probe
• Australian state considers assisted suicide for terminally ill patients

18 May 2017
• Indian activists Sanjay Gubbi and Purnima Barman win Whitley Awards 2017
• Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni wins Dan David Prize 2017
• ICJ stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution till final order
• Simbex-17, bilateral naval exercise between India and Republic of Singapore, begins
• Indian-American student Pranay Varada wins 2017 National Geographic Bee Competition
• China, ASEAN agreed on framework for South China Sea code of conduct
• Researchers discover first Human Antibodies to fight Ebola viruses
• Number of migrant children travelling alone hits record high: UNICEF

19 May 2017
• Japanese Cabinet approved bill to allow Japan’s first abdication of emperor in 200 years`
• Jacqueline Fernandez wins UK Humanitarian Award
• NASA names bacterium found on ISS after APJ Abdul Kalam
• World's largest aircraft Airlander 10 completes successful test flight

20 May 2017
• Astronomers create the largest map of Universe ever!
• India's Prashant Ranganathan wins Intel International Science Award 2017 in US
• Hassan Rouhani re-elected as President of Iran
• Neil Armstrong’s Moon Dust Bag to be sold at an auction

21 May 2017
• World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2017 observed
• N'Golo Kante named English Premier League's Player of the Year
• Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan to lift Federation Cup
• Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic to clinch Italian Open Men’s Singles title
• US President calls for complete isolation of Iran

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