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World This Week: 16 January–22 January 2017

Jan 23, 2017 15:20 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention to help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that happened from 16 January to 22 January 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

16 January 2017
• Oxfam released report titled An economy for the 99 per cent
• Jacob Polley wins 2016 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry
• India, Mauritius signed MoU for cooperation in the cooperative sector
• India becomes Associate Member State of CERN
• Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on Moon, passes away

17 January 2017
• Antonio Tajani is new President of European Parliament
• 30 more countries expressed interest in joining AIIB

18 January 2017
• Silicon identified as ‘missing element’ in Earth’s core
• Priyanka Chopra wins People's Choice Awards for Favourite Dramatic TV Actress
• NASA approves mission to explore iron-rich asteroid 16 Psyche
• Scientists named 3 diseases that could cause next global health emergency

19 January 2017
• Adama Barrow sworn-in as President of Gambia in Senegal
• Primates facing extinction crisis: Study
• St Petersburg unveils logo for UEFA Euro Cup 2020

20 January 2017
• Donald Trump sworn-in as 45th US President
• WEF, UCSB partnered to protect world’s USD 2.5 trillion ocean economy

22 January 2017
• Nepal launches 10-year-plan to cut reliance on vegetable imports from India
• Israel approved building permits for 566 settler homes in East Jerusalem

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