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World This Week: 16 March-22 March 2015

Mar 23, 2015 15:01 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 16 March to 22 March 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

16 March 2015
• SIPRI released Trends in International Arms Transfers 2014 report
• China-backed AIIB to be joined by France, Germany, Italy

17 March 2015
• India to host seventh Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2016
• Ramachandran appointed as vice-chair of International Relations Commission of ANOC

18 March 2015
• Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan named as President of Britain’s Royal Society
• Air Marshal Sohail Aman appointed as Chief of Pakistan Air Force
• Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan
• Sri Lankan duo Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara retired from ODI cricket

19 March 2015
• NYU announced Prison Education Programme to Educate US Prisoners
• CII signed agreement with NUS to improve India’s rating on ease of doing business
• Conference on Counter-Terrorism deliberated on CBRN Terrorism

20 March 2015

• Rajendra Singh, the Water Man of India, named as the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate
• World Sparrow Day observed with the theme I Love Sparrows
• Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser died
• Pakistani cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq, Shaid Afridi retired from ODI cricket

21 March 2015

• International Day of Forests observed with the theme Forests and Climate Change
• Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won the women doubles title of BNP Paribas Tennis Open
• Martin Guptill scored the highest-ever score of 237 in Cricket World Cup history

22 March 2015

• Former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka became first Field Marshal of Sri Lanka
• World Water Day 2015 observed with the theme Water and Sustainable Development
• Novak Djokovic won Indian Wells Open Tennis Men's Singles title

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