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World This Week: 16 May-22 May 2016

May 23, 2016 15:25 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 May to 22 May 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

16 May 2016
• Brown Bears sighted for the first time in Kargil after 1999 War
• HDFC Bank launches SmartUp for start-ups
• British Royals launched Heads Together campaign to tackle stigma of mental health
• 5 Indians posthumously awarded with Dag Hammarskjold Medal of UN
• South Korean author Han Kang wins 2016 Man Booker International Prize for 'The Vegetarian'
• UNICEF, EU launch #EmergencyLessons campaign on Education in Crisis Zones
• India, US held first Maritime Security Dialogue

17 May 2016
• India and Slovenia sign Protocol amending India-Slovenia Double Taxation Avoidance Convention
• World Hypertension Day observed across the world
• Living Library, a project that helps displaced people and communities to live together
• 2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed with theme ICT Entrepreneurship for Social Impact
• Mukesh Ambani awarded with Othmer Gold Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership

18 May 2016
• HIFiRE hypersonic superjet technology successfully tested in Australia
• India, China home to one-third of mentally ill people: Lancet study
• UN Secretary-General appoints Patricia Espinosa Cantellano Executive Secretary of UNFCCC
• Emergency Zika Funding worth $1.1 billion approved by US Senate
• UN-Habitat releases World Cities Report 2016, Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures

19 May 2016
• Sevilla beat Liverpool 3-1 to win third straight Europa League title
• 27th India-Indonesia CORPAT concludes in Belawan
• World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring Health for the SDGs released
• Indian-American Rakesh K Jain received US National Medal of Science 2015 from Barack Obama
• New fund Education Cannot Wait to be launched at UN World Humanitarian Summit
• My Favourite Nature Stories authored by Ruskin Bond released

20 May 2016
• US House of Representatives gave nod to bolster defence ties with India on par with NATO
• Binali Yildirim set to become Prime Minister of Turkey
• Tsai Ing-wen sworn-in as first women President of Taiwan
• UN appoints Mary Robinson and Macharia Kamau Special Envoys on El Nino and Climate

21 May 2016
• 40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UNEP
• World Bank Group launched Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility
• China wins Uber Cup Badminton tournament for 14th time
• Oldest Olympic champion Sandor Tarics dies

22 May 2016
• Denmark wins first Thomas Cup badminton tournament
• India, Oman signed 4 MoUs/Agreements on defence cooperation
• International Day for Biological Diversity 2016 observed across the world

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