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World this Week: 17 August-23 August 2015

Aug 24, 2015 14:51 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 week17 August to 23 August 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

17 August 2015
• India, UAE released Joint Statement to take bilateral relations to a higher level

18 August 2015
• Haryana, Maryland agreed to cooperate in biotechnology, life sciences
• UNP led UNFGG coalition won the Sri Lanka Parliamentary Elections 2015
• Bangladesh lifted South Asian Football Federation U-16 title

19 August 2015

• Pakistan and Russia signed defence agreement that includes the sale of four Mi-35 helicopters
• Olympic champion Sebastian Coe elected as President of IAAF
• Debut Novelist Zia Haider Rahman won the James Tait Black Award 2015

20 August 2015
• Greek PM Alexis Tsipras resigned and called for snap polls
• Bangladesh became first country to receive funds from UN for Solar Home Systems
• ASA and Exchange of Information with respect to Taxes between India, Seychelles approved

21 August 2015
• NASA spacecraft LADEE found presence of neon gas in Moon’s atmosphere
• Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

22 August 2015
• Germany suspended marketing of 54 drugs tested by GVK Bio
• Aussie 'Invincible' Morris died at 93

23 August 2015

• England won 2015 Ashes Test series 3-2
• Palmyra's temple of Baalshamin destroyed by ISIS militants
• Britain and Iran re-opened their embassies in each other country
• Roger Federer of Switzerland won the Cincinnati Tennis Open 2015
• Serena Williams of the US won the women’s title of the Cincinnati Tennis Open 2015
• Kumar Sangakkara retired from International cricket

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