World This Week: 17 July to 23 July 2017

Aug 1, 2017 10:14 IST

World this week 17 July to 23 July 2017 provided by 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.

17 July
• Kazan and Budapest to host 2022, 2024 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships
• NASA Langley Research Centre turns 100 years old

18 July
• Nelson Mandela International Day observed globally
• New plastic £10 note featuring this legendary author unveiled in UK
• India launches solar project to electrify remote village of Agaween in Egypt
• US imposes new sanctions on Iran over missile tests
• Widely used malaria drug may shield foetuses from Zika infection
• French Senate approves controversial anti-terror bill
• Google introduces recruiting app 'Hire' for businesses

19 July
• US Navy tests world’s first Laser Weapons System
• UK’s first woman Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill elected to Home Affairs Select Committee
• US panel votes to impose tougher conditions on Pakistan to receive US aid
• Indonesia bans Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir

20 July

• New giant ocean sunfish species discovered
• Lord Mervyn Davies appointed as Chair of UK India Business Council
• Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, dies
• Qatar issues decree to amend law on combating terrorism
• Neil Armstrong Moon Bag sold for USD 1.8 million in New York

21 July

• Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion on Proxima Centauri
• UAE and Jordan stress importance of immediate re-opening of Al Aqsa Mosque for worshippers
• NASA to let public become Citizen Scientist during Total Solar Eclipse
• International food standard body CAC adopts universal standards for pepper, cumin and thyme

22 July

• Sean Spicer resigns as Press Secretary of US White House
• Philippine Congress agrees to extend Mindanao martial law to end of year
• US commissions world’s largest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford
• Spanish scientists discover compound that can combat effects of Zika virus

23 July
• England beats India by 9 runs to lift ICC Women's World Cup 2017
• World’s oldest emoji discovered on 3700-year-old pot in Turkey

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