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World This Week: 18 April-24 April 2016

Apr 25, 2016 15:20 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 18 April to 24 April 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

18 April 2016
• International Day for Monuments and Sites observed with theme The Heritage of Sport
• Pulitzer Prize 2016 winners announced
• ISRO Scientists made world’s lightest material ‘Silica Aerogel’ to keep soldiers warm in Siachen
• FIH announced new structure of International hockey events from 2019
• William Bill Campbell, Silicon Valley coach and mentor, died
• 14th meeting of Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China held in Moscow
• Laureus World Sports Awards 2016: Djokovic and Serena won Sportsman & Sportswoman of the Year
• Inzamam-ul-Haq appointed Pakistan chief selector
• India and Mauritius signed MoU to cooperate in Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy
• First-ever Investment Framework for Nutrition and Call for Immediate Action launched by global leaders

19 April 2016
• UN, IMF, World Bank and OECD formed Platform for Collaboration on Tax
• Chinese professor Ge Fuping honoured with George Grierson prize for promoting Hindi
• Indian-American Geeta Pasi nominated as US envoy to Chad by Obama
• ICC and Emirates Airline renewed deal for additional seven years

20 April 2016
• Europe became world’s first region to end malaria: WHO
• Anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman to become first African-American to appear on US paper currency
• Pakistan, China signed agreement to launch a special satellite to monitor CPEC
• Hollywood movie director Guy Hamilton died
• Comedian Victoria Wood passed away
• Hong Kong’s Irfan Ahmed suspended for two and a half years for breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code
• India ranked 133rd in 2016 World Press Freedom Index

21 April 2016
• Music legend Prince Rogers Nelson died
• Time Magazine released list of 100 most influential people in the world
• WADA suspended accreditation of National Anti-Doping Laboratory of Beijing
• Idriss Deby elected as Chadian President for the fifth time

22 April 2016
• International Mother Earth Day observed across the world
• Full Pink Moon seen across the skies of North America
• International Solar Alliance Cell and UNDP declared Cooperation for Promoting Solar Energy
• Radhika Apte won best actress award for 'Madly' at Tribeca Film Fest 2016
• Japan successfully tested its first stealth fighter X-2 jet

23 April 2016
• Thailand former Prime Minister Banharn Silpa-archa died
• World Book and Copyright Day 2016 observed across the world
• Russia defeated China to win gold at World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

24 April 2016
• Riyad Mahrez became first African footballer to win PFA Player of the Year
• World Immunization Week 2016 organised with campaign Close the immunization gap
• Rafael Nadal won Barcelona Open Men's singles title
• Bryan Brothers won Barcelona Open Men's Doubles title
• Garcia-Mladenovic defeated Sania-Hingis to win Stuttgart Grand Prix tournament in Germany
• Former Finance Minister Clement Mouamba appointed as Prime Minister of Congo

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