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World This Week: 18 May-24 May 2015

May 25, 2015 14:30 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 May to 24 May 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

18 May 2015
• Joe Root and Charlotte Edwards named England cricketers of the year 2014-15
• EU approved plan to use Naval Force to combat Smugglers and tackle Migration crisis
• US President Obama banned certain military-style equipment provided to US police
• India, South Korea signed 7 agreements to upgrade relations to special strategic partnership level
• UNCTAD released a report titled Global Investment Trends Monitor
• Indian-American Harkeert Singh Saini won Prestigious Police Award in Texas, US

19 May 2015

• UN released World Economic Situation and Prospects Mid-2015 Update
• Maria Elena South, driest place on earth, discovered in Atacama Desert
• 9th Session of the India-South Africa Joint Ministerial Commission held in Durban
• Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai won the 2015 Man Booker International Prize
• Tamils in Sri Lanka commemorated war dead for the first time at Mullivaikkal village

20 May 2015

• British magazine SportsPro released World’s 50 Most Marketable 2015 report
• NASA’s Spacecraft provided first direct measurement for Type Ia Supernovae caused by white dwarfs
• Environmental Democracy Index 2015 released; India at 24th position
• Ranjit Singh Baxi elected as Head of Bureau of International Recycling
• Veteran jazz musician Bob Belden passed away
• UBS AG Bank of Switzerland agreed to pay 203 million US dollars for manipulating LIBOR
• Huawei launched LiteOS, world’s most lightweight IoT operating system (OS)

21 May 2015

• US Army developed Blast proof wallpaper to protect soldiers from explosions
• Palmyra, an ancient Syrian city, captured by ISIS militants
• Akhil Reed Amar appointed as member of the National Council on Humanities of US

22 May 2015
• British actor Terry Sue-Patt passed away

23 May 2015
• Nobel Awardee mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. died

24 May 2015
• Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany won Monaco Grand Prix of Formula One
• Argentine footballer Cristian Gomez died
• Cannes Films Festival 2015: French director Jacques Audiard bagged Palme d’Or

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