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World This Week: 19 December-25 December 2016

Dec 26, 2016 10:30 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of 19 December to 25 December 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

19 December 2016
• Iranian President Hassan Rouhani unveiled Charter on Citizen’s Rights
• US Electoral College formally elects Donald Trump as President
• United Nations votes to deploy observers in Aleppo
• Resolution seeking demonetisation of Rs 5000 notes adopted in Pakistan
• Merriam-Webster names ‘surreal’ its Word of the Year for 2016
• Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to step down as patron of 25 charities

20 December 2016
• India, Kyrgyzstan signed 6 agreements to boost bilateral cooperation
• Queen Victoria’s last letter to India unveiled
• Nepal rejects India’s 'Open Sky’ offer

21 December 2016
• White House banned oil, gas drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans
• India, Bhutan signed MoU for technical cooperation in infrastructure engineering

22 December 2016
• Hong Kong withdraws visa-free facility for Indians
• China launches TanSat satellite to monitor global carbon emissions

23 December 2016
• Nepal to hold military exercise with China in February 2017

24 December 2016
• Anupam Kher’s film, ‘The Big Sick’, to Premiere at Sundance
• Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper

25 December 2016
• Aleppo’s Christians celebrate Christmas for first time in five years
• Russian Military plane crashes, no sign of survivors
• Yuki Bhambri clinches ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures title
• Israel summons US envoy after UN vote
• China to levy environment tax to fight pollution
• Astronomer Vera Rubin, who confirmed dark matter, passes away

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