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World This Week: 19 January-25 January 2015

Jan 26, 2015 12:05 IST

World this week covers the important events of the week 19 January to 25 January 2015 which will be of immense help to the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. It will help them in revising and recollecting the important news and events that happened in World just before the exam.

19 January 2015
• European Union (EU) decided to appeal a decision by European Court of Justice (ECJ) to remove Hamas from terror list
• India signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Africa for developing Youth Enterprises
• World Economic Situation and Prospects 2015 report released by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
• Scientists developed two new global maps to provide help in search for fresh farmland
• Doctors successfully performed the first organ transplant on a newborn baby in Britain
• Oxfam released study titled Wealth: Having it All and Wanting More
• World Health Organisation (WHO) released Global Status Report on Non-communicable Diseases 2014

20 January 2015
• European Union (EU) decided to lift ban on import of mangoes from India
• India signed an agreement on transfer of sentenced persons with Hong Kong
• International Labour Organisation (ILO) released a report titled World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015
• Indian Novelist Vikram Chandra named among the finalists of NBCC awards

21 January 2015
• Dubai’s Maze Tower listed in Guinness World Records

22 January 2015
• RV Easwar appointed as Interim Chairman of DDCA

23 January 2015
• Former Thailand Premier Yingluck Shinawatra impeached
• Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died

24 January 2015

• Pakistan's Ex-Foreign Minister Khurshid M Kasuri penned a book titled Neither a Hawk nor a Dove
• UN Secretary–General appointed Saraswathy Menon in peace-building panel

25 January 2015

• India-US declared Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region
• India-US released Joint Statement titled Sajha Paryas; Sab Ka Vikas
• India-US released Delhi Declaration of Freindship
• Famous Greek Singer Demis Roussos Died
• Miss Colombia Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe 2014

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