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World This Week: 19 June-25 June 2017

Jun 26, 2017 11:45 IST

World this week 19 June to 25 June 2017 provided by Jagranjosh.com 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.

19 June 2017
• Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UNHCR
• International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed globally
• In a first, UNICEF appoints Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan as Goodwill Ambassador
• Afghan President inaugurates first Afghanistan-India air corridor

20 June 2017
• World Refugee Day 2017 observed globally
• India becomes 71st country to ratify UN TIR Convention
• Qatar Airways announced World's Best Airline at 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards
• China's largest power project in Russia starts operation
• Italian fashion legend Carla Fendi passes away

21 June 2017
• Travis Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO
• Iraq: Islamic State blows up iconic al-Nuri mosque of Mosul
• Vladimir Voronkov appointed as Under-Secretary-General of UN Counter-Terrorism Office
• Kenneth I Juster to be next US Ambassador to India
• Intel partners with International Olympic Committee
• 1st India-Russia Joint Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation held

22 June 2017
• China unveils World’s first train that runs on Virtual Tracks
• Bill in US Congress seeks to revoke Pakistan's major non-NATO ally status

23 June 2017
• International Widows’ Day observed globally
• World Heritage coral reefs likely to disappear by 2100 unless CO2 emissions drastically reduce: UNESCO

24 June 2017
• Scientists solve centuries-old mystery of unusual glow in the sky after dark
• India-Portugal signed 11 agreements during PM Modi’s visit

25 June 2017
• Day of the Seafarer 2017 observed by IMO
• US adds China to the list of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders
• Roger Federer defeats Alexander Zverev to lift ninth Halle Open title

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