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World This Week: 2 January-8 January 2017

Jan 9, 2017 15:45 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 that happened from 2 January to 8 January 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

2 January 2017
• 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
• Renowned English art critic John Berger passes away

3 January 2017
• Arthur Morris inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
• Table tennis Olympic champion Li Xiaoxia announces retirement
• Jovenel Moise declared winner of Haiti’s Presidential elections

4 January 2017
• Finland introduces basic income for unemployed
• Sir Tim Barrow appointed as UK’s ambassador to European Union
• Trump appoints Indian-American to key White House position
• World Braille Day observed on 4 January 2017
• NASA to send first African-American to space station in 2018
• Union Cabinet approved MoU with Kenya on agriculture and allied sectors
• Astronomers discover powerful cosmic double whammy

5 January 2017
• Scientists discover a new organ in human digestive system
• India, World Bank discussed Indus Water Treaty
• Japan to associate with India in its Smart Cities Mission

6 January 2017
• Eminent British economist Tony Atkinson died
• India, Kazakhstan signed protocol to amend Double Taxation Avoidance Convention
• Raheel Sharif appointed Commander-in-Chief of Islamic Military Alliance

7 January 2017
• US Army issues new regulations, allows turbans and beards in military
• H1-B Visa Programme reform bill introduced in US Congress
• Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win 2017 Qatar Open
• India, Portugal signed seven agreements including defence cooperation

8 January 2017
• Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies
• Roberto Bautista Agut beats Daniil Medvedev to win 2017 Chennai Open
• Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan win Chennai Open Men's Doubles title
• Sania Mirza wins 2017 Brisbane International Women’s Doubles title

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