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World This Week: 20 July-26 July 2015

Jul 27, 2015 12:41 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention to help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

20 July 2015
• UNSC adopted resolution endorsing Iran nuclear deal
• 36th annual American Book Awards announced
• Maurice Obstfeld appointed as Chief Economist of IMF
• Benoy Behl won the Best Documentary Producer award at Madrid International Film Festival
• Peter Higgs received Royal Society’s Copley Medal, the world's oldest scientific prize
• Longtime cartoonist Tom Moore died

21 July 2015
• India and Singapore signed agreement to enhance maritime cooperation
• Japanese Cabinet approved Defence White Paper 2015
• Conakry named as World Book Capital for 2017 by UNESCO
• India and Singapore signed agreement to enhance maritime cooperation
• Hisao Tanaka resigned as CEO and President of Toshiba

22 July 2015
• Soyuz rocket with 3 astronauts launched towards ISS
• China returned passport to dissident artist Ai Weiwei
• Forbes Asia's Fabulous 50 List of the year 2015 released
• 61st edition of Fortune 500 list released; 7 Indian companies in the list

23 July 2015

• French film The Big Day to showcase Anand Kumar's Super 30
• Earth-like exoplanet Kepler 452b discovered

24 July 2015

• Helena Ndume, Jorge Sampaio awarded with first-ever Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize
• Mosquirix, world's first malaria vaccine, approved by European Medicines Agency
• WTO members sealed a deal to cut tariffs on $1 trillion worth IT products

25 July 2015
• EU banned marketing of around 700 generic medicines of GVK Biosciences
• World's largest flower Amorphophallus Titanum bloomed at Jindai Botanical Gardens in Tokyo

26 July 2015
• Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany won Hungarain Formula One Grand Prix
• Team Sky cyclist Chris Froome of Britain won 102nd Tour de France

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