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World This Week : 20 March - 26 March 2017

Mar 28, 2017 16:33 IST

World this week (20 March to 26 March 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.

20 March

• India, Mauritius signed MoU to execute USD 20 million social housing project
• NASA to send its next-gen clock to Space to guide space crafts and astronauts
• International Day of Happiness celebrated on 20 March 2017
• Forbes World's Billionaires List 2017 released: Bill Gates tops the list

21 March

• World Down Syndrome Day observed on 21 March
• Norway ranked 1 in World Happiness Report, India slips to 122
• World Poetry Day 2017 celebrated globally
• International Day of Forests 2017 observed globally
• International Day of Nowruz observed
• International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2017 observed globally
• India slips to rank 131 in Human Development Index, Norway tops again
• French Mathematician Yves Meyer won Abel Prize 2017

22 March

• World Water Day observed with theme Why Wastewater?
• Recycling waste water would ease global water shortages: United Nations
• China’s coastal sea level hits record high
• Peshawar High Court orders separate counting of Sikhs in census
• WEF released Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017

23 March

• World Meteorological Day 2017 observed globally
• UNHRC approves Sri Lanka’s request for two-year extension to deliver war probe

24 March

• Night parrot sighting confirmed in Western Australia for first time in 100 years
• International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims observed
• World Tuberculosis Day observed

25 March

• Pro-Houthi court serves death sentence to Yemeni President
• International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade observed
• International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members observed
• Earth Hour observed on 25 March 2017

26 March

• Tiny shrimp fossil named after Sir David Attenborough
• Carrie Lam to be Hong Kong's first female Chief Executive
• Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to win Australian Grand Prix

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