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World This Week: 21 December-27 December 2015

Dec 28, 2015 12:20 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. This segment provides almost all important events that have happened in World in the week 21 December to 27 December 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

21 December 2015
• Kane Williamson became first-ever Kiwi batsman to top ICC Test rankings
• UNSC extended sanctions against Taliban in Afghanistan
• EU extended economic sanctions against Russia for 6 months
• SpaceX successfully launched and landed Falcon 9 rocket
• Australian Sea Snake species Aipysurus foliosquama and Aipysurus apraefrontalis rediscovered
• FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee banned Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini from football for 8 years
• Zimbabwe announced to adopt Chinese currency Yuan

22 December 2015
• New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum announced retirement
• Philippines became first Asian country to approve world's first-ever dengue vaccine
• New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum announced retirement
• International Tennis Federation announced winners of 2015 World Champions
• UN adopted resolution to observe 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day
• Indian American Rakesh K Jain selected for US National Medal of Science 2015

23 December 2015
• Winners for the 2015 ICC Awards announced
• UN Security Council backed Libya unity accord; urged to implement it in 30 days
• OPEC released 2015 OPEC World Oil Outlook

24 December 2015
• India, Russia signed 16 pacts to deepen bilateral cooperation

25 December 2015
• PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Afghan Parliament House in Kabul
• Renowned science-fiction writer George Clayton Johnson died

26 December 2015
• PM Modi concluded his three-nation tour to Russia, Afghanistan & Pakistan

27 December 2015
• Globe Soccer Awards 2015 conferred
• China amended One Couple, One Child Policy
• China adopted Anti-Terrorism Bill, 2015; First counter-terrorism law in history
• Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler passed away

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