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World This Week: 21 March-27 March 2016

Mar 28, 2016 15:45 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 March to 27 March 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

21 March 2016
• International Day of Forests observed with theme Forest and Water
• International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2016 observed
• Former Intel Chairman and CEO Andrew Grove died
• Nepal signed agreement with China to extend the strategic Tibet rail link to Nepal
• Ali Mohamed Shein declared winner of Presidential Elections of semi-autonomous region Zanzibar
• Year 2014 recorded highest anthropogenic carbon release in past 66 million years
• World Poetry Day 2016 observed globally

22 March 2016
• World Water Day 2016 observed with the theme Water and Jobs
• Brussels came under terrorist attack; Scores killed
• OECD released Standardised e-format for Exchange of Country-by-Country reports to assist Tax Administration
• Nepal became Dialogue Partner of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

23 March 2016
• World Meteorological Day 2016 observed with the theme Hotter, Drier, Wetter. Face the Future
• 9th International Abilympics started in France
• US Navy Tug USS Conestoga wreck discovered after 95 Years

24 March 2016
• World Tuberculosis Day 2016 observed with theme Unite to End TB
• Hollywood Comedian Garry Shandling died
• Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff died
• Australia’s Shane Watson announced retirement from international cricket
• Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic sentenced to 40-year imprisonment
• Fortune released 2016 World's Greatest Leaders list
• International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations observed
• UNSC extended mandate of UN Assistance Mission in Somalia until March 2017
• Indian-origin professor Surya Deva appointed UN Adviser on Human Rights and Businesses
• Russia approved OVL deal to acquire 15% stake in Vankor oilfield for $1.3 billion

25 March 2016
• International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade 2016 observed
• Pakistan, Iran signed 6 MoUs to strengthen bilateral relations
• World Bank approved $250 million loan to Support Electricity Distribution Sector Reforms in Rajasthan
• Yokohama Rubber signed agreement with KKR to acquire Alliance Tire Group

26 March 2016
• Syrian Army recaptured historic city of Palmyra from Islamic State
• UNEP released Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016
• Renowned American author Jim Harrison died

27 March 2016
• World Theatre Day 2016 observed globally
• World Bank approved $100 million loan to Jordan for creating jobs for Jordanians, Syrian refugees

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