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World This Week: 23 February-1 March 2015

Mar 2, 2015 12:35 IST

World this week segment provides most important events of the week 23 February to 1 March 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

23 February 2015
• Maria Golovnina, Reuters bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, found dead
• Rana Bhagwandas, the first Hindu Chief Justice of Pakistan died
• Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran VIII started in Nepal
• Indian Army and State Bank of India inked MoU on Defence Salary Package

24 February 2015
• House of Lords of UK passed a legislation allowing creation of babies using DNA of three people
• US announced to allow work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders from May 2015
• FBI announced 3 million US dollar award for information on Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev
• Rajendra K Pachauri resigned as Chairperson of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
• Abdul Jabbar sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes in Bangladesh
• Chris Gayle became first cricketer to score Double Century in Cricket World Cup

25 February 2015
• Parliament of Jamaica passed a law to decriminalise marijuana for personal use
• Russia and Cyprus signed an agreement to allow Russian navy ships to use Cypriot ports

26 February 2015
• ZSL and Gujarat Forest Department signed a MoU for conservation of Asiatic lion
• Clemson University honoured Ratan Tata with Doctorate of Automotive Engineering
• Forbes released Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen 2015 list
• US Federal Communications Commission approved Net Neutrality Rules to protect Open Internet
• Researchers from Australia unveiled world's first 3D printed jet engine
• AB de Villiers of South Africa hit the fastest 150 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs)
• Scientists discovered quasar SDSS J0 100+2802 with central black hole mass of 12 billion solar mass

27 February 2015
• Words Ride-share, unboxing added to Oxford Dictionary
• Acclaimed US actor Lionard Nimoy died
• Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

28 February 2015
• International Rare Disease Day observed on 28 February
• Martin David Crowe inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

1 March 2015
• Arun Singh named as India's Ambassador to US

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