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World This Week: 24 April-30 April 2017

May 1, 2017 17:10 IST

World this week 24 April to 30 April 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.

24 April 2017
• English Language Day observed across the world
• Indo-French naval exercise Varuna commences
• Pakistani Hindus allowed worshiping at Shiva temple after 20 years
• 101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold in 100m event at World Masters Games
• Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to take part in WHO malaria vaccine pilot programme
• India teams up with other nations to protect ancient heritage from terrorism
• Etihad appoints Robin Kamark as CEO of Airline Equity Partners
• NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets new record for time in space

25 April 2017
• Trump wants to send men to Mars
• World Malaria Day 2017 observed globally
• Cuba and Morocco re-establish diplomatic ties after 37 years
• White House names Randolph Alles as new Director of Secret Service
• India, Armenia sign three agreements
• NASA launches Super Pressure Balloon from New Zealand

26 April 2017
• China's first home-built aircraft carrier hit water
• World Intellectual Property Day 2017 observed globally
• International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2017 observed
• NASA’s Cassini enters the never before explored region
• Srishti Kaur crowned Miss Teen Universe 2017
• UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai
• Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, dies

27 April 2017
• China bans ‘Muhammad’, ‘Jihad’, and ‘Medina’ as baby names
• 'Iceball' Planet discovered through Microlensing
• El Salvador becomes first country to ban metals mining
• 101-year-old Mann Kaur becomes world’s oldest person to complete Auckland Sky Walk
• German lawmakers approve package of security measures, partially ban burqa

28 April 2017
• World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed globally

29 April 2017
• India-Cyprus signed four agreements to boost the bilateral relations
• Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare observed

30 April 2017
• International Jazz Day 2017 observed across the world
• World Immunization Week 2017 observed with theme #VaccinesWork
• 44th Daytime Emmy Awards announced
• Famous climber Ueli Steck dies in a tragic accident near Mount Everest

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