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World This Week: 25 January 2016-31 January 2016

Feb 1, 2016 12:15 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 25 January to 31 January 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

25 January 2016
• Polygamy made mandatory in Eritrea

26 January 2016
• International Customs Day observed on 26 January
• FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2015 announced
• French President Francois Hollande concluded three-day visit to India
• Hollywood actor Abe Vigoda passed away
• Kerala dentist Sajeev Koshy honoured with Order of Australia
• ICC released Test, ODI, and T20I Rankings
• Rod Laver honoured with Companion of the order of Australia
• Chennupati Jagadish, Jay Chandra honoured with Order of Australia
• Indian activist Henri Tiphagne selected for Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016
• UNICEF launched 2.8 billion US dollar humanitarian appeal for children
• Widest Planet System comprising of lonely planet 2MASS J2126 and its distant star TYC 9486-927-1 discovered
• Leslie Berland appointed as Chief Marketing Officer of Twitter Inc

27 January 2016
• Transparency International released Corruption Perceptions Index 2015
• Denmark Parliament approved law on seizing valuables from refugees
• International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust observed
• Australian batsman David Warner won Allan Border Medal 2016
• Pakistan Cricketer Imran Farhat retired from International Cricket
• Adam Lewis headed Independent Review Panel set up to safeguard integrity in Tennis
• 31 countries signed MCAA to boost transparency in international tax matters
• India and Armenia signed a protocol to amend Double Taxation Avoidance Convention
• Intelsat 29e, the first of Intelsat EpicNG Satellites, launched into Orbit
• IMF implemented 2010 Quota and Governance Reforms

28 January 2016
• Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham retired from diving
• Nisid Hajari won 2016 William E. Colby Award for Best Military Book
• Human Rights up Front: An initiative to strengthen United Nations preventive work
• Cabinet of Somalia agreed on Election Model outlined by Mogadishu Declaration 2015
• Iran, Airbus signed deal to buy 118 Airbus planes
• Japan unveiled first stealth fighter aircraft X-2

29 January 2016
• Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis won 2016 Australian Open women's doubles tennis title
• Prince Mahidol Award 2015 conferred in Bangkok
• Graham Xavier Ford named chief coach of Sri Lanka for his second stint
• First revised estimates of macroeconomic indicators for 2014-15 released
• CBDT signed two bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with United Kingdom

30 January 2016
• Angelique Kerber of Germany won 2016 Australian Open women’s singles tennis title

31 January 2016
• India, NASA to study Ladakh region under Spaceward Bound programme
• Fukuoka to host 2021 World Aquatics Championships
• Famous British television and radio personality Terry Wogan died
• Novak Djokovic won the 2016 Australian Open Men's Singles Title
• India won three-match T-20 series against Australia, 3-0
• Pietro Fittipaldi won 2015-16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000

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