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World This Week: 26 December 2016-1 January 2017

Jan 2, 2017 17:05 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events 26 December 2016 to 1 January 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

26 December 2016
• Study: Birds with larger brains more likely to survive climate change
• First biological pacemaker developed from human stem cells
• World’s most heat resistant materials identified by scientists

27 December 2016
• Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passes away
• Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe seeks reconciliation with US at Pearl Harbour
• Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passes away
• Virat Kohli chosen Cricket Australia’s ODI Captain of Year

28 December 2016
• Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic announces retirement
• Nawaz Sharif inaugurated Chashma-III nuclear power plant
• Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds passes away
• China launches remote sensing satellites SuperView-1 01 and 02

29 December 2016
• Beipanjiang Bridge, 'world's highest bridge' standing 1850ft above a gorge opens
• British cyclist Bradley Wiggins announces retirement

30 December 2016
• Sorin Grindeanu appointed as Prime Minister of Romania
• China operationalises world's longest bullet train line
• Third protocol for amending DTAA signed between India and Singapore

31 December 2016
• Documentary claims Titanic sunk due to uncontrollable fire
• IFFHS names Lionel Messi as World's Best Playmaker for 2016
• UN Security Council approves Russian-drafted resolution on Syria ceasefire
• NASA captures image of ISS crossing Sun

1 January 2017
• Shakespeare’s Hamlet was dated wrongly
• British-Indian knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
• Antonio Guterres takes charge as UN Secretary General

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