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World This Week: 26 January-1 February 2015

Feb 2, 2015 15:50 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com for the week 26 January to 1 February 2015 aims to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams in revising and recollecting the important news and events just before the exam.

26 January 2015
• Reserve Bank of India (RBI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Supervisory Cooperation with Banco Central do Brasil
• Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme retired from Football
• Alexis Tsipras sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece

27 January 2015

• Sean Abbott of Australia named as the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year 2015
• Apple Inc recorded the highest-ever profit of 18 billion US dollars in corporate history worldwide

28 January 2015

• Steve Easterbrook appointed as Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Corporation

29 January 2015

• United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released Global Investment Trends Monitor Report
• ICC lifted the five-year ban imposed on Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Amir
• Malaysia declared MH370 flight disappearance an accident
• Australian golfer Kelvin David George Nagle died
• Zomato Media Pvt Ltd acquired Turkey-based firm Mekanist

30 January 2015

• Churches in England opposed Mitochondria Donation Technique to produce babies
• Kanagasabapathy J Sripavan sworn-in as 44th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka
• Canada announced an anti-terror law criminalising public terror threats, strengthening Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS)

31 January 2015

• Serena Williams of US won the women’s single title of Australian Open 2015

1 February 2015

• Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the men’s singles title of the Australian Open 2015
• Australia defeated England to win Tri-Nation ODI Series
• Japan successfully launched the Information Gathering Satellite

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