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World This Week: 27 February-5 March 2017

Mar 6, 2017 10:15 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 that happened from 27 February to 5 March 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

27 February 2017
• Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo awards
• Mayan Jade pendant with unique inscription found in Belize
• UK-India Year of Culture 2017 launched

28 February 2017
• Amina J Mohammed sworn in as UN Deputy Secretary-General
• Singer Rihanna conferred with 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award by Harvard University

1 March 2017
• Trump calls for 'merit-based' immigration system in address to Congress
• Zero Discrimination Day 2017 observed
• Sudanese President Bashir names long-time ally as new Prime Minister

2 March 2017
• Malaysia to cancel visa-free entry for North Koreans
• Brexit bill delayed as House of Lords backs EU nationals' rights
• Pakistan Government approves merger of FATA with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
• Syrian troops with Russian support recaptured historic city of Palmyra from IS

3 March 2017
• World Wildlife Day 2017 observed globally
• World Hearing Day 2017 observed globally
• Nepal Investment Summit 2017 concluded in Kathmandu

4 March 2017
• Thomas E Starzl, pioneering liver surgeon, passes away
• Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau win Dubai Tennis Championships Men’s Doubles title
• Sam Querrey beats Rafael Nadal to win ATP Mexico Open title
• Andy Murray won men’s singles title at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
• Harvard honoured Viola Davis with 'Artist of the Year' award

5 March 2017
• Environmental pollution kills 1.7 million children each year: WHO
• Scientists unearth world's oldest fossils in Quebec, Canada
• Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wins Best Actress Award for Sarbjit at IFFAA

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