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World This Week : 27 March - 2 April 2017

Apr 12, 2017 17:49 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 March to 2 April 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

27 March

  • India-Nepal petroleum pact renewed
  • India, US, Britain, France boycott UN’s conference on banning nuclear weapons
  • World Theatre Day celebrated on 27 March 2017
  • Ali Javed becomes first Muslim to join NYPD's Emergency Services Unit

28 March

  • Vanita Gupta appointed president of 'Leadership Conference'
  • Satwiksairaj & Chirag won Vietnam Open International Challenger Badminton Doubles title
  • FDA approves first drug for moderate and severe eczema cases
  • Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada passes away
  • United Nations appoints David Beasley to run World Food Programme
  • FIFA suspended Lionel Messi for four matches
  • President Donald Trump signs executive order to roll back Obama's climate change measures
  • US Senate votes to approve Montenegro as NATO's 29th member
  • Facebook adds new camera and Snapchat-like features
  • British PM Theresa May signs letter to trigger Brexit from EU
  • Amazon acquires Souq.com, the Middle East's biggest online retailer

29 March

  • General Bipin Rawat conferred with title of Honorary General of Nepalese Army
  • Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse stripped of Olympic medals
  • Argentina approves medicinal use of marijuana
  • Pakistani cricketer banned for one year for failing to report approach

30 March

  • Australian University invites stargazers to join their search for Planet 9
  • Dawit Isaak awarded 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

31 March

  • Myanmar becomes seventh member of South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation

1 April

  • Japan officially recognises Bitcoin as currency
  • India, Malaysia inked seven agreements
  • Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal to clinch 2017 Miami Open Men's Singles title
  • Leander Paes and Adil Shamasdin win Men’s Doubles title at Torneo Internacional Challenger Leon

2 April

  • Pune director’s film ‘Avyakta’ makes it to Cannes
  • US policy memo: computer programmer not to qualify for H-1B visa
  • Scientists discover fungus that eats plastic
  • Aliza Knox, Twitter's head of Asia-Pacific, quits

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