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World this Week: 28 December 2015–3 January 2016

Jan 4, 2016 13:25 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 28 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

28 December 2015
• 18th India-Iran Joint Commission Meeting held in New Delhi
• Japan and South Korea reached Agreement on Issue of Comfort Women
• Ian Murdock, founder of Debian Linux, passed away
• Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister, founding member of metal band Motorhead, died

29 December 2015
• WHO officially declared Guinea Ebola-free
• Russia tied up with HAL to manufacture Kamov 226T helicopters
• Giorgi Kvirikashvili elected as Prime Minister of Georgia
• China launched Gaofen-4 dual-use geostationary satellite
• Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek died

30 December 2015
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India & Jordan for promoting cooperation in IT & Electronics
• Union Cabinet approved construction of 69 bridges on trilateral highway in Myanmar
• IUPAC announced addition of Four Elements to complete Seventh row of Periodic Table

31 December 2015
• Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole passed away
• Indian-origin cancer researcher Harpal Singh Kumar knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
• Union Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval for MoU on BRICS Network University

1 January 2016
• Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond died
• Filippo Grandi assumed office as UNHCR Chief
• World's largest blue star sapphire discovered in Sri Lanka

2 January 2016
• Former Wigan Athletic defender Steve Gohouri passed away
• Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman topped 2015 US Bestseller List

3 January 2016
• Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Iran
• English cricketer Matthew Hobden passed away

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