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World this Week: 29 June-5 July 2015

Jul 6, 2015 17:23 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 29 June to 5 July 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

29 June 2015

• 50 countries signed Articles of Agreement for China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
• India, Thailand signed five MOUs during the 7th Meeting of India-Thailand Joint Commission
• Austria to file complaint against UK's Hinkley Point C nuclear project in European Court of Justice
• Three-drug lethal injection protocol use did not violate Constitution: US Supreme Court
• US Supreme Court ruled against EPA limiting mercury emissions from power plants
• First-ever possible treatments for MERS Virus identified with discovery of two antibodies
• Hilleman Laboratories developed affordable Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine

30 June 2015
• Greece became first developed nation to default on IMF debt
• Cuba became first country in the World to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis
• NASA successfully flight tested Prandtl-d, prototype of first Mars airplane
• 30 June 2015 clocked one second longer with a leap second added to clocks worldwide
• China submitted climate action plan to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
• USA, Brazil issued Joint Statement on Climate Change
• Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water: 2015 Update and MDG Assessment released
• Anisa Rasouli nominated as first female judge of Afghanistan Supreme Court
• Matti Makkonen, pioneer of SMS technology, died
• Military transport plane of Indonesia, Hercules C-130, crashed in Medan city

1 July 2015
• World Bank released revised classification of world’s economies based on Gross National Income
• UNESCO and UNITAR signed agreement to protect cultural heritage with geo-spatial technologies
• Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh won 2015 World Food Prize
• China's Standing Committee of the NPC passed National Security Law
• Cities, Regions committed cutting 1.5 bn tons in CO2 emissions at World Summit Climate & Territories
• Maldives submitted instrument of acceptance of Doha amendment to Kyoto Protocol to UNFCC
• Darshan Jain, an Indian-American teacher named for US Presidential Award

2 July 2015
• MIT Scientists developed a Quantum Dot Spectrometer small enough to function within a smartphone
• Nearly 30 percent of China’s Great Wall disappeared over time: Survey

3 July 2015
• Hollywood actress Diana Douglas died
• Adelaide Crows football coach Phil Walsh died

4 July 2015

• Japan committed $6 billion to Mekong region countries at 7th Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo
• President of Tunisia declared 30-day state of emergency
• Chile defeated Argentina to win 2015 Copa America Cup Football tournament
• Renowned Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain passed away
• Four Indian-Americans honoured with 2015 Great Immigrants: The Pride of America award

5 July 2015
• Champagne vineyards of France granted with World Heritage status by UNESCO
• Greece rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in crucial referendum
• USA defeated Japan to win Women's FIFA World Cup for the third time
• Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won 2015 Formula 1 British Grand Prix title

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