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World This Week: 4 January 2016–10 January 2016

Jan 11, 2016 15:42 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams.

4 January 2016
• Kate Atkinson won 2015 Costa Novel Prize for A God in Ruins
• India-Nepal Bus Service resumed after 27 years
• The World Braille Day observed across the world
• IUPAC announced addition of Four Elements to complete Seventh row of Periodic Table
• Snowflake Corals growth off Thiruvananthapuram poses threat to Marine Ecology
• Mary Barra elected as Chairman of General Motors Board of Directors
• US President Barack Obama unveiled Steps to Reduce Gun Violence
• Forbes released 2016 30 Under 30 List; 45 Indian-origin people figured

5 January 2016
• Nokia completed acquisition of Alca-Lucent for 15.6 billion euro
• Volvo Buses India merged with Volvo India Pvt Ltd
• World's largest blue star sapphire discovered in Sri Lanka
• Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman topped 2015 US Bestseller List
• Australia pulled out of U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh due to safety concerns
• Sri Lanka, Pakistan signed 8 MoUs to enhance bilateral cooperation
• Pierre Boulez, French conductor and composer, died

6 January 2016
• India’s Cabinet approved MoU with Bangladesh to set up border haats
• India’s Cabinet approved MoU between India and Singapore in the field of civil aviation
• Hashim Amla resigned as Test captain of South Africa
• California declared state of emergency in Los Angeles after methane gas leak

7 January 2016
• Miguel Tabuena won Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month
• Raghuram Rajan conferred Central Banker of the Year Award
• Burkina Faso's president named Paul Kaba Thieba as Prime Minister

8 January 2016
• South Korea's Parliament passed a resolution, denouncing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s fourth nuclear test
• White House introduced new initiatives to combat recruitment of Americans to extremist groups
• Kenya published new Broadcast Regulations
• Maria Teresa de Filippis, first female Formula One driver, died
• Rhythm and blues singer Otis Clay passed away

9 January 2016
• China's country code domain 'dot cn' became world’s most commonly used over the Internet surpassing Germany's 'dot de' domain
• Rene Holten Poulsen named Denmark's sportsperson of 2015
• Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Brisbane Tennis trophy
• Process to formulate new constitution began in Sri Lanka
• Nepal elected as UNICEF’s executive board member for 2016-2018

10 January 2016
• Milos Raonic won 2016 Brisbane International Tennis men’s singles trophy
• Legendary artist David Bowie passed away
• Illumina, Bill Gates & Jeff Bezos launched startup GRAIL to develop blood-based cancer tests

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