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World This Week: 5 December-11 December 2016

Dec 12, 2016 15:25 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 of 5 December to 11 December 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

5 December 2016
• New Zealand PM announces surprise resignation
• Konkan 16, bilateral maritime exercise between India and UK, begins
• Artist Helen Marten wins 2016 Turner Prize
• India to train Vietnam's Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter pilots

6 December 2016
• INS Sumitra visits Australia to strengthen bilateral ties
• European Union clears $26 billion Microsoft-LinkedIn deal
• Fisher, rare species of weasel, makes comeback in Washington

7 December 2016
• Trump named as Time magazine's person of the year
• MCC Committee recommends limiting bat size edges and red card suspension
• Massive earthquake hits Aceh in Indonesia
• Bernard Cazeneuve named new French PM, as Valls resigns
• Pakistani plane crashed in northern Pakistan Mountain

8 December 2016
• Researchers discover hot hydrogen atoms in Earth's upper atmosphere
• Astronaut John Glenn, the 1st American to Orbit Earth, dies at 95
• World Bank cancels $100 million loan for Pakistan
• Researchers discover novel route for drug discovery
• US designates India as Major Defence Partner

9 December 2016
• International Anti-Corruption Day 2016 observed across the world
• English is most powerful language in the world: World Economic Forum
• China launches new cargo service linking Tibet with Nepal
• Canada reaches carbon agreement with provinces

10 December 2016
• Human Rights Day 2016 observed across the world
• Non-OPEC countries agree to cut oil production by 558000 barrels per day
• Viola Desmond to appear on new Canadian $10 banknote

11 December 2016
• International Mountain Day 2016 observed across the world
• John Kerry conferred with highest French civilian distinction Legion of Honour
• Paolo Gentiloni named Italy’s new Prime Minister
• World’s longest tunnel opened for commercial service
• Venezuela demonetises Bolivar 100 banknotes

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