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World This Week: 5 January-11 January 2015

Jan 12, 2015 11:47 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 5 January to 11 January 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

5 January 2015
• Tropical forests absorb more Carbon Dioxide than thought: NASA
• Excessive concentration of antibiotics found in three Chinese rivers

6 January 2015

• Russian Popov Ivan won 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess title
• Tencent Holdings Limited launched China's first online bank WeBank
• Australian airline Qantas named world’s safest by AirlineRatings.com
• Russian President issued decree to enable foreign soldiers to serve in Russian Military
• Pakistan Parliament passed 21st Constitutional Amendment, Army Act Amendment Bills
• NASA Kepler Space Telescope made 1000th Exoplanet Discovery

7 January 2015
• Teixobactin, a new antibiotic discovered
• French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s Paris office attacked by terrorists
• New Zealand won Test series 2-0 against Sri Lanka
• ICC announced Associate & Affiliate panel of umpires for the year 2015
• China included potatoes as staple diet after rice, wheat and corn

8 January 2015
• India to provide 60 million dollar LoC to Guyana for road infrastructure projects
• The Lunchbox nominated for BAFTA 2015 under Non-English Best Film Category
• Egypt to hold Parliamentary elections in March 2015

9 January 2015
• Maithripala Sirisena won 2015 Presidential Elections of Sri Lanka
• Yu Min honoured with State Preeminent Science and Technology Award 2014
• US House of Representative passed legislation approving construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

10 January 2015

• Australia won 4-match Border-Gavaskar Test series, 2-0
• Misbah-ul-Haq announced to retire from ODIs after Cricket World Cup 2015

11 January 2015
• Stanislas Wawrinka won Chennai Open title of Tennis
• US to host international Anti-terror Summit on 18 February 2015
• Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic won the 2015 Presidential elections of Croatia
• Roger Federer won Brisbane International Tennis title

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