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World This Week: 6 April-12 April 2015

Apr 13, 2015 17:38 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 6 April to 12 April 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

6 April 2015
• Sri Lanka and Pakistan signed Six Agreements
• Dronavalli Harika won bronze in World Women's chess championship

7 April 2015
• Liu Xiang, former Olympic 110m hurdles champion, retired
• World Health Day 2015 observed globally with the theme From farm to plate, make food safe

8 April 2015
• Scientists detected rapid accumulation of anesthetic gases in atmosphere causing global warming
• India elected to four United Nations agencies
• Social Progress Index 2015 released by Social Progress Imperative
• India and USA signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on transportation
• University of Cape Town voted for removal of the statue of British colonialist, Cecil Rhodes

9 April 2015

• Seoul won WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge to become the Global Earth Hour Capital 2015
• Parliament of Ukraine passed a law banning organisations that propagate Communism and Nazism
• State legislature of Oklahoma passed a bill that allow use of nitrogen gas for executions

10 April 2015

• India and France signed 20 MoUs and Agreements to give new impetus to bilateral co-operation
• India to chair Ninth Meeting of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Council
• Former Australia Cricket Captain Richie Benaud died

11 April 2015
• Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman hanged by Bangladesh for 1971 war crimes            

12 April 2015
• New Zealand won Sultan Azlan Shah Cup men’s hockey tournament by defeating Australia
• Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won Chinese Grand Prix of Formula 1
• Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won WTA Family Circle Cup
• NASA named Asteroid 316201 after Malala Yousafzai, the winner of 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

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