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World This Week: 6 February-12 February 2017

Feb 13, 2017 10:23 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 6 February to 12 February 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

6 February 2017
• International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 2017 observed
• Slovakian Curators have discovered world’s earliest emoji
• Alastair Cook resigns as England Test captain
• International collaboration on wheat rust can curb threat to global supplies: FAO
• Indian-origin UK sculptor awarded Israel’s Genesis Prize
• Scientists decode evolutionary pathway of pitcher plants

7 February 2017
• 17th session of BIMSTEC senior officials' meeting to begin in Kathmandu
• Safer Internet Day celebrated on 7 February 2017
• Salman Rushdie's novel 'The Golden House' announced

8 February 2017
• NASA’s Juno completed fourth flyby of Jupiter
• Somalia's Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo chosen as new President
• UK’s House of Commons passes Brexit bill
• Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield passes away

9 February 2017
• NASA’s Chandra satellite detects distinct X-ray signal
• Welspun India Ltd ties-up with Cotton Egypt Association
• Paris to erect wall of bulletproof glass around Eiffel Tower

10 February 2017
• Director Damien Chazelle's musical "La La Land" dominates BAFTA 2017

11 February 2017
• International Day of Women and Girls in Science observed

12 February 2017
• India beat Pakistan by 9 wickets to win T20 Blind World Cup 2017
• India, UK signed MoU to allow more flights to boost tourism
• Grammy winning singer Al Jarreau passes away
• Adele sweeps top prizes at 2017 Grammy Awards

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