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World this Week: 7 December-13 December 2015

Dec 14, 2015 12:42 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 7 December to 13 December 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

7 December 2015
• India won four-match Test series against South Africa, 3-0
• Chen Long and Carolina Marin bagged 2015 BWF Player of the Year Awards
• Latvia’s Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma resigned
• Beijing issued first-ever Red Alert on Air Pollution
• India launched I-LTEO programme to monitor 8 different biomes

8 December 2015
• Luxembourg became the 10th country to ratify AoA of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
• US House passed Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015
• UNCTAD released Handbook of Statistics 2015
• ADB released Asian Economic Integration Report 2015
• Global Financial Integrity released the Global Illicit Financial Flows Report 2015

9 December 2015
• World’s first dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, approved for use in Mexico
• TIME Magazine named German Chancellor Merkel as 2015 ‘Person of the Year’
• Mahela Jayawardene awarded honorary lifetime membership of MCC
• UN agencies launched $1.98 billion Sahel humanitarian appeal for 2016
• UNCAT called on China to halt oppression of Human Rights Activists
• Myanmar inaugurated Yangon Stock Exchange
• India-Pakistan agreed to replace 8-point Composite Dialogue with 10-point Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue
• UN Security Council adopted Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security
• 2016: UK-INDIA Year of Education, Research and Innovation launched
• IISc Bangalore bagged solar panel research and development contract from US Military
• International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of Victims of Crime of Genocide observed
• International Anti-Corruption Day observed across the world

10 December 2015
• International Cricket Council announced OPPO as Global Partner
• Human Rights Day observed across the world
• India’s Kartik Sawhney and Neha Swain won 2016 Queen's Young Leaders Award
• Mauricio Macri Blanco sworn in as President of Argentina
• Salman Rushdie honoured with Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement

11 December 2015
• Elizabeth Susan Koshy clinched gold in 59th National Shooting Championships
• Indian cyclist Deborah Herold became World No. 4 Cyclist
• India and Japan signed protocol to amend double taxation avoidance pact
• Myanmar launched its first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Inle Lake
• Alibaba agreed to buy 112-year old newspaper South China Morning Post of Hong Kong
• Indian-origin writer J M Sali won 2015 South East Asian Write Award for Singapore

12 December 2015
• India and Japan inked three agreements for cooperation in Railway Sector
• India and Japan exchanged 16 documents; Reached Agreement on Civil Nuclear Energy
• COP 21 under UNFCCC adopted Paris Agreement on Climate Change

13 December 2015
• Mascot and Logo of 2016 South Asian Games unveiled
• Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, Kento Momota won singles titles at World Dubai Superseries Finals
• Saudi voters elected women candidates for first time in Municipal council polls
• Construction work of TAPI Gas Pipeline started

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