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World This Week: 8 May-14 May 2017

May 16, 2017 17:35 IST

World this week 8 May to 15 May 2017 provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that happened in the week. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

8 May 2017
• India organises festival in Egypt to mark Tagore's birth anniversary
• Emmanuel Macron elected as President of France
• India and Japan affirm plans to strengthen their defence cooperation amid rising tension in Asian region

9 May 2017
• Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation observed for victims of World War II
• 29th edition of CORPAT between India and Indonesia begins at Port Blair
• International Court of Justice stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's hanging
• Discovery to launch its first Hindi general entertainment channel in India
• Larissa Waters became the first woman senator to breastfeed in Parliament

10 May 2017
• World Migratory Bird Day 2017 observed with theme Their Future is our Future
• Narendra Modi to attend International Day of Vesak celebrations in Colombo
• Moon Jae-in sworn in as President of South Korea
• China to install a cabin on Moon!
• India, US exchange views on maritime developments in Asia-Pacific & IOR
• Meeting of the Co-Chairs of the India-Russia Intergovernmental Commission held in New Delhi

11 May 2017
• VVS Laxman awarded honorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club
• Justice Mukul Mudgal appointed as Chairman of FIFA Governance Committee
• Brazil declares end to Zika emergency

12 May 2017
• India and UK to sign MoU to increase efficiency of urban transport system
• Renowned biologist Purnima Devi Barman nominated for Whitley Awards
• Dinosaur mummy discovered in Canada with all skin intact

13 May 2017
• NASA detects signs of water on a distant Neptune-sized planet
• Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

14 May 2017
• Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 5th Madrid Open title
• India boycotts China's B&R meet; mounts diplomatic pressure against CPEC
• Lewis Hamilton wins 2017 Spanish Grand Prix
• US-based Indian Ramit Tandon won his maiden PSA title


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