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World This Week: 9 February-15 February 2015

Feb 16, 2015 11:16 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com aims to help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. This segment provides almost all important events that have happened in World in the week 9 February to 15 February 2015. It will help in revising and recollecting the important news and events just before the exam.

9 February 2015
• Earth's inner core has an inner core of its own: Study
• Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott survived vote of confidence on leadership of Liberal Party
• China launched first Maritime Silk Road cruise liner from Beihai port
• Amartya Sen won Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize 2015

10 February 2015

• North Korea test fires homegrown anti-ship short range missiles
• US closed its embassy in Yemen and evacuated its staff due to the ongoing political instability and the uncertain security situation

11 February 2015
• Indian-origin scientist Professor Srikanth Jagabathula received CAREER Award
• President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam visited India
• US announced new cyber security agency CTIIC to respond to enhanced cyber threats
• Microsoft acquired Sunrise for 100 million US dollars

12 February 2015
• UNSC approved resolution targeting sources of financing for ISIS, Al-Nusrah Front
• RWB released the World Press Freedom Index 2015: India ranked at 136th position
• SpaceX successfully launched Falcon 9 rocket from Florida
• 7th round of India Kenya Joint Trade Committee meeting held in New Delhi
• ICICI Bank Limited tied-up with UAE Exchange to offer instant bank transfer service
• Digital Magazine App Flipboard launched Web Browser Version
• The US Senate appointed Ashton B Carter as Defense Secretary
• PAS spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat died at 84

13 February 2015
• Saurav Ganguly awarded Honorary Life Membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated Cricket diplomacy, called four SAARC leaders
• India signed Grant Agreement of 8 million US dollars with World Bank for funding SLACC Project
• World Radio Day observed on 13 February

14 February 2015
• Usain Bolt to retire after 2017 World Championships in London
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated Cricket diplomacy, called four SAARC leaders
• The United Arab Emirates closed its embassy in Yemen
• Creator of chocolate-like spread Nutella Michele Ferrero died
• French actor Louis Jourdan passed away
• Nagesh Kukunoor’s film Dhanak won two awards at 65th Berlin International Film Festival

15 February 2015
• Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic sworn-in as President of Croatia
• Maldivian Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon visited India

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