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World This Week: 9 January–15 January 2017

Jan 16, 2017 15:10 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention to help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that happened from 9 January to 15 January 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

9 January 2017
• Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2017 conferred
• 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards announced
• Cristiano Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016
• Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile Babur-3
• China launches first commercial space mission with Kuaizhou-1A rocket

10 January 2017
• World Bank releases January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report
• Roman Herzog, former President of Germany, passes away
• FIFA votes to expand World Cup competition to 48 teams
• Barack Obama selects 4 Indian-American scientists for presidential awards
• 12th World Hindi Day celebrated across the world
• New species of gibbon discovered in China

11 January 2017
• World’s first gender literature festival to be held in Patna
• PR Sreejesh becomes member of FIH Athletes' Committee
• Norway becomes 1st country to ban FM radio broadcasting
• CERT-In signed MoU with US-CERT on Cyber Security
• India, Kenya signed MoU on cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors

13 January 2017
• India-Sri Lanka sign MoU to construct 3000 Rain Water Harvesting systems

14 January 2017
• Ecuador takes chair of UN group of 134 developing countries
• SpaceX launches Cluster of Iridium Satellites from California
• Zhou Youguang, father of Pinyin writing system, dies

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