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World This Week: 9 January–15 January 2017

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention to help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams.

Jan 16, 2017 15:10 IST
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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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