A Quick Recap Of The Important Events of 2016

Team Storytap 2017-06-22



2016 is almost over. It was one worthwhile leap year. Reflecting back, the world noticed some major developments. Here are some of them.

1. Donald Trump, the new U.S. President

Undoubtedly, the U.S. Presidential elections were something that the entire world was curious about. It concluded with Donald Trump coming into power.
A Quick Recap Of The Important Events of 2016


2. Rio 2016, Summer Olympics

Held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the U.S. topped the list of the medal table, followed by Great Britain and China.
A Quick Recap Of The Important Events of 2016


3. Brexit

The move that left the entire world stunned. Britain’s exit from the European Union. This made a lot of reforms coming into picture.
A Quick Recap Of The Important Events of 2016


4. Zika Virus spreads across America

The World Health Organization announced an outbreak of the Zika Virus in America. It is a disease that spreads through the bite of the Aedes mosquito.
A Quick Recap Of The Important Events of 2016


5. Ties cut between Iran and Arab countries

The diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran ended, following the fallout due to the execution of Nimr al-Nimr.
A Quick Recap Of The Important Events of 2016


6. Successful H-bomb test claimed by North Korea

The biggest nuclear test was conducted by the Government of North Korea (its fifth). Numerous world leaders condemned this act.
A Quick Recap Of The Important Events of 2016


7. Proven vaccine against Ebola virus found

The VSV-EBOV was found to 70-100% effective against the Ebola virus. This made it the first proven vaccine against the disease.
A Quick Recap Of The Important Events of 2016


8. Bombings in Brussels, Belgium

32 people were killed and 250 were injured. The ISIL claimed responsibility for the attacks. There were three coordinated bombings.
A Quick Recap Of The Important Events of 2016


9. Juno orbits around Jupiter

Juno is the spacecraft of NASA. It entered the orbit around Jupiter, thus, beginning a 20-month survey of the planet.
A Quick Recap Of The Important Events of 2016


10. Indian demonetization move

The Indian Government announced on 8th November that old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes cease to be legal tender from 9th November 2016, in an attempt to curb black money. New Rs. 500 and Rs. 2000 notes were brought into circulation.
A Quick Recap Of The Important Events of 2016


2016 was indeed an eventful year. It was definitely remarkable. Let’s look forward to a new year full of positive developments around the world.



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