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  • Current Affairs 28th October 2016

    Updated : 29-Oct-2016
    Current Affairs 28th October 2016

    Current Affairs 28th October 2016 - Important Points

    • Sakharov Prize 2016 won by - Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji
    • Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit with Bhutan was approved by - Union Cabinet
    • Daughters of Mother India documentary won first prize at - CAM International Film Festival
    • Who has been appointed as Chairman of GSMA - Sunil Bharti Mittal

    Current Affairs 28th October 2016 - Details

    Sakharov Prize 2016 won by - Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji

    Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar won Sakharov prize. Sakharov prize is considered as top human rights award of Europe.
    Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar were escaped from sexual enslavement by Islamic State as they were among thousands of girls who were abducted by ISIS militants and forced into sexual slavery.
    They both campign for Yazidi community.
    Do You Know :
    Sakharov Prize is an annual award which is being awarded by European Parliament and was established in 1988 to honour groups or individuals who dedicated their lives for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
    It is named after Soviet scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov.

    Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit with Bhutan was approved by - Union Cabinet

    Among Important National Business Current Affairs, An agreement was renewed for 10 years between India and Bhutan with an aim of free trade between two countries as it is an Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit Agreement.

    Daughters of Mother India documentary won first prize at - CAM International Film Festival

    At CAM International Film Festival which was held in Cairo, Egypt, Indian National Award winning documentary ‘Daughters of Mother India’ won the first prize in the Documentary Film category.
    This festival was held from 8th October 2016 to 13th October 2016.
    Do You Know :
    Daughters of Mother India is directed by Vibha Bakshi and is themed on gender violence.

    Who has been appointed as Chairman of GSMA - Sunil Bharti Mittal

    Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, was on 27 October 2016 appointed as Chairman of GSMA. As GSMA Chairman, Mittal will oversee the strategic direction of the organisation.
    GSMA is an association of almost 800 opeators and 300 companies which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide.

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