20 October 2016, Daily National & International Current Affairs


Oct 20: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif inaugurated the Cadet College, Spinkai, in South Waziristan Agency.

Oct 20: The Supreme Court issued a notice to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and others over petitions seeking his disqualification on account of Panama Papers leaks.

Oct 20: TIME magazine named two Pakistanis — Sumail Hassan and Malala Yousafzai — in its annual list of the 30 Most Influential teens.

About Sumail Hassan

The Pakistani prodigy Sumail Hassan is a DOTA 2 Champion and has won millions of dollars at a young age.

Hassan become the youngest person ever to earn $1 million playing competitive video games, making him a phenomenon in the rapidly growing world of “e-sports.”

Hassan’s game of choice is Dota 2, in which he’s a Michael Jordan-like figure with his skills.

About Malala Yousafzai

Malala came under the international spotlight after Taliban attacked her in Swat for campaigning for girls’ education.

At seventeen, Malalai became the youngest Nobel laureate ever.

At a young age, she also co-founded the Malala Fund to secure girls the right to a minimum of 12 years of quality schooling.

Now Malala, once dubbed “the most famous teenager in the world,” is continuing her human rights activism by urging world leaders to set aside $1.4 billion this year toward educating young refugees.


Oct 20: The University of Central Asia (UCA) has officially opened its first campus in Naryn in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Oct 20: An Indian court in Gujarat upheld appeals by 14 Hindus convicted over the massacre of 33 Muslims in 2002 Gujarat riots.

Their Crime

The victims had crowded into a small house seeking shelter during a wave of anti-Muslim violence in the western state of Gujarat in 2002, triggered by a train fire in which Hindu pilgrims were burnt alive. The rioters set the house alight, killing 28 people on the spot. Another five later died of their injuries. Witnesses said mobs surrounded and raped Muslim women, poured kerosene down their throats and on their children and threw lit matches at them.

Oct 20: Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia agreed to draw up a road map in November on how to implement a stalled ceasefire deal for eastern Ukraine. They also agreed to withdrawals of Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists from four new areas at the frontline of the fighting in the Donbass region

Oct 20: The United States and Saudi Arabia imposed sanctions on alleged Hezbollah members and financial backers.

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