European Union Parliament Awards Sakharov Prize To Yazidi Women Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar
The European Parliament has awarded its Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought and expression to Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, two women from Iraq's Yazidi community who suffered attack and persecution by ISIS.
Sir David Cox, the British statistician was honored with the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics 2016.
Shekhar Kapur will serve as jury president at the inaugural International Film Festival & Awards – Macao (IFFAM). He is an Indian film director, Bollywood actor, and producer for many Hindi films.
i. The Maharajas’ Express, the world’s most luxurious train owned and operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), received the 2016 Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards at Marbella in Spain.
ii. The award for the highly decorated train was received by IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director Dr A K Manocha in the ‘Seven Star Experience Sector’.
iii. As part of the award, Maharajas’ Express was presented the “Signum Virtutis“, the seal of Excellence, from the Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards at an impressive function held at the Villa Padierna Hotel in Marbella.