1. Visaranai, the Tamil movie, has been chosen as India’s official entry for Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars: 89th Academy Awards to be held in 2017:
The film has won a national award and was directed by Vetrimaran, and produced by actor Dhanush.
2. S. Sivakumar, professor at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi, has been appointed as a full-time Member of the 21st Law Commission of India.
3. The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) passed a resolution to ban Pakistani actors from the industry in the wake of the Uri attack.
4. Syrian aid group White Helmets won the prestigious Right Livelihood Award which is also known as the alternative Nobel prize.