2016 news - Summary of news in this year

Date Headline
January 23, 2012 Costa Concordia disaster: Italian cruise ship capsizes off the coast of Tuscany, killing 32 people
February 6, 2012 Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years on the throne
May 9, 2012 Barack Obama becomes the first sitting US president to publicly support same-sex marriage
May 20, 2012 Facebook goes public in one of the largest IPOs in history
June 18, 2012 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seeks asylum at the Embassy of Ecuador in London
July 20, 2012 James Holmes opens fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 70 others
August 5, 2012 London hosts the 2012 Summer Olympics, with the United States winning the most medals
August 6, 2012 Curiosity rover lands on Mars, beginning a mission to explore the planet's surface
September 11, 2012 US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans are killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi
November 6, 2012 Barack Obama is re-elected as President of the United States, defeating Mitt Romney
November 14, 2012 Israel launches Operation Pillar of Defense against Hamas in the Gaza Strip
December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza opens fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 26 people, including 20 children

Movies of the year

Movie Title Director Genre IMDb Rating
Argo Ben Affleck Drama, Thriller 7.7
Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino Western, Drama 8.4
The Avengers Joss Whedon Action, Sci-Fi 8.0
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell Comedy, Drama 7.7
Life of Pi Ang Lee Adventure, Drama 7.9
Lincoln Steven Spielberg Drama, History 7.3
Zero Dark Thirty Kathryn Bigelow Drama, Thriller 7.4
The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan Action, Thriller 8.4
Les Mis�rables Tom Hooper Drama, Musical 7.6
Skyfall Sam Mendes Action, Thriller 7.7
Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin Drama, Fantasy 7.3
Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson Comedy, Drama 7.8
Amour Michael Haneke Drama, Romance 7.9
Looper Rian Johnson Action, Sci-Fi 7.4
The Master Paul Thomas Anderson Drama 7.1
Flight Robert Zemeckis Drama, Thriller 7.3
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky Drama, Romance 8.0
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Peter Jackson Adventure, Fantasy 7.8
Anna Karenina Joe Wright Drama, Romance 6.6

Oscar award winner of year

Category Winner Description
Best Picture The Artist A black-and-white silent film about the transition from silent films to "talkies" in Hollywood.
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) Hazanavicius won for his direction of The Artist.
Best Actor Jean Dujardin (The Artist) Dujardin won for his portrayal of George Valentin, a silent film star struggling to adapt to the new era of talking pictures.
Best Actress Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) Streep won for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer (Beginners) Plummer won for his portrayal of Hal Fields, a man who comes out as gay at the age of 75.
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer (The Help) Spencer won for her portrayal of Minny Jackson, a maid in 1960s Mississippi who helps a young white woman write a book about the experiences of black maids.
Best Original Screenplay Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) Allen won for his screenplay about a writer who travels back in time to 1920s Paris.
Best Adapted Screenplay Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash (The Descendants) The trio won for their adaptation of the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings.
Best Animated Feature Rango A computer-animated Western film about a chameleon who becomes the sheriff of a town called Dirt.
Best Foreign Language Film A Separation (Iran) A drama about a couple who are separating and the impact it has on their daughter and the people around them.

More news


George Michael - Pop superstar dies at age of 53 on Dec 25.

Russian plane crash. Plane had 92 peopleon board which crashed into the Black Sea.The Tu-154 plane carrying soldiers, army musicians and reporters was heading for Syria.

USA Govt took action aganst Russia for cyber attack. Expelled various Russian diplomats.


On Nov. 1, 2016, Iraqi forces enter the city limits of Mosul for the first time in two years. Iraq's elite counterterrorism group face ISIS's artillery, snipers, and suicide attackers as they enter the city, which has been under the Islamic State's control since 2014.

Nov 3 - Brisith high court rulling will slow process of Breexit

Nov, 7, 2016, Leonard Cohen dies at the age of 82 in his home in Los Angeles, California. At the start of his career, Cohen was a novelist and poet but he moved on from his literary career to become one of the most profound songwriters of the contemporary era.

On Nov. 25, 2016, Fidel Castro dies at the age of 90. Fidel Castro was the revolutionary communist leader of Cuba for almost five decades, railing against the evils of imperialism. In 1959 Castro led the overthrow of the previous dictator Fulgencio Batista.


Hurricane Matthew to hit east coast.

Danger of war between USA and Russia - Barack Obama is going to sit down with his foreign policy team and discuss �military options� in Syria. As you will see below, the options under consideration include direct strikes �on Syrian military bases�. Russia has already pledged to respond militarily to any direct strikes on Syrian forces, and so the decisions that Barack Obama makes regarding Syria on Friday could literally be the spark that sets off World War 3.

The Maldives announces its decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth of Nations

A very strong hit Washington state, Oregon state on Oct 14, Oct 15.

October 15 � 150 nations meeting at the UNEP summit in Rwanda agree to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), as an amendment to the Montreal Protocol


The US and China, together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions, both ratify the Paris global climate agreement

NASA launches OSIRIS-REx, its first asteroid sample return mission. The probe will visit Bennu and is expected to return with samples in 2023

North Korea conduct biggest nuclear test.

Investigator conclude that Flight 17 of Malaysia airline was shot down by a Missle. Missle came from Russia controlled area.

Global CO2 levels exceed 400 ppm at the time of year normally associated with minimum levels. A 400 ppm level is believed to be higher than anything experienced in human history

Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, Seascape at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, stolen on December 7, 2002 from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam are recovered, with a combined value of $100 million


2016 Olympics start in Brazil Rio de Janeiro .

2016 Olympics finished.

Significant victory of Turkish and Syrian forces over ISS. They took over Jarablus from ISIS.

The Brazilian Senate votes (61�20) to impeach the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff. The Vice President of Brazil, Michel Temer, who had assumed the presidential powers and duties as Acting President of Brazil during Rousseff's suspension, takes office for the remainder of her term


Latvia becomes the 35th member of the OECD

NASA's Juno spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter and begins a 20-month survey of the planet

On July 5, Pokeman game was released and it became biggest hit

It is available on mobile device - Apple and Android.

Pok�mon Go is an augmented reality game combining real-world and virtual elements.

It makes use of a mobile phone's global positioning system (GPS) and clock to decide which Pok�mon appears on screen � for instance, in a park, users will see grass and an insect-type Pok�mon and at night, they will be greeted with nocturnal ghosts and fairy types. The game, as its slogan "Gotta catch 'em all" suggests, requires gamers to catch all the Pok�mon they spot on the screen. Officially launched by Niantic and Nintendo on July 5, 2016, the game encompasses Tajiri's original idea of encouraging kids to realize the world around them.


Japanese game developer Satoshi Tajiri created Pok�mon in 1996 on Game Boy and, 20 years later, with more than 279 million units in sale the franchise is once again looking to forge another cultural revolution with the launch of the latest edition of the game.

Philippines wins the arbitration case against China. Philippines filed at the Permanent Court of Arbitration regarding the legality of China's nine-dotted line claim over the South China Sea under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

The final videocassette recorder is manufactured by the Japanese company Funai.

Solar Impulse 2 becomes the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the Earth


The Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest and deepest railway tunnel, is opened in Switzerland. It has a length of 57 KM.

Britain decided to exit from European Union.

ISIL claim responsibility for Istanbul airport attack.


Egypt flight crash on May 19. 66 People dead.

Former Chadian President Hiss�ne Habr� is sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity committed during his tenure from 1982 to 1990,


April 2 � Clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani military in Nagorno-Karabakh kill at least 193 people, which becomes the heaviest breach of the 1994 ceasefire


In the month of March stock market recovered and doing better.

Trump is doing well in polls.

Trump calls off rally due to security concern.

March 21 � The International Criminal Court finds former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time the ICC convicted someone of sexual violence.

March 22 � 3 bomb blast in Brussels, Belgium kill at least 32 and injure at least 250.

March 24 � Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karad�ic is sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the time of Bosnian War

March 24 � A suicide blast in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore kills 75 people and injures around 340 others


North Korea launches a long-range rocket into space, It violate many UN treaties.

President debate are in news

President debate are in news

Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill sign an Ecumenical Declaration in the first such meeting between leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches since their split in 1054

PS4 sale increases. PS4 outsell XBOX ONE in Feburary 2016.

PS4 sale increases. PS4 outsell XBOX ONE in Feburary 2016.

Oscar winners annouced on Sunday night Feb 28. Spotlight won best movie. Leonardo Di Caprio won first oscar for a lead role in "The Revenant". For leading actress Brie Larson got Oscar for moie "Room"


January 3 � Saudi Arabia ends its diplomatic relations with Iran, January 3 � Saudi Arabia ends its diplomatic relations with Iran due to fallout caused by the execution of Nimr al-Nimr.

Terrorist attack in Pathankot India on Jan 1-2. Cross Border terrorism started with new year. India handed over evidence to Pakistan

Chinese stock market crashed in begining of 2016. Day trading has to be stopped.

US Stock market went down 1079 points by Jan 8. (First week)

Joaqu�n Guzm�n, widely regarded as the world's most powerful drug trafficker, is recaptured following his escape from a maximum security prison

Stock market crash

Stock market tanked 400 points and fell below 16000

USA and Europe lift sanctions against Iran

USA and European Union lifted sanctions from Iran

50 billion dollars worth of asset that were earlier frozen are now available to Iranian companies

5 USA priosoners were released.

US, Europe companies will be able to sell Airplane, car etc to Iran

Iran will be able to sell oil and other item to USA, Europe

Oil prices are already lower and will go down further as Iran oil will be available in market

Swiss Govt played a crucial role in getting US prisoner released. The prisoners were first taken to Swiss Embassy.

Huge storm in US East coast

85 million people got impacted

Prince won Big Boss competition

Big Boss is famous show in India. Prince won it. Rishab was at second place. All judges expected Rishub to win.

Iran President visit to Rome

President of Iran visited Rome

Iran also placed order of 100+ Airbus planes.

Under sections they could not buy planes and there were lot of safety concerns