The rally was flagged off from Silchar in Assam. This rally aims at highlighting connectivity in this region through implementation of BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA).
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been awarded the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for human rights for year 2015.
China’s first lunar rover, Yutu, has set the new record for the longest stay by a rover on the lunar surface. It has been at work on the Lunar surface for almost two years. The old record was held by Lunokhod 1, which had spent 11 months on the Moon. Lunokhod I was launched by the USSR in 1970.
India and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conserve, develop and publicize written heritage at the National Library in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Luxembourg envoy to the United Nations (UN) Sylvie Lucas has been appointed as the chair of the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) of UN Security Council Reforms.