- The National Ayurveda Day is being observed on 28-10-2016.
- Two Yazidi women, Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar, who escaped sexual enslavement by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq, have won Europe’s top human rights award, the Sakharov prize.
Antarctica’s Ross Sea declared world’s largest marine reserve
- Japanese Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito, died at the age of 100 on Thursday, 27 October
- The Union Cabinet approved the establishment and operationalisation of National Academic Depository
- The Indian documentary – Daughters of Mother India won the first prize in the Documentary Film category at the sixth CAM International Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt.
- Ajay M Gondane is appointed as the High Commissioner of India to Australia