Current Affairs International - 27-28 June 2016

1. Indian-origin lawyer and human rights activist of South Africa Yasmin Sooka was appointed to chair a UN commission to monitor the human rights situation in South Sudan and suggest measures for improvement. She will serve the commission along with Kenneth Scott from the US and Godfrey Musila of Kenya.


2. Gudni Johannesson won the Iceland's presidential election held recently. He, a history professor, got 39.1% votes compared to 27.9% votes received by his competitor Halla Tmasdttir.


3. The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture was observed on 26th June across the world. The General Assembly proclaimed 26 June as the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in December 1997.


4. Legendary street-style fashion photographer Bill Cunningham passed away this week in New York. He was 87. He worked for the New York Times for around 40 years.


5. Chile defeated Argentina in the finals of 2016 Copa America tournament to win the title. The match went to Penalty shootout as no team was able to score during normal as well as extra time. Argentina Superstar Lionel Messi declared his retirement from International football after he remained title less for his team. He has won eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues with Spanish side Barcelona.