DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. ACTRESS REKHA HONOURED WITH YASH CHOPRA MEMORIAL AWARD
i. Bollywood actress and Rajya Sabha MP Rekha has been honoured with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award.
ii. The award is given for her talent and contribution to the film industry.
iii. Yash Chopra Memorial Award is an annual award given for outstanding contribution to film industry in the memory of the producer-director Yash Chopra who died in 2012.
2. FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE CONCLUDED THREE-DAY VISIT TO INDIA
i. French President Francois Hollande visited India from 24 January to 26th January as the Chief Guest at India's 67th Republic Day celebrations.
ii. It was President Hollande's second state Visit to India.
iii. Major Highlights of the Visit
a. He inspected the Guard of Honour during the Ceremonial Reception in New Delhi
b. He witnessed the 67th Republic Day Parade at New Delhi
c. Hollande and Modi jointly inaugurated the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Secretariat in Gurgaon.
d. French military contingent participated in the republic day parade of India making France the first country to receive such an honour.
e. India and France inked 14 Agreements on purchase of 36 Rafale Aircrafts.
3. PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE ANNOUNCED 2016 PADMA AWARDS
i. President Pranab Mukherjee announced the winners of the Padma Awards 2016.
List of Padma Vibhushan Awardees
a. Yamini Krishnamurthi in Art- Classical dance
b. Rajinikanth in Art-Cinema
c. Girija Devi in Art-Classical Vocal
d. Ramoji Rao in Literature & Education-Journalism
e. Viswanathan Shanta in Medicine-Oncology
f. Shri Shri Ravi Shankar in Spiritualism
g. Jagmohan in Public Affairs
h. Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre in Science & Engineering
i. Avinash Dixit (Foreigner) in Literature & Education
j. Late Shri Dhiru Bhai Ambani (Posthumous) in Trade & Industry
ii. Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian Awards of India.
iii. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
4. MARCELO REBELO DE SOUSA WON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF PORTUGAL
i. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa won the Presidential election of Portugal.
ii. He won the election by securing 52 percent of votes.
5. TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL RELEASED CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2015
i. Transparency International released the Corruption Perceptions Index after measuring the levels of public sector corruption in 168 countries and territories across the world.
ii. Denmark is ranked on the first palce adjudged as the most corruption-free country among the other countries.
iii. India was placed at the 76th place earlier india was at the 85th position