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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Daily Current Affairs 27 Jan. 2016 (Free GK Updates)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JAN 2016
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1. INDIA CELEBRATES 67TH REPUBLIC DAY
i. India celebrated 67th Republic day on 26th January 2016 by displaying its cultural diversity, economic progress and military might were on display at Rajpath, New Delhi.
ii. French President Francois Hollande was chief guest on Republic Day function.
iii. He became 5th highest dignitary from France to be Chief Guest of Indian Republic Day parade.
iii. The Parade was led by Lieutenant General Rajan Ravindran.

2. UNION GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES SAHAJ SCHEME FOR ONLINE BOOKING OF LPG CYLINDERS
i. Union Government has launched Sahaj Scheme for online booking of LPG cylinders.
ii. India is celebrating 2016-Year as year of LPG Consumers.
iii. Sahaj will help Consumers to book LPG cylinders online through the web portal www.mylpg.in which is available in 13 languages
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas: Dharmendra Pradhan

3. PRESIDENT RULE IMPOSED IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH
i. President rule is imposed by the president on the recommendation of the government.
ii. The Union Cabinet approved the imposition of President Rule on the state after expiration of six month deadline under which the Assembly was supposed to meet.
iii. The President rule is imposed under Article 356 of the Constitution of India.

4.  KERALA DENTIST SAJEEV KOSHY HONOURED WITH ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
i. A Kerala dentist Sajeev Koshy was honoured with the highest civilian honour, the Order of Australia.
ii. The award is given for his contributions to dentistry in Australia.
iii. The Order of Australia is awarded to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service.

5. INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS DAY OBSERVED ON 26TH JANUARY
i. The International Customs Day was observed on 26th January 2016.
ii. The day is organised in commemoration of formation of World Customs Organisation on 26 January 1953.
iii. World Customs Organisation is an intergovernmental organization headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

6. IZUMO TAKUTO AND ZHU CHENGZHU WON ITTF WORLD JUNIOR CIRCUIT FINALS
i. Japan's Izumo Takuto and Hong Kong's Zhu Chengzhu became champions in the boys' and girls' categorie in the ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals in Madhya Pradesh.
ii. International Table Tennis Federation  is the governing body for all international table tennis associations.
iii. The main aim of ITTF is to oversee rules and regulations and technological improvement in table tennis.

7. 6TH NATIONAL VOTERS’ DAY OBSERVED ON 25TH JANUARY
i. 6th National Voters’ Day was observed on 25th January 2016 by the Election Commission of India.
ii. The theme of the day is ‘Inclusive and Qualitative Participation’.
iii. The day is observed with an aim to increase enrolment of voters, especially of the newly eligible ones.
Chief Election Commissioner: Dr. Nasim Zaidi

8. 9TH NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY OBSERVED ON 24TH JANUARY
i. National Girl Child Day is observed on 24th January.
ii. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the inequalities faced by the girl child in the country.

iii. International Day of the Girl Child is observed on 11th  October.

Daily Current Affairs 26 Jan. 2016 (Free GK Updates)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JAN 2016
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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 

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