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Saturday, January 28, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. DELHI DYNAMOS APPOINT ASHISH SHAH AS NEW CEO
i. Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos appointed Ashish Shah as their new CEO. 
ii. His appointment effective as of January 23. Shah was the heading Chennaiyin FC when the team won the ISL title in 2015.

2. NATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AWARD FOR KESHAV KRISHNA
i. Keshav Krishna, a scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute has been selected for the National Geoscience Award for 2016.The award was given by the Union Ministry of Mines is in recognition of his work in the field of geo-environmental studies.
ii. Keshav Krishna is presently involved in studies on environmental risk assessment related sediments and water in industrial areas, heavy metal contamination in soil, abandoned mine sites and their interactions with the environmental pollutants.

3. SUMO WRESTLER BECOMES FIRST JAPANESE ATHLETE TO RECEIVE HIGHEST HONOUR IN 19 YEARS
i. Japan’s sumo wrestler Kisenosato was promoted to the highest rank of the wresting, Yokozuna after winning his first title at the New Year Grand Sumo Japan Wrestler Tournament.
ii. Kisenosato, whose real name is Yutaka Hagiwara is the 1st Japanese born and bred wrestler to earn the coveted rank of “grand champion since 1998.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH JAN 2017
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1. MAKE MY TRIP LAUNCHES INDIA'S 1ST SOCIAL LUXURY TRAVEL MAGAZINE
i. India's largest online travel portal MakeMyTrip has launched the 1st ever social luxury travel magazine called 'Luxury Travel Times'. The mobile-only magazine is released through innovative ad platforms like Facebook Canvas & Instagram-Stories.
ii. 'Spa-cation', 'Heaven on Earth' & 'Heritage' was first few themes of the magazine presenting exotic choices to explore fine living.

2. 68TH REPUBLIC DAY: ASHOK CHAKRA TO HAVALDAR HANGPAN DADA FOR SACRIFICING HIS LIFE FOR NATION
i. Havaldar Hangpan Dada, who killed 4 terrorists before laying down his life in Kupwara has been awarded Ashok Chakra, the highest peace time gallantry award.
ii. His wife Changsen received the award from the President Pranab Mukherjee during the 68th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. Havaldar Hangpan Dada of Assam Regiment killed 4 intruding terrorists at the height of 13,000 feet in the harsh and icy Himalayan range of North Kashmir.

3. INDIA RANKS 6TH ON EIGHT GREAT POWERS IN 2017: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY MAGAZINE
i. India is ranked at the 6th spot behind China and Japan in a list of 8 great powers for the year 2017 by a leading American foreign policy magazine.
 ii. The list is topped by the US, whereas China and Japan are at tie for being on the second spot. Russia  and Germany are the other 2 countries ahead of India. Iran is ranked 7th and Israel is on the 8th spot.

4. JEEVAN RAKSHA PADAK AWARDS 2016 ANNOUNCED
i. Indian President has approved the conferment of Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards 2016 on 36 persons including Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 5 persons, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 8 persons and Jeevan Raksha Padak to 23 persons, 7 awards are posthumous.
ii. Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards are given to a person for meritorious act of human nature in saving the life of a person.
iii. The award is given in 3 categories namely, Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Jeevan Raksha Padak  and Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak. The award can also be conferred posthumously.

5. US EMMY AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS MARY TYLER MOORE HAS PASSED AWAY
i. Emmy award-winning US actress Mary Tyler Moore has passed away. She was best known for her television roles in the 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show and the eponymous The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s.
ii. She was also nominated for the best actress Oscar in 1980 for the film Ordinary People.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26TH JAN 2017
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1. NATION CELEBRATES ITS 68TH REPUBLIC DAY
i. India celebrates its 68th Republic Day on 26th January 2017. On January 26, 1950, the Constitution of India came into force. President Pranab Mukherjee has started the ceremony by hoisting the Indian flag, following which the Republic Day Parade from Rajpath.
ii. The Theme of 2017 Republic Day is: Skill India and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.
iii. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the Chief Guest at the ceremony.
iv. PM Narendra Modi, who personally received the Prince at the airport, stated that United Arab Emirates  is India's valued partner and close ties between the two countries are important for the entire region.
v. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred 3 Gallantry awards on the Indian Navy, also approved 398 Gallantry awards and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others.

2. LIST OF PADMA AWARDEES 2017
i. The Padma awards announced every year on India's Republic Day. This Year both Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri awards given are as follows:
i. Padma Vibhushan awardees: Murli Manohar Joshi, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Sharad Pawar, K.J.Yesudas, P.A. Sangma, Sunder Lal Patwah, Vishwa Mohan Bhat.
ii. Padma Shri awardees: Basanti Visht, T. K. Murthy, Emrat Khan, L. Birender Kumar Singh, Baoa Devi, Kailash Kher, Mukund Naik, Anuradha Podwal, T. K. Vishwanathanan, Kanwal Sibal, G. Venkata Subbaiah, Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla, Eli Ahmed, Bhavna Somaya, Kashinath Pandit,Harkishan Singh, Sanjeev Kapoor, Ashok Kumar Bhattacharya, H. R. Shah,Dr Mapuskar, Virat Kohli, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, M. Thanghavelu.

3. NATIONAL VOTERS’ DAY BEING OBSERVED 25 JANUARY 2017
i. The Election Commission of India will celebrate the 7th National Voters’ Day across the country on 25 January for enhanced participation of citizens in the electoral process.
ii. President Pranab Mukherjee will give awards for best electoral practices to Superintendents of Police, District Collectors and other functionaries involved in election management.
iii. The Day is also utilized to spread awareness among voters regarding effective participation in the electoral process.

4. UN APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF UNIC IN NEW DELHI
i. Derk Segaar has been appointed as the Director of the New Delhi based United Nations Information Centre covering the Kingdom of Bhutan and India by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
ii. He was the Head of Communications of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in New York.

5. RUBBER SOIL INFORMATION SYSTEM LAUNCHED BY THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY FOR RUBBER GROWERS
i. The Minister of Commerce & Industry, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman launched Rubber Soil Information System in New Delhi to provide the detail about the soil quality to the rubber growers to enhance productivity besides reducing the cost of production.
ii. RubSIS is an online platform developed to recommend application of appropriate mix of fertilizers to the specific plantations of rubber growers depending upon their soil nature.

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