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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JAN 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.      GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES 4 NEW SCHEMES TO PROMOTE YOUNG SCIENTISTS
i. Central Government launched 4 new schemes to promote young scientists and researchers in India. All the schemes focus on empowering, recognising and motivating youth. Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence Scheme will connect the educators to leading public funded institutions like Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Science or national institutions like Council of Scientific & Industrial Research to pursue research.
ii. Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship scheme, support will be offered to 100 PhD scholars for training at foreign universities/laboratories up to 12 months during their doctoral research. Distinguished Investigator Award scheme, 100 fellowships will be offered to principal investigators of Science and Engineering Research Board/Department of Science and Technology projects.
iv. Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research scheme aims to encourage science writing.

2.      KOLKATA BECOMES 1ST INDIAN METRO TO GET A FLOATING MARKET
i. Kolkata has become the first Indian Metro to get a Floating Market. The market will be located on a water-body with boats doubling up as shops. The market, located on the eastern fringes of the city, was inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
ii. The aim is to rehabilitate over 200 shopkeepers from a nearby market that was demolished for the widening of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. The market will host at least 114 boats, each one accommodating two shops.


3.      INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ‘INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE ELECTION PROCESS’ IN NEW DELHI
i. Election Commission of India hosted a one-day International Conference on ‘Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Election Process’ in New Delhi.
ii. The Conference was organized under the VoICE.NET platform, a common knowledge/resource sharing network for 25 Election Management Bodies and International Organisations. It was attended by representatives from five Election Management Bodies viz. Australia, Bhutan, Guinea, Moldova & Zambia and Heads of two International Organisations viz. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and International Foundation of Electoral Systems.
iii. During the conference, representatives from EMBs and international organisations shared their experiences, initiatives and best practices for electoral engagement, enrolment and active participation of Persons with Disabilities in ballot exercise.
iv. On the sidelines of the Conference, ECI signed Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of election management with Central Election Commission of Moldova, with National Independent Electoral Commission of Guinea and also with International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.

4.      PUNJAB CM LAUNCHES BENEFITS UNDER 'MAHATMA GANDHI SARBAT VIKAS YOJANA'
i. Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh launched the release of benefits under 'Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana' aimed at the inclusive growth of the distressed sections of the society.
ii. He appealed to the state's debt-ridden farmers not to commit suicide since his government was committed to the total implementation of its farm debt waiver scheme by November 2018.

5.      SUSHMA SWARAJ INAUGURATES BHARAT-ASEAN MAITRI PARK IN DELHI
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the Bharat-ASEAN Maitri Park in Delhi. The Bharat-ASEAN Maitri Park was inaugurated a day before the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit.
ii. The ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit will enhance India-ASEAN cooperation in areas such as counter-terrorism, security and connectivity.
iii. ASEAN consists of the following countries: Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Brunei.

6.      INDIA, VIETNAM RELEASE FIRST-EVER COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS
i. India and Vietnam released first ever set of commemorative postage stamps to mark the long-term friendly bilateral relationships between the two countries.
ii. The stamp was released by AN Nanda, Secretary, Department of Posts. The two set of stamps released carry picture of Sanchi Stupa and Thien Mu Pagoda.

7.      PADMA AWARDS 2018 ANNOUNCED: FULL LIST OF RECIPIENTS
i. The President has approved the awards for 85 individuals, which includes 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri.
ii. In sports personalities, former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and multiple world champion cueist Pankaj Advani have been conferred with the third-highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan.
iii. The 2017 World Weightlifting Champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and former Asian Games gold medallist tennis player Somdev Devvarman have been conferred with the Padma Shri. The awards are announced on the eve of the Republic Day every year.

8.      NATION CELEBRATES 69TH REPUBLIC DAY
i. The Country celebrates its 69th Republic Day on 26th January in Rajpath, New Delhi to be resplendently displaying the country's pride and glory. Heads of ten ASEAN countries are chief guests at Republic Day.
ii. The family members of Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala (Posthumous) of the Indian Air Force, who died fighting militants in Kashmir valley, received India’s highest peacetime gallantry award, Ashok Chakra.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE PRESIDENT HAS RECENTLY APPROVED THE PADMA AWARDS FOR 85 INDIVIDUALS. GHULAM MUSTAFA KHAN AWARDED PADMA VIBHUSHAN IN THE FIELD OF?
a)  Art (Music)
b)  Literature & Education
c)  Art (Painting)
d)  Public Affairs
Q2. WHICH STATE GOVERNMENT HAS LAUNCHED THE RELEASE OF BENEFITS UNDER 'MAHATMA GANDHI SARBAT VIKAS YOJANA' AIMED AT THE INCLUSIVE GROWTH OF THE DISTRESSED SECTIONS OF THE SOCIETY?
a)  Sikkim
b)  Punjab
c)  Haryana
d)  Gujarat
Q3. WITH WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRY INDIA HAS RELEASED FIRST EVER SET OF COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS TO MARK THE LONG-TERM FRIENDLY BILATERAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES?
a)  France
b)  Indonesia
c)  Vietnam
d)  UAE
Q4. THE COUNTRY CELEBRATED ITS 69TH REPUBLIC DAY ON 26TH JANUARY IN RAJPATH, NEW DELHI. THE HEADS OF HOW MANY ASEAN COUNTRIES WERE THE CHIEF GUESTS AT REPUBLIC DAY?
a)  12
b)  8
c)  11
d)  10
Q5. IN THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED PADMA AWARDS 2018, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SPORTS PERSONALITIES WERE AWARDED WITH PADMA BHUSHAN?
a)  Both (b) and (c)
b)  Mahendra Singh Dhoni
c)  Pankaj Advani
d)  Virat Kohli

ANSWERS: 
1 - A    2 - B    3 - C    4 - D    5 - A



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