Daily Current Affairs – 26th January 2020
Daily Current Affairs :- Current Affairs section is the most important part of almost every competitive exam whether be it SSC, Banking , Insurance or State PCS examination. In this post candidates will find the important national and international news from the exam point of view. These news are incorporated from different sources like The Hindu newspaper , The Indian express and Press information Bureau (PIB).Here, is the current affairs for 12th January 2020.
Nation celebrates 71st Republic Day with patriotic fervour
PTINation celebrated the 71st Republic Day today with a grand military parade and exhibition of its history, cultural diversity and strategic weaponry at the Rajpath in the National Capital.
President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the tricolour and took the salute of the parade. President of Brazil Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the Chief Guest at the Parade this year.
Government announces 141 Padma Awards for this year on occasion of 71st Republic Day
The government has announced 141 Padma Awards for this year on the occasion of 71st Republic Day. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhusan and 118 Padma Shri awards. 34 awardees are women and 18 foreigners. 12 persons are awarded posthumously.
Former Union Ministers George Fernandes, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley will be awarded Padma Vibhushan posthumously. Pejavara math seer late Vishveshateertha Swamiji will be awarded Padma Vibhushan posthumously. Former Prime Minister of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth, Hindustani classical vocalist Chhannulal Mishra and Boxer MC Mary Kom will also get Padma Vibhushan.
Former Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar and Legal luminary and educator NR Madhava Menon to be conferred Padma Bhushan posthumously. Eminent Writer Manoj Das, Shuttler PV Sindhu, industrialist Anand Mahindra will get Padma Bhushan.
India, Brazil sign 15 MoUs in cybersecurity, bioenergy among others
India and Brazil on Saturday signed 15 MoUs in various fields including cybersecurity, bioenergy and health and medicine among others, following the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro.
An MoU on bioenergy cooperation, investment cooperation and facilitation treaty, agreement on cooperation in the field of health and medicine, cultural exchange programme for the period 2020-2024 were exchanged between the two sides.
Apart from these, an agreement on social security, MoU on cooperation in the area of cybersecurity, programme of scientific and technological cooperation for implementing the agreement on scientific and technological cooperation, MoU on cooperation in the field of geology and mineral resources, MoU between Invest India and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, Joint Declaration of Intent for cooperation in the fields of animal husbandry and dairying, and MoU on cooperation for establishing a nodal institution in India to carry out research on bio-energy were also exchanged.
International Customs Day is observed on 26 January
International Customs Day (ICD) is observed on 26 January every year. The day recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. The day marks the anniversary of the formation of the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC).
On this day, the customs agencies hold employee appreciation events.
The agencies recognize the custom officers for their exemplary service.
Summit & Conference
Bharat Parv 2020′ begins at Red Fort to celebrate spirit of India
Bharat Parv 2020, a festival to celebrate the spirit of India has begun at Red Fort Ground in New Delhi. It will continue till 1st of February.
The objective of Bharat Parv is to encourage people to visit different tourist places of the country and to inculcate the spirit of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’
EU Appoints Joao Vale De Almeida As First Ambassador To Post-brexit UK
European Union named its first ambassador to the post-Brexit United Kingdom after Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday signed the agreement to leave the bloc. Officials on Friday named Portuguese diplomat Joao Vale de Almeida as EU’s top envoy to London.
Joao Vale de Almeida has previously served as an ambassador for the European Union in Washington and the United Nations.
Vale de has worked as a journalist before joining the European Commission in 1982.
Padma Awards 2020: list of Padma Award winners of 2020.
The government of India announced the Padma Shri Awards 2020. The Padma Vibhushan for this year has been awarded to a total of seven prominent personalities, while 16 have been given the Padma Bhushan, 118 have been given the Padma Shri on the 71st Republic Day this year.
Eminent personalities, including former union ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes, Olympian boxer Mary Kom, former Mauritius prime minister Anerood Gugnauth have been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan .
‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguishedservice in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
|Name||Field & State/Country|
|Shri George Fernandes (Posthumous)||Public Affairs (Bihar)|
|Shri Arun Jaitley (Posthumous)||Public Affairs (Delhi)|
|Smt. Sushma Swaraj (Posthumous)||Public Affairs (Delhi)|
|Sir Anerood Jugnauth GCSK||Public Affairs (Mauritius)|
|Smt. M. C. Mary Kom||Sports (Manipur)|
|Shri Chhannulal Mishra||Art (Uttar Pradesh)|
|Sri Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri Pejavara Adhokhaja Matha Udupi (Posthumous)||Others-Spiritualism (Karnataka)|
|Shri M. Mumtaz Ali (Sri M)||Others-Spiritualism||Kerala|
|Shri Syed Muazzem Ali (Posthumous)||Public Affairs||Bangladesh|
|Shri Muzaffar Hussain Baig||Public Affairs||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Shri Ajoy Chakravorty||Art||West Bengal|
|Shri Manoj Das||Literature and Education||Puducherry|
|Shri Balkrishna Doshi||Others-Architecture||Gujarat|
|Ms. Krishnammal Jagannathan||Social Work||Tamil Nadu|
|Shri S. C. Jamir||Public Affairs||Nagaland|
|Shri Anil Prakash Joshi||Social Work||Uttarakhand|
|Dr. Tsering Landol||Medicine||Ladakh|
|Shri Anand Mahindra||Trade and Industry||Maharashtra|
|Shri Neelakanta Ramakrishna Madhava Menon (Posthumous)||Public Affairs||Kerala|
|Shri Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar (Posthumous)||Public Affairs||Goa|
|Prof. Jagdish Sheth||Literature and Education||USA|
|Ms. P. V. Sindhu||Sports||Telangana|
|Shri Venu Srinivasan||Trade and Industry||Tamil Nadu|
|Guru Shashadhar Acharya||Art||Jharkhand|
|Dr. Yogi Aeron||Medicine||Uttarakhand|
|Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal||Trade and Industry||Delhi|
|Shri Jagdish Lal Ahuja||Social Work||Punjab|
|Kazi Masum Akhtar||Literature and Education||West Bengal|
|Ms. Gloria Arieira||Literature and Education||Brazil|
|Khan Zaheerkhan Bakhtiyarkhan||Sports||Maharashtra|
|Dr. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay||Medicine||Uttar Pradesh|
|Dr. Sushovan Banerjee||Medicine||West Bengal|
|Dr. Digambar Behera||Medicine||Chandigarh|
|Dr. Damayanti Beshra||Literature and Education||Odisha|
|Shri Pawar Popatrao Bhaguji||Social Work||Maharashtra|
|Shri Himmata Ram Bhambhu||Social Work||Rajasthan|
|Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani||Trade and Industry||Uttar Pradesh|
|Shri Gafurbhai M. Bilakhia||Trade and Industry||Gujarat|
|Shri Bob Blackman||Public Affairs||United Kingdom|
|Ms. Indira P. P. Bora||Art||Assam|
|Shri Madan Singh Chauhan||Art||Chhattisgarh|
|Ms. Usha Chaumar||Social Work||Rajasthan|
|Shri Lil Bahadur Chettri||Literature and Education||Assam|
|Ms. Lalitha & Ms. Saroja Chidambaram (Duo)*||Art||Tamil Nadu|
|Dr. Vajira Chitrasena||Art||Sri Lanka|
|Dr. Purushottam Dadheech||Art||Madhya Pradesh|
|Shri Utsav Charan Das||Art||Odisha|
|Prof. Indra Dassanayake (Posthumous)||Literature and Education||Sri Lanka|
|Shri H. M. Desai||Literature and Education||Gujarat|
|Shri Manohar Devadoss||Art||Tamil Nadu|
|Ms. Oinam Bembem Devi||Sports||Manipur|
|Ms. Lia Diskin||Social Work||Brazil|
|Shri M. P. Ganesh||Sports||Karnataka|
|Dr. Bangalore Gangadhar||Medicine||Karnataka|
|Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar||Science and Engineering||Maharashtra|
|Shri Barry Gardiner||Public Affairs||United Kingdom|
|Shri Chewang Motup Goba||Trade and Industry||Ladakh|
|Shri Bharat Goenka||Trade and Industry||Karnataka|
|Shri Yadla Gopalarao||Art||Andhra Pradesh|
|Shri Mitrabhanu Gountia||Art||Odisha|
|Ms. Tulasi Gowda||Social Work||Karnataka|
|Shri Sujoy K. Guha||Science and Engineering||Bihar|
|Shri Harekala Hajabba||Social Work||Karnataka|
|Shri Enamul Haque||Others-Archaeology||Bangladesh|
|Shri Madhu Mansuri Hasmukh||Art||Jharkhand|
|Shri Abdul Jabbar (Posthumous)||Social Work||Madhya Pradesh|
|Shri Bimal Kumar Jain||Social Work||Bihar|
|Ms. Meenakshi Jain||Literature and Education||Delhi|
|Shri Nemnath Jain||Trade and Industry||Madhya Pradesh|
|Ms. Shanti Jain||Art||Bihar|
|Shri Sudhir Jain||Science and Engineering||Gujarat|
|Shri Benichandra Jamatia||Literature and Education||Tripura|
|Shri K. V. Sampath Kumar & Ms. Vidushi Jayalakshmi K.S.
|Literature and Education-Journalism||Karnataka|
|Shri Karan Johar||Art||Maharashtra|
|Dr. Leela Joshi||Medicine||Madhya Pradesh|
|Ms. Sarita Joshi||Art||Maharashtra|
|Shri C. Kamlova||Literature and Education||Mizoram|
|Dr. Ravi Kannan R.||Medicine||Assam|
|Ms. Ekta Kapoor||Art||Maharashtra|
|Shri Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia||Art||Gujarat|
|Shri Narayan J. Joshi Karayal||Literature and Education||Gujarat|
|Dr. Narindar Nath Khanna||Medicine||Uttar Pradesh|
|Shri Naveen Khanna||Science and Engineering||Delhi|
|Shri S. P. Kothari||Literature and Education||USA|
|Shri V. K. Munusamy Krishnapakthar||Art||Puducherry|
|Shri M. K. Kunjol||Social Work||Kerala|
|Shri Manmohan Mahapatra
|Ustad Anwar Khan Mangniyar||Art||Rajasthan|
|Shri Kattungal Subramaniam Manilal||Science and Engineering||Kerala|
|Shri Munna Master||Art||Rajasthan|
|Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra||Literature and Education||Himachal Pradesh|
|Ms. Binapani Mohanty||Literature and Education||Odisha|
|Dr. Arunoday Mondal||Medicine||West Bengal|
|Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee||Literature and Education||France|
|Shri Sathyanarayan Mundayoor||Social Work||Arunachal Pradesh|
|Shri Manilal Nag||Art||West Bengal|
|Shri N. Chandrasekharan Nair||Literature and Education||Kerala|
|Dr. Tetsu Nakamura (Posthumous)||Social Work||Afghanistan|
|Shri Shiv Datt Nirmohi||Literature and Education||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Shri Pu Lalbiakthanga Pachuau||Literature and Education-Journalism||Mizoram|
|Ms. Moozhikkal Pankajakshi||Art||Kerala|
|Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik||Literature and Education||USA|
|Shri Jogendra Nath Phukan||Literature and Education||Assam|
|Ms. Rahibai Soma Popere||Others-Agriculture||Maharashtra|
|Shri Yogesh Praveen||Literature and Education||Uttar Pradesh|
|Shri Jitu Rai||Sports||Uttar Pradesh|
|Shri Tarundeep Rai||Sports||Sikkim|
|Shri S. Ramakrishnan||Social Work||Tamil Nadu|
|Ms. Rani Rampal||Sports||Haryana|
|Ms. Kangana Ranaut||Art||Maharashtra|
|Shri Dalavai Chalapathi Rao||Art||Andhra Pradesh|
|Shri Shahbuddin Rathod||Literature and Education||Gujarat|
|Shri Kalyan Singh Rawat||Social Work||Uttarakhand|
|Shri Chintala Venkat Reddy||Others-Agriculture||Telangana|
|Smt. (Dr.) Shanti Roy||Medicine||Bihar|
|Shri Radhammohan & Ms. Sabarmatee (Duo)*||Others-Agriculture||Odisha|
|Shri Batakrushna Sahoo||Others-Animal Husbandry||Odisha|
|Ms. Trinity Saioo||Others-Agriculture||Meghalaya|
|Shri Adnan Sami||Art||Maharashtra|
|Shri Vijay Sankeshwar||Trade and Industry||Karnataka|
|Dr. Kushal Konwar Sarma||Medicine||Assam|
|Shri Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri
|Shri Mohammed Sharif||Social Work||Uttar Pradesh|
|Shri Shyam Sunder Sharma||Art||Bihar|
|Dr. Gurdip Singh||Medicine||Gujarat|
|Shri Ramjee Singh||Social Work||Bihar|
|Shri Vashishtha Narayan Singh (Posthumous)||Science and Engineering||Bihar|
|Shri Daya Prakash Sinha||Art||Uttar Pradesh|
|Dr. Sandra Desa Souza||Medicine||Maharashtra|
|Shri Vijayasarathi Sribhashyam||Literature and Education||Telangana|
|Smt. Kalee Shabi Mahaboob & Shri Sheik Mahaboob Subani
|Shri Javed Ahmad Tak||Social Work||Jammu and
|Shri Pradeep Thalappil||Science and Engineering||Tamil Nadu|
|Shri Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi||Literature and Education||Arunachal Pradesh|
|Shri Robert Thurman||Literature and Education||USA|
|Shri Agus Indra Udayana||Social Work||Indonesia|
|Shri Harish Chandra Verma||Science and Engineering||Uttar Pradesh|
|Shri Sundaram Verma||Social Work||Rajasthan|
|Dr. Romesh Tekchand Wadhwani||Trade and Industry||USA|
|Shri Suresh Wadkar||Art||Maharashtra|
|Shri Prem Watsa||Trade and Industry||Canada|
Science & Technology
New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah
A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Paleontologists unearthed the first specimen in early 1990s in Dinosaur National Monument in northeastern Utah.
The huge carnivore inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, between 157-152 million years ago, making it the geologically oldest species of Allosaurus, predating the more well-known state fossil of Utah, Allosaurus fragilis