Daily Current Affairs – 26 January 2020

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.

National News

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.

Click here to view full list of winner 

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 News

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.

Padma Vibhushan

Padma Vibhusan

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)

Padma Bhusan

Padma Bushan

Name Field State/Country
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


Padma Shri

Name Field State/Country
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


Art Odisha
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

alias Sayedbhai

Social Work Maharashtra
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


Art Tamil Nadu
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

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