27 January 2016 – Important Current Affairs Updates

///27 January 2016 – Important Current Affairs Updates

National News Daily Current Affairs Update – 27 January 2016

ExamPariksha publishes relevant fact based Current Affairs daily to cover all important happening and developments in the National sphere in this section. Usually examiners ask GA GK questions in personal interviews focussing on recent events to check how informed you are, is an attempt to cover all important topics for such scenarios also.

  • Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami of the Army’s elite Para Special Forces, has been conferred the Ashok Chakra posthumously for saving two injured soldiers and eliminating terrorists in Kashmir, before he succumbed to injuries. His wife collected the award from President Pranab Mukherjee before the Republic Day Parade. Note that: Goswami is the only soldier to get India’s highest peacetime gallantry award this year.
  • India celebrates 67th Republic Day on Tuesday. The Constitution of India came into force on January 26, 1950, replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. To commemorate this, January 26 is celebrated as Republic Day every year with great zeal and fervor.
  • French army soldiers have become the first foreign military contingent to take part in India’s Republic Day parade. Where French President, Francois Hollande was the Chief Guest, marking the fifth time that a French leader is a Chief Guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations, which is the maximum number from any country so far.
  • President’s Rule has been imposed in Arunachal Pradesh citing failure of constitutional machinery (article 356).
  • India’s first blind-friendly train, from Mysuru to Varanasi, has made its maiden journey.
  • Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling has inaugurated the Red Panda Winter Festival in Gangtok. The festivities includes cultural events and a parade, which is led by the festival mascot, a Red Panda.
  • Veteran actress Rekha has been honoured with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award for her contribution to the film industry. It was presented to her by Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao in Mumbai.

International News Daily Current Affairs Update – 27 January 2016

Questions about International Relations (IR) are often asked in interviews, written exams conducted by various recruiters. The following international news has important daily current affairs which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC and State PSCs.

  • Indian-origin physicist Professor Chennupati Jagadish has been awarded Australia’s highest civilian honour, the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC),  in recognition of his service in physics and engineering.
  • India has gifted 40 ambulances and eight buses to Nepal.

Economics News Daily Current Affairs Update – 27 January 2016

  • Online payments and m-commerce platform Paytm has signed a ₹120 crore agreement with its lead investor Alibaba’s cloud computing arm – AliCloud. Under the agreement, Paytm users will be allowed to access Alibaba’s online payment platform Alipay for shopping in US, China, Japan and the UK. In return, Alipay’s users can shop in India through Paytm.
  • Under the Centre’s new strategy, Khadi will now be projected as an organic, green fabric under the brand name ‘Harit Vastra’ to make it an international brand. The market potential for Indian Khadi goods is reportedly over ₹40,000 crore.
  • Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has announced that the public sector oil firms IOC, BPCL, HPCL, and EIL will invest ₹1.5 lakh crore to set up India’s largest refinery in Maharashtra. This refinery, with a total capacity of 60 million tonnes a year, will be built in two phases. Note that :Reliance Industries currently has the largest refinery in India situated at Jamnagar (Gujarat).

Sports News Daily Current Affairs Update – 27 January 2016

  • India beat Australia by 37 runs in the first Twenty-20 International held at Adelaide Oval.
  • Deborah Herold from the island UT of Andamans has created history by becoming the first Indian to qualify for the Track Cycling World Championships to be held in March at London.

Obituaries

  • British adventurer Henry Worsley, who was replicating Sir Ernest Shackleton’s solo expedition across the South Pole, has died from severe dehydration and exhaustion at age of 55 years. He had covered 913 miles in 71 days and was only 30 miles short of becoming the first man to cross Antarctica by himself.
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