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Nation and Politics- Current affairs 26/01/21
This category of current affairs 26/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
India Celebrates 72nd Republic Day
On 26th January 2021, India celebrates its 72nd Republic Day. In 1950 on this day, Constitution of India came into effect and the country became a republic. Since then, every year the country celebrates the anniversary to mark this important event. Indian Tricolour is hoisted and different government and cultural programs are organized across India. A parade of armed forces of the nation is organized in the national capital New Delhi, displaying the flavours and traditions of different states of the country.
Government Announces Recipients of Padma Awards for the Year 2021
Central government announced the list of recipients of Padma Awards for year 2021 on the eve of Republic Day of India. Moreover, president of India has approved total 119 Padma Awards including Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. There are seven names including Shinjo Abe and S P Balasubramaniam in the list of Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour. Ten Padma Bhushan awardees and 102 Padma Shri awardees are announced.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 26/01/21
This category of current affairs 26/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
Udyam Sarathi App Launched by UP Government
On 24 January 2021, 71st foundation day of state, Uttar Pradesh CM launched Udyam Sarathi app. The app is developed to help the youth of state in finding job and employment related information. App will also comprise of a varied range of data regarding business opportunities in different departments and sectors, including the state and Central governments. Although, government has launched this app under the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 26/01/21
This category of current affairs 26/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
Wrestler Virender Singh, TT Player Mouma Das are Padma Shri Winners
The President of India felicitated the Padma Awards. The award winners are announced on the eve of Republic Day (January 26), every year. Similarly, this year seven sportspersons from the Indian sports fraternity have received the prestigious Padma awards for the year 2021 on Monday. The Ministry of Home Affairs has also confirmed this on Monday.
Moreover, the list of Padma awardees includes the name of P. Anitha (basketball), Mouma Das (table tennis), Anshu Jamsenpa (mountaineering), Madhavan Nambiar (athletics coach). Moreover, the list also includes Sudha Hari Narayan Singh (athletics), Virender Singh (wrestling in deaf category), KY Venkatesh (para-athlete) have been awarded the prestigious award in the sports category for the year 2021.
Maharashtra to Start ‘Jail Tourism’
The government of Maharashtra has decided to start ‘jail tourism’ from January 26, 2021. Moreover, the government will allow tours from Yerawada prison of Pune. Through this initiative, the state government aims to facilitate people to visit and see the historical prisons. Officials also state that the people will see the prisons as memories of many freedom fighters imprisoned there have been preserved.
Moreover, britishers imprisoned many freedom fighters in Yerawada jail including Mahatma Gandhi, Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lokmanya Tilak, Sarojini Naidu many many more.
World- Current affairs 26/01/21
This category of current affairs 26/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
EU Weighs Response to Navalny Arrest, Protest Crackdown
On Monday, European Union foreign Ministers debated the 27-nation bloc’s response. Moreover, this bloc’s response is for the arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and a weekend police crackdown. This crackdown saw thousands taken into custody during protests in support of President Vladimir Putin’s most well-known critic.
Biden to Sign Executive Orders to Promote ‘Made in America’ Products
To promote “Made in America” products US President Joe Biden will sign a series of executive orders on Monday. Moreover, this step strengthens the supply chains asserting that the new administration remains committed to working with partners and allies. Senior officials also said that this will modernize international trade rules.
Janet Yellen became First Female US Treasury Secretary – Here’s What She Can Do About Climate Change
The U.S. Senate voted enthusiastically to confirm economist Janet Yellen as U.S. Treasury secretary. It will require every ounce of her vast experience to pilot the economy through a confluence of challenges. The financial risks from climate change and inequality together will also determine the chances of American prosperity.
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