Daily GK and Current affairs 26 January 2015

January 26, 2015

Top current affairs 26 January 2015 updates useful for upcoming banking exams are given below.

Current Affairs 26 january 2015 – National Scene

1. Ashok chakra to Ashok Chakra for Mukund Varadarajan and Neeraj Kumar.

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Explanation –
Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar who died fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir were honored with Ashoka Chakra posthumously. Ashoka chakra is India’s highest peacetime gallantry award.

Current Affairs 26 january 2015 – International

3. Miss colombia Paulina Vega won Miss universe 2014.

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Explanation –
The first runner-up was Miss USA Nia Sanchez and the second runner-up was Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha. Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant that is run by the Miss Universe Organization. It was founded in 1952 by the California clothing company Pacific Mills.

Persons in news

4. Eminent cartoonist and creator of common man RK laxman rests in peace.

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Explanation –
Laxman’s Common Man character, often described as holding up a mirror to India’s democracy. In 2005, Laxman was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honour.

Important days

5. World Leprosy day observed on 25th January.

world leprosy day
Explanation –
World Leprosy Dayis observed internationally on January 26 or its nearest Sunday to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease.

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