CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26th January, 2018

  1. The ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit was held in New Delhi to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of sectoral dialogue. The leaders of ASEAN were Guests of Honour at India’s 69th Republic Day celebrations.

        A joint statement titled Delhi Declaration” was issued after the plenary session.

1.     Brunei Sultan, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah
2.     Indonesia President, Joko Widodo
3.     Philippines President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte
4.     Cambodia Prime Minister, Hun Sen
5.     Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong
6.     Malaysia Prime Minister, Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak
7.      Thailand Prime Minister,  Prayut Chan-o-cha
8.     Myanmar State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi
9.     Vietnam Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc
10.    Lao PDR. Prime Minister, Thongloun Sisoulith
  1. Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Some of the 2018 padma awardees……….

Padma Vibhushan

Sl. No Name Field State
1. Shri Illaiyaraja Art-Music Tamil Nadu
2. Shri Ghulam Mustafa Khan Art-Music Maharashtra
3. Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran Literature and Education Kerala

Padma Bhushan

Sl. No Name Field State
4. Shri Pankaj Advani Sports- Billiards/Snooker Karnataka
5. Shri Philipose Mar Chrysostom Others-Spiritualism Kerala
6. Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sports-Cricket Jharkhand
7. Shri Alexander Kadakin


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3. Jyoti Prakash Nirala : was awarded the Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peacetime military honour, posthumously to Indian Air Force Garud Commando. This is the third Ashoka Chakra for the Indian Air Force and first for its ground combat.

Wartime gallantry awards

Peacetime gallantry awards 

Param Vir Chakra Ashok Chakra Award
Maha Vir Chakra Kirti Chakra
Vir Chakra Shaurya Chakra
  • 20th round of Special Representative talks took place in Dec, 2017 between NSA Ajit Doval and China’s State Counsellor Yang Jiechi.
  •  2020 summer Olympics(popular Olympics) to be held in japan.

Most misused IPC provisions: 

Section 120B  – Criminal conspiracy

Section 124A  – Treason Against State

Section 498A – Dowry prohition

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