26 January 2023 : Latest Current Affairs 26th January
Important Current Affairs 26th January 2023
In this article, we will discuss all the Current Affairs of 26th January including national, international, banking, finance, sports, awards, and many others. So if you are interested to know about the latest 26th January 2023 current affairs then read this article till the end.
Current Affairs of 26th January – National News
1. Chandigarh inaugurates the largest floating solar plant in North India.
◉ Chandigarh now has the largest floating solar plant in North India, with a 2000kWp capacity and a cost of Rs 11.70 crore, thanks to Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit.
◉ At Chandigarh’s Dhanas Lake, he also dedicated a 500kWp floating solar project with fountains. It was built for a total of Rs 3.34 crore.
◉ CREST conceptualized and carried out these initiatives (Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society).
◉ With a 20% module efficiency, it will produce a minimum of 35 Lac Units (kWh) of solar energy annually.
2. ‘Green Railway Station Certificate’ presented to Visakhapatnam Railway Station
◉ By implementing green ideas, East Coast Railway’s Visakhapatnam train station was given the “Green Railway Station Certification with the highest rating of Platinum” by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
◉ One of the few train stations that receive this esteemed certification is Visakhapatnam. Six environmental categories yielded 82 out of 100 scores for Visakhapatnam.
◉ The Environment Directorate of Indian Railways and IGBC have worked together to develop the Green Railway Station Rating System.
3. The SCO Film Festival will take place in Mumbai.
◉ The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), on behalf of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, will host the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival in Mumbai from January 27 to January 31, 2023.
◉ While India is holding the SCO Presidency, the SCO Film Festival is being held.
◉ The National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA, in Mumbai will host the opening ceremony on January 27 at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre.
◉ The festival’s opening feature will be the Tamil film “Appatha” by seasoned director Priyadarshan, which also serves as the lead actor in Urvashi’s 700th film.
4. Launch of a low-carbon cruise on Mahabahu by Hardeep S. Puri Brahmaputra
◉ The demo run of an inland water vessel fueled by methanol-blended diesel was inaugurated by Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Housing, and Urban Affairs (MD15).
◉ The boat voyage was conducted on the “SB Gangadhar,” a 50-seat motor launch marine vessel.
◉ Two diesel engines made by Ruston are installed in the nautical craft (each engine of 105 hp). MD-15 (HSD mixed with 15% methanol) will be used to power the boat.
◉ Agricultural waste, CO2 from thermal power plants, high-ash coal, and natural gas are used to make methanol, a low-carbon hydrogen carrier fuel. It is the most effective strategy to fulfill India’s COP 21 pledge.
5. “Ideal Train Profile” is introduced by Indian Railways.
◉ Indian Railways has developed the “Ideal Train Profile” by continually monitoring demand changes in each reserved express train in order to maximize capacity utilization and revenue production.
◉ Seven zonal railways—the Eastern, Central, Northern, Southern, South Central, Western, and West Central Railways—began the test project.
◉ In Indian Railways, the pilot project has already been implemented in more than 200 trains. It’s anticipated that the utility will also aid in improving confirmed seat availability and boost train occupancy by up to 5%.
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6. Julie Turner was proposed by US President Biden as the human rights envoy for North Korea.
◉ Julie Turner has been proposed by US President Joe Biden for the position of special envoy for North Korean human rights.
◉ The decision to fill the position, which has been open since 2017, was made in the midst of discussions over human rights concerns and actions taken to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.
◉ In the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of the State Department, Julie Turner now serves as the director for East Asia and the Pacific.
◉ Turner has more than 16 years of experience working in the East Asia and Pacific division, largely concentrating on projects aimed at advancing human rights in North Korea.
7. Sharma, Siddharth has been appointed as Tata Trusts’ CEO
◉ Siddharth Sharma has been named the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tata Trusts, one of the nation’s oldest public charity organizations, while Aparna Uppaluri has been named the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
◉ From April 1, 2023, their appointment will be in effect.
◉ The CEO of Tata Sons, N Srinath, retired in 2022 and was succeeded by 54-year-old Sharma, the company’s chief sustainability officer.
8. Winners List for the 2023 Padma Awards announced
◉ On the eve of the nation’s 74th Republic Day, the Union ministry of home affairs revealed the recipients of the Padma Awards.
◉ The government released 91 Padma Shri Awards, 9 Padma Bhushan Awards, and 6 Padma Vibhushan Awards recipients.
◉ There are 19 female prize recipients.
9. Day of National Tourism on January 25
◉ The 25th of January is designated as National Tourism Day each year.
◉ Objective: To increase public understanding of the role that the tourist sector plays in the nation.
◉ The day also serves to honor the contributions of the thousands of people who work in the tourism sector.
◉ Since the 1980s, numerous nations around the world have observed September 27 as World Tourism Day.
◉ This contribution from the tourism industry is anticipated to increase significantly. By 2028, it is predicted that there will be 53 million people working in the sector, an increase of around 35%.
10. Dr. B.V. Doshi, a well-known architect, passed suddenly
◉ Balkrishna Doshi, a well-known architect and recipient of the Padma Bhushan award, passed away recently at the age of 95.
◉ Doshi received the esteemed Aga Khan Award in 1995 for the township’s “Aranya Low-Cost Housing” design.
◉ In addition, Doshi received the Padma Shri in 1976 and the Padma Bhushan in 2020, India’s third-highest civilian honor.
◉ In 2018, he received the “Pritzker,” the highest honor in the field of architecture. Being given this honor made him the first Indian to do so.
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