Daily Current Affairs 26 January 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26 January 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26 January 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 26 January 2018 Current Affairs Test.

National News

1. R-Day parade had more than 2 Chief Guests

  • As 10 ASEAN leaders attended the Republic Day Parade, more than 2 Chief Guests were invited for the 1st time in 69 years.
  • The parade saw the first ever tableu by All India Radio and Income Tax Department.

2. Mobile Dental Hospital launched in Telangana

  • The vehicle was launched as a part of the social dental service programme.
  • The vehicle has 2 dental operation theatres with 2 doctors, personnel, equipment and drugs.

3. Freedom fighter, snake bite healer among 2018 Padma awardees

  • The Centre announced the 2018 Padma Shri recipients including the 99 yr old freedom fighter who runs schools and orphanages for the poor.
  • Rajagopalan, who developed a method to construct roads using plastic waste has also been felicitated.

International News

1. Jerusalem is off the negotiating table : US Prez

  • In a bilateral meeting with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, both the leaders pledged to make efforts to restart Israeli-Palestine peace negotiations.
  • Trump also called on Palestine to return to peace talks if it wanted to continue receiving the financial aid from the US.

2. JeM declares India as number one enemy

  • JeM chief Masood Azhar’s brother Talha Siaf declared India and PM Modi as the outfit’s enemies during a rally in Pakistan.
  • He also incited Muslims to follow the path of Jihad during the rally.

3. Bitcoin must be regulated to prevent use by criminals: UK PM

  • UK PM Theresa May has said cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin must be regulated to prevent them from being used for criminal activity.
  • Her Chancellor Philip Hammond said cryptocurrencies need to be regulated before they destabilise the global economy.

Business News

1. Your days are numbered : Billionaire to Google, FB

  • Billionaire investor George Soros has said govts would soon start regulating FB and Google as they control over half of all internet advertising revenue.
  • He also predicted the tech giants would compromise themselves to access markets like China.

2. Fake website offers JioCoin

  • Following reports that Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is planning to create its own cryptocurrency called JioCoin, a fake website started offering JIO COIN at a launch price of Rs.100 per coin.
  • It asked people to register on the website and and said all the coins will be credited in the ‘JIO COIN Wallet’.

3. Google Play reach all-time record 19 bn downloads in Q4

  • In 2017 Q4, Google Play Store reached its highest ever quarterly app downloads at 19 billion, taking a record lead of 145% over Apple’s App Store.
  • The downloads were driven by emerging markets including India, Indonesia and Brazil.

Sports News
1. Roger Federer enters his 30th Grand Slam final

  • Swiss tennis player Roger Federer entered his 30th Grand Slam final after his opponent retired due to an injury.
  • Federer, gunning for his 20th Grand Slam and 6th Australian Open title will face world number 6 Marin Cilic.

2. Kidambi Srikanth conferred with Padma Shri award

  • Alongside Srikanth, Saikhom Mirabai and Somdev Devvarman were also conferred with the award.
  • India’s first Paralympic gold medallist Murlikant Petkar was also given the award.

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