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Daily Current Affairs 26th January 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26th January 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26th January 2023. 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 26th January 2023 Current affairs test.

National News
1. Visakhapatnam Railway Station Attains “Green Railway Station Certificate”

  • The East Coast Railway zone in Visakhapatnam has been awarded the Platinum “Green Railway Station Certification” by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
  • Visakhapatnam Railway Station is amongst the select few to receive this recognition, achieving an environmental score of 87 out of a potential 100.
  • The Environment Directorate of the Indian Railways collaborated with the IGBC to establish the Green Railway Station Rating System, which evaluates aspects like water conservation, waste management, energy efficiency, reduced reliance on non-renewable resources, and individual health and wellbeing.

Appointments and Resignations
2. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Appoints Julie Turner as Special Envoy for Human Rights in North Korea

  • The role, vacant since 2017, is being filled amid heightened discussions about human rights while addressing Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.
  • Julie Turner currently heads the East Asia and Pacific sector in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour.
  • Turner has over 16 years of experience in the East Asia and Pacific division, primarily concentrating on advancing human rights in North Korea.

Recent Appointments

  • Aruna Miller, the first Indian-American Lieutenant Governor of Maryland.
  • AK Sikri, former Supreme Court judge and administrator of the Shooting World Cup 2023.
  • Vikram Dev Dutt, the director general of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
  • Praveen Sharma, the director general of the National Health Authority.
  • Nick Walker, the chief executive officer of Vedanta’s Cairn Oil & Gas.

Appointments and Resignations
3. Tata Trusts Announce Siddharth Sharma as New Chief Executive Officer

  • Siddharth Sharma is appointed as the CEO of Tata Trusts, one of the oldest public charitable foundations in India, and Aparna Uppaluri as COO, effective April 1, 2023.

Important Dates
4. India’s 74th Republic Day Celebrations on January 226th, 2023

  • The event was themed “Jan Bhagidari” and saw Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as the chief guest.
  • Modern 105-mm Indian Field guns replaced the traditional 25-pounder in the 21-gun salute for the first time.
  • BSF’s female camels marched in the parade, highlighting women’s rights. Lieutenant Commander Disha Amrith commanded a contingent of 144 young sailors, representing women in male-dominated fields.

Important Dates
5. International Customs Day Observed on January 226th, 2023

  • The day is marked in honor of the inaugural meeting of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in 1953.
  • 2023’s central theme is “Supporting Future Generations” aiming to instill pride and community in Customs work.
  • Formerly known as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) until 2004, the WCO was established in Brussels in 1952 to enhance the efficacy of customs management.

Important Dates
6. National Tourism Day Celebrated on January 25th Every Year in the USA

  • This day aims to spread awareness about the significant role tourism plays in the nation’s economy and is an opportunity to honor the thousands working in the tourism sector.
  • World Tourism Day has been observed in various countries on September 27 since the 1980s. The tourism sector’s influence is predicted to grow, with an estimated 53 million jobs by 2028, marking a 35% increase.
  • By 2028, the tourism industry is projected to grow by 67%, reaching $125 billion. India hopes to attract 30.5% of the world’s tourists by then, generating $56 billion in revenue.

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