26 January 2023 Current Affairs in English by The Education Wire
1. With what theme was International Customs Day celebrated across the world on 26 January 2023?
Ans – Teaching the Next Generation: Fostering a Culture of Knowledge Sharing and Professional Pride and Etiquette
International Customs Day is celebrated annually on January 26th. It was established by the World Customs Organization (WCO) in 1953 to recognize the role of customs officials and agencies in maintaining border security and facilitating international trade. The day is used to raise awareness of the work of customs officials and to promote cooperation and understanding between different customs organizations around the world.
2. Which Indian cricketer was recently named the ICC Men’s T20 Cricketer of the Year 2022?
Ans – Suryakumar Yadav (SKY)
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the governing body of international cricket. It was founded in 1909 as the Imperial Cricket Conference and later became the International Cricket Conference in 1965. The ICC is responsible for organizing and managing international cricket tournaments, including the ICC Cricket World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy. It also sets the rules and regulations for the sport and oversees the performance of national teams and players. The ICC is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3. When will India celebrate its 20th Republic Day on 26 January 2023?
Ans : – 74th
India Republic Day is a national holiday celebrated on January 26th every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On this day in 1950, the Constitution of India came into effect, making India a republic and replacing the Government of India Act 1935. The day is celebrated with a grand parade and cultural program in the capital city of New Delhi, where the President of India hoists the national flag and gives the ‘Presidential Address to the Nation’. The parade features a display of India’s cultural and military heritage, as well as a display of floats representing different states and union territories of India. The day is also celebrated in schools and government offices across the country, with patriotic songs and speeches.
4. Recently who was appointed by Tata Trusts as its CEO?
Ans : – Siddharth Sharma’s
Tata Trusts is a philanthropic organization based in India. It is one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in the country, with a focus on education, healthcare, and community development. The organization was founded in 1892 by Jamsetji Tata, the founder of Tata Sons, one of India’s largest conglomerates.
The Tata Trusts works to improve the lives of people in India by supporting initiatives in areas such as education, healthcare, water and sanitation, livelihoods, and rural development. The organization also focuses on promoting sustainable development, through initiatives such as renewable energy and conservation of natural resources.
The Tata Trusts partners with a wide range of organizations, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies, to achieve its mission. The organization also works closely with the Tata Group companies, leveraging their resources and expertise to support its initiatives.
The Tata Trusts is governed by a board of trustees, who are responsible for setting the organization’s strategic direction and overseeing its activities. The organization is also supported by a team of professional staff, who work on the ground to implement its initiatives and programs.
5. Recently the President of India, Draupadi Murmu has approved the conferment of how many Padma Awards?
Ans : – 106 Padma Awards
Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian awards in India, given by the President of India. They are awarded in three categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri.
Padma Vibhushan is the highest of the three awards, given for exceptional and distinguished service.
Padma Bhushan is given for distinguished service of high order and Padma Shri is given for distinguished service in any field.
The awards are given in various fields such as art, literature, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, social work, sports, and civil service. The awards are announced on the eve of the Republic Day (26th January) every year.