Current Affairs - January, 2015

For first time all-women contingent marches on 66th Republic Day parade

For the first time in the history of India’s Republic Day, all-women contingent from the three forces Army, Air Force and Navy marched down in the parade. Army contingent was led by Capt Divya Ajith. Navy contingent was led by Lieutenant Commander Priya Jeyakumar. Air Force contingent was led by Squadron Leader Sneha Shekhawat. Each ..

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Colombia's Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe 2015

Colombia’s Paulina Vega was crowned 63rd Miss Universe after beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and Netherlands. Miss USA Nia Sanchez from Las Vegas was named a runner-up, along with Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha. Paulina Vega- She is granddaughter of celebrated Colombian singer Gastón Vega. Currently, she is a student of business from ..

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Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh awarded Ashok Chakra posthumously

Two army personnel, Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh were awarded the highest peacetime military honour, the Ashok Chakra posthumously by President Pranab Mukherjee. The awards were received by their wives at the 66th Republic Day celebrations. Both the army men had laid down their lives while battling groups of militants in separate ..

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Anti-austerity Syriza party wins Greece's general elections

In Greece, anti-austerity Syriza party has won general election. In this election Syriza party has won about half the seats in Parliament. While the earlier ruling government led by outgoing Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of centre-right New Democracy party has been placed second. Syriza party It was formed in 2004 as an umbrella group. Syriza- ..

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Padma Awards 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee has announced the names of Recipients of this year’s Padma awards. He approved conferment of 104 Padma Awards. Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in three Categories viz. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. This years list comprises 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri ..

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