Top GKToday’s News Headlines-26 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 26, 2020


  • 141 recipients of the 2020 Padma awards announced by the government
  • The 7 winners of Padma Vibhushan: George Fernandes (posthumous), Arun Jaitley (posthumous), ex-PM of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth, boxer M. C. Mary Kom, Hindustani classical singer Chhannulal Mishra, Sushma Swaraj (posthumous), Sri Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri Pejavara Adhokhaja Matha Udupi (posthumous)
  • The 16 winners of Padma Bhushan include badminton player P. V. Sindhu, industrialists Venu Srinivasan and Anand Mahindra, former Nagaland Chief Minister S. C. Jamir, architect Balkrishna Doshi, Hindustani classical vocalist Ajoy Chakrabarty, former Bangladeshi diplomat Syed Muazzem Ali (posthumous), former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar (Posthumous), legal education pioneer N. R. Madhava Menon (posthumous), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig
  • The 118 winners of Padma Shri include film producers Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor, actress Kangana Ranaut, singers Suresh Wadkar and Adnan Sami, former cricketer Zaheer Khan, Rani Rampal (hockey), former hockey player M. P. Ganesh, shooter Jitu Rai, boxer Bembem Oinam and archer Tarundeep Rai


  • Shaurya Chakra (6): Lt Col. Jyoti Lama, Major Konjengbam Bijendra Singh, Naib Subedar Narender Singh, Naib Subedar Sombir (posthumous), Naik Naresh Kuma, and Sepoy Karmdeo Oraon
  • 151 Sena Medals, including 10 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 32 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and 8 Yudh Seva Medal (YSM) announced


  • President of India approved the conferment of service/gallantry medals on 1040 police personnel
  • President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG): 4
  • Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG): 286
  • President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service: 93
  • Police Medal for Meritorious Service: 657


  • President approved the conferment of Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards – 2019 on 54 persons
  • Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 07, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 08 and Jeevan Raksha Padak to 39 persons.


  • 10th National Voters’ Day celebrated on January 25 to mark the foundation day of Election Commission; theme: ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’
  • Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visits India
  • Noted artist and sculptor Sher Singh Kukkal dies at 86 in New Delhi
  • Filmmaker Kabir Khan’s web series “The Forgotten Army” creates Guinness World Record for being the ‘biggest team of musicians to perform live ever’
  • Govt. to reward people visiting 15 tourist spots in a year by funding their expenses


  • TVS Motors launches electric scooter iQube at Rs 115,000


  • Turkey: 20 people killed in 6.8 magnitude earthquake in eastern Elazig province


  • India return from Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria with three medals.
  • Silver was won by Mohammed Hussamuddin (men’s 57kg)
  • Bronzes were won by Sonia Lather (women’s 57kg) and Shiva Thapa (men’s 63kg)


  • Russian Grand Master Pavel Ponkratov wins Chennai Open international GM chess tournament


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