Current Affairs for 27 January 2016

Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Coca Cola to launch dairy drinks in India

  • Coca-Cola beverage giant announced that it will launch milk - based beverages under the brand name “Vio”. 

International Customs Day observed today 

  • The International Customs Day 2016 was observed across the world on 26 January 2016.

RBI seeks additional Rs.26k cr for PSU banks 

  • The RBI has sought an additional Rs.26,000 crore from the government by 2018 for capital infusion into Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) banks for implementing Basel-III norms in the banks.

Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, passed away 

  • Marvin Minsky, he combined a scientist’s thirst for knowledge with a philosopher’s quest for truth as a pioneering explorer of artificial intelligence, work that helped inspire the creation of the personal computer and the Internet, died on Sunday night in Boston. 

Rekha conferred with Yash Chopra Memorial award 

  • Veteran Bollywood actress Rekha was honoured with the third Yash Chopra Memorial Award in Mumbai on January 25, 2016.

French army first foreign contingent participate at Republican day 

  • French Army soldiers today created history by marching down the Rajpath during the Republic Day parade, becoming the first foreign military contingent to take part in the celebrations.

Army dogs march after 26 years in Republican day 

  • After a gap of 26 years, 36 Indian canine soldiers, consisting of 24 Labradors and 12 German Shepherds, Tuesday marched down the majestic Rajpath during the 67th Republic Day parade.

India Celebrates 67th Republic Day 

  • India today celebrates its 67th Republic Day with President Francois Hollande as the chief guest. It was the fifth time a French president has been chief guest, the biggest honour India can bestow on a foreign leader.

India’s first blind friendly train flagged off 

  • India’s first blind friendly train, from Mysuru to Varanasi, made its maiden journey on Tuesday morning.

American actor Abe Vigoda passes away 

  • American actor Abe Vigoda best known for roles in The Godfather and Barney Miller, a sitcom of 1970s passed away in New Jersey, US. 
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