Current Affairs, News & Facts of 27 Jan 2014

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  • Australian Open 2014: The winners - read more cat
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  • India's second highest civilian honour 'Padma Vibhushan' has been awarded to scientist RA Mashelkar and yoga guru BKS Iyengar for the year 2014.   - read more cat
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  • National Communal Harmony Award 2013 goes to Mohinder Singh (Delhi) and N Radhakrishnan (Kerala) in individual category while 'Centre for Study of Society and Secularism' (CSSS) bags the same in the organisation category.   - read more cat
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  • 4th National Voters Day observed across the country on January 25th with 'Ethical Voting' as its theme.  
    • The day is celebrated to increase awareness among voters for effective participation in the electoral process.
    • This is the same date 'The Election Commission of India' was founded on in the year 1950.
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  • World Leprosy Day was observed across the world on January 26th.  
    • As per the 2011 statistics, India rank’s number one by contributing about 58.1 per cent of new leprosy cases detected worldwide. 
    • India has not succeeded in eliminating this disease despite the introduction of multiple drug therapy (MDT) over three decades ago.
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  • Tata Motors MD Karl Slym dies aged 51.  
    • He succumbed to injury inflicted by falling off the hotel he was staying in. 
    • He was in Thailand to attend a meeting of the board of directors of Tata's subsidiary in the country. 
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  • Disappointment for India as Sania Mirza (with her Romanian partner Horia Tecau) lost in the final of Australian Open mixed doubles to the pair of Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic.  
    • Sania had lifted this title in 2009 with Mahesh Bhupathi. 
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