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26 January: International Customs Day

The International Customs Day (ICD) is celebrated on 26 January to commemorate the inaugural session of the World Customs Organisation (WCO), which was held on this day in 1953.

  • The day also raises awareness about the importance of customs authorities and their role in the smooth movement of goods across borders.

Hockey Legend Charanjit Singh Passes Away

Two-time Olympic medallist and Padma Shri award winner Charanjit Singh has passed away on 27 January 2022.

Pictorial Book on India’s Unsung Women Heroes of Freedom Struggle

On 27th January 2022, Union Minister of State for Culture Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi released a pictorial book on India’s Women Unsung Heroes of Freedom Struggle as part of Azadi ka Mahotsav in partnership with Amar Chitra Katha.

  • The second edition will be on 25 unsung Tribal Freedom Fighters which is under process and will take some time. The third and final edition will be of 30 unsung heroes drawn from other areas.

Paschim Lehar 2022

A joint maritime exercise Paschim Lehar (XPL-2022) conducted by the Indian Navy off the West Coast was concluded on 25 January 2022.


The Russian, Chinese and Iranian navies undertook naval exercises CHIRU-2Q22 in the Gulf of Oman.

Milena Salvini

Noted Kathakali dancer Milena Salvini passed away on 25 January 2022.

  • Born in Italy, she was a great enthusiast of Indian classical art, especially Kathakali.

27 January: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

27 January commemorates the victims of the Holocaust, which resulted in the murder of one third of the Jewish people, along with countless members of other minorities by Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945.

Padma Awards 2022

On 25th January, 2022, on the eve of 73rd Republic Day, Padma Awards were declared.

  • The President has approved conferment of 128 Padma Awards including 2 duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) - 4 Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 107 Padma Shri Awards. 34 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 13 posthumous awardees.

25 January: National Voters’ Day

On 25th January 2022, India celebrated 12th National Voters’ Day to encourage the country’s voters to participate in the electoral process.

  • Since 2011, National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on January 25 every year, all across the country to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India, i.e. 25th January 1950.

25 January: National Tourism Day

National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25 every year across the country.

  • This day is observed by the government to encourage tourism and explain the essential role of tourism in the growth of the country.

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