Current Affairs India - 27 January 2015

1. Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh were awarded with the Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime military honour, posthumously by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on republic day. Their wives received the awards at the 66th Republic Day celebrations as both the army personnel have given their lives for nation while battling groups of militants in separate operations in Shopian and Kupwara districts of Kashmir.