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Mary Kom becomes First woman Sportsperson to win Padma Vibhushan

Six-time World Amateur Boxing Champion and Olympian bronze medallist (London 2012), MC Mary Kom was announced as one of the recipients of the prestigious ‘Padma Vibhushan’ award on the occasion of  Republic Day 2020. Mary Kom became the first women sportsperson to win the award. She is the first boxer in the world in both ..

‘Infosys Prize 2019’ given to Six Leading Achievers

The six winners of Infosys Prize 2019 were felicitated with a pure gold medal, a citation and prize money of USD 100,000, which were presented by Bharat Ratna & Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science 1998 winner, Prof. Amartya Kumar Sen on Tuesday, 7th January 2020 at Bengaluru.  First awarded in the year 2008, the ..

First Good Governance Index launched

During the 15th edition of the Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedure (CSMOP) launch program organized by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions in New Delhi on Wednesday, 25th December 2019, the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh launched the first-ever ‘Good Governance Index’ prepared by the ..

National Good Governance Day

To honour the former Prime Minister of India and Bharat Ratna, Atal Bihar Vajpayee,  his birth anniversary- 25th December, was chosen by the Government of India to be observed as the National Good Governance Day every year for creating awareness among the citizens of the country for accountability in the Governance. First observed in the ..

52nd National Engineer’s Day (NED)

The National Engineer’s Day (NED) is celebrated every year on 15th of September in India to mark the birth anniversary of acclaimed civil engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. He was known as the father of Modern Mysore for his outstanding contribution to society.  He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1955 for his contributions to the ..

Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh awarded Bharat Ratna

On 26th January 2019, President Ramnath Kovind conferred the Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian honour, on former President Pranab Mukherjee, along with social activist Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumous), and Assamese musician Bhupen Hazarika (posthumous). Nanaji Deshmukh was a senior RSS leader who also worked for rural development and welfare of farmers, and was considered a ..

C N R Rao chosen for first-ever Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research

Eminent scientist and recipient of Bharat Ratna, C N R Rao has been chosen for the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research, given by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the UAE. The award includes a plaque, a medal and a cash prize of $100000. The award will be presented to Rao at ..

Maharashtra government launchs ‘Bharat Ratna Atal Bihar Vajpayee International Schools’ for students in rural areas

The Maharashtra government has launched Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Schools in Mumbai on the occasion of 94th birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister. The school is affiliated to the Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB) with an aim to achieve higher education standards in rural areas.