Padma Bhushan: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

IDSA renamed after former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

The New Delhi-based government think tank, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) was renamed as Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, to honour the late Defence Minister of India. The Padma Bhushan awardee, who served as the Defence Minister from 2014 to 2017, passed away last year. The erstwhile IDSA is a ..

Manoj Das to receive Mystic Kalinga Literary Award

The prestigious Mystic Kalinga Literary Award (Indian and Global Languages) is to be presented to the noted Odia and English writer Manoj Das. The award would be presented during the Mystic Kalinga Festival (MKF) which commences in Bhubaneswar on February 8. The Mystic Kalinga Literary Award is conferred to a person who has made significant ..

Names of 141 Padma Awardees for 2020 announced

Sixteen eminent personalities were announced as the recipient of the third-highest civilian award of India ‘Padma Bhushan’ award this year, for their distinguished service of a high order. Out of the 141 total Padma awardees selected this year, there were seven Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri Awardees. Famous personalities who were ..

Mary Kom becomes first Indian woman athlete to be recommended for Padma Vibhushan

MC Mary Kom from Manipur has become the first Indian woman athlete to be recommended for Padma Vibhushan by the Sports Ministry. She is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world ..

Kaushik Basu concludes as the CEA

The working period of Kaushik Basu as India’s Chief Economic Advisor concluded on 31 July 2012. He served to the office for two and a half years at the North-Block, New Delhi. He was conferred on with the Padma Bhushan in 2008.