Padma Shri Current Affairs, GK & News

Nominations for Padma Awards – 2022 starts

Online nominations or recommendations for Padma Awards comprising of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri has started and the last date of nomination is September 15, 2021. Key Points Padma awards will be announced on the occasion of Republic Day, 2022. Nominations or recommendations for Padma Awards will be received online only on Padma ..

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PM invites people’s nominations for Padma Awards

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited people to send nominations for Padma Awards 2022. Padma Awards are announced every year on the eve of Republic Day. About Padma Awards Padma awards are the highest civilian honors in India. As of 2020, 3123 people have received them. These awards are conferred in three categories Padma Vibhushan- ..

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Padma Awards 2021

On the evening of 72nd Republic Day, India has honored 119 people from diverse field with the Padma Awards. Highlights These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions at Rashtrapati Bhawan. In the year 2021, the President has approved conferment of 119 Padma Awards. In the list, there are 7 Padma ..

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Bio Fortified Carrots developed by farmer scientist

A farmer scientist of Junagadh district, Gujarat Shri Vallabhai Vastambhai Marvaniya developed biofortified carrots. The carrots are locally called “Madhuban Gajar”. It is rich in β-carotene and iron. Highlights The biofortified carrot variety is benefiting more than 150 local farmers. The yield of the variety is 40 to 50 tonnes per hectare. The variety has ..

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Achanta Sharath Kamal wins ITTF Challenger plus Oman Open

The 37-year-old Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal recently won the ITTF Challenger plus Oman Open held in Muscat. Sharath Kamal beat top-seeded Portugal’s Marcos Freitas in the final. This was his international title after 2010 when Sharath had bagged at Egypt Open. Sharath is the only Indian paddler to become Senior National Champion for nine times. He ..

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