Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
|1.||Shri K J Yesudas||Art-Music||Kerala|
|2.||Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev||Others-Spiritualism||Tamil Nadu|
|3.||Shri Sharad Pawar||Public Affairs||Maharashtra|
|4.||Shri Murli Manohar Joshi||Public Affairs||Uttar Pradesh|
|5.||Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao||Science & Engineering||Karnataka|
|6.||Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa
|Public Affairs||Madhya Pradesh|
|7.||Late Shri PA Sangma
|8.||Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt||Art-Music||Rajasthan|
|9.||Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi||Literature & Education||Uttar Pradesh|
|10.||Shri Tehemton Udwadia||Medicine||Maharashtra|
|11.||Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj||Others-Spiritualism||Gujarat|
|12.||Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati||Others-Yoga||Bihar|
|13.||H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner)||Literature & Education||Thailand|
|14.||Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy
|Literature & Education – Journalism||Tamil Nadu|
|15.||Smt. Basanti Bisht||Art-Music||Uttarakhand|
|16.||Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair||Art-Dance||Kerala|
|17.||Smt. Aruna Mohanty||Art-Dance||Odisha|
|18.||Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan||Art-Cinema||Karnataka|
|19.||Shri Sadhu Meher||Art-Cinema||Odisha|
|20.||Shri T K Murthy||Art-Music||Tamil Nadu|
|21.||Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh||Art-Music||Manipur|
|22.||Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary||Art-Music||Uttar Pradesh|
|23.||Smt. Baoa Devi||Art-Painting||Bihar|
|24.||Shri Tilak Gitai||Art-Painting||Rajasthan|
|25.||Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao||Art-Sculpture||Telangana|
|26.||Shri Jitendra Haripal||Art-Music||Odisha|
|27.||Shri Kailash Kher||Art-Music||Maharashtra|
|28.||Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal||Art-Music||Kerala|
|29.||Smt. Sukri Bommagowda||Art-Music||Karnataka|
|30.||Shri Mukund Nayak||Art-Music||Jharkhand|
|31.||Shri Purushottam Upadhyay||Art-Music||Gujarat|
|32.||Smt. Anuradha Paudwal||Art-Music||Maharashtra|
|33.||Shri Wareppa Naba Nil||Art-Theatre||Manipur|
|34.||Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary||Civil Service||Telangana|
|35.||Shri T.K. Viswanathan||Civil Service||Haryana|
|36.||Shri Kanwal Sibal||Civil Service||Delhi|
|37.||Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla||Literature & Education||Sikkim|
|38.||Smt. Eli Ahmed||Literature & Education||Assam|
|39.||Dr. Narendra Kohli||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|40.||Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah||Literature & Education||Karnataka|
|41.||Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri||Literature & Education||Kerala|
|42.||Shri Kashi Nath Pandita||Literature & Education||Jammu & Kashmir|
|43.||Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|44.||Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi||Literature & Education||Uttar Pradesh|
|45.||Shri Michel Danino||Literature & Education||Tamil Nadu|
|46.||Shri Punam Suri||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|47.||Shri VG Patel||Literature & Education||Gujarat|
|48.||Smt. V Koteswaramma||Literature & Education||Andhra Pradesh|
|49.||Shri Balbir Dutt||Literature & Education- Journalism||Jharkhand|
|50.||Smt. Bhawana Somaaya||Literature & Education- Journalism||Maharashtra|
|51.||Shri Vishnu Pandya||Literature & Education- Journalism||Gujarat|
|52.||Dr. Subroto Das||Medicine||Gujarat|
|53.||Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav||Medicine||Madhya Pradesh|
|54.||Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed||Medicine||Telangana|
|55.||Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole||Medicine||Uttar Pradesh|
|56.||Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel||Medicine||Gujarat|
|57.||Prof. Harkishan Singh||Medicine||Chandigarh|
|58.||Dr. Mukut Minz||Medicine||Chandigarh|
|59.||Shri Arun Kumar Sharma||Others-Archaeology||Chhattisgarh|
|60.||Shri Sanjeev Kapoor||Others-Culinary||Maharashtra|
|61.||Smt. Meenakshi Amma||Others-Martial Art||Kerala|
|62.||Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel||Others-Agriculture||Gujarat|
|63.||Shri Chandrakant Pithawa||Science & Engineering||Telangana|
|64.||Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray||Science & Engineering||West Bengal|
|65.||Shri Chintakindi Mallesham||Science & Engineering||Andhra Pradesh|
|66.||Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami||Science & Engineering||Assam|
|67.||Shri Daripalli Ramaiah||Social Work||Telangana|
|68.||Shri Girish Bhardwaj||Social Work||Karnataka|
|69.||Shri Karimul Hak||Social Work||West Bengal|
|70.||Shri Bipin Ganatra||Social Work||West Bengal|
|71.||Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide||Social work||Tamil Nadu|
|72.||Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari||Social Work||Maharashtra|
|73.||Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal||Social Work||Punjab|
|74.||Shri Virat Kohli||Sports-Cricket||Delhi|
|75.||Shri Shekar Naik||Sports-Cricket||Karnataka|
|76.||Shri Vikasa Gowda||Sports-Discus Throw||Karnataka|
|77.||Smt. Deepa Malik||Sports-Athletics||Haryana|
|78.||Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu||Sports-Athletics||Tamil Nadu|
|79.||Smt. Dipa Karmakar||Sports-Gymnastics||Tripura|
|80.||Shri P R Shreejesh||Sports-Hockey||Kerala|
|81.||Smt. Sakshi Malik||Sports-Wrestling||Haryana|
|82.||Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu||Trade & Industry||Telangana|
|83.||Shri Imrat Khan
|84.||Shri Anant Agarwal
|Literature & Education||USA|
|85.||Shri H.R. Shah
|Literature & Education- Journalism||USA|
|86.||Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon
|Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous)||Others-Archaeology||West Bengal|
|89.||Smt. Anuradha Koirala
China and Pakistan may not agree, but the United States believes – completely – that India is ready to enter the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
Hours after China defended its blocking India from becoming part of the NSG, the US on Friday said that India does in fact meet the missile technology control regime requirements for entry into the NSG.
In fact, State Department Spokesman John Kirby last night reminded the media that US President Barack Obama said as much in 2015.
“I’d point you back to what the President said during his visit to India in 2015, where he reaffirmed that the US view was that India meets missile technology control regime requirements and is ready for NSG membership,” Kirby told reporters at his daily news conference.
Kirby’s remarks yesterday about India’s eligibility for the NSG came in response to a question about reports that China and Pakistan have joined hands to oppose India becoming a member of the NSG.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has slammed Republican front-runner Donald Trump for mocking an Indian call center worker during an election rally this week, saying it shows disrespect towards the community and is reflective of his divisive rhetoric.
“Donald Trump mocking Indian workers is just typical of his disrespect that he has shown to groups across the spectrum,” said John Podesta, chairman of the Clinton Campaign.
“He has run a campaign of bigotry and division. I think that’s quite dangerous for the country when you think about the fact that you need friends, allies. The kind of campaign he is running breeds disrespect across the globe and breeds division and danger here at home,” he told reporters in German town, Maryland after formally launching ‘Indian- Americans for Hillary’, an effort by the community to rally behind the Democratic presidential front runner.
Podesta was reacting to Trump’s apparent use of a fake Indian accent to mock a call center representative in India during a campaign rally in Delaware this week.
The real estate tycoon said that he called up his credit card company to find out whether their customer support is based in the US or overseas.
At the same time, he described India as a great place, asserting that he is not angry with Indian leaders.
Meanwhile, an Indian-American entrepreneur also hit out at Trump, calling his comments “demeaning”.
“When Donald Trump fakes the accent of an Indian at the help desk, it is demeaning and demonizing to me personally,” said Frank Islam, a top Indian-American bundler in the Clinton campaign who has helped raised more than USD 100,000 for her.
(India) … son of Gorakhpur appear as shadows fall in adhering to the maxim of their talent development called Iron convince the sixteen-year-old living in Sant Kabir Nagar district to invent a machine to conquer earthquake indicator is highlighted including the three States that allows the earthquake in neighboring Nepal reported just half an hour ago, said.
Gorakhpur district, 16-year-old resident of the village Tilura Shaznwan area when he lived in the village attempted to realize his invention so derided logo but tune his invention to complete the development of the firm Sant Kabir Nagar district determined Brgo village where a year ago he moved to his mother’s to build a successful instrument with the support of just half an hour’s notice to get used to the sound of the earthquake is. The successful development of the machine claims to be 24 and 25 April in the year 2015 also highlights successful testing.
the pieces, which before the earthquake shattered glass and drops the needle go in that direction is the direction in which the earthquake to come.
Her mannerism is affable; her cause incendiary. Activist Naela Quadri Baloch has been traveling from one city to another in India mobilizing Indians to do what Prime Minister Indira Gandhi did in East Pakistan in 1971. World Baloch Women’s Forum President Naela Quadri wants India to liberate Balochistan from Pakistan, the way Bangladesh was.
Indian policy makers have rejected such a proposition for the last 68 years even as Pakistan accuses India of meddling in Balochistan’s affairs. However, in the last one year, Naela is the second Baloch activist who has been allowed to visit India and publicly make a pitch for independent secular democratic Balochistan.
Camping in India for the last three weeks, the 50-year-old activist on Wednesday told the in her soft-spoken voice that if India and the world failed to intervene and prevent the “ongoing genocide” of her people in Pakistan, Baloch insurgents would be forced to take their war to the heart of Pakistan. “Till now Baloch people have not attacked Pakistan. We only defend ourselves against Pakistani attacks. But how long shall we wait? I can foresee the battlefield will shift to Pakistan,” threatened Naela who along with her family is self-exiled in Canada.
The firebrand who is also a professor of humanities and a staunch feminist claimed that Balochistan was facing the same situation that Bengali Muslims suffered in 1971 at the hands of Pakistan. She asked, “If Indira ji, with all her limitations, could do it, why can’t Modi who has got an exceptional mandate, a flourishing economy and enormous international support?”
Not mincing her words, the proud Baloch called Pakistan “a nursery and hatchery of terrorism”, “a cancer” that needs to be “operated upon”. Repositioning her black ethnic stole, Naela said, “Wherever there is terror, the roots are found in Pakistan. So what we are saying is—let us join hands, let us do a surgery, remove this cancer and let the world stay in peace. We are seeking support from the whole world but the biggest responsibility is India’s. Pakistan is part and problem of India. Why has India imposed this cancer on us? It was Mr. Gandhi and Mr. Nehru’s responsibility not to divide India. I am sorry, Partition was not a fair decision. You threw it on us, now take it back.”
Balochistan’s independence, she said, would not trigger separatist movements in India. “Indian identity is all inclusive; it allows every ethnic or religious group to prosper. There may be some amount of discrimination or discontent because of flaws in the system, but what I saw here in the last few weeks is that Indian Muslim communities are completely assimilated and at peace with other communities,” Naela observed.
Protesters inflamed by a Shiite cleric’s speech about government inaction and corruption stormed the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad on Saturday and invaded the Iraqi Parliament building.