Padma Shri award Current Affairs - 2020

Padma Awards announced on Republic Day

On January 26, 2020, Government of India announced 141 Padma Awards on the occasion of 71st Republic Day celebrations. Highlights Former Union Ministers George Fernandes, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj are to be awarded with Padma Vibhushan posthumously. Former PM of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth, Boxer MC Mary Kom, Hindustani classical vocalist Chhannulal Mishra are also Read More…

Manipur filmmaker to return Padma Shri in protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Renowned Filmmaker from Manipur Aribam Syam Sharma has decided to return his 2006 Padma Shri award in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Why the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has become controversial? The citizenship amendment bill 2016 aims to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955. The controversial features of the bill are The bill Read More…

Rajan Devadas admired Indian-American photojournalists passes away

Rajan Devadas, Indian-American photojournalists recently passed away in Washington, United States. As photojournalists, his lenses have chronicled most important role in US-India relations for more than half a century. About Rajan Devadas He was born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in 1921. He had spent much of his childhood in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and studied at the Read More…