Padma Vibhushan Current Affairs - 2020

DRDO launches “Dare to Dream” challenge

The Defence Research Development Organization launched an innovative contest “Dare to Dream”. The contest was launched on the death anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Highlights The Dare to Dream is an open challenge that promotes innovators and start ups in the country. It is launched to boost emerging technologies. The challenge promotes individuals and Read More…

K.K.Venugopal reappointed as Attorney General for India

On 29th June 2020, the President of India has reappointed Senior Advocate K.K. Venugopal as the Attorney General for India. The current tenure of K.K. Venugopal was up to 30th June 2020, his tenure was extended for a period of one year effective from 1st July 2020 to 30th June 2021. On 30th June 2017, Read More…

29th June: National Statistics Day

To popularize the use of Statistics in everyday life, every year 29th June is celebrated as the National Statistics Day. The day 29th June was chosen to acknowledge the invaluable contributions made by Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in establishing the National Statistical System. 29th June is the birth anniversary of Prof. P.C Mahalanobis. National Statistics Read More…

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…

Azim Premji awarded EY Lifetime Achievement Award

Azim Premji Chairman of Wipro Ltd will be felicitated with the Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award. Ernst & Young, famously known as EY is a multinational professional services firm and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. Motivational Journey of Azim Premji Azim Premji was born on July 24, 1945, to an affluent Gujarati entrepreneur. He inherited Read More…