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Padma Awards 2020

Current context: The Government of India had announced the Padma Awards 2020 to various eminent personalities.
Padma Awards 2020
  • Padma Awards are announced annually on the eve of Republic Day, are one of the highest civilian honours of India.
  • The Awards are given in three categories:
    1. Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service)
    2. Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher-order)
    3. Padma Shri (distinguished service)
  • The award seeks to recognize achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc., where an element of public service is involved.
  • This year, the President of India has approved 141 Padma Awards that includes: 7 Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri Awards.
  • The Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister every year gives a recommendation for the award.
  • 33 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 18 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 12 posthumous awardees.
  • The Padma Awards were instituted in the year 1954.


Q.1 The Padma Awards Committee, which gives a recommendation for the Padma award is constituted by the ___________ every year?
a. President of India
b. Prime Minister of India
c. Vice President of India
d. Lok Sabha Speaker
Padma Awards 2020 Padma Awards 2020 Reviewed by Neha Verma on January 26, 2020 Rating: 5

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