PADMA AWARDS (Syllabus: GS Paper 1 – Art and Culture)

News-CRUX-10     27th January 2024        
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Context: The Centre recently announced Padma Shri awards on the occasion of the Republic Day eve.

oIndia's first woman elephant mahout Parbati Baruah famously known as ‘Hasti Kanya’, and tribal environmentalist Chami Murmu, are among the 34 people who have been awarded the Padma Shri.

Padma Shri Awards

  • About: It is the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India after the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, and the Padma Bhushan.
  • Recognition: contributions in various spheres of activity including the arts, education, industry, and social service, among others.
  • Eligibility: All persons without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.
  • Not Eligible: Government servants including those working with PSUs.


Padma Awards

  • About: These Awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India announced annually on the eve of Republic Day.
  • Categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri.
  • Who decide: All nominations received for Padma Awards are placed before the Padma Awards Committee.
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