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Padma Awards 2022 Announced

The Union Home Ministry announced the recipients for Padma Awards 2022 on the eve of Republic Day on January 26, 2022. The 2022 Padma Award has been conferred upon 128 winners, which include 4 Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 107 Padma Shri Awards. Of the total winners, 34 are women, 10 persons are from the category of Foreigners/ NRI/ PIO/OCI, 13 Posthumous awardees and 2 duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one).

Award Winner
Padma Vibhushan Ms. Prabha Atre (Art), shri Radheyshyam Khemka (Posthumous) (Literature and Education), General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous) (Civil Service) and Shri Kalyan singh (Posthumous) (Public Affair)
Padma Bhushan Shri Ghulam Nabi Aazad (Public Affiars), Shri Victor Banerjee (Art), Ms. Gurmeet Bawa (Posthumous) (Art), Shri Buddhdeb Bhattacharjee (Public) Affairs), Shri NataraJanuary Chandrasekaran (Trade andindustry), Shri Krishna Ella and smt. Suchitra Ella (Duo) (Trae and industry), Swami Sachidanand) (Literature and Educatin) and among others
Padma Shri Shri Prahlad Rai Agarwala (Trade and industry), prof. Najma Akhtar (Litrature and Education) Shri Subbanna Ayyappan (Scince and Engineering), Srimad Baba Balia (Social Work), Dr. Himmatrao Bawaskar (Medicine), Shri Neeraj Chopra (Sports) and among others

PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022

PM Narendra Modi has conferred 29 Children with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022, from all regions of the country for their
exceptional achievmennts on January 24, 2022. The PMRBP award is given by the Government of India to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments in 6 categories i.e., Innovation (7), Social Service (4), Scholastic (1), Sports (8), Art & Culture (6) and Bravery (3).

Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2022

The government has announced the winners of 'Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar' for the year 2022 on the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, on January 23, 2022. 

Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (in the Institutional category) and Professor Vinod Sharma, Vice Chairman of Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority (in the Individual category) have been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2022.

Sahitya Akademi Award 2021

Sahitya Akademi announced its prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards for 2021 in various languages on December 30, 2021.

Major Winners

Name Language
Bratya Basu Bengali
Namita Gokhle english
Daya Prakash Sinha Hindi
DS Nagabhushana Kannada
Wali Mohd. Aseer Kashtawari Kashmiri
Sanjiv Verenkar Konkani
George Onakkoor Malayalam
Kiran Gaurav Marathi
Vindeshwariprasad Mishr 'Vinay' Sanskrit
Ambai Tamil
Gorati Venkanna Telugu

PETA India's 'Person of the Year 2021

Actress Alia Bhatt has been named 'Person of the Year 2021' by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India on December 27, 2021.

She was awarded this prestigious title to celebrate her work in support of an animal-friendly fashion industry and her advocacy for dogs and cats in need.

SJFI Medal 2021

The Sports Journalists' Federation of India (SJFI) announced the winners of its prestigious 'SJFI Medal 2021' at SJFI Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Guwahati, Assam.

Major Award Winners

Award Winner
SJFI Sportsman of the Year 2021 Neeraj Chopra (Javelin)
SJFI Sportsman of the Year 2021 Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting)
SJFI team of the Year 2021 Indian Men's Hckey team

56th Jnanpith Award

Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan Jr won the 56th Jnanpith Award and Konkani novelist Damodar Mauzo won the 57th Jnanpith Award for "their outstanding contribution to literature" on December 9, 2021.

Phookan's notable works include Surya Henu Nami Ahe Ei Nodiyedi, Gulapi Jamur Lagna, and Kobita

Dr. MS Swaminathan Award 2017-19

V. Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) won the 7th Dr. MS Swaminathan Award for the period 2017-19 on December 1, 2021. He has been awarded for recognizing his contributions in the fields of 'agricultural research, teaching, extension, and administration'.

Gallantry Awards 2021

President Ram Nath Kovind presented Gallantry awards 2021 for armed forces, police and paramilitary personnel on November 23, 2021. The 144 Gallantry awards include Ashok Chakra- 1, Kirti Chakra - 1, Shaurya Chakras - 15, Bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry) - 4, Sena Medals (Gallantry) - 116,Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) - 5 and Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry) - 2.

Gallantry Awards 2020

President Ram Nath Kovind presented Gallantry Awards and Distinguished Service Decorations for the year 2020 at the Defense Investiture ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on November 22, 2021.

Group captain Abhinandan Varthaman was accorded the 'Vir Chakra' for his role in pushing back Pakistan's fighter jets in February 2019.

Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021

President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021 at the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in New Delhi on November 20, 2021.

List of Award-winning Cities

  • Cleanest city - Indore
  • Cleanest Ganga town - Varanasi
  • Cleanest State (with more than 100 urban local bodies)- Chhattisgarh

Indira Peace Gandhi Prize 2021

Pratham, Mumbai-based civil society organization, has been conferred with the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2021 by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

International Children's Peace Prize 2021

Two Delhi-based teenage brothers Vihaan Agarwal and Nav Agarwal have won the 17th annual Kids Rights International Children's Peace Prize for tackling

pollution in their home city by recycling household waste on November 14, 2021.

JCB Prize for Literature 2021

The novel titled "Delhi: A Soliloquy" written by Malayalam writer M Mukundan has won the 2021 JCB Prize for literature on November 13, 2021. The book originally written in Malayalam has been translated into English by Fathima EV and Nandakumar.

National Sports Awards 2021

President Ram Nath Kovind presented the National Sports Awards 2021 at an event at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on November 13, 2021.

'Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021' has been given to 12 sports persons namely Neeraj Chopra (Athletics), Ravi

Kumar (Wrestling), Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing), Sreejesh PR (Hockey), Avani Lekhara (Para Shooting), Sumit Antil (Para Athletics), Pramod Bhagat, Krishna Nagar (Para Badminton), Manish Narwal (Para Shooting), Mithali Raj (Cricket), Sunil Chhetri (Football) and Manpreet Singh (Hockey).


International Cricket Council Awards 2021 Announced

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the winners of the 17th edition of ICC Awards for the year 2021 to recognise and honour the best

international cricket players of the previous 12 months (between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021) on January 23, 2022.

  • ICC Umpire of the Year: Marais Erasmus
  • ICC Men's T201 Cricketer of the Year: Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
  • ICC Women's T201 Cricketer of the Year: Tammy Beaumont (England) ICC Emerging Men's Cricketer of the Year: Janneman Malan (South Africa)
  • ICC Emerging Women's Cricketer of the Year: Fatima Sana (Pakistan)
  • ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year: Babar Azam (Pakistan).
  • ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year: Lizelle Lee (South Africa)
  • ICC Men's Test Cricketer of the Year: Joe Root (England)
  • Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year: Smriti Mandhana (India)
  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year: Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)

Bhutan's Highest Honour to PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred Bhutan's highest civilian award, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo also known as Order of the Dragon King (Druk Gyalpo), on the occasion of Bhutan's 114th National Day, on December 17, 2021. PM Modi becomes the first foreign head of government to receive the coveted award.

Miss Universe 2021

Harnzaaz Sandhu from India won the 70th Miss Universe 2021 held at Universe Dome in Eilat (Israel) on December 12, 2021. India has got this title of Miss Universe after 21 years. Earlier this title was given to India in the year 1994 by Sushmita Sen and in the e year 2000 by Lara Dutta.

Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2021

Indian Mathematician Neena Gupta has received DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2021 from Developing Countries.

Neena Gupta, a mathematician at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, was awarded the 2021 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries on December 10, 2021.

World Athletics Award 2021

World Athletic has announced the winners for the World Athletes Award 2021 on December 1,2021.


World Athletes of the Year Elaine Thompson-Herah (Jamaica) and Karsten Warholm (Norway) Female Rising Star Athing Mu (USA) Male rising Star Erriyon knighton (USA).

Ballon d'Or 2021

French news magazine 'France Footbal' presented an anual football award, Ballon d'Or 2021 on Novvember 30, 2021.

Winners List

  • Ballon d'Or (Man) Lionel Messi' (PSG/Argentina)
  • Ballon d'Or (Woman) Alexia Putellas (Barcelona/Spain)

Booker Prize 2021

South African-Writer Damon  Galgut won the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction 2021 on November 3, 2021 for his novel 'The Promise'. it is a novel  about one white family's reckoning with South Africa's racist history.

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