India recorded its best ever performance at CWG, Asian Games in 2018

India recorded its best ever performance at CWG, Asian Games in 2018

Speed Post News Network New Delhi : The year 2018 has turned out to be a landmark for India in terms of achievements in sports arena. Government’s two pronged approach to sports More »

Direct Tax collection up to Nov. 2018 stands at Rs 6.75 lakh cr

Direct Tax collection up to Nov. 2018 stands at Rs 6.75 lakh cr

Speed Post News Network New Delhi : The provisional figures of Direct Tax Collections up to November, 2018, show that gross collections are at Rs 6.75 lakh crore, 15.7% higher than the gross collections for More »

India beat Australia by 31 runs in Adelaide test

India beat Australia by 31 runs in Adelaide test

Speed Post News Network Patna : India beat Australia by 31 runs in a thriller in the first test at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia, on December 10, 2018, to go 1-0 up More »

Muz. police tightening noose on shooter Sujit Kumar in ex-Mayor Samir Kr murder case

Muz. police tightening noose on shooter Sujit Kumar in ex-Mayor Samir Kr murder case

Dr K K Kaushik Muzaffarpur : Tightening the noose on sharp-shooter Sujit Kumar, who had allegedly shot dead former Mayor of Muzaffarpur Samir Kumar, 48, and his driver on September 23, 2018, More »

Khelo India Youth Games at Pune from Jan. 9, 2019

Khelo India Youth Games at Pune from Jan. 9, 2019

Speed Post News Network New Delhi : After the resounding success of the first edition of the Khelo India School Games last year, the grassroot level hunt for sportspersons from across the More »

Bangladesh beat WI by 5 wickets in 1st ODI at Dhaka

Bangladesh beat WI by 5 wickets in 1st ODI at Dhaka

Speed Post News Network Patna : Bangladesh beat West Indies (WI) by 5 wickets in the 1st ODI at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, on December 9, 2018, riding on an unbeaten More »

 

Record 49,992 nominations received for Padma Awards 2019

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New Delhi : A record number of 49,992 nominations have been received for the Padma Awards-2019. As against 1,313 nominations received in 2010, 18,768 were received in 2016 and 35,595 nominations in 2017. The Government has transformed the Padma Awards into a ‘People’s Awards’ in true sense. People are encouraged to nominate unsung heroes who deserve these top Civilian awards (Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri).

The nomination process for Padma Awards was made online in 2016 and a simple, accessible and secure online platform was put in place to encourage citizens to participate in large numbers.The technological intervention that has made the nomination process accessible to the people at large and the emphasis of the Government to confer Padma Awards on unsung heroes, who are doing selfless service to the nation, have resulted in a transformation.

The online nomination process for the Padma Awards to be announced on the occasion of Republic Day, 2019, commenced on May 1, 2018, and the last date for submission of nominations was September 15, 2018, according to a PIB release.

Nominations were invited from Central Ministries/Departments, States/UT Governments, Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan awardees, Institutes of Excellence as also from several other sources to enable broad based consideration. 

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