Question: Which of the following statement is/ are not true in regards to Padma Awards 2018 announced on January 25th, 2018?
(a) This year total 85 Padma Awards have been conferment out of which 14 awardees are women.
(b) 3 personalities have been awarded posthumous.
(c) These awardees include 16 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI.
(d) Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Sport- Cricket) has been selected for Padma Shri.
- On January 25th, 2018, Padma Awards 2018 were announced by Ministry of Home Affairs.
- This year the President of India has approved conferment of 85 Padma Awards including two duo cases (in a duo case, the award is counted as one) as per list below.
- The list comprises 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri Awards.
- 14 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 16 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI.
- There are 3 posthumous awardees.
- These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.
- Shri Illaiyaraja from Tamil Nadu and Shri Ghulam Mustafa Khan from Maharashtra in the field of Art-Music and Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran from Kerala in the field of Literature and Education will receive the Padma Vibhushan.
- Personalities who have been selected for Padma Bhushan are as follows:
1. Shri Pankaj Advani (Karnataka)- Sports- Billiards/Snooker
2. Shri Philipose Mar Chrysostom (Kerala)- Others-Spiritualism
3. Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Jharkhand)-Sports-Cricket
4. Shri Alexander Kadakin from Russia (Foreigner/Posthumous)- Public Affairs
5. Shri Ramachandran Nagaswamy (Tamil Nadu)- Others-Archaeology
6. Shri Ved Prakash Nanda from USA (OCI)- Literature and Education
7. Shri Laxman Pai (Goa)- Art-Painting
8. Shri Arvind Parikh (Maharastra)- Art-Music
9. Ms. Sharda Sinha (Bihar)- Art-Music
Some important Personalities who have be chosen for Padma Shri are as follows:
1. Shri Damodar Ganesh Bapat (Chhattisgarh)- Literature and Education-Journalism
2. Ms. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (Manipur)- Sports-Weightlifting
3. Shri Somdev Devvarman (Tripura)- Sports-Tennis
4. Shri Jose Ma Joey Concepcion III (Foreigner) (Philippines)- Trade and Industry
5. Shri Doddarange Gowda (Karnataka)- Art-Lyrics
6. Shri Anwar Jalalpuri (Posthumous) from Uttar Pradesh- Literature and Education
7. Shri Ramli Bin Ibrahim (Foreigner) from Malaysia- Art-Dance
8. Shri Pran Kishore Kaul (Jammu and Kashmir)- Art
9. Shri Narayan Das Maharaj (Rajasthan)-Others-Spiritualism
10. Shri Pravakara Maharana (Odisha)- Art-Sculpture
11. Ms. Nouf Marwaai (Saudi Arabia)- Others- Yoga
12. Shri Sisir Purushottam (Maharashtra)- Art-Cinema
13. Shri Murlikant Petkar (Maharastra)- Sports-Swimming
14. Shri M R Rajagopal (Kerala)- Medicine-Palliative
15. Shri S S Rathore (Gujarat)- Civil Service
16. Shri Kidambi Srikanth (Andhra Pradesh)- Sports-Badminton
17. Shri Romulus Whitaker (Tamil Nadu)- Others-Wildlife
18. Shri Manas Bihari Verma (Bihar)- Science and Engineering