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22 March 2018 Current Events President confers Padma Awards to 43 personalities

President Kovind has awarded the prestigious Padma awards for the year 2018 to 43 prominent personalities at a function in New Delhi. The 43 personalities who received the Padma awards include noted music composer Illaiyaraja, littérateur P. Parameswaran and Classical singer Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. These people were awarded the prestigious Padma Vibhushan. Law Professor and jurist Prof. Ved Prakash Nanda, Historian Dr. Ramachandran Nagaswamy, Kerala Bishop Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom and classical musician Pandit Arvind Parikh were honoured with the Padma Bhushan. Indian Tennis player Somdev Kishore Devvarman, Badminton Player Kidambi Shrikant littérateur and Prof. Digamber Hansda are among the remaining 36 personalities who received Padma Shri.


Raj Babbar resigns as Congress Party Chief

According to media reports, actor turned politician Raj Babbar, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Party Chief has offered to resign from his post. The party hierarchy is yet to accept his resignation. Raj Babbar's resignation came after the Goa Congress Chief Santharam Naik resigned from his post after drawing inspiration from the speech of the Congress President Rahul Gandhi.


Government draws a no-fly list of 91 people


Modi Government is trying to clip the wings of businessmen who are trying to fly away from India after making frauds. The Parliament has begun considering a bill to confiscate the assets of so-called fugitive economic offenders. The lawmakers, bureaucrats and court officials began drafting tighter rules to prevent citizens fleeing abroad with unpaid dues and have come up with a no-fly list of 91 people.


President confers Padma Awards to 43 personalities

President Kovind has awarded the prestigious Padma awards for the year 2018 to 43 prominent personalities at a function in New Delhi. The 43 personalities who received the Padma awards include noted music composer Illaiyaraja, littérateur P. Parameswaran and Classical singer Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. These people were awarded the prestigious Padma Vibhushan. Law Professor and jurist Prof. Ved Prakash Nanda, Historian Dr. Ramachandran Nagaswamy, Kerala Bishop Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom and classical musician Pandit Arvind Parikh were honoured with the Padma Bhushan. Indian Tennis player Somdev Kishore Devvarman, Badminton Player Kidambi Shrikant littérateur and Prof. Digamber Hansda are among the remaining 36 personalities who received Padma Shri.

Raj Babbar resigns as Congress Party Chief

According to media reports, actor turned politician Raj Babbar, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Party Chief has offered to resign from his post. The party hierarchy is yet to accept his resignation. Raj Babbar's resignation came after the Goa Congress Chief Santharam Naik resigned from his post after drawing inspiration from the speech of the Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Government draws a no-fly list of 91 people

Modi Government is trying to clip the wings of businessmen who are trying to fly away from India after making frauds. The Parliament has begun considering a bill to confiscate the assets of so-called fugitive economic offenders. The lawmakers, bureaucrats and court officials began drafting tighter rules to prevent citizens fleeing abroad with unpaid dues and have come up with a no-fly list of 91 people.




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