Padma Awards 2016 Announced
List of Padma award recipients of this year’s had announce at Republic eve, by the government on 25 January 2016
1. Ms. Yamini Krishnamurthi Art- Classical dance Delhi
2. Shri Rajinikanth Art-Cinema Tamil Nadu
3. Shri Ramoji Rao Literature & Education-Journalism Andhra Pradesh
4. Shri Shri Ravi Shankar Others-Spiritualism Karnataka
5. Shri Anupam Kher Art-Cinema Maharashtra
6. Shri Udit Narayan Jha Art-Playback Singing Maharashtra
7. Ms. Saina Nehwal Sports-Badminton Telangana
8. Ms. Sania Mirza Sports-Tennis Telangana
9. Smt. Prathibha Prahlad Art- Classical Dance Delhi
10. Shri Ajay Devgn Art-Cinema Maharashtra
11. Ms. Priyanka Chopra Art-Cinema Maharashtra
India, France Ink MoU On Purchase Of Rafale Jets
On 25 January 2016, French President François Hollande had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. India and France had signed MoU on purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets. India would purchase Rafale from France.
France Commits €300 Million For Solar Energy
On 25 January 2016, French President Francois Hollande has committed €300 million (around $325 million or Rs. 2,200 crore) for the next five years for the global development of solar energy. Those country who get 300 days sunlight, would be members countries for solar energy scheme. Mr. Hollande had said that, “The French Development Agency will allocate for the development of solar energy €300 million over the next five years”.
Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami Posthumously Awarded Ashok Chakra
Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami from Army’s elite Para Special Forces, has been awarded Ashok Chakra after his death (posthumously) ,the country’s highest peacetime gallantry award. He get this award for saving his two colleagues during an encounter with militants in Kashmir last year. His one Colleague Subedar Mahendra Singh was awarded Kirti Chakra for his valiant actions in the same operation with Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami.