Wednesday, February 25, 2015

3rd Tortoise Festival organised at Hajong Lake in Assam

3rd Tortoise Festival was organised at Hajong Lake in Dima Hasao district of Assam on 21 February 2015. The festival was organised to create awareness among people on the endangered tortoise species by Environment and Forest Department of Dima Hasao. 

The day-long festival saw various activities like discussions, presentation and others aimed at protection of the species. 

About Hajong Lake
• The lake is a unique tortoise habitat and is situated in the Langting Mupa forest reserve at a distance of around 300kilometres from Guwahati 
• The lake is the only natural tortoise home in Assam 
• Hajong Lake that is popularly known as the tortoise lake is a habitat of few varieties of Hill Terrapins (a rare species)
• At present, around 400 to 500 tortoises are dwelling in the Hajong Lake

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

87th Academy Awards (Oscar Awards 2015)


87th Academy Award, popularly called Oscar Awards, was conferred on 22 February 2015. The award ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
The Oscar Awards for the year 2015 were presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 24 categories.
The awards were produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan and directed by Hamish Hamilton. Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosted the ceremony for the first time.
The list of winners of 87th Academy Awards
  • Best Picture: Birdman
  • Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Birdman
  • Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything
  • Best Actress: Julianne Moore for Still Alice
  • Best Supporting Actor: JK Simmons for Whiplash
  • Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
  • Achievement in Costume Design: Milena Canonero for The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier for The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Ida directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Best Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call
  • Best Documentary Short Subject: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  • Original Screenplay: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo for Birdman
  • Achievement in Sound Mixing: Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley for Whiplash
  • Achievement in Sound Editing: Alan Robert Murray Bub Asman for American Sniper
  • Achievement in Visual Effects: Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley and Paul Franklin for Interstellar
  • Best Animated Short Film: Feast directed by Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
  • Best Animated Movie: Big Hero Six 6
  • Achievement in Production Design: Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock for The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Achievement in Cinematograph: Emannuel Lubezki for Birdman
  • Achievement in Film Editing: Tom Cross for Whipalsh
  • Best Documentary Feature: Citizen Four directed by Laura Poitras
  • Best Original Song: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn for Glory
  • Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat for The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore for The Imitation Game

Monday, February 23, 2015

Number of sugar mills in the country

As per information available with Directorate of Sugar, Ministry of Consumer Affairs,
 Food and Public Distribution, there are 513 sugar mills in the country operating in 
cooperative, private and public sector. As per the sugar season 2013-14, highest
 number of mills i.e 159 were operating in Maharashtra followed by 
Uttar Pradesh -119 and Karnataka- 61.

State-wise number of sugar mills operating during the sugar season 2013-14 
were as follows:

STATE
Public
Sector
Private Sector
Coop.
Sector
Total
Andhra Pradesh
-
16
8
24
Bihar
2
9
-
11
Chattisgarh
-
-
3
03
Goa
-
-
1
01
Gujarat
-
4
15
19
Haryana
-
4
10
14
Karnataka
2
39
20
61
Madhya Pradesh
 -
12
3
15
Maharashtra
 -
58
101
159
Odisha
 -
2
3
05
Puducherry
-
1
1
02
Punjab
 -
7
9
16
Rajasthan
 1 
-
-
01
Tamil Nadu
2
24
16
42
Telangana
-
10
-
10
Uttar Pradesh
1
95
23
119
Uttrakhand
3
5
1
09
West Bengal
 -
2
-
02
Total
11
288
214
513

India – based Neutrino Observatory

The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project is a multi-institutional effort aimed at building a world-class underground laboratory with a rock cover of approximately 1200 meter. The underground laboratory, consisting of a large cavern of size 132m × 26m × 20m and several smaller caverns, will be accessed by a 1900 m long and 7.5 m wide tunnel. INO project is jointly supported by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Department of Science & Technology (DST) with DAE acting as the nodal agency. 

The objective of INO is to conduct basic research on the elementary particle called neutrino. Presently 21 research institutes, Universities and IITs from all over the country are involved in this project. INO is expected to galvanise interest in basic science research in the whole country and particularly in and around Theni and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu. Science students across the country will have opportunity to pursue cutting edge research in the field of particle physics while being located in India. 

The observatory will be located underground so as to provide adequate shielding to the neutrino detector from cosmic background radiation. Tunnel construction is very common and will not have any impact on environment, water sources or dams in the region. The project has all the required clearances from various Central and State Government authorities. A detailed geotechnical studies was also carried out by the Geological Survey of India (GSI). 

The operation of INO will have no release of radioactive or toxic substances. It is not a weapons laboratory and will have no strategic or defence applications. Certain sections of media in the recent past have reported that the INO underground laboratory and the tunnels will be used for storing nuclear waste. Such reports are not factual and are baseless. Department of Atomic Energy strongly refutes such erroneous and malicious reports. It categorically states that no nuclear waste will be stored there at any time and INO laboratory will be used only for the purpose of basic science research in the field of neutrino physics. 

Capitals, Governors and Chief Ministers of Indian States


StatesCapitalsGovernorsChief Ministers
(1) Andhra PradeshHyderabadMr. E. S. L.NarasimhanMr. N. Chandrababu Naidu
(2) Arunachal PradeshItanagarLt. General (Retd) Nirbhay SharmaMr. Nabam Tuki
(3) AssamDispurMr. J. B. PatnaikMr. Tarun Gogoi
(4) BiharPatnaMr. D. Y. PatilMr. Nitish Kumar
(5) ChhattisgarhRaipurMr. Balram Das TandonDr. Raman Singh
(6) GoaPanajiMs. Mridula SinhaMr. Laxmikant Parsekar
(7) GujaratGandhinagarMr. Om Prakash KohliMs. Anandiben Patel
(8) HaryanaChandigarhMr. Kaptan Singh SolankiMr. Manohar Lal Khattar
(9) Himachal PradeshShimlaMr. Kalyan Singh 
(Additional charge)
Mr. Virbhadra Singh
(10) Jammu and KashmirSrinagar (Summer) Jammu (Winter)Mr. N. N. VohraGovernor’s rule
(11) JharkhandRanchiDr. Syed AhmedMr. Raghuvar Das
(12) KarnatakaBengaluruMr. Vajubhai Rudabhai ValaMr. K. Siddaramaiah
(13) KeralaThiruvananthapuramMr. P SathasivamShri. Oommen Chandy
(14) Madhya PradeshBhopalMr. Ram Naresh YadavMr. Shivraj Singh Chauhan
(15) MaharashtraMumbaiMr. Kateekal SankaranarayananMr. Devendra Fadnavis
(16) ManipurImphalDr. K. K. Paul (Additional charge)Mr. Okram Ibobi Singh
(17) MeghalayaShillongMr. Krishan KantMr. Mukul A. Sangma
(18) MizoramAizawlDr. K. K. PaulMr. Lal Thanhawla
(19) NagalandKohimaMr. P. B. AcharyaMr. Neiphiu Rio
(20) OdishaBhubaneswarMr. S. C. JamirMr. Naveen Patnaik
(21) PunjabChandigarhMr. Shivraj V. PatilMr. Parkash Singh Badal
(22) RajasthanJaipurMr. Kalyan SinghSmt. Vasundhara Raje
(23) SikkimGangtokMr. Shriniwas D. PatilMr. Pawan Chamling
(24) Tamil NaduChennaiMr. K RosaiahMr. O. Panneerselvam
(25) TripuraAgartalaMr. Padmanabha Acharya (Additional charge)Mr. Manik Sarkar
(26) TelanganaHyderabadMr. E.S.L.NarasimhanMr. K. Chandrasekhar Rao
(27) UttarakhandDehradunDr. Aziz QureshiMr. Harish Rawat
(28) Uttar PradeshLucknowMr. Ram NaikMr. Akhilesh Yadav
(29) West BengalKolkataMr. Keshari Nath TripathiMs. Mamata Banerjee

SBI Associates Clerks Exam General Awareness Practice Questions

1. Goodwill ambassador for the National games 2015 is .................
1) Dhoni
2) Sachin Tendulkar
3) Amitabh Bachhan
4) Amir Khan
5) None of these

2. In order to create space for banks to expand credit, RBI reduced the SLR from 22.0% to...
1) 21.75%
2) 20.0%
3) 20.5%
4) 21.5%
5) 21.0%

3. Currently, who among the following is the world's oldest monarch?
1) Queen Elizabeth II
2) Emperor of Japan
3) King of Thailand
4) Queen Victoria
5) Queen Diana

4. Which committee has submitted report on restructuring of FCI?
1) Abhijith Sen
2) M. S. Swaminathan
3) Shanta Kumar
4) Ayaesh Goya
5) Arvind Panagariya

5. World's largest vertical maze has been unveiled recently in .............
1) Taiwan
2) Tokyo
3) Dubai
4) Shanghai
5) Thailand

6. The "Tunnel of Time" is the autobiography of......
1) Rajni Kothari
2) M.S. Narayana
3) P. Chidambaram
4) R.K. Laxman
5) Amartya Sen

7. ICC has revoked the five − year ban imposed on Mohammad Amir. He is the bowler in ........
1) India team
2) Bangladesh team
3) Sri Lanka team
4) Pakistan team
5) Zimbabwe team

8. Recently, a first of its kind in the world economic valuation of tiger reserves has been conducted in India. As per the study which tiger reserves has highest annual flow benefits?
1) Corbett Tiger Reserve
2) Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
3) Periyar Tiger Reserve
4) Kanha Tiger Reserve
5) None of these

9. World Cancer day observed on ..............
1) 30 January
2) 12 March
3) 4 February
4) 24 March
5) 7 April

10. Which among the following states is the site for India's first International Institute of Music?
1) Kerala
2) Assam
3) Haryana
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Telangana


Sunday, February 15, 2015

GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE MCQs FOR ALL BANK EXAMS

1. Think - tank of Government of India that replaces Planning Commission of India is...
1) NITI Vakya
2) NITI Vajpayee
3) NITI Prasasthi
4) NITI Dharma
5) NITI Aayog

2. NITI Aayog stands for......
1) National Institution for Transition India
2) National Information for Transforming India
3) National Institution for Take India
4) National Institution for Transforming India
5) None

3. NITI Aayog come into effect from....
1) 1 April 2015
2) 1 April 2016
3) 1 March 2015
4) 1 January 2015
5) 25 Dec 2014

4. The NITI Aayog headed by....
1) President of India
2) Finance Minister
3) Minister for Planning
4) RBI Governor
5) Prime Minister

5. To reflect changes required in India's governance structures and provide a more active role for the state governments in achieving national objectives, NITI Aayog initiated. Its Vice Chairman appointed by .....
1) President of India
2) Vice President of India
3) Finance Minister
4) Home Minister
5) Prime Minister

6. Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog is...
1) Montek Singh Ahluwalia
2) Arvind Panagariya
3) Abhijith Sen
4) Amartya Sen
5) None

7. NITI Aayog has been tasked with a role of formulating policies and direction for the government and serving as a think-tank, which will have Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Present CEO is....
1) Arvind Mayaram
2) Rajiv Meharshi
3) Sudha Pillai
4) Sindhushree Khullar
5) None

8. NITI Aayog will have full time members. It will have how many part time members selected from leading universities research organizations and other relevant institutions in an exofficio capacity?
1) 4
2) 6
3) 8
4) 2
5) None

9. An Economist Bibek Debroy and V.K.Saraswat were appointed as full-time members of NITI Aayog. Who is V.K.Saraswat ?
1) former DRDO Chief
2) former ISRO Chairman
3) former Finance Secretary
4) former Defence Minister
5) None of above

10. Maximum of how many Ex-officio members selected from the Union Council of Ministers to be nominated by the Prime Minister in NITI Ayog?
1) 12
2) 7
3) 4
4) 10
5) None


Monday, January 26, 2015

BANK EXAMS GENERAL AWARENESS QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS

1. Who was elected the President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
(FICCI) on December 20, 2014?
1) Jyotsna Suri
2) Harshavardhan Neotia
3) Pankaj Patel
4) Nainalal Kidwai
5) None of these

2. Which country's Parliament approved a bill to abandon its non-aligned status on December 23,
2014?
1) Switzerland
2) Ukraine
3) Japan
4) Pakistan
5) North Korea

3. Who was honored with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award in Mumbai on December 26, 2014?
1) Dilip Kumar
2) Asha Bhonsle
3) Amitabh Bachchan
4) Lata Mangeshkar
5) Gulzar

4. Who was sworn in as the first non-tribal Chief Minister of Jharkhand on December 28, 2014?
1) Louis Marandi
2) Neelkanth Singh Munda
3) Chandra Prakash Choudhary
4) Raghubar Das
5) C.P. Singh

5. The Eurasian Economic Union will come into force on?
1) January 1, 2015
2) April 1, 2015
3) January 1, 2016
4) April 1, 2016
5) None of these

6. Antonis Samaras called for an early election on 2015 January 25. He is the Prime Minister of?
1) Spain
2) Poland
3) Greece
4) Slovenia
5) Serbia

7. Arsia Mons is a volcano situated on the planet?
1) Saturn
2) Venus
3) Jupiter
4) Mars
5) Mercury

8. Peace Angel 2014 is a joint military exercise concluded recently between?
1) China and India
2) China and USA
3) China and Pakistan
4) China and Japan
5) China and North Korea

9. Sadbhavana Divas is celebrated on?
1) August 9
2) August 20
3) August 29
4) August 6
5) August 25

10. Chapchar Kut Festival is a spring festival celebrated in?
1) Tripura
2) Nagaland
3) Sikkim
4) Mizoram
5) Arunachal Pradesh

11. SIAM is the apex industry body associated with?
1) Automobiles
2) Software
3) Textiles
4) Shipping
5) Fertilizers

12. What is the full form of SFIO?
1) Securities Fraud Investigation Office
2) Serious Fraud Investigation Office
3) Systematic Fraud Investigation Office
4) Severe Fraud Investigation Office
5) None of these

13. Which country transferred the sovereignty of Hong Kong to China on July 1, 1997?
1) USA
2) Belgium
3) UK
4) France
5) Japan

14. Which of the following institutions was set up with the aim of overall rural development in India?
1) IDBI
 2) SIDBI
3) NHB
4) DICGC
5) NABARD

15. Which of the following deals with the compilation of Index of Industrial Production?
1) National Development Council
2) Central Statistical Office
3) FICCI
4) ASSOCHAM
5) Reserve Bank of India

16. India has emerged as the second largest textile exporter in the world in 2013. Which country is in top position?
1) China
2) Italy
3) Germany
4) Bangladesh
5) USA

17. Garuda-V is a joint Air Exercise between India and?
1) Indonesia
2) France
3) Malaysia
4) Russia
5) Germany

18. FPI is a route for overseas investors to invest in an economy. The letter 'P' denotes?
1) Participatory
2) Preferred
3) Portfolio
4) Preferential
5) Priority

19. Which of the following terms is not related to Banking/Finance?
1) CRR
2) CAR
3) SLR
4) SAR
5) BPLR

20. Which of the following countries has scrapped HidroAysen project plan on environmental grounds?
1) Argentina
2) Brazil
3) Chile
4) Uruguay
5) Paraguay

21. Baker and Pascua rivers are in which of the following countries?
1) Venezuela
2) Mexico
3) Cuba
4) Chile
5) Canada

22. Who is the author of the book 'The Prince of Gujarat'?
1) Rajmohan Gandhi
2) Arundhati Roy
3) Amalesh Tripathi
4) Mahesh Rao
5) Sipra Das

23. Identify the mismatched pair?
1) SHG - Self Help Group
2) TARC - Trade Administration Reform Commission
3) AMC - Asset Management Company
4) EMI - Equated Monthly Installment
5) IPO - Initial Public Offering

24. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the bilateral relations between India and which of the following countries as 'B2B'?
1) Bangladesh
2) Brazil
3) Bhutan
4) Belgium
5) Belarus

25. Which of the following comes under Services sector?
1) Construction
2) Mining
3) Agriculture
4) Dairying
5) Banking

26. India is now a permanent member of Washington Accord. Membership means global recognition of Indian?
1) Agriculture degrees
2) Doctor degrees
3) Journalism degrees
4) Engineering degrees
5) None of these

27. The Washington Accord was established in?
1) 1989
2) 1997
3) 1981
4) 1995
5) 1985

28. Open Market Operations mean?
1) Issuance of bonds
2) Giving loans to banks
3) Auction of precious metals
4) Sale or purchase of government securities
5) None of these

29. Identify the mismatched pair with regard to international financial institutions and their heads?
1) World Bank - Jim Yong Kim
2) IMF - Christine Lagarde
3) ADB - Takehiko Nakao
4) OECD - Jose Angel Gurria
5) WTO - Pascal Lamy

30. Banking Ombudsman is appointed by the?
1) SBI
2) Finance Ministry
3) IBA
4) Supreme Court
5) RBI

31. Which of the following international organizations/institutions is not located in the United States of America?
1) UNDP
2) UNICEF
3) World Bank
4) IMF
5) UNESCO

32. What is the highest denomination banknote that the Reserve Bank of India can issue?
1) Rs. 1000
2) Rs. 2000
3) Rs. 5000
4) Rs. 10000
5) Rs. 20000

33. The leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha should be from a party whose members constitute at least what per cent of the total strength of the House?
1) 15 %
2) 5%
3) 10%
4) 7%
5) 20%

34. The Shompen are the indigenous people of?
1) Kavaratti
2) Agatti
3) Amini
4) Great Nicobar
5) Minicoy

35. The Bharatiya Janata Party became the first political party to get a majority in the General Election on its own since the Indian National Congress had done so in?
1) 1952
2) 1991
3) 2004
4) 1989
5) 1984

36. The fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit was held in 2014 in?
1) Istanbul
2) Shanghai
3) Astana
4) Antalya
5) Ankara

37. The Secretariat of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) is located in?
1) Beijing, China
2) Manila, Philippines
3) Almaty, Kazakhstan
4) Kyoto, Japan
5) Antalya, Turkey

38. Which of the following financial institutions is the last to be established in India?
1) IFCI
2) RBI
3) ICICI
4) SBI
5) NABARD

39. Phycology is a branch of science that studies?
1) Algae
2) Fungi
3) Virus
4) Bacteria
5) Insects

40. Which of the following statements is not correct?
1) Under CRR a certain percentage of the total bank deposits has to be kept with the Reserve Bank of India
2) Banks do not earn any interest on CRR
3) The current CRR is 4 percent
4) SLR is determined by the RBI
5) The present SLR is 23 percent

ANSWERS:
1) 1 2) 2 3) 3 4) 4 5) 1 6) 3 7) 4 8) 3 9) 2 10) 4
11) 1 12) 2 13) 3 14) 5 15) 2 16) 1 17) 2 18) 3 19) 4 20) 3
21) 4 22) 1 23) 2 24) 3 25) 5 26) 4 27) 1 28) 4 29) 5 30) 5
31) 5 32) 4 33) 3 34) 4 35) 5 36) 2 37) 3 38) 5 39) 1 40) 5.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Padma Awards 2015

  Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 104 persons as per the list below. The list comprises of 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees.  17 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 17 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 4 Posthumous awardees.

 

Padma Vibhushan


S. No.
Name of the Awardee
Discipline
State/Domicile

1.                  
Shri L. K. Advani
Public Affairs
Gujarat
2.                  
Shri Amitabh Bachchan
Art
Maharashtra
3.                  
Shri Prakash Singh Badal
Public Affairs
Punjab
4.                  
Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade
Social Work
Karnataka
5.                  
Shri Mohammad Yusuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar
Art
Maharashtra
6.                  
Shri Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya
Others
Uttar Pradesh
7.                  
Prof. Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan
Science and Engineering  
Tamil Nadu
8.                  
Shri Kottayan K. Venugopal

Public Affairs
Delhi
9.       
Shri Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (Foreigner)
Trade and Industry
France/UK

Padma Bhushan

1.                  
Shri Jahnu Barua

Art
Assam
2.                  
Dr. Vijay Bhatkar

Science and Engineering
Maharashtra
3.                  
Shri Swapan Dasgupta
Literature and Education
Delhi
4.                  
Swami Satyamitranand Giri
Others
Uttar Pradesh
5.                  
Shri N. Gopalaswami
Civil Service
Tamil Nadu
6.                  
Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap
Public Affairs
Delhi
7.                  
Dr. (Pandit) Gokulotsavji Maharaj   
Art
Madhya Pradesh
8.                  
Dr. Ambrish  Mithal
Medicine
Delhi
9.                  
Smt. Sudha Ragunathan
Art
Tamil Nadu
10.              
Shri Harish Salve
Public Affairs
Delhi
11.              
Dr. Ashok Seth
Medicine
Delhi
12.              
Shri Rajat Sharma
Literature and Education
Delhi
13.              
Shri Satpal
Sports
Delhi
14.              
Shri Shivakumara Swami
Others
Karnataka
15.              
Dr. Kharag Singh Valdiya 
Science and Engineering
Karnataka
16.   
Prof. Manjul Bhargava
(NRI/PIO)
Science and Engineering
 USA
17.   
Shri David Frawley (Vamadeva)
(Foreigner)
Others
 USA
18.   
Shri Bill Gates
(Foreigner)
Social Work
 USA
19.   
Ms. Melinda Gates
 (Foreigner)
Social Work
 USA
20.   
Shri Saichiro Misumi
(Foreigner)
Others
 Japan


Padma Shri
1.       
Dr. Manjula Anagani
Medicine
Telangana
2.                  
Shri S. Arunan
Science and Engineering
Karnataka
3.                  
Ms. Kanyakumari Avasarala
Art
Tamil Nadu
4.       
Dr. Bettina Sharada Baumer
Literature and Education
Jammu and Kashmir
5.                  
Shri Naresh Bedi
Art
Delhi
6.                  
Shri Ashok Bhagat
Social Work
Jharkhand
7.                  
Shri Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Art
Maharashtra
8.                  
Dr. Lakshmi Nandan Bora
Literature and Education 
Assam
9.                  
Dr. Gyan  Chaturvedi
Literature and Education 
Madhya Pradesh
10.              
Prof. (Dr.) Yogesh Kumar Chawla
Medicine
Chandigarh
11.              
Smt. Jayakumari Chikkala
Medicine
Delhi
12.              
Shri Bibek Debroy
Literature and Education 
Delhi
13.              
Dr. Sarungbam Bimola  Kumari Devi
Medicine
Manipur
14.              
Dr. Ashok Gulati
 Public Affairs
Delhi
15.              
Dr.  Randeep  Guleria
Medicine
Delhi
16.              
Dr. K. P. Haridas
Medicine
Kerala
17.              
Shri Rahul Jain
Art
Delhi
18.              
Shri Ravindra Jain
Art
Maharashtra
19.              
Dr. Sunil Jogi
Literature and Education
Delhi
20.              
Shri Prasoon Joshi
Art
Maharashtra
21.              
Dr. Prafulla Kar
Art
Odisha
22.              
Ms. Saba Anjum  
Sports
Chhattisgarh
23.              
Smt. Ushakiran Khan
Literature and Education 
Bihar
24.              
Dr. Rajesh Kotecha
Medicine
Rajasthan
25.              
Prof. Alka Kriplani
Medicine
Delhi
26.              
Dr. Harsh Kumar
Medicine
Delhi
27.              
Shri Narayana Purushothama Mallaya
Literature and Education
Kerala
28.              
Shri Lambert Mascarenhas
Literature and Education
Goa
29.              
Dr. (Mrs.) Janak Palta McGilligan
Social Work
Madhya Pradesh
30.              
Shri Veerendra Raj Mehta
Social Work
Delhi
31.              
Shri Tarak Mehta
Art
Gujarat
32.              
Shri Neil Herbert Nongkynrih
Art
Meghalaya
33.              
Shri Chewang Norphel
Others
Jammu and Kashmir
34.              
Shri T. V. Mohandas Pai
Trade and Industry
Karnataka
35.              
Dr.Tejas Patel
Medicine
Gujarat
36.              
Shri Jadav Molai Peyang
Others
Assam
37.              
Smt. Bimla Poddar
Other
Uttar Pradesh
38.              
Dr. N. Prabhakar
Science and Engineering
Delhi
39.              
Dr. Prahalada
Science and Engineering
Maharashtra
40.              
Dr. Narendra Prasad
Medicine
Bihar
41.              
Shri Ram Bahadur Rai
Literature and Education
Delhi
42.              
Ms. Mithali Raj
Sports
Telangana
43.              
Shri P. V.  Rajaraman
Civil Service 
Tamil Nadu
44.              
Prof.  J. S. Rajput
Literature and Education 
Uttar Pradesh
45.              
Shri Kota Srinivasa Rao
Art
Andhra Pradesh
46.              
Prof. Bimal Roy
Literature and Education
West Bengal
47.              
Shri Shekhar Sen
Art
Maharashtra
48.              
Shri Gunvant Shah
Literature and Education 
Gujarat
49.              
Shri Brahmdev Sharma (Bhaiji)
Literature and Education 
Delhi
50.              
Shri Manu Sharma
Literature and Education 
Uttar Pradesh
51.              
Prof. Yog Raj Sharma
Medicine 
Delhi
52.              
Shri Vasant Shastri
Science and Engineering
Karnataka
53.              
Shri S. K. Shivkumar
Science and Engineering
Karnataka
54.              
Ms. P. V. Sindhu
Sports
Telangana
55.              
Shri Sardara Singh
Sports
Haryana
56.              
Ms. Arunima Sinha
Sports   
Uttar Pradesh
57.              
Shri Mahesh Raj Soni
Art
Rajasthan
58.              
Dr.Nikhil Tandon
Medicine
Delhi
59.              
Shri H. Thegtse Rinpoche
Social Work
Arunachal Pradesh
60.              
Dr.Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi
Medicine
Gujarat
61.   
Shri Huang Baosheng
(Foreigner)
Others
China
62.   
Prof. Jacques Blamont
(Foreigner)
Science and Engineering
France
63.   
Late Shri Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin
(Posthumous)
Others
Maharashtra
64.   
Shri Jean-Claude Carriere
(Foreigner)
Literature and Education
France
65.   
Dr. Nandrajan “Raj” Chetty
(NRI/PIO)
Trade and Industry
USA
66.   
Shri George L. Hart
(Foreigner)
Others
USA
67.   
Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja (NRI/PIO)
Others
Portugal
68.   
Late Shri Meetha Lal Mehta (Posthumous)
Social Work
Rajasthan
69.   
Ms. Tripti Mukherjee
(NRI/PIO)
Art
USA
70.   
Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori
(NRI/PIO)
Medicine
USA
71.   
Dr. Raghu Rama Pillarisetti
(NRI/PIO)
Medicine
USA
72.   
Dr. Saumitra Rawat
(NRI/PIO)
Medicine
UK
73.   
Prof. Annette Schmiedchen
(Foreigner)
Literature and Education
Germany
74.   
Late Shri Pran Kumar Sharma alias Pran (Posthumous)
Art
Delhi
75.   
Late Shri R. Vasudevan
(Posthumous)
Civil Service
Tamil Nadu