(General Knowledge) Awards & Honours : National - Padma Awards

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PADMA AWARDS

Padma Awards fall next in line after the Bharat Ratna as national awards. They were also discontinued in 1977 along with the Bharat Ratna and revived again in 1980. There are three Padma awards, viz,

  • Padma Vibhushan is the second highest national award, given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field including services rendered by government employees.
  • Padma Bhushan is the third highest national award given for distinguished service in any field.
  • Padma Shri is the fourth highest award given for distinguished service in any field.

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