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Awards and Honours (International) Nobel Prize
January 3, 2016

The most prestigious award in the world. It was started in 1900 under the will of Alfred Nobel. The Nobel prizes are presented annually on 10th December (The death anniversary of the founder). It is given in the fields of Peace, Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Physiology / Medicine (from 1901) and Economics (from 1969).

Venkatraman RamakrishanChemistry2009
Amartya SenEconomics1998
Subramanyan ChandrasekharPhysics1983
Mother TeresaPeace1979
Hargobind KhoranaMedicine1968
CV RamanPhysics1930
Rabindranath TagoreLiterature1913


Pulitzer Prize

Instituted in 1917 and named after US publisher Joseph Pulitzer. It is conferred annually in the United States for journalism, literature and music.


Magsaysay Awards

Instituted in 1957 and named after Ramon Magsaysay, the former President of Philippines. The award is given annually for contribution in Public Service, Community Leadership, Journalism, Literature and Creative Arts and International Understanding.


Man Booker Prize

Instituted in 1968, is the highest literary award in the world. Set up by the Booker Company and the British Publisher Association along the lines of the Pulitzer Prize in the USA.


Right Livelihood Award

The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980. It is also referred as “Alternative Nobel Prize”.It is to honour those “working on practical and exemplary solutions to the most urgent challenges facing the world today.”


Oscar Awards

Instituted in 1929, these awards are conferred annually by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, USA in recognition of outstanding cinematic work in various fields.