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December 24, 2015

Nobel Prize

The most prestigious award in the world.It was set up in 1900 under the will of Alfred  Bernhard Nobel.

The Nobel prizes are presented annually on 10 December (The death anniversary of the founder).

It is given in the fields of Peace,Literature,Physics,chemistry,Physiology or Medicine (from .1901) and Economics (from 1969)

Winners of Nobel Prize From India

Winners Field Year
Venkatraman  Ramakrishan Chemistry 2009
Amartya  Sen Economics 1998
Subramanyan  Chandrasekhar Physics 1983


Mother  Teresa  Peace 1979
Hargobind  Khorana Medicine 1968
CV  Raman Physics 1930
Rabindranath  Tagore Literature  1913


Instituted in 1917 and named after US publisher Joseph Pultizer.

It is conferred annually in the United States for the accomplishments in journalism,literature and music.

Magsaysay Awards

Instituted in 1957.Named after Ramon Magsaysay, the former President of Philippines.

The award is given annually on August 31,the birth anniversary of contribution in public service,Community Leadership,Journalism,Literature & Creative Arts and International Understanding.

Man Booker Prize

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

Right Livelihood Award

The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980.

It is also referred as “Alternative Nobel Prize”.

It is given to persons 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 Acedemy of Motion pictures,Arts and Sciences, USA in recognition of outstanding