International Awards

Nobel Prize

The most prestigious award in the world. It was set-up in 1900 the will of Alfred Bernhard 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 or Medicine (from 1901) and Economics (from 1969).

Winners of Nobel Prize from India

Kailash Satyarthi – Peach -2014

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan  – Chemistry – 2009

Amartya Sen – Economics – 1998

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar – Physics – 1983

Mother Teresa – Peach – 1979

Hargobind – Medicine – 1968

CV Raman – Physics – 1930

Rabindranath Tagore – Literature – 1913

Grammy Awards

It is awarded for the outstanding achievements in the music industry by National Academy for Recording Arts and Sciences, America. It was started in 1959. Pt. Ravi Shankar got this 3 times.

Pulitzer Prize

Institute 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 31st August, the birth anniversary of Magsaysay, for outstanding contributions in Public service, Community Leadership, Journalism, Literature and Creative Arts and International Understanding.

Man Booker Prize

Instituted in 1968, is the highest literary award of the world, set-up by the Booker Company and the British Publishers 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 solutons 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 contribution in the various fields of film making.

The Indian films nominated for Oscars are Mothers India (1957), Salaam Bombay (1988), Lagaan (2001)

Bhanu Athaiya was the first Indian to win an Oscar Award in 1982 for costume design in Gandhi Movie.

UN Human Rights Awards

Instituted in 1966, the award is given every 5 years for individual contributions to the establishment of human rights.