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Awards Honours and Prizes

Nobel Prize :

  • It is the most coveted international award of the world.
  • It was instituted by the inventor of dynamite, Alfred Bernard Nobel (1833 – 96).
  • The award is giver on December 10, which is the death anniversary of its founder.
  • Nobel made a trust from the money that he earned through the patent of his invention whose interest is used to give the money for the Nobel Prizes.
  • Nobel Prize is given every year to those eminent persons who have made pioneering achievements in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Peace, Literature and Economics.
  • Apart from Economics, all other categories have been given since 1901. Economics Nobel Prize was instituted in 1967 and was first given in 1969.

Twice Recipients of Nobel Prize :

United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA)
1967New York
For formulating population policies.
International Fund for Agricultural Development
1977Rome
For financing agricultural projects in the world to raise the economic growth.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
1964Geneva
Promotes international trade to accelerate economic growth of developing countries.
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
1947Montreal
Promotes safety of international aviation.
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
1945Washington D.C
Promotes international monetary cooperation.
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
1956Washington D.C.
Promote economic development by encouraging private enterprise in its member countries.
Universal Postal Union (UPU)
1947Berne
Improve various postal services in the world.
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
1972Nairobi
Promotes international co-operation in human environment.
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
1967Geneva
Sets international regulations for radio, telegraph, telephone and space radio communication.
Foodand Agricultural Organisation (FAO)
1945Rome
To improve living condition of rural population.
Internatioanl Bank for economies of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
1945Washington D.C
Development of members by facilitating investment of capitals by providing loans.
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
1950Geneva
Promote international exchange of weather reports.
World Trade Organisation (WTO)
1995Geneva
Setting rules for world trade to reduce tariffs.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
-New York
Help deneloping countries increase the wealth producing capabilities of their natural and human resources.
Inter Government Maritime Consultative Organisation (IMCO)
1958London
Promotes co-operation on technical matters of maritime safety, navigation and encourages anti-pollution measures.
International Development Association (IDA)
1960Washington D.C
An affiliate of the World Bank, aims to help under-developed countries raise living standards.
International Tele-communication Union (ITU)
1947Geneva
Sets international regulations for radio telegraph, telephone and space radio communications.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
1965New York
Provides training and research to help facilitate UN objectives of world peace and security and of economic and social progress.
United Nations Relief and Work for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)
1949New York
Provides basic amenities and education for the victims of Arab-Israel War.
United Nations Fund For Population Activities (UNFPA)
1967New York
Studying population dynamics, collecting population data, formulating and evolving population policies, family planning and related programmes.

The international Committee of the Red Cross has been awarded the Nobel Prize for peace three times : In 1917, 1944 and 1963.

Adjudicators :

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RajasthanAlakh Sagar, KEM Road, Bikaner.
\"Dharma Heights\" 10 Motilal Atal Road, Opp.Ganpati Plaza, M.I. Road, Jaipur.
4th Chopasni Road, Jodhpur.
MP A8 Mahavir Nagar II, Kota.
5, Abhay Niwas, Residency Road, Udaipur
SikkimMahatma Gandhi Marg, New Market, Gangtok.
Uttar PradeshE - 11 / 8, I floor, Prateek Centre, Sanjay Place, Agra.
Marris Road, Aligarh.
249, Chak Zero Road, Allahabad.
152 - E, Civil Lines Chowki Chauraha, Bareilly.
3, Navyug Market, Ghaziabad.
Bank Road, Gorakhpur.
50 / 276 Halsi Road, Kanpur.
64, Cant. Board office, Kanpur Cantt.
1 - 2, Ashok Marg, Lucknow.
B - 1316, Sai Plaza B Block Crossing, Indira Nagar, Lucknow.
213, Begum Bridge Road, Meerut.
C - 7 / 34 - B, Lahurabir, Varanasi.
D - 48 / 122, Missirpokhra, Godowlia, Varanasi.
Uttranchal3, Astely Hall Rajpur Road, Dehradun.
West Bengal150, B C Road, Burdwan.
3 / 1, R N Mukherjee Road, Shree Ram Chambers, Kolkata Main.
Bajaj Bhawan, Nachan Road, Benachitty, Durgapur.
Malancha Main Road, Kharida, Kharagpur, Midnapore Dist. Kharagpur.
Hill Craft Road, Siliguri, Darjeeling Dist. Siliguri.
West Bengal Uni. of Technology, BF - 142, Salt Lake Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata.
Akash Ganga Commercial Complex, I floor, Block E, Basudebpur, Durga Chowk P.O., Khanjanchak, Haldia.
9 / 118, Rabindra Avenue, Khudiram Shaw Complex, 1st Floor, Opp. Zilla School, Malda.

Indian Nobel Prize Winners :

Sl.NoInstitutesPlace
1.Punjab Institute of Management & Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh (Punjab)Punjab
2.Siva Sivani Institute of ManagementSecunderabad
3.Sankara Institute of Management ScienceCoimbatore
4.SET Business SchoolJammu
5.AUT University India CampusBangalore
6.Sidvin School of BusinessBangalore
7.Hindustan Institute of Management & Computer StudiesMathura
8.Nimbus Academy of ManagementDehradun
9.Teerthankar Mahaveer Institute of Management & technologyMoradabad
10.College of Management & TechnologyPatiala

Other Awards and Prizes

Pulitzer Prize :

It was instituted in 1970 and named after the US Publisher Joseph Pulitzer. It is conferred annually in the USA for accomplishments in journalism, literature and music.

Magsaysay Awards :

They were instituted in 1957 and named after Ramon Magsaysay, the late President of Philippines, who died in an air crash.

This award is given annually on August 31, for outstanding contributions to public service, community leadership, journalism, literature and creative arts and international understanding. They are often regarded as the Nobel Prize of Asia.

Booker Prize :

It is the highest literary award given to the authors of British, Irish and Commonwealth countries. It was instituted in 1968 by the Booker Company and the British Publishers Association along the lines of Pulitzer Prize of US. Booker Prize has been renamed as Man Booker Prize, as the sponsorship has been taken over by the Man Group, an international stockbroker.

Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding :

It was instituted in 1965 by the Government of India. It is given annually to persons for outstanding contributions to the promotion of international understanding and goodwill among the people of the world.

Oscar Awards :

These awards were instituted in 1929 and conferred annually by the Academy of Motion Pictures in USA. These are considered the most prestigious awards in the cinema world.

The first Indian to get an Oscar was Bhanu Athaiya for the movie ‘Gandhi’. Satyajit Ray was the first Indian who was awarded Oscar for lifetime achievements in cinema in 1992.

Right Livelihood Award :

It was instituted in 1980 by the Right Livelihood Society, London. It is renowned as alternate Nobel Award to promote and contribute in the fields of environment and social justice.

Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize :

It was instituted in 1995 by the Government of India. It is presented for international peace on the lines of Nobel Prize.

UNESCO Peace Prize :

It is presented by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for extraordinary contributions for international peace.

UNESCO Human Rights Award :

It is also presented by UNESCO for contributions in the field of Human Rights Awareness. It is given every alternate year.

UN Human Rights Award :

It is presented by United Nations (UN) for personal contribution for the cause of human rights. It is presented every sixth year.

World Food Prize :

It is presented by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), one of the branches of UNO, for the cause of agriculture and food development.

Olympic Gold Order :

It is presented by the International Olympic Committee for distinguished services in the development of the Olympic Movement.

Indira Gandhi Award For International Peace, Disarmament and Development :

It is presented by Indira Gandhi Memorial Fund for specialized contribution in the field of international disarmament and development.

Bharat Ratna :

It is the highest civilian award of India. It is presented by the Government of India. It is presented for exceptional public service and rarest achievements in the field of art, literature and science. It was instituted in 1954 and the first recipient was Dr. Radhakrishnan.

Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian award for distinguished services in any field including Government service. Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree are the other important civilian awards.

Bhartiya Jnanpeeth Awards :

It was instituted in 1965 and is given for distinguished works in any recognized language by a scholar.

Sahitya Academy Awards :

It was instituted in 1955 and is given for any exclusive writing in any of the 22 languages including English literature during last 5 years.

Murtidevi Award :

It was constituted in 1948 and is given in any Indian language or in English literature, for distinguished contribution to Indian values.

Saraswati Samman :

It was instituted in 1991 by the K.K. Birla Foundation and is given for any distinguished literary work made during last 10 years in any of the Indian language.

Tansen Awards :

These awards are given by the Government of M.P. for the outstanding contribution in the field of music.

Vyas Samman :

It was instituted in 1992 by the K.K. Birla Foundation for outstanding contribution to Hindi literature.

Tansen Awards :

These awards are given by the Government of M.P. for the outstanding contribution in the field of music.

Iqbal Samman :

These awards are given by the Government of M.P. for the outstanding contribution in the field of literature.

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards :

These awards are given to the Indian scientists for their exceptional performance.

R.D. Birla Award :

These awards are given in the field of medical sciences.

Dhanvantri Award :

These awards are given for the extra ordinary performance in medical sciences.

Arjuna Awards :

These were instituted in 1961 and given by Sports Ministry, Government of India. These are given for the special achievements in different types of sports.

Dronacharya Awards :

These were instituted in 1985 and given by Sports Ministry, Government of India. These are given to sports coaches.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna :

It was instituted in 1962 and is presented for commendable display by the players.

Gallantry Awards :

Param Vir Chakra : It is India’s highest award for bravery.

Mahavir Chakra : It is the second highest gallantry award.

Vir Chakra : It is the third highest gallantry award.

Ashok Chakra : It is the highest peace – time gallantry award.

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