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Important National and International Prizes and Awards 2019

Noble Prize:- Noble Prize are for Contributions to society

Nobel prize winners of India are :

Rabindra Nath Tagore – 1913 in Literature.

C. V. Raman -1930 in Physics .

Har Govind Khurana -1968 for Medicine.

Mother Teresa – 1979 for Peace.

Amartya Sen -1998 for Economics.

R. K. Pachuri – 2007 for Peace

Oscars Award :

The Oscars ( Organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) – a set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements.

List of Indian Oscar Winners:-

India’s first Oscars Winner-BhanuAthaiya (Best Costume Designer for Richard Attenborough’s filmGandhi in 1982).

Satyajit Ray won Honourary award forLifetime achievement in cinema (1991).

Russell Pookutty – Best Sound Mixingfor Danny Boyle’s film Slumdog Millionaire in 2008.

A.R Rahman won 2 awards Best Score andBest Original Song (music) for Slumdog Millionaire in 2008.

Gulzar won Best Song (lyrics) forSlumdog Millionaire in 2008.

Bharath Ratna:

It is India’s highest civilian award,awarded for the highest degrees of national service.

1st Indian to be awarded the BharathRatna – C. Rajagopalachari.

No one received the Bharat Ratna for2013. The last awardee for Bharat Ratna was late Bhimsen Joshi whohad won in 2008.

Padma Awards:-

Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri Padma awards are for exceptional and distinguished servicein any field including service rendered by Government servants.

Out of the total of 54 Padma award, 2were the Padma Vibhushan awards, 10 were the Padma Bhushan awards and 42 were the Padma Shree awards.

The list of the winners was announcedon 25 January 2013.

International Gandhi Peace Prize:

This award is given to individuals andinstitutions for their contributions towards social, economic andpolitical revolution through non-violence and Gandhian philosophy.The award carries Rs. 10 million in cash.

Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaundahas received the 2012 Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peaceand Reconciliation from the Gandhi Development Trust (GDT) in SouthAfrica.

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award:-

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award isfor Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management

Smt. Tessy Thomas, chosen for theprestigious “Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration” – 2012 .

Gallantry Awards :

 : It is the highest decoration of valour awarded for the most conspicuousbravery or some daring or prominent act of valour or self-sacrificein the presence of the enemy on land,sea or air.

MAHA VIR CHAKRA : It is the second highest decoration. It is awarded for acts ofconspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land,at sea or in the air.

VIR CHAKRA : It isthe third in the order of awards for acts of gallantry in the face ofthe enemy on land,sea or air.

ASHOK CHAKRA Awarded for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring act of valouror self-sacrifice on land, at sea or in the air.

KIRTI CHAKRA : Awardedfor conspicuous gallantry.

SHAURYA CHAKRA : Awardedfor an act of gallantry.

PARAM VISHISHT SEWA MEDAL: Awarded in recognition of distinguished service of the mostexceptional order.

ATI VISHISHT SEWA MEDAL : Awarded in recognition of distinguished service of an exceptional order.

VISHISHT SEWA MEDAL : Awarded in recognition of distinguished service of a high order.

SENA MEDAL / NAU SENA : MEDAL/VAYU SENA MEDAL For good work on the field, at sea or in theair.

Indira Gandhi Peace Prize :-

The Indira Gandhi Prize or the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize or the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development is the prestigious award accorded annually by India to individuals or organizations in recognition of creative efforts toward promoting international peace, development and a new international economic order.

The prize carries a cash award of rs25 lakh Indian rupees

Pulitzer Prize :

The Pulitzer is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories,each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award.The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.

The Golden Peacock Awards :

It is recognised worldwide as the hallmark of corporate excellence. It builds the Brand Equity and inspires and aligns the entire workforce.

23rd World Congress on Leadership &Quality of Governance & Presentation of Golden Peacock Awards washeld at Bengaluru on February 8-9, 2013 . The theme for the WorldCongress this year was the challenge of integrating leadership andquality of governance for sustainability.

Manthan Award :

It is an initiative in India to recognize the best practices in e-Content and Creativity.

Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is aliterary prize awarded each year for the best original full-lengthnovel, written in the English language, by a citizen of theCommonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe.

FiFi Award

The FiFi (Fragrance Foundation) Awards honor the fragrance industry’s creative achievements

Magsaysay Awards

The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay’s. 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 regarding as the Nobel Prize of Asia.

Green Star Award :

The Green Star Awards recognize those who have made extraordinary efforts to respond to environmental disasters around the world.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Green Cross International and the UN Environment Programme are the joint organizers of the Awards. The 2013 edition of the Green Star Awards will be presented on 2 September 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Green Cross International.

Sports awards of India and Football cup Competitions in India

Sports Awards of India :

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna :

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports

1st recipient of Rajiv Ganghi KhelRatna Award – Viswanathan Anand 1st women recipient of Rajiv GanghiKhel Ratna Award – Karnam Malleshwari

Arjuna Awards

The Arjuna Award was instituted in 1961 as the highest national recognition of distinguished sports persons.The awardee is given a bronze statuette of Arjuna, a scroll, and a cash prize along with a monogram, a blazer and a tie. During the year 1994, the amount of cash prize to the winner of the Ariuna Award was Rs. 50.000/ 241. Arjuna Awards for the year 1994 were Presented by the president of India to 8 outstanding sportspersons at Rashtrapati Bhawan on the 29th August, 1995.

Dronacharya Award

Dronacharya Award was instituted in 1985 to honour eminent coaches who have done outstanding and meritorious ‘work on consistent basis Every awardee is given a cash prize of Rs. 75,000/ along with a bronze statue of Dronacharya, a scroll, a suit, a blazer and a tie.

Dhyan Chand Award

Dhyan Chand Award is India’s highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games, given by the Government of India.The award is named after the legendary Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand. The award was initiated in 2002. The award carries a cash prize of INR 5 lakh (500,000 rupees)

MAKA Award :

The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Award is given primarily to the top overall winners in the Inter-University Tournaments, as these tournaments are a very much integral and important part of games and sports in the universities and colleges and they also play a very important role in supplying the talents to the country. They usually send their recommendation to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India each year.

Football Cup Competitions in India :

Federation Cup :

Abbreviated as the Fed cup, this is one of the knockout styled club football match, which is held in the nation every year. Starting from the year 1977, this is one of the most prestigious and important national level football match after the I – League. The winning club of this cup is provided with an opportunity to compete in the A. F. C. Cup or the Asian Football Confederation Cup where they are accompanied by the champion team of the I – League.

Durand Cup

Started in the year 1888 at Shimla byMortimer Durand, the then Foreign Secretary of India, this tournamentwas suspended twice in between during the time of the world wars.Though, initially, it was held in Dagshai as a recreational event forthe British troops, but later in 1940, the city of New Delhi becamethe permanent venue of the tournament.

Santosh Trophy

This is one of the annual footballtournaments in India, where the state as well as the governmentinstitutions participate. The football team from the state of WestBengal was the 1st winner of this trophy. As of now, they even leadthe list of the all-time winners with 31 titles.

Indian Super Cup :

Contested between the winners of the Federation Cup and the I – League, this is a one-off yearly club football match in India. In case, the champions of the I – League becomes the Federation Cup winner, then the opposition is formed by the runners-up of the league. The winning team of this football tournament of India receives the shield whereas, the individual players receive winners’ medals.

I. F. A. Shield :

Organized by the I. F. A. or the Indian Football Association, it is a yearly football competition.Started in the year 1893, this is the 4th oldest club football cup competition of the world.

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