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1. Bharat Ratna :

The highest civilian award of India, is given in recognition of exceptional service, performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour. Restricted to maximum three in a particular year.

Instituted in: 1954

First recipient: C. Rajagopalchari   |   Know more: 1 , 2 

2. Padma Awards :

Second highest civilian award, given for distinguished services in any field including government service.
The Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service).   |   Know more: 1 , 2 

3. Nobel Prize :

Widely regarded as the most prestigious awards given for intellectual achievement in the world. Given in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Peace, Literature and Economics.

Instituted by: Alfred Bernard Nobel   |   Know more: 1 , 2 

4. Gallantry Awards :

Given for appreciating the brave and gallant. Announced twice in a year-first on the occasion of the Republic Day and then on the occasion of the Independence Day. Order of precedence of these awards is the Param Vir Chakra, the Ashoka Chakra, the Mahavir Chakra, the Kirti Chakra, the Vir Chakra and the Shaurya Chakra.   |   Know more: 1 

5. Man Booker Prize : 

The leading literary award in the English speaking world. Awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK.   |   Know more: 1 

6. Vyas Samman :

Given for outstanding contribution to Hindi literature published in the past 10 years. Awarded annually by the K. K. Birla Foundation. 

7. Saraswati Samman :

Given for any distinguished literary work made during last 10 years in any of the Indian language.

Instituted by: K.K. Birla Foundation in 1991

8. Oscar/Academy Awards :

An annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in film industry. The award function is generally for American movies and artist with some awards for recognition of foreign movies.

Presented by: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

9. Dadasaheb Phalke Award :

India’s highest award in cinema industries. Presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

10. Arjuna Awards :

Given for the special achievements in different types of sports. Instituted in 1961.

Awarded by: Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India

11. Dronacharya Awards :
Given to sports coaches. Instituted in 1985.

12. Dhyan Chand Award :
The award is given to the veteran sports persons of India for their lifetime achievement in their respective field of sport.

13. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna :
The highest honour bestowed to a sports person for his/her achievements in India.

14. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize :

Given annually by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to the Indian scientists for their exceptional performance.

15. Kalinga Prize :

An international distinction awarding outstanding contributions of individuals in communicating science to society and promoting the popularization of science. Given by UNESCO.

16. Grammy Award :

Awarded by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.

17. International Gandhi Peace Prize :

This is an annual award given to individuals and institutions for their contributions towards social, economic and political transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian methods.

18. Magsaysay Awards :

Regarded as the Nobel Prize of Asia. Given for outstanding contributions to public service, community leadership, journalism, literature and creative arts and international understanding. Given annually on August 31.

19. Pulitzer Prize :

An award given for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.

20. Sahitya Akademy Awards :
Given for any exclusive writing in any of the 22 languages including English literature.

21. Sangeet-Natak Akademi Award :

An award given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama. It is the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists.

22. Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding :
Given annually to persons for outstanding contributions to international understanding and goodwill among the people of the world.

23. UNESCO Peace Prize :

The main goal of UNESCO education price is to encourange excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.

24. Right Livelihood Award :

Known as alternate Nobel Award. Given to promote and contribute in the fields of environment and social justice. Instituted in 1980 by the Right Livelihood Society, London.

25. UNESCO Human Rights Award :

Given every alternate year for the contributions in the field of Human Rights Awareness.

26. UN Human Rights Award :

Presented every sixth year by UN for personal contribution for the cause of human rights.

27. World Food Prize :

An international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. Presented by Food and Agriculture Organization.

28. R. D. Birla Award for Scientific Research :

The award is given to an outstanding scientific research, mostly during the past 5 years, undertaken by an Indian scientist, who is below the age of 50, living and working in India.


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