National and International Awards 2017 PDF gives you the list of important national (Indian) and international awards in different fields and the person who obtained these awards.
National and International Awards 2017:
Nobel Peace Prize:
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes created by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature since March 1901. It has been awarded annually (with some exceptions) to those who have “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”.
Nobel Prizes 2016
|1.||Physics||David J. Thouless,
F.Duncan M. Haldane,
|Theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter|
Sir J. Fraser Stoddart,
Bernard L. Feringa
|The design and synthesis of molecular machines|
|3.||Physiology or Medicine||Yoshinori Ohsumi||Discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy|
|4.||Literature||Bob Dylan||Created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition|
|5.||Peace Prize||Juan Manuel Santos||Efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end|
In addition to the above five awards, The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016 is awarded to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom “for their contributions to contract theory”.
Note: The 2017 Nobel Prizes will be announced in the first week of October 2017.
The Academy Awards now known officially as The Oscars is a set of twenty-four awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the “Academy Award of Merit”, which has become commonly known by its nickname “Oscar”. The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.
|1.||Best Actor||Casey Affleck||Manchester
by the Sea
|2.||Best Actress||Emma Stone||La La Land|
|3.||Best Director||Damien Chazelle||La La Land|
|4.||Best Picture||Adele Romanski,
by the Sea
|Barry Jenkins &
Tarell Alvin McCraney
Rich Moore, &
|Ezra Edelman &
|O.J: Made in America|
|Orlando Von Einsiedal
& Joanna Natasegara
|The White Helmets|
|12.||Best Live Action
|Kristof Deak &
|13.||Best Live Animated
|Alan Barillaro &
|Justin Hurwitz||La La Land|
|15.||Best Original Song||Music By – Justin Hurwitz
Lyric By – Benj Pasek
|City of Stars
from La La Land
& Peter Grace
|David Wasco &
Sandy Reynolds Wasco
|La La Land|
|Linus Sandgren||La La Land|
Giorgio Gregorini &
|Colleen Atwood||Fantastic Beasts
and Where to
|John Gilbert||Hacksaw Ridge|
Andrew R. Jones
& Dan Lemmon
|The Jungle Book|
|24.||Best Live Action
|Kristof Deak &
National Film Awards:
The National Film Awards was established in 1954, it has been administered, along with the International Film Festival of India and the Indian Panorama, by the Indian government’s Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.
Every year, a national panel appointed by the government selects the winning entry, and the award ceremony is held in New Delhi, where the President of India presents the awards. This is followed by the inauguration of the National Film Festival, where the award-winning films are screened for the public.
The 64th National Film Awards is to honour the best films of 2016 in the Indian cinema. The awards were announced on 7 April 2017, and the ceremony was held on 3 May 2017.
|1.||Best Popular Film
Providing Wholesome Entertainment
|Sathamanam Bhavathi (Telugu)|
|2.||Best stunt choreography||Peter Hein|
|3.||Best Children’s Film||Dhanak (Hindi)|
|4.||Best Direction||Rajesh (Ventilator)|
|5.||Best Film on social issue||Pink (Hindi)|
|6.||Best Actor||Akhay Kumar (Rustom)|
|7.||Best Actress||Surabhi Lakshmi
|8.||Best Supporting Actress||Zaira Wasim (Dangal)|
|9.||Best Child Artist||Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam),
Saj (Noor Islam),
Manohara (Railway Children)
|10.||Best Male Playback Singer||Sundara Iyer (Joker)|
|11.||Best Female Playback Singer||Iman Chakraborty (Thume jaake)|
|12.||Best Screenplay (original)||Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaram)|
|13.||Best Screenplay (adapted)||Sanjay Krishnaji patel (Dashakriya)|
|14.||Best Editing||Rameshwar (Ventilator)|
|15.||Sound designer||Jayadevan (Kaadu Pookunna Neram)|
|16.||Best production design||24|
|17.||Best Costume Designer||Sachin (Marathi film)|
|18.||Best Environmental film including agriculture||The Tiger who crossed the line|
|19.||Best Make-up Artist||MK Ramakrishna|
|20.||Best Music Direction||Babu Padmanabha (Kannada Lama)|
|21.||Special Mention||Kadvi Hawa Mukthi bhava (Hindi)|
|22.||Special Jury award||Mohanlal for Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol|
|23.||Special Mention||Hero- A.Hussain (Mukti Bhawan)|
|Heroine- Sonam kapoor (Neerja)|
|24.||Best Film Friendly state||Jharkhand|
Best feature films in regional languages
|8.||Ke Sara Sara||Konkini|
Bharat Ratna Award:
- The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India.
- Instituted in 1954, the award is conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”, in the arts, literature, science, and public services, any field of human endeavor.
- The recommendations for the Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister to the President, with a maximum of three nominees being awarded per year.
- Recipients receive a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a peepal-leaf–shaped medallion; there is no monetary grant associated with the award.
- The first recipients of the Bharat Ratna were politician C. Rajagopalachari, philosopher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and scientist C. V. Raman, who were honoured in 1954.
- Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (Pakistan) and Nelson Mandela (South Africa) are the only two non-indian citizens to have received the Bharat Ratna Award. Mother Teresa born in Skopje (now the capital of the Republic of Macedonia) and she got Indian Citizenship.
- On 24 December 2014, the Indian government announced the award to independence activist Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. (After that no one has been awarded Bharat Ratna)
- The Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, preceded by Bharat Ratna and followed by Padma Bhushan.
- Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for “exceptional and distinguished service”. The award criteria include “service in any field including service rendered by Government servants” including doctors and scientists, but excludes those working with the public sector undertakings.
- On 25 January 2017, the award was conferred upon seven recipients; Murli Manohar Joshi, Sharad Pawar, Udupi Ramachandra Rao, Jaggi Vasudev, K. J. Yesudas and posthumously on Sunder Lal Patwa and P. A. Sangma.
- The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, preceded by the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri.
- Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for “distinguished service of a high order”.The award criteria include “service in any field including service rendered by Government servants” including doctors and scientists, but excludes those working with the public sector undertakings.
2017 Padma Bhushan Winners:
|1.||Vishwa Mohan Bhatt||Arts||Rajasthan|
|2.||Deviprasad Dwivedi||Literature & Education||Uttar Pradesh|
|3.||Ratnasundarsuri||Spirituality & Social issues||Gujarat|
|5.||Cho Ramaswamy||Literature & Education||Tamil Nadu|
|6.||Maha Chakri Sirindhorn||Literature & Education||Thailand|
|7.||Tehemton Erach Udwadia||Medicine||Maharashtra|
|8.||Cho Ramaswamy||Literature & Education||Tamil Nadu|
Padma Shri (also Padmashree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan. Awarded by the Government of India, it is announced every year on India’s Republic Day.
The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports. Instituted in 1961, the award carries a cash prize of ₹ 500,000, a bronze statue of Arjuna and a scroll.
2017 Arjuna Award Winners
|1.||Archery||Jyothi Surekha Vennam|
|2.||Badminton||No one was awarded in 2017|
|4.||Athletics(Para Athlete)||Mariyappan Thangavelu|
|7.||Cricket||Cheteshwar Pujara (Men)|
|Harmanpreet Kaur (Women)|
|12.||Lawn Tennis||Saketh Myneni|
|14.||Table Tennis||Anthony Amalraj|
National Bravery Award:
The National Bravery Awards are a set of awards given annually to about 25 Indian children for “meritorious acts of bravery against all odds.” The awards are given by the Government of India and the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW). The award was instituted in 1952.
In 2016 Government of India awarded Bharat Award to Tarah Peju (Posthumous) for saving her friends from drowning, but failed to manage herself and Bapu Gaidhani Award to Tushar Verma for Risking his life to rescue elderly neighbor couple with their three cows and two bulls when the house began to burn. (2017 yet to be announced)
Ashoka Chakra (military decoration)
The Ashoka Chakra is India’s highest peacetime military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield.
Hangpan Dada is the posthumosly awarded Ashoka award for 2016 year.
Param Vir Chakra:
The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India’s highest military decoration awarded for the displaying distinguished acts of valor during wartime. The name of the award translates as the “Wheel of the Ultimate Brave”. PVC is equivalent to the Medal of Honor in the United States and the Victoria Cross in the United Kingdom.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna:
The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games is the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The recipient(s) is/are selected by a committee constituted by the Ministry and is honoured for their “spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports over a period of four years” at international level.
Devendra Jhajharia (Indian Paralympic javelin thrower) and Sardara Singh (Hockey Player) are the recipients of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2017.
Sahitya Akademi Award:
The Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honor in India, which the Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, annually confers on writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages.The plaque awarded by the Sahitya Akademi was designed by the Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray.
Nasira Sharma won Sahitya Akademi Award for Parijat (Hindi) for the year 2016.
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The Dronacharya Award, officially known as Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games is sports coaching honour of the Republic of India. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Recipients are selected by a committee constituted by the Ministry and are honoured to have done “outstanding and meritorious work on a consistent basis and enabled sportspersons to excel in international events” over a period of four years.
2017 Dronacharya Award Winners
|Heera Nand Kataria||Kabaddi|
|Brij Bhushan Mohanty||Boxing|
The Filmfare Awards are presented annually by The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is one of the oldest film events in India. The awards were first introduced in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards. They were initially referred to as the Clare Awards or The Clares after Clare Mendonca, the editor of The Times of India. A dual voting system was developed in 1956. Under this system, in contrast to the National Film Awards, which are decided by a panel appointed by Indian Government, the Filmfare Awards are voted on by both the public and a committee of experts.
Vir Chakra is an Indian gallantry award presented for acts of bravery in the battlefield. It replaced the British Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), Military Cross (MC) and Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).
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Gandhi Peace Prize:
The International Gandhi Peace Prize, named after Mahatma Gandhi, is awarded annually by the Government of India.
As a tribute to the ideals espoused by Gandhi, the Government of India launched the International Gandhi Peace Prize in 1995 on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi. 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.
Last awardee(s) is ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization).
Police Medal (India):
The Police Medal is a decoration awarded to members of law enforcement in India. Established 1 March 1951, the medal was created to replace the Indian Police Medal. The medal is awarded for either gallantry or distinguished service, with the gallantry version of the medal being accorded a higher precedence. The medal is awarded annually on Republic Day and Independence Day.
Indira Gandhi 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 organisations in recognition of creative efforts toward promoting international peace, development and a new international economic order.
Last awardee(s) is United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (2015).
The Tagore Award is an award given in commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) for cultural harmony. Established in 2011 by Government of India, it is given for outstanding achievement in fostering harmony and universalism and values of cultural harmony especially in conflict or extreme situations through innovative systems/strategies and which have an enduring and transformational impact.
Last awardee(s) is Zubin Mehta, Western classical conductor in 2013
International Indian Film Academy Awards:
The International Indian Film Academy Awards (also known as the IIFA Awards) are a set of awards presented annually by the International Indian Film Academy to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood, the Hindi language film industry. Instituted in 2000, the ceremony is held in different countries around the world.
Saraswati Samman Award:
The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any 22 Indian language listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. It is named after an Indian goddess of learning and is considered to be among the highest literary awards in India.
The Winner of Saraswati Samman award 2016 is Mahabaleshwar Sail for his “Hawthan”(Novel) in Konkani Language. (2017 yet to be announced)
The Vyas Samman is a literary award in India, first awarded in 1991. To be eligible for the award, the literary work must be in the Hindi language and have been published in the past 10 years.
2017- Rishabh Jain for his autobiography ‘aadhe adhure’ , 18 year old boy youngest recipient of VYAS SAMMAN, honoured by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Jnanpith Award is an Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their “outstanding contribution towards literature”. Instituted in 1961, the award is bestowed only on Indian writers writing in Indian languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India and English,[a] with no posthumous conferral.
In 2016 Shankha Ghosh received Jnanpith Award for his literart work in Bengali. (2017 yet to be announced)
The Moortidevi Award is an annual literary award in India presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith organization for a work which emphasizes Indian philosophy and culture.
In 2016, MP Veerendrakumar received for his Hymavathabhoovil in Malayalam. (2017 yet to be announced)
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