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Nobel Prize

  • It was set-up in 1895 under the will of Alfred 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).

Pulitzer Prize

  • It was instituted in 1917 and named after US publisher Joseph Pulitzer.
  • It is conferred annually in the United States for the accomplishments in journalism, literature and music.

Magsaysay Awards

  • It was instituted in 1957, named after Ramon Magsaysay, the former President of Philippines.
  • The award is given annually on August 31, the birth anniversary of Magsaysay, for outstanding contributions in Public service, Community Leadership, Journalism, Literature & Creative Arts and International Understanding.

Man Booker Prize

It was instituted in 1968, is the highest literary award of the world, set-up by the Booker Company and the British Publishers Association along the lines of the Pulitzer Prize of USA. 

Oscar Awards

It was instituted in 1929, 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.

UN Human rights Award

It was instituted in 1966, this award is given every 5 years for individual contributions to the establishment of human rights.

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