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List of all Important Awards and their Fields

List of Important Awards and their Fields for bank exam preparations

List of all Important Awards and their fields

Important Awards : Awards & Recognition is given to those persons who have done something exemplary in their fields like Oscar Awards is given for doing outstanding work in the field of film making. Similarly, there are many such other awards given for contribution in different fields of which we have compiled a list that we are providing to our aspirants. You can expect questions from this section as it is commonly asked in banking exams.

So, let’s start with the awards & the field for which they are provided:

Nobel PrizePease, Literature, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry(From 1901) and Economics (From 1969)
Academy (Oscar) AwardsFilm (From 1929)
Booker PrizeLiterature (From 1929)
Grammy AwardsMusic (From 1958)
Pulitzer PrizeJournalism (From 1917)
Ramon Magasaysay AwardGovernment (Public) Service, Social Service, Journalism, Literature, Communication and International Undertaking (From 1957)
Bharat RatnaFor outstanding contribution in the field of Art/ Literature / Science and Public Services
Kalinga AwardsScience (From 1952)
Dada Saheb Phalke AwardFilm (From 1969)
Jnanpith AwardLiterature (From 1991)
Vyasa SammanLiterature
Saraswati SammanLiterature (From 1991)
Dronacharya AwardSports Coaching / Training (From 1985)
Arjuna AwardSports (From 1961)
Bourlog AwardAgriculture (From 1992)
Kabir SammanSocio – communal Harmony
Shankar AwardIndian Philosophy, Culture and Art
Dhanvantri AwardMedical Science (From 1971)
Bhatnagar AwardScience & Technology (From 1957)
Vachaspati SammanSanskrit Literature (From 1992)

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Important national awards:

Highest civilian awards in chronological order

  • Bharat Ratna
  • Padma Vibhushan
  • Padma Bhushan
  • Padma Shri

Important Facts about the National Awards:

  • Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award given in India. It was instituted in the year 1954& any person without any discrimination is eligible for this award.
  • The first recipients of the Bharat Ratna were politician C. Rajagopalachari, philosopher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and scientist C. V. Raman, who were provided with this honour in 1954.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri became the first individual to be honoured with Bharat Ratna posthumously.
  • Sachin Tendulkar is the youngest recipient of Bharat Ratna till now. He was awarded with Bharat Ratna in 2014.
  • Most recent recipients- Madan Mohan Malaviya and Atal Bihari Vajpayee (In 2015)
  • There are two non-Indians who got Bharat Ratna till now. They are Pakistani national Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and former South African President Nelson Mandela.
  • Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award given in India. It was instituted in the year 1954.
  • Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian award given in India. It was instituted in the year1954.
  • Padma Shri is the third highest civilian award given in India. It was instituted in the year 1954.

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