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Nobel Prizes-The Nobel prizes are awarded each year under the will of Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist,

engineer and inventor of dynamite, who died in 1896. The award is given to those who have made most outstanding contribution in the field of physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine, who have produced most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency and those who have contributed most towards world peace. The Nobel Prize for economics was first awarded in 1969 and was established by Riksband, the Central Bank of Sweden. Other awards started in 1901.The fund is managed by a board of directors, the head of which is appointed by the Swedish Government. Magsaysay Awards-This award was instituted in memory of the Philippines President Ramon Magsaysay who died in an air crash in 1957. The award carries a gold medal, $ 50,000 and a certificate a and is awarded for the following five services : (i) Government service (GS); (ii ) Public service(PL); (iii) Community Leadership (CL); (iv) Journalism, Literature and Communicative Arts (JLCCA); (v) Peace and International Understanding (PIU), the awards have been given from 1958 onwards and Emergent Leadership (started in 2001). Kalinga Prize- This award is presented each year by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to a person with a distinguished career of service in the interpretation of science and research to the public.The prize was instituted by Biju Patnaik, industrialist and politician who is the founder and Chairman of the Kalinga Foundation Trust in the State of Orissa. UNESCO awarded the prize for the first time in 1952. The prize comprises an award of 1,000 UK pounds. Templeton Foundation Prize- This is awarded by the Templeton foundation for progress in religion and was instituted in 1972. The main intention of the prize is to call attention and provide recognition to ideas, insights, actions and accomplishments which have been or may be instrumental in widening mans love in God. Pulitzer Prizes-This has been established by Joseph Pulitzer an American publisher, in 1917 to encourage literature and journalism in USA. The awards are given in the fields of General Reporting, National Reporting, Feature Writing, Poetry, Biography, Fiction, Drama, History, Special Local Reporting, International Reporting and for public service. E.M. Forster Award-This award is given to an Indian author for contribution to English literature and was instituted by a Publishing Company.

Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding-This award was instituted by the Government of India. It is an annual award given for outstanding contribution to the promotion of international understanding, good will and friendship among the peoples of the world. The award carries an amount of Rs. 15 lakh and a citation. Indira Gandhi Peace Award -The government prize of Rs. 33 lakh or its equivalent in foreign exchange in memory of Mrs. Indira Gandhi for outstanding contributions in the field of peace, disarmament and development. The administration of the prize has been entrusted to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. Simon Bolivar Prize- The $25,000 Prize is awarded by UNESCO every two years to reward activity of outstanding merit which, in accordance with the ideals of Simon Bolivar has contributed to freedom, independence and dignity of people and to the strengthening of new international economic, social and cultural order. The Booker Prize- Established in 1968, the 50,000 pound Booker Prize, is awarded to the best novel published for the first time each year in UK by a British Publisher. The prize is open to novels written in English by citizen of the British Commonwealth,Republic of Ireland and South Africa. Gandhi Peace Prize- Institute on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 1995, the annual award is the highest given by the Government of India in any field. The international peace prize, a Rs. 1 Crore worth award, was launched for recognizing socials economic and political transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian Methods.

Awards in 2011
Peoples choice awards 2011 The winners this year in different categories for Peoples Choice Awards 2011 include: MOVIE:
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Favourite Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Actor and Actress: Johnny Depp and Kristen Stewart, Action Movie: Iron Man 2, Actor Star: Jackie Chen. Family Movie: Toy Story 3, Comedy Movie: Grown Ups, Comedic Star: Adam Sandler, On Screen Team: Robert pattinson, Kristen stewant, Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Horror Movie: A Nighmare on Elm Street.

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Favourite Drama: House MD, Drama Actor and Actress: Hugh Laurie Edelstein, Favourite Comedy: Glee, Comedy Actor and Actress: Neil Patrick Harris and Jane Lynch, Competition Show: American Idol, Crime Drama: Lie to me, Crime Fighter: Tim Roth, Lie to Me, Sci-fi/Fantasy Show: Fringe, Talk Show Host: Conan O Brien, Obsession: Dexter, Guilty Pleasure: Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Doctor: Gregory House, Hugh Laurie, Family: The Simpsons, Family Movie: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, New Drama: Hawaii Five-o,

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New Comedy: Bleep My Dad Says. Music: Favourite Song and Music Video: Love The way you Lie By Eminem and Katy Perry, Rock Band: Paramore, Pop Artist: Rihanna, Country Artist: Taylor Swift, R&B Artist: Usher, Breakout Artist: Selena Gomez.

68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011

Some of the awards presented on January 16 at Beverly Hills California are: FILM:
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Drama: The Social Network. Comedy: The Kids all right Actor Drama: Colin Firth, The kings Speech. Actress Drama: Natalie Portman, Black Swan. Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, the Fighter. Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, the Fighter. Actor Comedy: Paul Giamatti, Barneys Version Actress Comedy: Annette Bening, The Kids are all right Director: David Fincher, The Social Network. Animated Film: Toy Story 3 Foreign Language Film: In a Better World (Denmark). Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network. Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network.

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Drama: Boardwalk Empire. Comedy: Glee. Miniseries/TV Movie: Carlos. Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire. Actress Drama: Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy. Actor Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory.

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Actress, Comedy: Laura Linney, The Big C. Actor, Miniseries/TV Movie: Al Pacino, You Dont Know Jack. Actress, Miniseries/TV Movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin.

Indian Republic Day Awards 2011

Ashok Chakra (Indias Highest Peacetime Gallantry Awards): Major Laishram jyotin singh (posthumously) of the Medical Corps for saving 10 of his colleagues in Kabul during an attack by terrorist in February 2011 Kirti chakra (Indias second Highest peacetime Gallantry Awards): The five Recipients are Major Rahul Gurung, Captain Deepak Sharma (posthumously), Lt. Vikas Sharma Lt, VA Deshmukh and Naik Rajinder Singh. Shaurya Chakra (Indias Third Highest Peacetime Gallantry Award): The 21 armed forces personal awarded are: Col. Neeraj Sood, Havildar Dayal singh, Lance Naik A.K Sharma, Sepoy S.K singh, Sepoy Sangat Singh (all five posthumously), Major Sanjeev Haryal Major Rakesh Rawat, Major Manish Baral, Captain Mahendra Pratap singh, Lt, Vikram Bahadur singh, Naik vijay Pal, Lance Naik Mohammad Shaffi, Lance Naik Praveen Thakur, Naik KS Kharwung, Sepoy Channalli Basavaraj, Sepoy Ravinder singh, Sepoy Vijay singh Bohara, Rifleman Udhay Singh, Riflemen milap Singh, Paratrooper Kapil Dev and Flight Lt, Manish Arora. Padma Vibhushan (Indias Second Highest Civilian Award) : The 13 receipients are kapil Vatsyayan (for arts), Homi Vyarawalla (for Photo), A Nageshwara Rao Kapila Vatsyayna (for Cinema), L.C. Jain (posthumously), Parasaran Kesava Iyengar, Akhlaq-ur-Rehman Kidwai, Vijay Kelkar and Montek Singh Ahluwalia (all four for public affairs), Palle Rama Rao (for Science and Engineering), Azim Premji (for Business), Brajesh Mishra (for Civil Services) Prof. (Dr) Ottaplakkal Neelankandan Velu Kurup and Dr. Sitakant Mahapatra (both for Literature and Education) Padma Bhushan (Indias Third Highest Civilian Awards): Among the 31 awardees are Khayyam, Shashi kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, SP Balasubrahmanyam, Shobhana Ranade, Rajeshree Birla, Chanda Kochhar, Shyam saran, Sankha Ghose and K.Raghavan Thirumulpad, keki Byramjee Grant and Dashrath Patel (all three posthumously) Padma Shri (Indias Fourth Highest Civilian Award): Among 84 awardees are Urvashi Butalia,Irrfan Khan, Kajol Indira Hinduja, Shaji n Karun, Usha Uthup, Tabassum H. Khan (alias

Tabu), Sivapatham Vittal, Gagan Narang, Mk Saroja, Jayaram Subhramaniam, Prof. Ea Siddiq VVS Laxman, Krishna Poona, Harbhajan Singh Mamang Dal, Gulshan Nanada and Prof. Upendra Baxi Some others awards: The gallantry awards also include135 sena Medals, 5 Bar to Sena Medals, 755 Police Medals. CRPF received the highest number of medals recipients 123-among police forces.

Golden Kela Awards 2011 The winners of the Golden Kela Awards-Bollywoods own Razzies-2011 year are: y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y

Worst Actor: -Shah Rukh Khan (My Name is Khan) Worst Actress: Sonam Kapoor (Aisha) Worst Supporting Actor: Arjun Rampal (Housefull) Worst Supporting Actress: Kangna Ranaut (Kites), Worst Film: Karan Johars My name Is Khan, Worst Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Guzaarish), Jajantaram Mamantaram Award for the Worst Named Film: Lafangey Parindey Lajja Award for the Worst treatment of a Serious Issue: Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun Most-Irritating Song of the year: Pee Loo, Most Original Story: Action Replay, Chimpoo Kapoor Award for Useless Relatives of Talented Celebs: Uday Chopra, When Did This Film Come Out: Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award: Ben Kingsley for acting in Teen Patti, 3 Idiots Childbirth Award for the Most Ridiculous Sequence in Film: Prince (the entire movie), Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaga Award: Ram Gopal Varma, Special Award for the Worst Trilogy in Film: Golmaal trilogy, Ajooba Award for Sheer Awesomeness: Dabangg, Black Award for Emotional Blackmail: Guzaarish Sonu Nigam Award for Career Suicide: Sukhwinder Singh (Kuch Kariye), Worst Casting Ever: Jackie Shroff as Shirdi Sai Baba (Maalik Ek).