The prize established in 2009 is given in six categories and the prize for each category consists of a purse of 65 lakh rupees, a 22 karat gold medallion and a citation certificate.
The award for the years 2013 and 2014 was handed over by Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley.
Damle was chosen for the award for his outstanding contribution in the field of theatre, film and music.
Amritraj was honoured for promoting talented moviemakers from across the world, including India.
So far, UNHCR has won two Nobel Peace Prizes, once in 1954 and again in 1981.
The list includes the name Yogi Berra and Steven Spielberg.
Rijiju is the first Indian to be conferred with this honour. He is also the first regional champion for DRR after the Sendai Agreement.
He was awarded for his extraordinary and peaceful fight for justice for child victims of physical or sexual violence, and for successfully campaigning for the Liberian parliament to adopt the Children’s Law.
The governor of Maharashtra C Vidyasagar Rao presented the award to the 77-year old Santoor maestro in Mumbai.
The prize was announced at a function held on Friday at Ankara, Turkey, on the sidelines of 52nd ABU General Assembly and Associated Meetings.
He founded the Sulabh International Social Service Organization in 1970, combining technical innovation with humanitarian principles.
Sakharov Prize is awarded by the European Parliament to individuals or organisations for their contribution to the fight for human rights and democracy.
The award was presented by the BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas. The winner was selected through an online voting system by the audience.
Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai presented the fifth Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award to Rahman on the 78th birthday of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Nandakumara and Sivasakthi Sivanesan were awarded for their contribution to Indian arts and music at a function held at the Nehru centre, London.
He was awarded for overcoming a number of difficulties and for contributing to building the government, economy and order in the country while continuing to work at the age of 91 actively for African peace.
Apart from this, Seong-Jin also won the Fryderyk Chopin Society Prize for best performance of a polonaise. The competition held every five years saw participation of 78 pianists from 20 countries.
Paul H Appleby Award is conferred by Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) as a tribute to Paul Appleby, a noted author of works in the field of public administration.
Natasha Assadi from Bangalore was crowned 1st runner up while Naveli Deshmukh from Aurangabad was crowned 2nd runner-up.
He was awarded for his continuing contribution to the cause of child rights and abolition of child slavery.
PM Sangay dedicated the medal to the sufferings of the Tibetan people and the non-violent Tibetan movement to reinstate freedom and dignity inside Tibet.
James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings and became the first Jamaican author to win the prize in its 47-years of history.
The magazine in an article said that Jaitley too deserves some recognition for India’s relative economic success over the last 18 month as without his decisions and stewardship of India’s financial direction.
Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Ramallah to confer the honorary doctorate on him, announced setting up of an India-Chair in the Al Quds University.
Sasi has made over a 150 Indian films in various languages and genres. However, he is mostly known for his South Indian films.
Nobel Prizes 2015 was announced by the Nobel Assembly from 5 October to 12 October 2015.
The key to his work is measuring how public behaviour changes if, say, the government raises the VAT rate on food.
It was awarded for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of Jasmine revolution of 2011.
He was chosen for the award for his contribution to the Indian music in his career spanning over two decades.
She was awarded for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.