The Nobel Prizes are prizes awarded annually to individuals and organizations who make outstanding contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, literature, peace, and economics (established in 1968). From 1913 to 2014, only eight Indians (citizen, birth and origin) have won the Nobel Prize.
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Renowned child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi wins Nobel Peace Prize.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” The winners this year were selected from a list of 278 nominees, the highest number of candidates ever.