Noble Prize in Economics: Noble Prize in Economics for 2017 was awarded to US Professor Richard H. Thaler ''for his contributions to behavioural economics. He has incorporated psychologically realistic assumptions into analyses of economic decision-making. His contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making.
Vayalar award : Noted Novelist T D Radhakrishnan's 'Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki' has been selected for this year's prestigious Vayalar award. The award, carrying a cash prize of Rs one lakh, citation and a statuette observed on the death anniversary of poet and lyricist Vayalar Ramavarma.
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak at Rashtrapati Bhavan.