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Nobel Prize

'Won't Answer That, Be More Specific': Abhijit Banerjee Ducks Questions On Indian Economy, HDI

Oct 22, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Speaking about the Ayushman Bharat scheme, Banerjee said it was needed since 'healthcare expenses wipe families out', adding, 'we need to find ways so that families don't lose all their assets when somebody falls sick.'

'India Is Proud Of His Accomplishments': PM Modi After Meeting Abhijit Banerjee

Oct 22, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee was awarded the Nobel jointly with his wife Esther Duflo and another economist Michael Kremer for "experimental approach to alleviating global poverty".

Piyush Goyal Calls Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee Left-Leaning

Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee recently said the Indian economy is on shaky ground, adding data currently available does not hold any assurance for the country's economic revival anytime soon.

Saptaparni Moment: Extended Festivity At Kolkata Apartment Over Economics Nobel

Oct 15, 2019 Damayanti Datta

With the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics going to a trio of economists, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, who have spent their life analysing global poverty, hunger and malnutrition, the problem of a billion hungry people—one-third being Indians—the power of hope is real.

Book Excerpt | Good Economics For Hard Times: Better Answers To Our Biggest Problems

'Ideas are powerful. Ideas drive change. Good economics alone cannot save us. But without it, we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of yesterday.'

14 October, 2019

Indian Economy On A Shaky Ground: Nobel Awardee Abhijit Banerjee


Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics.

14 October, 2019

All You Need To Know About Economics Nobel Winners Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo


Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics jointly with his wife Esther Duflo and another economist Michael Kremer.

14 October, 2019

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, Two Others Awarded Nobel Prize For Economics

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Abhijit Banerjee is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

11 October, 2019

Nobel Peace Prize 2019 Awarded To Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2019 for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

09 October, 2019

Three Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize In Chemistry For Work On Lithium-Ion Batteries

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The prize went to John B Goodenough of the University of Texas; M Stanley Whittingham of the State University of New York at Binghamton; and Akira Yoshino of Asahi Kasei Corporation and Meijo University in Japan.

08 October, 2019

2019 Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded For Work On Understanding Evolution Of Universe

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Three scientists will share the 9-million kronor (USD 918,000) cash award, a gold medal and a diploma.


07 October, 2019

3 Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize In Medicine For Cell Research

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William G Kaelin, Peter J Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza received the award jointly for their discoveries of 'how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability,' the Nobel Committee announced Monday.

24 September, 2019

I Would Get Nobel If They Gave It Out Fairly: Donald Trump Complains

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US President Donald Trump aired one of his oldest grievances at the United Nations on Monday.

16 September, 2019

Malala Urges UN To Help Kashmiri Children Go Back To School, Evokes Angry Response From Indians


Malala's remarks drew sharp criticism from Indian members of the Twitterati who questioned her silence on the plight of the girls belonging to the minority community in Pakistan.

18 July, 2019

‘They Gave You Nobel Prize For What Reason?’ Trump Asks Yazidi Activist Nadia Murad

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Nadia Murad, one of the thousands of women and girls from the ancient faith abducted by the Islamic State group as they overran swathes of Iraq in 2014, joined a group of survivors of religious persecution who met US President Donald Trump.

15 March, 2019

16-Year-Old Swedish Environment Activist Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

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Thunberg began a solo protest in Sweden in August but has since inspired students around the globe.

02 March, 2019

Resolution In Pak Parliament To Endorse PM Imran Khan For Nobel Peace Prize

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Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Saturday submitted the resolution in the secretariat of National Assembly, the lower house.


17 February, 2019

Donald Trump Claims Japan PM Shinzo Abe Nominated Him For Nobel Peace Prize

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Donald Trump said he had received a five-page letter from Abe informing him that he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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