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.'
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".
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.
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.
'Ideas are powerful. Ideas drive change. Good economics alone cannot save us. But without it, we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of yesterday.'
Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics.
Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics jointly with his wife Esther Duflo and another economist Michael Kremer.
Abhijit Banerjee is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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.
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.
Three scientists will share the 9-million kronor (USD 918,000) cash award, a gold medal and a diploma.
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.
US President Donald Trump aired one of his oldest grievances at the United Nations on Monday.
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.
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.
Thunberg began a solo protest in Sweden in August but has since inspired students around the globe.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Saturday submitted the resolution in the secretariat of National Assembly, the lower house.
Donald Trump said he had received a five-page letter from Abe informing him that he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.