Nobel Prize
West Bengal  /  Published 16.10.19

Proud Mashi and eager readers happy to see Abhijit Banerjee on TV

The woman who would pick up Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee from school everyday, lived with the family for more than 40 years and is still a regular visitor to the Banerjee household was happy to hear the n...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 15.10.19

Michael Kremer: Pioneer of experimental approach

Michael Kremer, who shared the Nobel Prize for economics with Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Esther Duflo for using randomised controlled trials to determine how best to lift people out of poverty and i...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

World  /  Published 15.10.19

'Extremely opportune time'

French-American Esther Duflo becomes only the second female economics winner in the prize’s 50-year history, as well as the youngest at 46.The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said results of the ...
By Reuters and PTI in Stockholm

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

Quiet boy from class of 1976 at south point: Dipali Sengupta

Stuti Ray, who taught Banerjee geography in school, said he was a bright student. “But there was no outward expression of his academic capabilities except in his results. He was very quiet. Even tod...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Laureate in eyes of admirer

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee’s biggest quality is having zero airs, said a young economics teacher from Calcutta who spent his last birthday with the Nobel laureate. “He was a big shot even before wi...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Nobel winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee to his father’s rescue in class

“In 1988 I had gone to the US and had a chance to interact with Findlay while I was visiting Columbia University. During the discussion he talked about Indian students with outstanding performance i...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

World  /  Published 14.10.19

Nobel for Abhijit Banerjee

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer 'for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.'Banerjee and Duflo are...
By AP in Stockholm

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.19

Did you say Ethiopia?

If nothing the Nobel Prize will make better map-pointers out of some. This year, the peace prize has been awarded to Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. On the world map, a little distance inl...
By Upala Sen

World  /  Published 09.10.19

Nobel Prize in Chemistry for development of lithium-ion batteries

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.The Nobel Committee said: “Lithium-ion...
By AP in Stockholm


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