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Nobel Prize
West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.19

Presidency alumnus award for Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee

The Presidency Alumni Association has decided to confer the Atul Chandra Gupta Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2020 to Nobel-winning alumnus Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee. The executive committee of the al...
By Our Special Correspondent

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.19

Looking beyond his India connect

The Nobel Prize for economics this year has been awarded to three distinguished economists, Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, for their innovative research on understanding the mic...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 16.10.19

Why Abhijit had to be given Nobel

Maitreesh Ghatak, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, was elated with the “good news” of Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee —Abhijit-da to him — winning this year’s Nobel Prize i...
By Devadeep Purohit

West Bengal  /  Published 16.10.19

Presidency plans to honour Abhijit Banerjee

The governing board of Presidency University will meet soon to decide how to felicitate Nobel-winning alumnus Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee. The date of the meeting would be decided once the university reo...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.10.19

Adda, Nobel winner’s greatest longing

A hearty adda with friends is what Nobel winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee craves the most. Banerjee, who is scheduled to visit Delhi soon for the launch of his next book, plans to drop in for a day in ...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

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World  /  Published 15.10.19

Nobel message a scam, he thought

Michael Kremer was worried the Skype message was a scam. It appeared to be from a friend in Sweden and said the person needed to speak with the Harvard economist 'urgently.'That's when Kremer realized...
By AP in Stockholm

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Labs that stretched from India to Kenya

The three researchers awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for economics are based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but their “work laboratories” have stretched to India, Kenya and Indonesia, exploring strate...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Banerjee's JNU arrest and 12 days in Tihar

In May 1983, Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and some 360 other students of JNU, including 50 women, spent 12 days in Tihar jail on charges including an attempt to murder the vice-chancellor.Had the governme...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Modi is Adani-Ambani loudspeaker: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi on Monday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “loudspeaker for Adani-Ambani” and insisted that the economic downturn cannot be reversed without money being put in the pockets ...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

World  /  Published 08.10.19

3 scientists win Nobel Prize in Physics

Three scientists have won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contribution to the understanding of the evolution of the universe and 'Earth's place in the cosmos.'One half of the award was given...
By AP in Stockholm


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