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India does not love its Nobel laureates. Nor does the rest of South Asia

South Asian laureates are treated in a shabby manner at home, as if they are undesirables, best got rid of. This year, the response was somewhat mixed.

Internet loves Astrophysicist's expression after finding out about his Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize for physics was announced on October 8 where Mayor jointly shares half of the prize with Didier Quelzo while the other half was awarded to James Peebles.


Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee visits alma matter JNU

Couple Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize with Harvard's Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty"

Explained: Why is there no mathematics Nobel? The theories, the facts, the myths

Researchers have looked for answers, and the generally accepted theory is that the idea of such a prize never occurred to Alfred Nobel.

What the Economics Nobel should mean for Indian public policy

India has constantly struggled with the endemic crises of poverty and gross wealth inequality, and the work done by Banerjee and Duflo through the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) has looked at tackling the former, in a manner that breaks away from traditional classical approaches to the dilemma.

Explained: Breaking down Nobel Laureates’ work

“The research conducted by this year’s Laureates has considerably improved our ability to fight global poverty,” the Nobel citation says. “Their new experiment-based approach has transformed development economics.”


Days before Nobel, Abhijit Banerjee advice to Govt: Cut red tape

He advised the government to strengthen institutions, removing interference by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and withdraw cases “that look obviously politically motivated”.

It is important to use Nobel to harness the best of science, reasoning to policymaking

This is a richly-deserved award. The prize has been given for their work on randomised control trials used in the broad area of poverty eradication and policies for better health and education.

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer introduced a paradigm shift in approach to alleviating poverty

There is no denying that all the three scholars have contributed a great deal to putting poverty and development economics back on the agenda of economics.

Nobel Prize Economics: Lab Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo set up supports world’s first emission trading scheme in Gujarat

The ETS is a market in which the traded commodity is particulate matter emissions.

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Nobel Prize 2017 goes to ICAN: A look at previous winners from India

The Nobel Prize winner of 2017 is International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). From India, there have been five winners of the Nobel Prize. Here is a compilation of the same.

Kailash Satyarthi hands over his Nobel to President Pranab Mukherjee

The medal will be kept in Rashtrapati Bhawan and will be later put on display for the public.


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Meet the activists fighting sexual violence who received the Nobel Peace Prize

Nadia Murad, a survivor of sexual violence by the Islamic State, and Dr Denis Mukwege, a gynecological surgeon, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their campaigns against the use of rape as a weapon of war.