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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Nobel Prize


In Covid year, why ‘unsung heroine of DNA’ Rosalind Franklin needs to be remembered for more

July 25, 2020 12:46 am

On her 100th birth anniversary, a look at Rosalind Franklin's DNA image that helped three men win the Nobel, and her research on viruses and coal

Lahore and Government College University, are now recognising Har Gobind Khorana

February 22, 2020 9:55 am

Khorana is not the only great Hindu that Lahore is now getting ready to remember. There was a boy called Ganga Ram who left his big mark on the city. Ganga Ram was born in 1851 in a Sikh saadhu’s hut in Mangtanwala, about 40 miles from Lahore.

Indians cheer as Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo wear traditional Indian attire to Nobel ceremony

December 12, 2019 7:34 pm

In a nod to his Bengali roots, 58-year-old Banerjee donned a beige panjabi that he paired with a white gold-bordered dhoti and closed neck black vest. Duflo wore a silk saree.

Dressed in bandhgala and dhoti, Abhijit Banerjee receives Nobel Prize 2019

December 12, 2019 7:21 am

While the couple, Banerjee and Duflo, are professors in the department of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Kremer is a professor in the department of economics at Harvard University.

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

November 01, 2019 11:12 am

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.

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee visits alma matter JNU

October 19, 2019 10:00 pm

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

October 16, 2019 11:57 am

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

October 15, 2019 6:05 pm

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.

Nobel imprint in Punjab: Cash incentive scheme to save power and water

October 15, 2019 7:17 am

‘Pani Bachao Paisa Kamao’ was launched last year as a pilot project by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on six of the state’s 5,900 rural power feeders that cater to 14.16 lakh tube wells.

Couple Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo share Nobel for Economics

October 15, 2019 5:29 am

Together with Michael Kremer, Nobel committee recognises their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty; Modi to Rahul to Mamata, India applauds.


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

October 06, 2017 6:37 pm

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

January 07, 2015 4:23 pm

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


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

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

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.