Nobel Prize

Dressed in dhoti and sari, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo receive Nobel Prize in Economics

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo won the Nobel Prize in Economics along with American economist Michael Kremer for "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty". 

Dec 11, 2019, 07:58 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi's way of thinking about India is unique: Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee after meeting him

"One hears about policies but one rarely hears about the thinking behind it. He talked about the governance in particular and why the mistrust of the people on the ground colours our governance. It, therefore, creates structures of elite control over the governance process, not a responsive government," said Banerjee.

Oct 22, 2019, 13:34 PM IST

India is proud of his accomplishments, tweets PM Narendra Modi after meeting Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

An Indian-American economist, Banerjee was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics on October 14 jointly with French economist Esther Duflo and American economist Michael Kremer. They won the prestigious award for their experiment-based approach to tackling poverty - in the fast-growing area of development economics

Oct 22, 2019, 12:58 PM IST

Went back to sleep after hearing the news: Abhijit Banerjee on winning Nobel Prize

Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee, after learning that he had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics said that he went back to bed after receiving news of his spectacular achievement. 

Oct 14, 2019, 22:13 PM IST

Notable contributions: PM Modi congratulates Abhijit Banerjee for winning 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics

Abhijit Banerjee, French Esther Duflo and American Michael Kremer were on Monday named as the joint winner of 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics for their experiment-based approach to tackling poverty in the fast-growing area of development economics.

Oct 14, 2019, 19:42 PM IST

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, French Esther Duflo, American Michael Kremer win 2019 Economics Nobel

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to jointly to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experiment-based approach to tackling poverty - in the fast-growing area of development economics.

Oct 14, 2019, 15:42 PM IST

Nobel Prize in Literature: Olga Tokarczuk wins 2018 award, Peter Handke 2019

 The 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Austrian author Peter Handke, while the award for 2018 went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. 

Oct 10, 2019, 17:26 PM IST

2019 Nobel prize in chemistry awarded to John B Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham, Akira Yoshino for work on lithium-ion batteries

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm announced on Wednesday that John B Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University will receive equal shares of the 9 million Swedish kronor (£74o,000) prize.

Oct 09, 2019, 16:09 PM IST

2019 Nobel prize in physics awarded to James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for research on cosmology and exoplanets

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm awarded half of the 9 million Swedish kronor (£740,000) prize to Canadian scientist Peebles for his theoretical discoveries about the evolution of the universe.

Oct 08, 2019, 15:42 PM IST

Nobel Prize for medicine awarded to hypoxia researchers from US and Britain

The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for the year 2019 was awarded to US and Britain researchers William G Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza on Monday.

Oct 07, 2019, 15:56 PM IST

Nobel Economics 2018 prize awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer

This year's Nobel Economics prize has been awarded to Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for their contribution to the field.

Oct 08, 2018, 15:48 PM IST

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2018

While Mukwege has been honoured for his work in treating victims of sexual violence in Congo, Murad is hailed for speaking out against crimes against women.

Oct 05, 2018, 14:39 PM IST

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland for inventions in laser physics

The award has been given for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.

Oct 02, 2018, 15:41 PM IST

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded jointly to James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo for discovery of a cancer therapy

The academy said that this year’s Nobel Prize constitutes a landmark in the fight against cancer.

Oct 01, 2018, 15:22 PM IST

Not interested in Nobel prize, want victory for the world: US President Donald Trump

"You know what I want to do? I want to get it finished."

May 10, 2018, 06:12 AM IST

No Nobel prize for literature to be awarded this year, says Swedish Academy

The Swedish Academy says the Nobel Prize in literature will be not awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within its ranks that have tarnished the body's reputation.

May 04, 2018, 12:52 PM IST

Nobel Prize for Literature could be postponed this year over alleged sex scandal

The Swedish Academy to announce on Friday whether or not it will postpone awarding the Nobel Prize for Literature this year 

May 04, 2018, 12:11 PM IST

It`s a man`s world: Women scarce in Nobel Prize annals

While the number of women Nobel laureates has risen in recent decades -- from just four between 1901, the first year of the prizes, and 1920 to 19 between 2001 and 2017 -- the 48 women crowned over the years represent just five percent of the 896 people honoured, excluding organisations.

Dec 08, 2017, 11:17 AM IST

2017 Nobel winner for Economics supported demonetisation, rejected Rs 2000 note

In a tweet on November 8, 2016, along with a news article link on demonetisation, Thaler said, “This is a policy I have long supported. First step toward cashless and good start on reducing corruption.”

Oct 09, 2017, 22:19 PM IST

US economist Richard Thaler wins Nobel Prize in Economics

US economist Richard Thaler has won 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics. Thaler has been awarded prize for his work on behavioral economics. Watch to know more.

Oct 09, 2017, 17:12 PM IST