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PM meets Abhijit Banerjee, says India proud of his accomplishments

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and said, “India is proud of his accomplishments”. Excellent meeting with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee. His passion towards human empowerment is clearly visible. We had a healthy and extensive interaction on various subjects. India is proud of his accomplishments. Wishing him the […]

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‘Nirmala Sitharaman was my contemporary in JNU’: Abhijit Banerjee

New Delhi: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has said that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was his contemporary in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the both stood on “similar” lines on “certain” issues during their academic years in the university. Speaking in a television interview, he said that it was not as if the two had deep disagreements. […]

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BJP leader B.L. Santhosh lashes out at Manmohan Singh, Parakala Prabhakar, nobel awardee Abhijit Banerjee

New Delhi: Targeting former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and former advisor to Andhra Pradesh government Parakala Prabhakar, BJP’s National General Secretary (Organisation) B.L. Santhosh has said that with the elections round the corner, the ‘ecosystem’ has started functioning once again. “The ecosystem on the roll again as polling dates of […]

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‘The condition of Indian economy is on a shaky ground’: Nobel awardee Abhijit Banerjee

Boston: Fifty-eight-year old Indian American Abhijit Banerjee is the toast of MIT Sloan and India by becoming the sixth Kolkatan to win a Nobel Prize. Banerjee, his wife and one-time Ph.D student Esther Duflo, and Harvard professor Michael Kremer were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics for their work which has “dramatically improved our ability […]

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Nobel Prize: Sonia congratulates, Rahul politicises

New Delhi: The Congress top brass on Monday congratulated the trio of Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kramer upon receiving the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Born in 1961 in Mumbai, Bannerjee is a Ph.D. from Harvard University and a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Extending her wishes to […]

Indian-origin Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Prize in Economics for study on poverty

Stockholm:  The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Indian-origin MIT professor Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”, it was announced on Monday. Banerjee was born in 1961 in Mumbai. He is a Ph.D. from Harvard University and a Professor of Economics at […]