Follow Us:

Tag: Nobel

14 Results

  • The Nobel doesn’t go to…

    The Nobel doesn’t go to…

    Gandhi was first nominated for the award in 1937 by a member of the Norwegian Parliament who is said to have observed that Gandhi's philosophy of absolute peace and non -violence, has permeated India's poor and tortured masses. The Nobel Committee dismissed the nomination on the ground that his political actions were tactical, his calculations cunning.

    December 28, 2019
  • Fighting Poverty~II

    Fighting Poverty~II

    Micro-credit has, however, earned its rightful place as one of the key instruments in the fight against poverty. However, the equivalent of the microfinance revolution for small and medium firms is still a long way away. Nobody has yet figured out how to do it profitably on a large scale. Changes in the business environment, such as improvements in the functioning of courts, may well make the difference.

    December 20, 2019
  • WB Assembly to preserve 3 books of Nobel Laureate

    WB Assembly to preserve 3 books of Nobel Laureate

    Addressing the House on the motion to congratulate Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, the speaker said that he had agreed to the demand of Partha Chatterjee, who requested for the preservation of at least three books of the laureate in the House library.

    December 3, 2019
  • ‘Unique experience’: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee describes his meeting with PM Modi

    ‘Unique experience’: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee describes his meeting with PM Modi

    “I am really privileged to have met the PM and he was kind enough to give me a lot of time. He talked a lot about his way of thinking about India which is quite unique. He is trying to reform the bureaucracy to make it more responsive,” said Abhijit Banerjee after meeting PM Modi.

    October 22, 2019
  • State govt to seek advice from Abhijit Banerjee: Mamata Banerjee

    State govt to seek advice from Abhijit Banerjee: Mamata Banerjee

    Abhijit Banerjee was made one of the members of the mentor group of the presidency college by chief minister Mamata Banerjee in 2011 after her government came to power.

    October 17, 2019
  • Banks and Us

    Banks and Us

    The turmoil in the financial sector has placed ordinary citizens in an unenviable position. With stressed banks and failing companies, the average person does not know where to put his hard-earned money. Perhaps, we have reached the position envisioned by the Nobel Laureate Joseph E Stiglitz: We have banks that are not only too big to fail, but too big to be held accountable.‘

    October 17, 2019
  • Nobel winner, not the first from Kolkata

    Nobel winner, not the first from Kolkata

    So far, Kolkata has produced six Nobel laureates including Banerjee.

    October 15, 2019
  • Excerpts from The Statesman interview with Abhijit Banerjee

    Excerpts from The Statesman interview with Abhijit Banerjee

    Important legislations are made in the Lok Sabha while the state assembly frames mere rubber stamp legislations, said Abhijit Banerjee.

    October 15, 2019
  • India fuelled Hasina’s decision to oust Yunus

    India fuelled Hasina’s decision to oust Yunus

    Yunus faced Hasina’s direct ire after she returned to power in early 2009.

    April 5, 2019
  • Defuse the rising tensions, Nobel laureates urge Narendra Modi, Imran Khan

    Defuse the rising tensions, Nobel laureates urge Narendra Modi, Imran Khan

    The Nobel laureates who signed the appeal included Malala Yousafzai, Leyma Gbowee, Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, Muhammad Yunus, José Ramos-Horta, Edvard Ingjald Moser and May-Britt Mose among others.

    March 4, 2019
  • Tell truth or resign: Nobel laureates tell Aung San Suu Kyi

    Tell truth or resign: Nobel laureates tell Aung San Suu Kyi

    Three female Nobel peace laureates have asked Myanmar State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi “to act now” or “face the consequences” for what they called “genocide” being carried out in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. More than 688,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Rakhine State to neighbouring Bangladesh since August 2017, after the Myanmar …

    March 1, 2018
  • Nobel Peace Prize should be axed: Chinese daily

    Nobel Peace Prize should be axed: Chinese daily

    A Chinese daily on Friday called for the scrapping of the Nobel Peace Prize, saying it had become "increasingly political". "The Nobel Peace Prize has shown increasing preference for those that embrace Western values and has become increasingly political. Of prize winners in the past century, the majority are from Western Europe or North America" …

    July 21, 2017
  • AIADMK wants Bharat Ratna, Nobel and Magsaysay for Jayalalithaa

    AIADMK wants Bharat Ratna, Nobel and Magsaysay for Jayalalithaa

     Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK party on Thursday requested the Union government to declare their late leader and former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa's birthday as the National Farmers' Day and award her with Bharat Ratna posthumously. The party also resolved to whatever was necessary so that Jayalalithaa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Ramon Magsaysay …

    December 29, 2016
  • The Pakistani who missed the Nobel

    The Pakistani who missed the Nobel

    Looking through the list of Asia’s greats who passed on in the year past, it is impossible to escape a sense of awe at their accomplishments even as you are struck by the realisation that ultimately, everyone is mortal. One standout personality who did not waste a moment of his life, and will perhaps be …

    December 24, 2016