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Nobel Prize: Set of five annual international awards, primarily established in 1895 by Alfred Nobel
The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist, engineer and industrialist Alfred Nobel established the five Nobel prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901. The prizes are widely regarded as the most prestigious awards available in their respective fields.

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Bengal will never bow its head before others: Mamata Banerjee

Bengal has produced a number of award winning film makers and the largest number of Nobel Prize winners in the country, she said inaugurating the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival. Banerjee's..
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After Baghdadi death, Nobel laureate Nadia Murad asks: What about the rest?

The fight for justice for victims of Islamic State militants does not end with the death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Nobel laureate Nadia Murad said on Wednesday, asking: "How about those that..
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Videos for Nobel Prize


Nobel Econ winners 'excited' about their work [Video]Nobel Econ winners 'excited' about their work

The winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics say they are excited about the work they are doing and they hope that their work inspires policy based on evidence and hard thinking. Rough Cut (no..

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Pioneers in fight against poverty win 2019 Nobel economics prize [Video]Pioneers in fight against poverty win 2019 Nobel economics prize

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their work in fighting global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday. Emily..

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Ethiopia PM thanks Nobel committee for Peace Prize [Video]Ethiopia PM thanks Nobel committee for Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is "humbled and thrilled" at becoming the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, he said in a recorded phone call with the secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee..

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Peter Handke wins 2019 Nobel literature prize, Olga Tokarczuk wins for 2018 [Video]Peter Handke wins 2019 Nobel literature prize, Olga Tokarczuk wins for 2018

Austria's Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the postponed 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. Rough cut (no reporter..

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Battery makers win Nobel Chemistry Prize [Video]Battery makers win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Three scientists have won a Nobel Prize for their invention of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Gracie Jerome reports.

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Nobel Prize winning physicist 'strongly believes aliens exist' [Video]Nobel Prize winning physicist 'strongly believes aliens exist'

Professor Didier Queloz of Cambridge University, who has jointly been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, says he strongly believes that alien life exists. He was awarded the prize "for the discovery..

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Greta Thunberg takes swipe at world leaders in Iowa [Video]Greta Thunberg takes swipe at world leaders in Iowa

Hundreds of people gathered in Iowa City on Friday to watch Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg speak at a rally to demand that political leaders and institutions take urgent action to combat..

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Greta Thunberg gets lauded on Twitter after angry glare at Donald Trump [Video]Greta Thunberg gets lauded on Twitter after angry glare at Donald Trump

Climate activist Greta Thunberg gave US President Donald Trump quite the stare at the UN's climate summit in New York. Many supported her look of disdain on Twitter, before Mr Trump went on the claim..

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Donald Trump says he deserves a Nobel Prize [Video]Donald Trump says he deserves a Nobel Prize

President Donald Trump tells reporters that he is deserving of a Nobel Prize but he didn’t expect to be awarded one. The President made the comments at at the United Nations on Monday.

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'I'll get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things": Trump [Video]'I'll get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things": Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UNGA on Monday told reporters he plans on receiving the Nobel Prize "for a lot of things... if they gave it out fairly, which they don't." Rough Cut..

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Ethiopia activist calls for calm after 16 killed in clashes

Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political..
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Protests spread after stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home

Police fired gunshots and teargas as thousands protested in Ethiopia on Wednesday over the treatment of a prominent activist, residents said, in a sign that the country's Nobel Prize-winning prime..
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A unique experience’, says Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee after meeting PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee. Banerjee who won this year's economics noble along with his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer termed his meeting with PM Modi as a..
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How Banerjee and Duflo’s partners in India view their experiments

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, this year’s economics Nobel laureates, refined their techniques in India, working on the field with organisations like Seva Mandir and Pratham. ​
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'India proud of his accomplishments': PM Modi meets Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

"Excellent meeting with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee," said PM Modi after meeting Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee.
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Abhijit Banerjee's achievement should not be seen from political perspective: Mayawati

"Congratulations to Abhijit Banerjee for the experimental approach to alleviate poverty and winning the Nobel Prize. But it is completely wrong to see this from a political perspective, every Indian..
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'Huge arrogance': Congress slams Piyush Goyal for remarks on Abhijit Banerjee

Banerjee, an Indian-American who has been critical of the Narendra Modi government's economic policies, won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences. He had endorsed "Nyay", the minimum basic income..
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Piyush Goyal calls Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee 'Left-leaning'

Union minister Piyush Goyal on Friday dubbed Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who won the 2019 Nobel for Economics, as Left-leaning. Goyal made the remarks at a media briefing in Pune.
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Swedish Academy defends choice for 2019 Nobel literature prize

The Swedish Academy has defended its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke, saying he had made provocative comments but had not supported bloodshed.
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Abhijit Banerjee to launch his book in Delhi this weekend

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee will be in New Delhi this week to launch his second book - 'Good Economics for Hard Times, Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems' - on Saturday. "The book launch was scheduled..
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Govt against 'thinkers', fosters atmosphere which destroys critical thinking: Sitaram Yechury

The government was against "thinkers" and fosters an atmosphere which "destroys" critical thinking, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said, a day after Indian American and JNU alumni..
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PM should attend to work, have less photo ops: Kapil Sibal

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee's remarks that the Indian economy is on shaky ground, saying the PM..
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Abhijit Banerjee is tenth person of Indian-origin to win Nobel Prize, here are the other nine

The 58-year-old Kolkata-born economist is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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First thing Abhijit Banerjee did after learning of Nobel Prize win? He went back to sleep

"It's been an entire family enterprise in a sense, between research and working at MIT," Banerjee said.
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India’s A+ in economics: After Amartya, it’s Abhijit

Mumbai-born, Kolkata-bred economist Abhijit Banerjee – an alumnus of JNU – will share the 2019 Nobel Prize in economic sciences with his colleague and wife Esther Duflo and fellow researcher..
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Trio wins economics Nobel for science-based poverty fight

U.S.-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work fighting poverty that has helped millions of children by favoring practical..
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Manmohan Singh congratulates Abhijit Banerjee, his wife for winning Nobel, lauds path-breaking work

"It gives me immense pleasure and pride to know that you are now the second Indian to receive a Nobel Prize in Economics, after my dear friend Professor Amartya Sen. I am delighted to know that your..
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Indian-born Nobel prize-winner comes from 'family of economists'

Indian politicians and academics cheered the Nobel economics prize awarded on Monday to Indian-born American Abhijit Banerjee, whose proud mother told visitors crowding into her apartment that he came..
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Poverty-tackling trio win Nobel economics prize

U.S.-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for their work in fighting poverty that has helped millions of children around the..
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Indian-American MIT Prof Abhijit Banerjee and wife Esther Duflo win Nobel in Economics

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics jointly with his wife Esther Duflo and another economist Michael Kremer, is currently the Ford Foundation International..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pioneers in fight against poverty win 2019 Nobel economics prize

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their work in fighting global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.
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Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer win 2019 Nobel economics prize

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for creating an experimental approach to alleviating global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of..
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A son and father reunited, like many under Nobel winner Abiy's Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal

For Samson Berhane, the news that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was deeply personal.
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Austria's Handke and Poland's Tokarczuk win Nobel literature prizes

Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was named as the 2018 winner after a sexual assault scandal led to last year's award..
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Nobel prize winner Tokarczuk calls for democracy revival in Poland

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, who on Thursday was named the 2018 winner of the Nobel literature prize, said that Poland's general election on Sunday presents a chance for improving democracy in the..
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Tokarczuk and Handke win Nobel literature prizes, line drawn under 2018 scandal

Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was named as the 2018 winner after a sexual assault scandal led to last year's award..
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Battery pioneers who made mobile revolution possible win Nobel chemistry prize

Three scientists won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for developing and refining rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which made the global information technology, mobile and fossil-fuel..
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Ethiopia's peacemaking prime minister emerges as a Nobel favorite

During a high-level meeting at Ethiopia's foreign ministry in July, officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea.
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Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win 2019 Nobel chemistry prize

Scientists John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for the development of lithium-ion batteries, an important technology in enabling..
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Peebles, Mayor, Queloz win Nobel physics prize for discoveries in astronomy

Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for shedding light on the evolution of the universe and..
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Peebles, Mayor and Queloz win 2019 Nobel Prize for physics

Scientists James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics for ground-breaking work in astronomy, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.
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Moving on from scandal, Swedish Academy to award two Nobel literature prizes

The Swedish body that awards the annual Nobel prize for literature will name two winners this week, including one for 2018 when the ceremony was scuttled by a sexual assault scandal that prompted..
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Why Bapu did not receive Nobel Prize


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Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins 'alternative Nobel Prize'

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was named on Wednesday as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden's alternative Nobel Prize.
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