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Odisha government to partner with MIT-based Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

The Odisha government has decided to partner with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) for targeted intervention in a set of social sectors including poorest of the poor through policy formulation and evaluations based on experimental research. The co-founders of J-PAL are Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo. The Massachusettes Institute of Technology ..


Abhijit Banerjee wins 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for study on poverty

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer have jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. Mr Banerjee was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D in 1988. He is currently the Ford Foundation ..


Fundamental Physics Prize to Nine physicists

Fundamental Physics Prize has been given to Nine Physicist from across the globe. The prizes were given to the physicists for their outstanding contribution to the field of fundamental physics. Winners: · Prof. Ashoke Sen · N J Nima · Arkani-Hamed · Juan Maldacena · Nathan Seiberg · Edward Witten · Andrei Linde · Alexei ..