University of Chicago Current Affairs, GK & News

Air Pollution Reduces Life Expectancy by Five Years in India: AQLI

The Air Quality Life Index, developed by the Energy Policy Institute of The University of Chicago, has reported that pollution is the greatest risk to human life, especially in India, more than any other country in the world. The reason is that a quarter of India’s population is exposed to pollution levels, not ever observed ..

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AP – NORC Poll : Americans favour gun laws

Majority of the Americans prefer stricter gun laws. Especially places of worship and schools have become less safe in the last 2 decades. The AP – NORC, Associated Press NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted a poll according to which 67% of the Americans support making the gun laws stricter. The poll also say ..

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Indian Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam wins the Dan David Prize

Indian historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam has won prestigious Dan David Prize of Israel for the year 2019 for his work on inter-cultural encounters between Asians, Europeans and people of North and South America during the early modern era. Sanjay Subrahmanyam shares the award in the category of ‘past time dimension’ with Prof Kenneth Pomeranz of the University ..

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2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences awarded to Richard H. Thaler

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Richard H. Thaler for his contributions to behavioural economics. Thaler is an US economist and the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The Nobel Prize for Economics, worth 9 ..

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Raghuram Rajan to be new CEA

Raghuram Rajan will take the place of Kaushik basu as the Chief Economic Adviser.  The selection was made by Prime Minister’s Economic advisory council headed by C.Rangarajan. Mr. Rajan has been former Chief Economist of International Monetary Fund. Currently Rajan is the Eric J Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s ..

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