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General Knowledge - General Awareness Quiz - Questions and Answers, GK 2014


1. According to RBI guidelines, what fraction of the branches are mandatory to be opened in rural areas by newly licensed banks?


2. The prestigious 'George Polya Prize' is given for notable contribution in the field of ________?


3. Who among the following is the wealthiest footballer to be competing in the FIFA World Cup 2014?


4. The term 'Wavetable Synthesis' is related to ________?


5. In the recent Asian Games, which Indian player's medal got upgraded from bronze to silver after one of her competitor's who finished ahead of her tested positive for doping?



6. In 2014, which of the following has become the first '5S' certified public sector enterprises in the steel industry?


7. Who among the following has been appointed as the Attorney General of India?


8. At which among the following places, Defence Bio-Energy Research (DIBER) is located?


9. World's top three biggest coffee exporting countries are ________?


10. Which of the following former Chief Justices of India has been in 2014 appointed as a Governor of Kerala?


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    C R Rao

    Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao was born to CD Naidu and A Laxmikantamma on 10 September 1920 in Huvvina Hadagalli in present day Karnataka He was the eighth in a family of 10 children After his fathers retirement, the family settled down in Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh From his earliest years, Rao had an interest in mathematics After completing high school he joined the Mrs AVN College at Vishakapatnam for the Intermediate course He received his MA in Mathematics with first rank in 1940 Rao decided to pursue a research career in mathematics, but was denied a scholarship on the grounds of late submission of the application He then went to Kolkata for an interview for a job He did not get the job, but by chance he visited the Indian Statistical Institute, then located in a couple of rooms in the Physics Department of the Presidency College, Kolkata He applied for a oneyear training course at the Institute and was admitted to the Training Section of the Institute from 1 January 1941 In July 1941 he joined the MA Statistics program of the Calcutta University By the time he passed the MA exam in 1943, winning the gold medal of the University, he had already published some research papers! In 1943 he joined ISI as a technical apprentice, doing research, teaching in the Training Section of the Institute and at Calcutta University and assisting Professor Mahalanobis in editing Sankhya the Indian Journal of Statistics
    In 1946 he was deputed to the Cambridge University on a project While working full time on this, he also worked in the genetic laboratory of RA Fisher, the father of modern statistics and completed his PhD under Fisher By this time Rao had already completed some of the work which carries his name: CramerRao inequality, RaoBlackwell theorem, Raos score test and Raos orthogonal arrays He returned to ISI in 1948 and in 1949 was made a Professor at the very young age of 29 He headed and developed the Research and Training Section of the ISI, and went on to become Director of the ISI He became the associate editor of the Sankhya in 1964 and became the editor in 1972 He left ISI in 1978 and joined the University of Pittsburgh In 1988 he moved to the Pennsylvannia State University holding the Eberly Family Chair in Statistics and the Directorship of the Centre for Multivariate Analysis till 2001
    Dr Rao is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2001 The CR Rao Award for Statistics was instituted in his honor, to be given once in two years In 2002 he was awarded the National Medal of Science of the USA The Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science in the Osmania University Campus has been named after him


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