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7 In 1 Foldable, Portable and Multipurpose Device...

Pankit Gami & Ekta Patel, a young Indian Inventor whose invention has recognized at national and international level.He with her classmate Ekta Patel,  innovate 7 in 1 Foldable, Portable and multipurpose device, which can be convert into Trolley, Chair, Bed, Ladder, Hammock, Table and Stool , got many national and international recognitions. He has been appreciated by former President of India H.E.  Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam via NIF at IIM Ahmadabad in 2011 for the best innovation among 5000 ...

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Solar powered i-slate for Indian students...

An iPad might be a fashion statement for some while a necessity for others. But unlike the i-slate, it is definitely not a life changing possession for anyone. I-Slate is a cheap, solar-powered computer tablet that has transformed the lives of the children of Mohamed Hussainpally Village School in Andhra Pradesh. Developed through a partnership of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Houston’s Rice University  these tablets are designed to help children in developing countries ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:24)
India’s representatives for the Henkel Innovation Challenge 2013...

 

 

 

Aditya Yadav and Harshvardhan Pande are winners of the National Henkel Innovation Challenge 6...

 

They will represent India in the global finals, which will be held in Shanghai and will see participation of students from 27 countries.

 

The competition, themed ‘Triple the value you create. Create a sustainable world’ saw 800 registrations which were narrowed down to 10 for the finals. College students were asked to develop a concept for a product or technology for the year 2050.

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(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:23)
Classical Indian dancer wins $30K Walter Carsen Prize...

Classical Indian dancer and choreographer Menaka Thakkar has won the 2012 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts...

 

Menaka was born in 1942 in Bombay. She is a master of three classical Indian dance styles: bharatanatyam, odissi and kuchipudi. She began studying bharatanatyam at the age of four and, by her mid-twenties, she was also proficient in odissi and kuchipudi.

 

Audiences received Thakkar’s 1972 Canadian tour with great enthusiasm, which encouraged Thakkar to ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:22)
Coimbatore team wins ‘Freescale Cup 2013′ intelligent car race...

Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and is part of Freescale’s initiative to promote innovation and creative thinking in engineering students across the world.

 

The 3rd edition of the Freescale Cup drew 225 teams from 70 colleges, of which 50 teams faced off in the grand finale. Freescale provided model car kits, development tools based on Freescale microcontroller technology, and technical support for the students, who had to develop a prototype ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:21)
Upliftment of Burmese Refugees by students from IIT Delhi...

 

 

 

While few Indians are busy ingraining feelings of regionalism,  a larger number are devoting themselves towards fostering a harmonious world. These students of SIFE-IIT Delhi give us a glimpse of the power of  brotherhood that is keeping humanity alive.

 

SIFE (Student In Free Enterprise) - is an international non-profit organization that aims to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities and become socially responsible business leaders.

 

SIFE IIT Delhi ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:19)
Vellore Institute of Technology University breaks Guinness world record with its giant hand...

 

 

 

India’s premier engineering college, Vellore Institute of Technology has set a new world record.

 

In a first of its kind record in India, 3,005 people formed a giant human hand in the open ground near the silver jubilee tower at Vellore Institute of Technology University campus in Vellore, Chennai, India,setting the new world record for the Largest human hand, according to the World Record Academy.

 

The world record attempt was done under the banner Pragathi to beat the previous ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:08)
Indian teenager invents self defence device for women...

Delhi teenager, Manu Chopra,  has designed a device which can be worn like a wrist watch that delivers an electric shock once it touches the attacker’s skin...

 

The average speed of nerve impulses transmitted from the brain to other parts of the body is 60 metre per second. In case of any attempt of molestation, the speed of the nerve impulses increase to 119 metre per second. It is then that this device detects the increased nerve impulse and stings the attacker with a small electric shock ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:02)
India committed Rs 10,000 crore (2.5 B$) to indigenously develop the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017...

India committed Rs 10,000 crore ( 2.5 Billion$ ) to indigenously develop the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017. The Planning Commission agreed in principle to provide the funds to the Indian Space Research Organsiation (ISRO) and Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bangalore to develop a supercomputer with a performance of 132.8 exaflops (132 quintillion floating operations per second). A quintillion has 18 zeros (a million has six)...

 

The world’s fastest supercomputer right now is a ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 14:47)

Professor C. R. Rao (Professor Calympudi Radhakrishna Rao)

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Professor C. R. Rao, Professor at Penn State University and Research Professor at the University at Buffalo (awarded the National Medal of Science)...

FNA ID: N54-0634

Address: C. R. Rao AIMSCS, University of Hyderabad Campus, University of Hyderabad, Prof. C. R. Rao Road

City:Hyderabad

Pin Code:500046

Country: India

Gender: Male

Year Of Birth:  1920

Specialization: Statistics, Matrix Algebra

Service in the Council: Member, 1963-1964, VP, 1973-1974

Qualification: PhD, ScD, DSc (hc)

Membership: FRS, FTWAS, FASc, FNASc

Award: The Meghnad Saha Medal, 1969, The Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal, 2003

Year of Election: 1954  

Elected Age: 34

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Summary

Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao did his MA (Mathematics) from Andhra University (1940) and MA (Statistics) (1943) from Calcutta University. He joined the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in 1943 as a Technical Worker. In 1946, he was deputed to work at the Museum of Archeology and Ethnology at Cambridge University. On the basis of his work at the Museum, and genetic experiments conducted under the guidance of RA Fisher, he obtained PhD (1948). He also received ScD (1965) from Cambridge University and was awarded 36 Doctorate degrees (hc) from universities in 19 countries spanning 6 continents. He worked for about 40 years at the ISI in various capacities and retired as its Director in 1980. He has spent the next 25 years in the US, teaching and doing research at the universities of Pittsburgh and Penn State.

Academic and Research Achievements: Rao is one of the pioneers who developed statistics from ad hoc origins into a firmly grounded mathematical science. There are numerous results in statistics which bear his name such as the Cramer-Rao bound, Quantum CR bound, Rao-Blackwell theorem, Rao's Score test, Fisher-Rao metric, Rao distance, Rao measure, Cramer-Rao functional, Neyman-Rao test, Fisher-Rao theorem, Rao's theorem on second order efficiency, Rao's U test, Rao-Yanoi generalized inverse, Lau-Rao, Kagan-Linnik-Rao and Lau-Rao-Shanbag theorems,  most of which appear in standard text books on statistics and engineering. He is the author of 14 books and 360 research papers. He guided the research work of 50 students for PhD, who have in turn produced 360 PhDs. 

Other Contributions: As Head of the Research and Training School at the ISI, Rao developed numerous educational and teaching programs in statistics, which earned for ISI an international status. At Penn State, he established the Center for Multivariate Analysis, which attracts research workers from all over the world. As President of the Indian Econometric Society, International Statistical Institute, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, USA, and International Biometric Society, he introduced numerous programs for the development of statistics.

Awards and Honours: Rao was conferred numerous awards, including the Calcutta University Gold Medal (1943), SS Bhatnagar Award (1963), Guy Silver Medal by Royal Statistical Society (1965), Megnad Saha Medal by INSA (1969), JC Bose Gold Medal (1979), Wilks Memorial Medal by American Statistical Association (1989), Mahalanobis Birth Centenary Medal (1996), Padma Vibhushan (2001), Mahalanobis Lifetime Achievement Award (2003), Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal by INSA (2003)  the National Medal of Science, USA,India Science award( 2009) and Guy Medalin Gold of Royal Statistical Society (2012). He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society, UK (1967), National Academy of Sciences, USA (1995), the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (1983), Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (1997); and Honorary Fellow of numerous International societies. He is honored with the institution of a prize in his name by the Government of India and establishment of an Institute bearing his name in the campus of the University of Hyderabad... 

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