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Who was the first governor of the Reserve Bank of India?
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1. Who was the first governor of the Reserve Bank of India?
a) Sir Osborne Smith
b) Sir James Braid Taylor
c) Sir Chintaman D Deshmukh

2. Who has been the longest-serving RBI governor?
a) Bimal Jalan
b) Dr I G Patel
c) Sir Benegal Rama Rau

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The correct answer is Sir Benegal Rama Rau.
Sir Benegal Rama Rau was at the helm of the Reserve Bank of India from July 1, 1949 to January 14, 1957. He succeeded He was the fourth RBI governor and succeeded Sir Chintaman D Deshmukh.
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Sir Benegal Rama Rau was at the helm of the Reserve Bank of India from July 1, 1949 to January 14, 1957. He succeeded He was the fourth RBI governor and succeeded Sir Chintaman D Deshmukh.

3. Who had the shortest term as RBI governor?
a) N C Sen Gupta
b) B N Adarkar
c) A Ghosh

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Wrong! The correct answer is A Ghosh.
Ghosh was the RBI governor from January 15, 1985 to February 4, 1985. While Adarkar took charge from May 4, 1970 to June 15, 1970, Sen Gupta served from May 19, 1975 to August 19, 1975.
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Ghosh was the RBI governor from January 15, 1985 to February 4, 1985. While Adarkar took charge from May 4, 1970 to June 15, 1970, Sen Gupta served from May 19, 1975 to August 19, 1975.

4. Which RBI governor has written Indian Economy: Essays on Money and Finance?
a) S Venkitaramanan
b) Dr C Rangarajan
c) Dr Y V Reddy

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Wrong! The correct answer is Dr C Rangarajan.
Rangarajan, who became RBI governor on December 22, 1992, served the bank till November 22, 1997. He took charge as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh on November 24, 1997.
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Rangarajan, who became RBI governor on December 22, 1992, served the bank till November 22, 1997. He took charge as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh on November 24, 1997.

5. Who was the first Indian to become the RBI governor?
a) Sir Chintaman D Deshmukh
b) Sir Benegal Rama Rau
c) K G Ambegaonkar

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Wrong! The correct answer is Sir Chintaman D Deshmukh.
Deshmukh, who became the governor on August 11, 1943, went on to serve the bank till June 30, 1949. Sir Benegal Rama Rau succeeded Deshmukh, starting from July 1, 1949 to January 14, 1957.
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Deshmukh, who became the governor on August 11, 1943, went on to serve the bank till June 30, 1949. Sir Benegal Rama Rau succeeded Deshmukh, starting from July 1, 1949 to January 14, 1957.

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