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IPS officer Aparna Kumar becomes first to complete South Pole expedition

Published on January 26, 2019
Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Aparna Kumar who is on deputation to Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), becomes the first woman Indian Police Service (IPS) and ITBP officer to successfully conquer the South Pole.
IPS officer Aparna Kumar becomes first to complete South Pole expedition

About Aparna Kumar:

  • Aparna Kumar is an IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre and hails from Karnataka. 
  • The officer is serving ITBP on deputation as Deputy Inspector General (DIG).

About the Expedition:

  • The expedition began from Chile. 
  • IPS officer Aparna Kumar began her journey with a team of seven members and two guides. 
  • The team walked for 111 miles.

About South Pole:

  • The South Pole is the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth and is at the centre of the Southern Hemisphere.
  • It is situated in Antarctica.
  • The South Pole is the coldest and driest place on Earth.
  • The temperature there ranges from minus 37 degrees to minus 48 degrees.
  • As a result of this harsh climate, there are no native resident plants or animals at the South Pole.
  • South Polar Skuas and Snow Petrels are occasionally seen there.

Question:

Q. Which Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who is on deputation to Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), has become the first woman Indian Police Service (IPS) and ITBP officer to successfully conquer the South Pole?
a. Suparna Kumar
b. Vandana Kumar
c. Aparna Kumar
d. Rituparna Kumar

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