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India Launched 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica

Published on November 16, 2021
Current Context: India successfully launched 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica on 15th Nov 2021.
India Launched 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica
  • 23 scientists are there in the first batch of its contingents.
  • Both the scientist and the support staff reached the Indian Antarctic station Maitri.
  • Also, 4 more batches will be going to Antarctica by mid-January 2022.
  • Uptil now, 40 scientific expeditions are completed under the Indian Antarctic program. It was commenced in 1981.
  • The team of 48 members of the 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica is represented by Dr Shailendra Saini, Scientist National Centre for Polar & Ocean Research (Voyage Leader), Shri. Huidrom Nageshwar Singh, Metrologist, India Metrological Department (Leader, Maitri Station) and Shri. AnoopKalayilSoman, scientist Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (Leader, Bharati Station).
  • The DakshinGangotri, Maitri, and Bharati are the three permanent research base stations in Antarctica.
  • India’s Antarctic Program is managed by National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa, which is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.


Q.1 India launched which edition of Scientific Expedition to Antarctica in Nov 2021?
a. 34th
b. 41st
c. 24th
d. 57th
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