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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.

Question: 

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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