Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Hajj:

The Journey of a Lifetime

Click here for step by step Haj Guide

Ummid Assistant

Admissions open at AMU off campus centers Murshidabad and Malappuram (Kerala).

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Science & Technology

India's maiden scientific team reaches South Pole

Monday November 22, 2010 11:17:53 PM, IANS

New Delhi: After traversing over 2,350 km in nine days, India's first scientific expedition team to the South Pole planted the Indian flag at the earth's southernmost point Monday afternoon.

The eight-member team reached South Pole at 4 p.m. Monday India time.

"The Indian flag has been hoisted at the South Pole," the director of the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research and leader of the expedition, Rasik Ravindran told reporters over phone.

"It is snow outside everywhere. We are feeling good and feel at the top of the world, through geographically we are at the bottom of the world," he said, adding the outside temperature was minus 70 degrees Celsius, much colder than expected.

The team, consisting of a geologist, glaciologist, geophysicist and a meteorologist as well as vehicle engineers, had left Maitri, India's second permanent research station on the Antarctica, on Nov 13.

The expedition travelled on four specialised arctic truck vehicles, which did face slight problems due to the intense cold temperatures. "We had a little problem with radiators and axles of the vehicles, which we replaced on the way," said 62-year-old Ravindran.

Each of these vehicle, besides its human baggage, carried special gears, emergency medical kit, frozen food, and navigational and scientific instruments.

A fuel dump at 83 degrees south latitude was used for refuelling the trucks.

The scientists conducted five experiments during the journey. "All five experiments which were designed for this expedition have been performed well," said Ravindran.

The secretary, ministry of earth sciences, Shailesh Nayak said Monday that the expedition was essential to establish correlation between the Indian Ocean and its cold and warm areas, which are controlled by the Antarctic region. "This is important because it affects our monsoon," he said.


 

 

 

 

 

  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page

Comment on this article

Name:
E-mail Address:
Write here...

News Pick

Murder accused to get Jharkhand's best legislator award

Janardhan Paswan, an accused in a murder case, is set to get the best legislator award of Jharkhand even as his selection has come as a surprise to many members of the state assembly 

Pranab's efforts fail, Deadlock over 2G scam probe continues

Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee's effort to resolve the deadlock over a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum scam failed Monday with the opposition rejecting the government's proposal to have a multi  

Israel to build 240-km fence along Egypt border: Report

Israel is set to start building a 240-km fence along its southwestern border with Egypt to stop terrorists, illegal migrants and smuggling, media reports said. Engineers and bulldozers were to start working Monday on the  

Congress in Kerala may be exulting too soon

A landslide victory in last month's local elections has heightened the United Democratic Front's (UDF) hopes of returning to power in Kerala in next year's assembly elections but the Congress, which heads the alliance, may be 

'Crorepati' woman to use money on kids' 'good education'

A 37-year  

Amitabh Bachchan lauds Rahat Taslim for winning Rs.1 crore

'Crorepati' woman lacked money to study medicine

'Dalits still being targetted in Uttar Pradesh

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes Sunday rejected the Uttar Pradesh government's claims of bringing down incidents of violence against Dalits, terming them "baseless and misleading". The commission's  

More Headlines

Online entrance test planned for budding engineers

Panel to draw up house allotment rules for Delhi poor

Jamia students shouldn't fall into communal trap: Najeeb Jung

Deadlock over 2G scam probe continues, Pranab's efforts fail

US House resolution to back India's UNSC bid

UAE president hails Indian community's contribution

Murder accused to get Jharkhand's best legislator award

Caste-dominated politics still rule in IT land Karnataka

Congress in Kerala may be exulting too soon

Israel to build 240-km fence along Egypt border: Report

Israelis still do not forgive Germany for Holocaust

Now, housing scam in Madhya Pradesh

'Dalits still being targetted in Uttar Pradesh'

'Crorepati' woman lacked money to study medicine

56 Hindu couples marry in Karachi

 

 

 

Top Stories

AMU Maharashtra: Malegaon gives land but Govt. yet to accept the offer

Surprising! Minister of Minority Department Arif Naseem Khan in a press meet on October  

AMU centers in 3 states on a roll but the Maharashtra Govt. refuses to move

'AMU Murshidabad, a fitting tribute to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan'

Aligarh Muslim University National Centres: A Beginning of Resurgence

 

Picture of the Day

A View of INOX Multiplex, Goa, getting ready for hosting the 41st IFFI-2010, in Panjim, Goa on November 21, 2010.

(Photo: Mukesh)

 

  Most Read

UAE president hails Indian community's contribution

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan met his Indian counterpart, Pratibha Patil, Monday and held talks with her in Abu Dhabi, where he hailed

Paswan, Brinda in parliamentary-civil society team visiting Kashmir

A 10-member team of political leaders, rights activists and academics will visit the troubled Kashmir Valley to hold talks with "all sections of the society to discuss issues for building justice and peace in Kashmir", the organisers said here Monday. Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan  

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Religion

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Culture

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

 

Contact us

Business

Career

     

Education

       

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.