Republic Day, 2022 marks the 73rd year of commemorating an important event in the history of India. On 26th January 1950, the constitution of India came into effect and made the nation into a republic.
Ever since then, India has provided ample opportunities and resources for the scientific and technological community to develop and thrive. As a result, we have had several breakthrough innovations over the years that were made in India.
Put your thinking cap on and answer these 10 questions in the comments section below!
Name India’s first lunar probe that provided indisputable evidence of water on the moon. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in October 2008. This was a part of India’s space program mission wherein India researched and developed its own technology in order to explore the Moon.
Which is the first supercomputer developed in India? This prototype was benchmarked at the “1990 Zurich Super-computing Show”. It was noted to be 28 times more powerful than the Cray X-MP that the government had originally proposed to purchase from foreign sources.
This Indian biochemist was awarded the Rashtrapati Award for her work in the inclusion of a palm extract called Neera in the diets of the malnourished from tribal communities. In 1939, she was the first Indian woman to receive a PhD in a scientific discipline. Who is she?
Name the educational programming language which is India’s first open-source software. It has been used in schools and classes around the world. It is used to explore and play with Math, Art, Music, Animations, and Games.
What is the name of India’s first satellite? It was launched on 19 April 1975 and is named after a famous Indian astronomer. Built by the ISRO, it was launched by the Soviet Union as a part of the Soviet Interkosmos programme.
Who is known as the father of DNA fingerprinting in India? His other works involve the molecular basis of sex determination, wildlife conservation forensics, and the evolution and migration of humans. In 2004, he received the Padma Shri in recognition of his contribution to Indian science and technology.
This Indian scientist created India’s first child using in-vitro fertilisation. The “test-tube baby” was named Durga, who was born in 1978, just 67 days after the first IVF baby in the United Kingdom. Name the scientist.
What is the name of India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier? It was constructed for the Indian Navy and the work on the ship’s design began in 1999. The sea trials of the ship started in August 2021.
Name this scientist known for the development of anti-epileptic and anti-malarial drugs. She was an Indian organic chemist noted for her work in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. She was also the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Science from an Indian university.
Name the Mars Orbiter Mission which is India’s first interplanetary mission. This space probe has been orbiting Mars since 24 September 2014. It made India the first Asian nation to reach Martian orbit and the first nation in the world to do so on its maiden attempt.
How many of these could you guess? Don’t forget to leave your answers in the comments section below. The answer key will be revealed on 2-2-2022.
2. PARAM 8000
3. Kamala Sohonie
6. Dr Lalji Singh
7. Dr Subhash Mukhopadhyay
8. INS Vikrant
9. Asima Chatterjee
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