US names Antarctica mountain Mt.Sinha after an Indian-American scientist | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

US names Antarctica mountain Mt.Sinha after an Indian-American scientist

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US names Antarctica mountain Mt.Sinha after an Indian-American scientistTo Honour an Indian-American scientist Akhouri Sinha, The United States named a mountain in Antarctica as Mt. Sinha. The mountain was named as the recognition of Sinha’s work done as an explorer in 1971-72.

Sinha’s pioneering biological research expedition has provided critical data about the animal populations in Antarctica.

Mt Sinha is a mountain with 990 meter at the southeast extremity of Erickson Bluffs and it is located in the south part of McDonalds Heights. Mt Sinha overlooks lower Kirkpatrick Glacier from the north in Marie Byrd Land.

This Mountain was named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) and the US Geological Survey and Akhouri was recognised by US Geological Survey.

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