First Indian Women to reach South Pole

First Indian Women to reach South Pole

Question: Who became the first Indian women IPS Officer to reach South Pole?
(a) Arunima Sinha
(b) Aparna Kumar
(c) Sugandha Singh
(d) D. Purnima
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • Uttar Pradesh cadre women IPS officer Aparna Kumar created history by becoming the first lady IPS officer to reach South Pole. She is posted as Director General of Police in ITBP (Indo- Tibetan Border Police), Dehradun.
  • The journey to reach South Pole started on January 04, 2019 with a 10 member expedition team. She reached the pole on January 13, 2019.
  • She also hoisted National Flag on South Pole. Her next campaign will be to reach Mt. Denali, Alaska, US. She was also the first lady officer to scale Mt. Vinson Massif.
  • She was awarded by Rani Lakshmi Bai Puraskar by Uttar Pradesh Government in March 2015 for being an inspiration to people around. She has done the six of the Seven Summits (climbing the highest peaks of seven continents)


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