Guinness World Records with largest astrophysics assemble

Question: The students of which Indian city have created the record for the largest astrophysics lessons on November 05, 2019?
(a) New Delhi
(b) Chennai
(c) Hyderabad
(d) Kolkata
Answer: (d)
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  • The Guinness World Records for the largest astrophysics lesson (45 minutes) and assembly of spectroscopes was successfully achieved at the Science City, Kolkata on the first day of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019 with the participation of over 1,598 students.
  • Astronomers use spectroscopes to know details like temperature, chemical composition, etc. of celestial objects hundreds or millions of light years away from us.
  • A piece of a Compact Disc is used to split the light by a process called diffraction. This attempt is dedicated to Meghnad Saha and C. V. Raman.
  • The host city of the 5th IISF-2019 is home to renowned scientific institutions that have been the workplace of pioneering scientists who gave shape to science in India.
  • IISF is the largest science festival in the world. The theme for this year’s festival is RISEN India –Research, Innovation and Science Empowering the Nation.
  • The largest electronics lesson and assembly of optical media communication units at a single location was also attempted with the participation of over 1,000 students.

Links:

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1590544

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