DNA Explainer : What is the calculated height of Mount Everest?

DNA Wednesday, 13 January 2021 ()
In 1830, Sir George Everest became director of Survey of India. In 1831 he appointed Radhanath Sikdar a mathematician from WB to the post of Computer.

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George Everest George Everest British surveyor and geodesist

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Mount Everest Mount Everest Earth's highest mountain, part of the Himalaya between Nepal and Tibet

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Survey of India Survey of India

Radhanath Sikdar Radhanath Sikdar Indian mathematician

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