Consider the following statements about LIGO India Project:

  1. It will be jointly funded by Department of Atomic Energy, India and National Science Foundation, USA
  2. India’s first Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) has been proposed to be set up in Hingoli district of Maharashtra

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
India’s first LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) laboratory will be set up in Aundh in Hingoli district of Maharashtra. It will be jointly funded by Department of Atomic Energy, India and National Science Foundation, USA. It will be third such laboratory in the world and first outside the United States. The existing two laboratories are located in Hanford, Washington and in Livingston, Louisiana.

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