Q. “GLONASS” or Global Navigation Satellite System developed by which of the following country?

[A] USA

[B] China

[C] European Union

[D] Russia

Answer: D
Notes:

GLONASS is an acronym, which stands for Globalnaya Navigazionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema, or Global Navigation Satellite System.  

  • GLONASS is Russia’s version of GPS (Global Positioning System).  
  • Soviet Union started the development of GLONASS in 1976.  
  • GLONASS is the most expensive program of the Russian Federal Space Agency, consuming a third of its budget in 2010. 

Source: ForumIAS factly