Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO): Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

DRDO Mobile COVID-19 Testing Lab inaugurated by Defence Minister

Published: April 24, 2020

On April 24, 2020, Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh inaugurated mobile COVID-19 testing laboratory facility. The facility is capable of testing 1000 samples in a day. Highlights The Mobile Virology Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (MVRDL) was developed by DRDO in association with the ESIC Hospital in Hyderabad. The laboratory was set up in 15 days ..

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GoI: A high level force set up to work on drugs and vaccine

Published: April 20, 2020

The Government of India has set up a high-level work force to test vaccines and drugs. The task force consists of members from NITI Aayog, DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization), ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research). Highlights The main aim of the task force is to set up vaccine development process. It will create a ..

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Two new products to enable COVID-19 disinfection process introduced by DRDO

Published: April 17, 2020

The unit has been developed by Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety by using its expertise in mist technology used to suppress fire. The unit uses water mist aerator technology to spray sanitizer while entering public places. There are no contacts between the user and the unit throughout its operation. Working The unit uses ..

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“COVSACK” developed by DRDO to combat COVID-19

Published: April 15, 2020

The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed COVSACK to receive samples from COVID-19 infected patients. The COVSACK is COVID-19 Sample Collection Kiosk. Highlights The COVSACK was developed by consulting doctors in Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). About COVSACK A patient walks into the Kiosk cabin and a health care professional from outside the ..

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GoI set up Science-Technology Empowered Committee to speed up COVID-19 solutions

Published: April 4, 2020

The Government of India has constituted a Science and Technology Empowered Committee to make speedy decisions on research and development of COVID-19. Highlights The Committee is to be chaired by Niti Aayog member Vinod Paul and K Vijay Raghavan. Mr Raghavan is the principal scientific advisor to GoI. The committee will coordinate with scientists, science ..

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