1.Consider the following statements related to Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020:
1.Union HRD Minister launches “Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020”.
2.It will primarily focus on computational aspects of drug discovery and will have Four Tracks.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
2.Consider the following statements:
1.MoD approves 33 new fighter jets for IAF in deals worth ₹38,900 crore.
2.This includes procurement of 21 MiG-29 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF), upgrade of 69 of them and acquirement of 12 Su-30 MKI aircraft.
3.It is a Defence Ministry’s highest decision-making body for capital acquisition proposals forwarded by the Indian armed forces.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
3.Consider the following statements:
1.ISRO’s Orbiter Mission captures image of Mars’ biggest moon.
2.Phobos is the closest and biggest moon of Mars.
Drug Discovery Hackathon” has been launched by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan. The hackathon is a joint initiative of MHRD, AICTE and CSIR, and supported by partners such as CDAC, MyGov, Schrodinger and ChemAxon. DDH2020 is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and supported by partners like Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), MyGov and private players.Researchers/Faculty across the world, students studying in India and abroad.
What is Drug Discovery Hackathon?
In-Silico Drug Discovery
It will primarily focus on computational aspects of drug discovery and will have three Tracks.
Track-1 will deal with computational modelling for drug design or identifying ‘lead’ compounds from existing databases that may have the potential to inhibit SARS-CoV-2.
Track-2 will encourage participants to develop new tools and algorithms using data analytics and AI/ML approach for predicting drug-like compounds with minimal toxicity and maximal specificity and selectivity.
Track 3 will only deal with novel and out-of-the-box ideas in this field.
Participants will submit their ideas online after which the CSIR and other labs will work towards executing them.
Amid the ongoing tensions on the border with China, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on Thursday approved deals worth ₹38,900 crore. This includes procurement of 21 MiG-29 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF), upgrade of 59 of them and acquirement of 12 Su-30 MKI aircraft.
Defence Acquisition Council
Astra missile for navy and air force
MiG-29 for the Air Force
SU-30 MKI fighter jet for the Air Force
Long-range land invasion based cruise missile system
The Mars Colour Camera (MCC) onboard ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission has captured the image of Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of Mars.The image was taken when MOM was about 7,200 km from Mars and 4,200 km from Phobos.
ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission
Mission cost 450 crores
Five scientific instruments
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