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219. 

Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI stated that in order to succeed against the COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of parallel efforts are being taken. Who is Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI?

[A]. Jitendra Patel
[B]. Santosh Kumar
[C]. Vinod Paul
[D]. K. Vijay Raghavan

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

GoI stated that in order to succeed against the COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of parallel efforts are being taken. The information was passed by Dr. Vinod Paul, Member NITI Aayog, and Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI. The first attempt is the indigenous efforts. Secondly, the Phyto-pharmaceuticals and extracts from medicinal plants are being tested. In the third method, new drug discovery includes a 'Hackathon' for computational drug discovery is being undertaken.

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