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1543. 

Ajit Kumar Mohanty is appointed as the Director of which of the following organization?

[A]. National Atmospheric Research Laboratory
[B]. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
[C]. Indian Space Research Organisation
[D]. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Ajit Kumar Mohanty, a distinguished scientist was appointed as the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) by the Ministry of Personnel.Currently, he holds the position of Director of Physics Group, BARC and Director of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics. His tenure would last for a period of three years. Soumya Swaminathan appointed as Chief Scientist at WHO Soumya Swaminathan who is currently a Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been appointed as the Chief Scientist of the World Health Organisation (WHO).She used to be one of the 3 Deputy Director-General assisting Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.The Chief Scientist is a newly created position and division.This new division is the Department of Digital Health, in the Division of the Chief Scientist. She will oversee the digital work and help the department in assessing digital technologies, and help countries in deciding as to how to to prioritise, integrate and regulate them.

Anamika said: (Mar 10, 2019)  
Very useful for students. Thanks.

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