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26. 

Scientists from which Institute have synthesized a novel inorganic-organic hybrid compound that can inhibit breast, lung, and liver cancer cells?

A. Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
B. All India Institute of Medical Sciences
C. Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali
D. Central Drug Research Institute

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Scientists from the Institute of Nano Science & Technology (INST), Mohali, have synthesized a novel inorganic-organic hybrid compound that can inhibit breast, lung, and liver cancer cells. It is expected that this will open up new possibilities for metallodrugs.

27. 

Which institute has discovered new biomolecules to fight drug resistance in Kala-azar exploring ways to tackle miltefosine resistance?

A. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
B. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
C. National Centre for Cell Science, Pune
D. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Researchers at the Department of Biotechnology's National Centre for Cell Science (DBT-NCCS) in Pune discovered new biomolecules to fight drug resistance in Kala-azar exploring ways to tackle miltefosine resistance.

28. 

Which institue has created a chip named 'Dhruva' that can be mounted in smartphones and navigation devices to find places and routes within the country?

A. IIT Gandhinagar
B. IIT Bombay
C. IIT Indore
D. IIT Guwahati

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Navigation is an essential feature in the era of smart devices and IoT ( Internet of Things), which we use in various personal and commercial applications. Navigation technology enables the nation to manage its territory, protect its borders and manage disaster response. Keeping these requirements in mind, researchers at IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay led by Rajesh Zele from the Department of Electrical Engineering have created a chip named 'Dhruva' that can be mounted in smartphones and navigation devices to find places and routes within the country.

29. 

On June 19, 2020 A meteorite-like object weighing around 2.78kg has fallen from the sky in which Indian state resulting in a one-foot deep crater in the earth?

A. Rajasthan
B. Punjab
C. Haryana
D. Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

On June 19, 2020 A meteorite-like object weighing around 2.78kg has fallen from the sky in Rajasthan's Sanchore town of Jalore District, resulting in a one-foot deep crater in the earth, explosion heard 2-km away, which has metallic properties of Germanium, Platinium, Nickel and Iron with the major share.

30. 

Which Indian company has announced the launch of its generic version of antiviral drug Remdesivir for emergency use in the treatment of the COVID-19 patients?

A. Cipla Ltd
B. Sun Pharmaceutical
C. Wockhardt Limited
D. Lupin Limited

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Cipla Ltd has announced the launch of its generic version of antiviral drug Remdesivir for emergency use in the treatment of the COVID-19 patients. The new drug will be sold under the brand name Cipremi. Cipla's antiviral drug Cipremi will join Glenmark's Fabiflu and Hetero's Covifor to treat the COVID-19 patients in India.