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36. 

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, developed which mobile application that is prepared and managed by the Survey of India (SoI)to help decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A. CORYO
B. COVYO
C. SAHYO
D. SOVYO

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, developed mobile application SAHYO, an Integrated Geospatial Platform out of available geospatial datasets, standards-based services, and analytic tools. The mobile application and the website prepared and managed by the Survey of India (SoI).The SAHYO aims to help decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic.It will provide the necessary geospatial information support to citizens and agencies dealing with the challenges related to socio-economic distress, health, and livelihood challenges.

37. 

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science & Technology, is to fund which institute to undertake the development of Active Virosome (AV) Vaccine and Immunodiagnostic kits for COVID-19 emergency?

A. FastSense Diagnostics
B. Seagull BioSolutions Pvt. Ltd.
C. Genrich Membranes
D. Module Innovations

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science & Technology, is to fund Seagull BioSolutions Pvt. Ltd. (SBPL) to undertake the development of Active Virosome (AV) Vaccine and Immunodiagnostic kits for COVID-19 emergency.

38. 

Which of the following institutes has developed two products, namely 3D-printed hands-free object and 3D-printed antimicrobial face-shield in an effort to control the spread of novel coronavirus, to fight COVID-19 outbreak?

A. The Indian Institute of Science
B. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research -Guwahati
C. National Innovation Foundation India
D. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Researchers at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research -Guwahati (NIPER-G) developed two products, namely 3D-printed hands-free object and 3D-printed antimicrobial face-shield in an effort to control the spread of novel coronavirus, to fight COVID-19 outbreak.

39. 

Department of Science and Technology (DST) is to support and provide funding to the which of the following company to increase the membrane oxygenator equipment (MOE)?

A. FastSense Diagnostics
B. Loop Health
C. Genrich Membranes
D. Module Innovations

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Department of Science and Technology (DST) is to support and provide funding to the Genrich Membranes, a spin-off company, based on proprietary technology licensed from CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune to increase the membrane oxygenator equipment (MOE). MOE is developed to treat COVID-19 patients. The equipment was successfully tested at Genrich.

40. 

Which of the following institutes has designed and developed Digital IR Thermometer to held in the help in the mitigation of the Coronavirus outbreak?

A. CSIR-CBRI
B. CSIR-NCL
C. CSIR-CFTRI
D. CSIR-AMPRI

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune, Maharashtra has designed and developed Digital IR Thermometer to held in the help in the mitigation of the Coronavirus outbreak. NCL has partnered with Bharat Electronics Ltd, Pune (BEL) to speed up the manufacture of the newly designed thermometer.