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Mobile Virology Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (MVRDL)

Current Context: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled a Mobile Virology Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (MVRDL) via video conference, which is India’s first COVID-19 samples collection mobile lab.
Mobile Virology Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (MVRDL)
  • It is also named as ‘Mobile BSL-3 VRDL Lab’.
  • It is developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), the Hyderabad based laboratory of DRDO in consultation with ESIC Hospital, Hyderabad.
  • Biosafety Level 2 and Level 3 lab will help to process more than 1,000 samples in a day. It will enhance the country's capabilities in fighting COVID-19.
  • This mobile lab can be positioned anywhere in the country, as per requirement as it is incorporated with electrical controls, LAN, Telephone cabling, and CCTV. And has been built as per the World Health Organization (WHO) and ICMR Bio-safety standards to meet international guidelines.

Static Part: 

  • DRDO HQ: New Delhi
  • Chairman of DRDO: G Satheesh Reddy

Question:

Q.1 Which minister unveiled Mobile BSL-3 VRDL Lab’,India’s first COVID-19 samples collection mobile lab?
a. Rajnath Singh
b. Nirmala Sitharaman
c. Amit Shah
d. Harsh Vardhan
Mobile Virology Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (MVRDL) Mobile Virology Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (MVRDL) Reviewed by Neha Verma on April 24, 2020 Rating: 5

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