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DRDO sets up COVID-19 Testing Facility at Leh

Published on July 24, 2020
Current Context: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has setup a COVID-19 testing facility at DIHAR (Defence Institute of High Altitude Research) , Leh.
DRDO sets up COVID-19 Testing Facility at Leh
  • The testing facility was inaugurated by Lt Governor of Ladakh, RK Mathur.
  • The COVID-19 testing facility developed in Leh will help to enhance the rate of the testing process in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
  • In order to set up COVID-19 testing facility, DRDO ensured that the facility follows all the rules and guidelines framed by Indian Council of Medical research (ICMR).
  • The DIHAR, Leh based COVID-19 Testing facility is capable of taking and testing 50 samples per day. 
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of DRDO: New Delhi
    • Chairman of DRDO: G Sathesh Reddy
    • LT Governor of Ladakh: RK Mathur


Q.1 In which union Territory, DRDO set up COVID-19 Testing facility?
a. Leh, Ladakh
b. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
c. Puducherry
d. Delhi

Q.2 Which organisation set up COVID-19 Testing facility in DIHAR, Leh?
a. NITI Aayog
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