Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020

Published on July 04, 2020
Current Context: The Union Human Resource Development Minister and Union Health and Family Welfare Minister has launched Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020(DDH2020).
Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020
  • DDH2020 is the first national initiative in the support of the Drug Discovery Process.
  • The objective behind this hackathon is to identify drug candidates against SARS-CoV-2 in-silico drug discovery.
  • It is basically a joint initiative of Ministry of HRD, AICTE, CSIR, CDAC, MyGov, Schrodinger and ChemAxon.
  • The participation from professionals, researchers and students from various fields associated with this is expected in the hackathon.
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Human Resource Development Minister: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
    • Union Health and Family Welfare Minister: Dr Harsh Vardhan


Q.1 Which of the following union minister launched Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020?
a. Prakash Javadekar
b. Amit Shah
c. Kiren Rijiju
d. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

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