HRD, S&T ministries launch ‘Drug Discovery Hackathon’ to develop anti-Covid drug – Times of India

July 2, 2020 0 By admin

NEW DELHI: Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan and HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday launched a ‘Drug Discovery Hackathon’ challenge and invited college students and researchers to take part within the train, geared toward growing an anti-COVID drug.

The initiative is being collectively carried out by the Ministry of Human Resources Development and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

The CSIR has been endeavor a collection of steps within the battle in opposition to COVID-19. It has been repurposing medicine to assist sufferers get better from coronavirus.

“#LiveNow Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, S&T and Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan launching ‘Drug Discovery Hackathon’ along with Union Minister for HRD Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. @HRDMinistry @IndiaDST @DrRPNishank @PMOIndia @OfficeOfSDhotre,” Vardhan’s workplace tweeted.

Principal Scientific Advisor Ok VijayRaghavan additionally participated within the launch, which was held by video conferencing.

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