The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) honoured 46 biomedical scientists

Question: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) honoured how many scientists who have done pioneering work in the area of health research to solve various health issues?
(a) 46
(b) 36
(c) 45
(d) 41
Answer :(a)
Related facts:

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) honoured 46 biomedical scientists who have done pioneering work in the area of health research to solve various health issues.
  • A total 39 awards for 2017 and 2018 were presented to 46 scientists, including 14 women scientists.
  • Of the 39 awards, two were given to scientists belonging to underprivileged communities and one to a scientist who has conducted research in under-developed areas.
  • The awardees belong to ICMR, CSIR-labs, AIIMS, New Delhi, PGI, Chandigarh, SGPGI, Lucknow, IITs, JIPMER, Puducherry, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, state and central universities and other reputed institutions.
  • The need to strengthen innovation for developing new technologies and carry out research to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure and help in reducing disease burden highlighted in this award show.
  • The minister appreciated ICMR’s efforts in tackling the emerging and re-emerging infections like Zika and Nipah and congratulated its scientists for excellent work.

Links:
https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/icmr-awards-for-excellence-in-biomedical-research-given-to-46-scientists-119101601460_1.html
https://vigyanprasar.gov.in/isw/ICMR-Award-to-46-scientists-for-excellence-in-biomedical-research.html

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