Question

Recently the US has announced the funding of what amount to top three Indian medical research institutions- ICMR, National Institute of Virology and National Institute of Epidemiology?

A $110 million Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B $130 million Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C $122 million Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D $100 million Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E $50 million Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

Solution

The United States has announced a funding of $122 million to top three Indian medical research institutions to prevent avoidable epidemics, enable early detection of disease threats and effect rapid and effective response. The total funding of $122,475,000 will, over a period of five years, be distributed to the three top Indian health research institutions — Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), National Institute of Virology and National Institute of Epidemiology. Prominent among these include detecting and controlling zoonotic disease outbreaks through a ‘one health’ approach; evaluating vaccine safety monitoring systems; capacitating the public health workforce in field epidemiology and outbreak response; and combating antimicrobial resistance. About ICMR Founded: 1911 Headquarters: New Delhi Director-General: Balram Bhargava About The National Institute of Virology Founded: 1978 Headquarters: Pune Chair: Dr Priya Abraham About National Institute of Epidemiology Established: 1999 Director: Dr. Manoj V. Murhekar located: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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