Rajiv Gandhi Centre Biotechnology is situated at?

Q. Rajiv Gandhi Centre Biotechnology is situated at?

(1) Faridabad

(2) Thiruvananthapuram

(3) New Delhi

(4) Jodhpur

(5) Question not attempted

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Answer: 2

The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is a national institute located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala.

This centre is an autonomous institute under the Department of Biotechnology of the Govt. of India. Previously, it was an R&D centre under Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment which is a funding agency for research Institutes and centers in Kerala.

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The centre was inaugurated on 18 November 2002 by then President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The institute has highly focused research departments working on different areas of biological sciences under following areas.

  • Cancer Research
  • Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Biology
  • Pathogen Biology
  • Regenerative Biology
  • Plant Biotechnology & Disease Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Reproduction Biology
  • Trans disciplinary Biology

The Center has a regional facility for Genetic Fingerprinting, which provides DNA analysis services for forensic & criminal investigations, paternity disputes, identification of wildlife remains, authentication of plants and seeds besides a battery of molecular diagnostics for genetic and infectious diseases.

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