Q. With reference to Indian Biological Data Center (IBDC) consider the following statements:
1.Its function is to deposit and store all online data of the government.
2.It comes under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Statement 1: The statement is incorrect. Indian Biological Data Center (IBDC) is an effort by the Government of India for the purpose of deposition, storage, annotation and sharing of biological data. IBDC is mandated to archive all publicly funded life science data generated at national level. IBDC is India’s first national repository for life science data at Faridabad, Haryana.

Statement 2: It comes under the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology.

Source: PIB