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IIT-Ropar develops UV germicidal irradiation technology-based device to sanitize grocery items, currency notes
IIT-Ropar develops UV germicidal irradiation technology-based device to sanitize grocery items, currency notes

The device should be placed at doorsteps and all items brought from outside including grocery and currency notes must be put in it to sanitize them.

12 April 2020 Current Affairs:The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT-Ropar) has developed a trunk-shaped device fitted with ultraviolet (UV) germicidal irradiation technology. The device aims to aid the fight against COVID-19.

UV germicidal irradiation technology:
♦ The device should be placed at doorsteps and all items brought from outside including grocery and currency notes must be put in it to sanitize them.
♦ The trunk will cost around or less than Rs.500. 
♦ It will take 30 minutes for the device to sanitize the items. After sanitizing the items should be kept inside for a 10 minutes cooling-off period before one takes the items out.
♦ The device is based on UV germicidal irradiation technology which is used in water purifiers. People are advised not to look directly at the light inside the trunk as it can be harmful.