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Scitech Airon 

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  • March 31, 2020
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Scitech Airon 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Science and technology 

In News: 

  • A technology, titled Scitech Airon, has been developed by an incubatee company of Scitech Park, Pune. 
  • It offers an effective solution for India’s fight against COVID-19. 

Key takeaways:

  • The technology reduces the viral load of infected areas within a room significantly within an hour.  
  • It has been developed under the NIDHI PRAYAS program initiated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
  • It helps to control the virus, bacteria, and fungal infections in a closed environment. 
  • It would help in ensuring wellbeing of the staff, doctors, and nurses working in the quarantine facilities by enhancing their disease resistance power and ability to fight the virus. 
  • DST has released Rs 1 crore to manufacture and scale up the product. 
  • The technology has been scientifically tested by various globally renowned labs in different types of closed environments. 

Important value additions:

NIDHI PRAYAS program

  • National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI) is an umbrella programme conceived and developed by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, for nurturing ideas and innovations (knowledge-based and technology-driven) into successful start-ups.
  • Under this initiative, DST has launched NIDHI- Promoting and Accelerating Young and ASpiring innovators & startups (NIDHI-PRAYAS) program. 
  • The program caters to idea-stage entrepreneurs with a physical product offering. 
  • It would also facilitate the innovators with the Physical infrastructure, Technical Guidance, Business Mentorship etc.

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