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‘COVIRAP’: A COVID-19 Test Kit by IIT Kharagpur

Published on October 23, 2020
Current Context: Researchers from IIT Kharagpur has developed a low-cost COVID-19 test kit named as ‘COVIRAP’.
‘COVIRAP’: A COVID-19 Test Kit by IIT Kharagpur
  • The COVIRAP diagnostic machine is successfully validated by ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) because of efficient features.
  • The result provided by COVIRAP machine are similar to RT-PCR and gives result in less than an hour.
  • The cost of testing using this machine is around Rs 500. 
  • COVIRAP is a cuboid-shaped portable machine whose developing cost is around Rs 5000. 
  • Along with coronavirus test, other tests like influenza, malaria, dengue, tuberculosis can also be performed using COVIRAP. 


Q.1 Which institute developed ‘COVIRAP’ Coronavirus test kit?
a. IIT Kharagpur
b. IIT Delhi
c. IIT Kanpur 
d. IIT Bombay

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