Science & Tech Current Affairs
Science & Technology Current Affairs 2019-2020 category comprises current affairs with all important national / international updates in science and tech and events for the year 2019-2020 for UPSC, States, Civil services, SSC and other competitive examinations of India and States.
‘Aakash 2’ launched by President Pranab Mukherjee.
‘Aakash 2’ is the advanced version of Aakash 1 tablet.
Developed under the aegis of IIT Bombay with the active support of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). British company Datawind is rolling out the device.
The price is Rs. 2,263 at which the government purchases the device from Datawind. The government subsidises it by 50%.
- “Aaskash 2” or commercially called “Ubislate 7+”
In an attempt to enable its future space capsules to land like helicopters, NASA has tested a new rotor landing system. The objective is to replace parachutes with spinning blades to enable soft and controlled landings on land instead of the ocean.
- The rotor re-entry and landing system is designed for capsule-inspired spacecraft like the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle that should fly before the end of the decade.
- The landing system’s process is called auto-rotation, and while it’s been proven on helicopters it’s never been tried on spacecraft.
- The biggest challenge being faced by design Engineers getting is getting the blades deployed the right way.
About "Orion" Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV)