Science & Technology Current Affairs - 2019

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.

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Savita Halappanavar: Persons in News

imageSavita Halappanavar’s death has led to a widespread protests in Ireland and a call to re-look at the abortion laws.

  • She was 31 year old dentist originally from Belgaum, India who moved to Ireland in 2008.
  • She died on October 28, 2012 in Galway, Ireland.
  • Her death led to widespread protests, in Ireland, India, England and other countries and a call to re-look at the abortion laws.
  • She suffered miscarriage when she was 17 weeks pregnant.

Her husband claimed that the University College Hospital Galway where she was admitted denied her an abortion because a fetal heartbeat was present, despite the fetus being declared nonviable. This led to septicemia (blood poisoning), multiple organ failure and her death. The fetal remains were eventually removed but too much time had passed.

Why she was denied abortion at the right time when she needed it?

  • Under Irish law on abortion, and Offences against the Person Act 1861 abortion is illegal in Ireland.

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President launches Aakash-2 tablet

 

image‘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%.

Aakash 2

  • “Aaskash 2” or commercially calledUbislate 7+

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