Progressive drone policy that facilitates regtech

Source: Livemint, Business Standard Relevance:  understanding various dimensions of the newly released draft drone rules Synopsis: Most important feature of draft drone rules 2021 is the stress on integrating technology with the regulatory framework (regtech) Regtech One of the most important features of the draft drone rules 2021 is how deeply technology has been integrated… Continue reading Progressive drone policy that facilitates regtech

Our liberalized policy on drones will serve us well

Source: Livemint Relevance: Advantages offered by drones and how a liberal drone rules regime can help India get ahead in this sector. Synopsis: Draft drone rules released recently are being hailed as progressive. Why we needed a new set of rules? The earlier drone rules were an over- kill that would have stifled drone usage… Continue reading Our liberalized policy on drones will serve us well

Draft Drone Rules, 2021 released

Source: The Hindu, Livemint, TOI 1, TOI 2, Pib What is the news? The Ministry of Civil Aviation has released Draft Drone Rules, 2021, for public consultation until August 5. The rules will replace the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021, notified on March 12, 2021. Key provisions  Here are some key provisions of the Draft… Continue reading Draft Drone Rules, 2021 released

Will drones change the way we deliver medicines?

Source: Livemint Relevance: Using drones to solve logistical challenges related to medicine delivery. Synopsis: Vaccinating huge population of India is indeed a big challenge. Leveraging drone tech for medicine delivery will certainly help. Progress of the research and challenges involved. Background Recently, images of healthcare workers carrying covid-19 vaccines to remote villages in hilly Arunachal… Continue reading Will drones change the way we deliver medicines?

Govt issues draft rules for drones

News: Directorate General of Civil Aviation(DGCA) has issued draft rules for drones termed The Unmanned Aircraft System(UAS) Rules,2020. Facts: Drones or Unmanned aerial vehicles(UAVs): It is an unmanned aircraft piloted from a remote pilot station.DGCA has identified multiple categories of drones: Nano (up to 250 g), Micro ( over 250 g), small (2-25 kg), medium… Continue reading Govt issues draft rules for drones