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?

Indian Navy prohibits flying of drones within 3 kms of Naval assets

Source: Business Standard What is the news? Indian Navy has prohibited flying of non-conventional aerial objects like drones and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) within 3 kms of Naval base, units and assets. Any non-conventional aerial object, including RPAs (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems), found violating this prohibition, will be destroyed or confiscated without any liability. Additionally, actions may… Continue reading Indian Navy prohibits flying of drones within 3 kms of Naval assets

Explained: Facing up to the drone challenge

Source: Indian Express1 Indian Express1 Relevance: How is India placed in drone technology and offensive measures to counter-drone attacks in the future? Synopsis: Recent attacks on air force base in Jammu should force the Indian security establishment to speed up its drone and anti-drone tech development. Challenges involved, and the current scenario. Background Last week,… Continue reading Explained: Facing up to the drone challenge

Explained: Telangana’s idea of supplying medicines to remote areas by drones

News:The Telangana government has adopted a framework to use drones for last-mile delivery of essential medical supplies. Facts: About the framework: Telangana Government and the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network had announced the ‘Medicine from the Sky’ project. The project aims to develop source materials for policymakers and health systems… Continue reading Explained: Telangana’s idea of supplying medicines to remote areas by drones

WEF Centre, Telangana govt set to send medical supplies via drones

Telangana Government and the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network has announced the ‘Medicine from the Sky’ project. The project aims to deliver emergency medical supplies such as blood and vaccines via drones.The project will run in partnership with the State Government and HealthNet Global Limited. The project will also help… Continue reading WEF Centre, Telangana govt set to send medical supplies via drones