News: India’s latest drone rules have given a new life to operations in mining, energy, infrastructure and land records. Door-to-door drone delivery as a daily convenience may still be a bit in the future. While drone delivery pilots have become bigger, commercial applications at a wider scale is yet to happen. What are some recent… Continue reading India’s drone companies are soaring in these 4 sectors
What is the News? CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories(NAL)’s “Octacopter” drone has successfully delivered 50 vials of Covid vaccines to a primary health centre in Karnataka. What is an Octacopter? Octacopter is an indigenous medium-class drone developed by National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) a constituent of CSIR. Features of Octacopter The drone is made of lightweight carbon fibre… Continue reading Multicopter DRONE design & developed by National Aerospace Laboratories- NAL has successfully demonstrated Covid-19 Vaccine delivery at remote location in outskirts of Bengaluru
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
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
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?
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
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
Facts: Bharat is an indigenously developed drone developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO).The drone is equipped with artificial intelligence that helps it to detect friends and enemies and take action accordingly.
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
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