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?

Ghana launches medical drone service

Ghana has launched a program for drone delivery of medical supplies. Ghana’s President has claimed that it would become the “world’s largest drone delivery service.” Drones or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) are unmanned aircrafts piloted from a remote pilot station. Problems of medical access due to poor roads in Ghana had necessitated the deployment of… Continue reading Ghana launches medical drone service