Drone: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Indigenously developed RUSTOM II Drone Test Fire Successful

Published: October 10, 2020

On October 9, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organisation tested Rustom 2 drone successfully. The Drone is capable of carrying payloads depending on the mission objectives. This includes aperture radar, situational awareness systems and electronic intelligent systems. Highlights The Rustom 2 is a medium attitude long endurance indigenous drone. The Drone was tested at Chitradurga ..

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Induction of Ninja UAV by Indian railways for better surveillance

Published: August 20, 2020

The railway has inducted unmanned aerial vehicles named Ninja for monitoring tracks and workshops and enhancing security surveillance systems. The drone technology will also be used in rescue, recovery, restoration operations at disaster sites. A team of Railway Protection Force has been trained for drone operation, surveillance and maintenance. A total of 9 drones have ..

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Make in India: Locust Control Sprayer

Published: June 24, 2020

The trials of Locust Control ULV sprayer under Make in India initiative were conducted in Ajmer and Bikaner and were successful. The trials were conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare. Highlights According to the United Nations, India is the first country to control locusts through drones. The GoI has also issued Standard ..

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Swamitva Scheme

Published: April 26, 2020

The Prime Minister launched the Swamitva Scheme for ownership plan in rural India on occasion of the Panchayati Raj Day. Swamitva Scheme Swamitva Scheme is an ownership plan scheme that will record and decide the ownership of land in rural residential areas. The scheme will make use of drones and other modern technology to record ..

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Officials use drones in the fight against COVID-19

Published: April 4, 2020

The police in Telangana recently made use of drones from Marut Drones in various roles to help in the fight against COVID-19. For Disinfection The Marut drones were originally launched in 2018 for spraying insecticides on lakes for controlling mosquito population. The drones are now used for spraying disinfectants in public spaces like parks, warehouses, ..

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