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New US rules on Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration if the United States has recently issued new guidelines that eases restrictions on the use of drones. This is likely to expand the commercial uses of the technology in the country. Key Features The guidelines were issued by amending the Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2018. The guidelines allow operation of ..

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Maharashtra to Use Drones to Inspect Power Lines

For the first time in India, Maharashtra State Electricity Transport Company (MSETCL) has started taking the help of drones in order to inspect power transmission lines in the state. It has been disclosed by the state power ministry. It has been approved by the Union Home Ministry and the Director-General of Civil Aviation after the ..

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Portal GARUD launched by DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) operating under Ministry of Civil Aviation launched “GARUD” Portal. GARUD is Government Authorisation for Relief Using Drones. Highlights The GARUD portal will assist state entities to obtain exemptions from central government to operate drones for COVID-19 purposes. The portal is important as several state entities are deploying drones ..

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Smart City Mission: Mass Disinfection of public places by GoI

The Government of India has undertaken a mass programme to disinfect cities under the Smart Cities Mission. Under this programme, the public places such as markets, streets, parks, playgrounds and shopping precincts are being disinfected under smart city programme Highlights The Covid-19 virus gets inactivated easily with chemical disinfectants. The public places are being sanitized ..

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India and Israel sign Rs 880 crore Defence Deal

On March 19, 2020, the Indian Armed Forces operating under Ministry of Defence signed an agreement with the Israel Weapons Industry. According to the agreement, India is to procure 16, 479 LMG (Light Machine Guns) for Rs 880 crores. Light Machine Gun The Light Machine Guns are used as squad automatic weapons. The LMG were ..

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