Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Current Affairs, GK & News

‘Made in India’ drone used to transport COVID-19 vaccine

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched an initiative on October 4, 2021 to facilitate COVID-19 vaccine delivery using “made in India drones” in the tough & hard-to-reach terrains of Northeast. Key Facts For the purpose, ICMR has designed a delivery model called “Drone Response and Outreach in North East (i-Drone)”. This delivery model has been ..

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Srinagar bans Storage, Sale, Possession, Use and Transport of UAVs

Authorities in Srinagar district have banned storage, sale, possession, use and transport of drones and similar kinds of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs_ within the territorial jurisdiction of district. What orders were issued? Order asks the authorities to secure aerial space near vital installations and highly populated areas. Thus, it is imperative to discontinue use of ..

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Central Mine Planning and Design Institute gets Drone Use Permission

The Ministry of Civil Aviation recently granted permission to the Central Mine Planning Design Institute to survey the coal field areas of Coal India Limited. According to the permission granted, the drones shall be deployed to monitor the mapping and surveying activity, inspection of coalfield. This is a conditional exemption and is valid till April ..

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Agri Ministry to use Drones to support PMFBY

The agriculture ministry was allowed to use drones for the purpose of remote sensing data collection under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). Highlights The conditional permission was granted to use the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The RPAS will be used by ..

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