Unmanned aerial vehicles: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Draft National Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management Policy

Published: December 4, 2020

The draft National Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management Policy aims to use drones to fly alongside manned aircrafts (scheduled and non-scheduled aircrafts). The proposed policy comes in the backdrop of several instances shutting down of airports’ operations soon after the sighting of drones. The policy aims to integrate drone operations in current Air Traffic Management System ..

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In US, Amazon granted approval to deliver packages by drones

Published: September 2, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon approval to deliver packages by drones. The online shopping giant has been working on drone delivery for years. Amazon unveiled self-piloting drones that are fully electric in 2019 which can carry 5 pounds of goods and are designed to deliver items in 30 minutes by dropping them in ..

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Drone Incubation Fund Allocation Slashed to Less than Rs 500 Crores

Published: July 22, 2020

The Central Government has announced that its incubation fund, named as DISHA, aimed at the promotion of indigenous manufacturing of unmanned aerial vehicles, will be allocated less than Rs 500 crores, in the wake of the recession triggered by the COVID 19 pandemic. The fund was earlier allocated a sum of Rs 2000 crores but ..

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Maharashtra to Use Drones to Inspect Power Lines

Published: July 19, 2020

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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Rustom-2 drone to be delivered to armed forces by 2020: DRDO

Published: May 26, 2018

Indigenously developed Rustom-II Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will be delivered to armed forces by 2020 as per the contract. At present, its basic system is being perfected and attempts are being made to increase its flight altitude. Its manufacturing will be done by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and Bharat ..

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