Unmanned aerial vehicles Current Affairs, GK & News

Flipkart to lead ‘Medicines from the Sky’ project

E-commerce giant, Flipkart, has partnered with Telangana government to lead “Medicines from the Sky” project. Medicines from the Sky project Consortium has been tasked with development and execution of drone deliveries of medical supplies to remote areas under the project. Under the consortium, Walmart-owned Flipkart will deploy drones and will enable deliveries of vaccines & ..

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What is Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights of drones?

The Ministry of Aviation (Government of India) recently allowed twenty entities to conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BLVOS) flights of drones. What is Beyond Visual Line of Sight? It is the distances where the drones and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) operate outside the normal visible range. It is the second stage in the testing ..

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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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Exercise Kavach: To be held under Andaman and Nicobar Command

The Indian Army is to conduct a large scale joint military exercise Kavach in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. The exercise is to be held under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command. About the Exercise The Joint Military Exercise Kavach will involve Indian Navy, Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast ..

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DRDO Landing Gear System for UAV

The Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment operating under DRDO recently developed the Retractable Landing Gear System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, TAPAS. These landing gear systems are to be used by the Indian Navy. What are Retractable Landing Gear System? The Retractable Landing Gear System consists of a hydrogas shock strut integrated with wheel and ..

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