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India needs close to 1 lakh drone pilots in the years to come: Jyotiraditya Scindia
India

India needs close to 1 lakh drone pilots in the years to come: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Speaking at a Niti Aayog event, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said, 'Today, a drone pilot can be trained by being a 12th class pass, no college degrees are required'

Explained: What is drone delivery and how does it work?
India

Explained: What is drone delivery and how does it work?

Online food-delivery company Swiggy is planning to use drones on a trial basis for its instant grocery service, Instamart, starting May

Russia shows unexpected military faliures, both technical and strategic, during its invasion of Ukraine
World

Russia shows unexpected military faliures, both technical and strategic, during its invasion of Ukraine

There are multiple issues one could look at in relation to Russia’s poor military performance in Ukraine to date, such as being unable to effectively counter Ukrainian drones, or failing to deliver on the kind of cyber warfare expected

Jammu and Kashmir: Police seize three bottles of liquid explosives for first time after 15 years
India

Jammu and Kashmir: Police seize three bottles of liquid explosives for first time after 15 years

Liquid explosives were used by terror groups in South Kashmir during 2007, but after that, it was not seen during the decade of militancy that hit Jammu and Kashmir

PM Modi flags off 100 'kisan drones', says new drone start-up culture rising in India
India

PM Modi flags off 100 'kisan drones', says new drone start-up culture rising in India

Modi said his government will ensure that there is no impediment in the sector's development

Republic Day 2022: 1,000 ‘Make in India’ drones to light up sky at Beating Retreat; what you need to know
India

Republic Day 2022: 1,000 ‘Make in India’ drones to light up sky at Beating Retreat; what you need to know

With this, India will be the fourth country to put up an indigenously designed and conceptualised drone show of this size after China, Russia and the United States

UAE bans flying of recreational drones after fatal attack near Abu Dhabi airport
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UAE bans flying of recreational drones after fatal attack near Abu Dhabi airport

A rare drone and missile strike on the capital of Abu Dhabi blew up several fuel tankers near the airport and killed three people last week

Canadian hospitals use drones to carry lungs for transplant
World

Canadian hospitals use drones to carry lungs for transplant

The 15.5-kilogram (34-pound) carbon fibre unmanned electric drone purpose-built by Unither Bioelectronics flew just 1.2 kilometres (0.75 miles) from Toronto Western Hospital on the city's west side to the roof of the downtown Toronto General Hospital.

Union Cabinet approves Rs 26,058 crore PLI scheme for auto and drone sectors
India

Union Cabinet approves Rs 26,058 crore PLI scheme for auto and drone sectors

The PLI scheme will bring fresh investments of over Rs 42,500 crore in five years and incremental production of over Rs 2.3 lakh crore, said Union Minister Anurag Thakur

Israeli firm unveils remote-controlled armed robot to patrol volatile borders
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Israeli firm unveils remote-controlled armed robot to patrol volatile borders

The robot can gather intelligence for ground troops, carry injured soldiers and supplies in and out of battle, and strike nearby targets

Medicine delivery by drones to be piloted in 16 green zones in Telangana, says Jyotiradtiya Scindia
India

Medicine delivery by drones to be piloted in 16 green zones in Telangana, says Jyotiradtiya Scindia

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiradtiya Scindia said the new Drone Policy by the NDA government at the Centre recently eased rules regarding drone operations in the country

Saudi forces intercept ballistic missiles, drones fired from Yemen; 2 children injured
World

Saudi forces intercept ballistic missiles, drones fired from Yemen; 2 children injured

The attack comes four days after a drone strike on Abha International Airport left eight people wounded and damaged a civilian plane

BSF personnel open fire at flying object spotted near IB in Jammu's Arnia sector
India

BSF personnel open fire at flying object spotted near IB in Jammu's Arnia sector

An official statement said that a blinking red light was observed by the troops at a height of 200 metres but the object went back across the border after personnel fired at it

Two drones used in last month's Jammu airport attack, eyewitnesses tell investigators
India

Two drones used in last month's Jammu airport attack, eyewitnesses tell investigators

For the most part, police sources say, drone flights have evaded detection except were prior intelligence was available, because of their small size and low engine noise

Jammu drone attack: NIA takes over probe of Satwari Air Force Station blast case, files FIR
India

Jammu drone attack: NIA takes over probe of Satwari Air Force Station blast case, files FIR

The NIA case relates to an explosion that occurred inside the premises of the Jammu Air Force Station on 27 June and a subsequent blast carried out by drones

Amid tensions at LAC, India and China ramp up drone technology to boost operational preparedness
India

Amid tensions at LAC, India and China ramp up drone technology to boost operational preparedness

India is preparing for the next generation of warfare by building indigenous capacities for unmanned platforms, including drones

Mumbai Police extend ban on drones, paragliders in city till 28 November
India

Mumbai Police extend ban on drones, paragliders in city till 28 November

The ban was issued on Monday to prevent any possible use of drones, remote- controlled micro-light aircraft, aerial missiles or para gliders for terrorist activities during the festive season

Drones carrying soap bubbles may help pollinate flowers where bees cannot: Study
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Drones carrying soap bubbles may help pollinate flowers where bees cannot: Study

Researchers combined an automatic bubble maker that blew 5,000 bubbles per minute with a GPS-controlled drone to create the robotic pollinator.

SpiceJet's freighter arm, SpiceXpress gets DGCA approval for drone trials; to deliver essential supplies to remote areas
Business

SpiceJet's freighter arm, SpiceXpress gets DGCA approval for drone trials; to deliver essential supplies to remote areas

Budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday said its freighter arm SpiceXpress has received approval for conducting drone trials from aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

Time for action to make India global manufacturing hub in post-coronavirus world: Industry experts
Business

Time for action to make India global manufacturing hub in post-coronavirus world: Industry experts

India can be the destination of choice for global manufacturing in the post-COVID 19 world if it gets its acts together with the right policies as a lot of things are going for the country, say industry experts