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  • Cabinet clears Rs 26,058-crore PLI scheme for auto and drones sector Sep 15, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    Cabinet clears Rs 26,058-crore PLI scheme for auto and drones sector

    The government has set aside Rs 25,938 crore to encourage domestic production of electric and hydrogen fuel vehicles and Rs 120 crore for making drones.

  • Telangana’s Medicine from the Sky project to deliver vaccines a step closer to reality Sep 07, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    Telangana’s Medicine from the Sky project to deliver vaccines a step closer to reality

    The State will conduct trials for drone delivery of critical healthcare supplies such as vaccines, medicines and blood from September 9. If successful, the trials could transform how remote areas are supplied with essentials

  • In Pics | Drone deliveries in Indonesia provide lifeline for isolating COVID-19 patients Sep 02, 2021 03:11 PM IST

    In Pics | Drone deliveries in Indonesia provide lifeline for isolating COVID-19 patients

    A group of drone enthusiasts in Indonesia are using their aerial skills to help during the pandemic by providing a contactless medicine and food delivery service to COVID-19 patients isolating at home. Armed with five drones, the seven-member team have been working around the clock in Makassar, the capital of the South Sulawesi province, since early July to provide deliveries.

  • India’s new drone rules perfect example of agile approach to regulations: Amitabh Kant Aug 28, 2021 08:37 PM IST

    India’s new drone rules perfect example of agile approach to regulations: Amitabh Kant

    NITI Aayog CEO says the present changes can greatly help in making India a global drone hub by 2030

  • Aviation ministry passes Drone Rules, 2021 to ensure ease of using drones in India Aug 26, 2021 12:05 PM IST

    Aviation ministry passes Drone Rules, 2021 to ensure ease of using drones in India

    The government had announced the new drone rules on July 15 and invited comments from stakeholders and the industry were lauded by stakeholders for simplifying procedures and reducing the compliance burden

  • Indian Navy bans flying of drones within 3 km over its installations in Mumbai Jul 20, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    Indian Navy bans flying of drones within 3 km over its installations in Mumbai

    The Indian Navy reserves the right to confiscate or destroy any aerial drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) found flying within these areas without prior approval.

  • Eyes in the sky: Exploring India’s evolving drone ecosystem Jul 12, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    Eyes in the sky: Exploring India’s evolving drone ecosystem

    India is among the largest importers of military drones in the world, according to SIPRI. The commercial and social uses of these UAVs in the country are no less important.

  • India works on counter-drone strategy to avoid Jammu-like attacks; DRDO says it's tech can fend off threats Jun 30, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    India works on counter-drone strategy to avoid Jammu-like attacks; DRDO says it's tech can fend off threats

    Rogue drones have been spotted for the fourth consecutive day in Jammu, pushing defence forces to quickly work on a counter-drone strategy to avert attacks like the one witnessed on June 27

  • Jammu Drone Attack | All you need to know about drones and their uses Jun 28, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Jammu Drone Attack | All you need to know about drones and their uses

    First-ever drone attack in India on June 21 in Indian Air Force (IAF) station in Jammu. Reportedly, two explosives-laden drones crashed into the Jammu air base causing two explosions.

  • India tests longer-range drone flights, eyes COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to rural areas Jun 22, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    India tests longer-range drone flights, eyes COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to rural areas

    The government this month also invited bids from drone operators to help set up a pilot project for the delivering of medical supplies as it seeks to bolster its faltering coronavirus vaccination drive.

  • India to start drone trials for delivery of food, medicines, vaccines: Check details Jun 14, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    India to start drone trials for delivery of food, medicines, vaccines: Check details

    A global drone services provider ANRA Technologies will hold experimental deliveries of medicines in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar and with Swiggy for food deliveries.

  • Explained: Here’s what a standard drone insurance policy will look like in India Feb 12, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Explained: Here’s what a standard drone insurance policy will look like in India

    Among other things, regulator IRDAI has said that drone insurance policies should cover an operator’s legal liabilities and damages. Insurers will also have to pay for repair/replacement of insured drones. Optional covers related to cyber liability, invasion of privacy, and night flying can also be offered by insurers.

  • Police ban drones, paragliders in Mumbai skies for 30 days Oct 27, 2020 07:51 PM IST

    Police ban drones, paragliders in Mumbai skies for 30 days

    The order was issued on Monday under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and will be in force between October 30 and November 28, the police notification said.

  • DRDO's new anti-drone solution to be deployed during Independence Day celebrations Aug 14, 2020 10:46 PM IST

    DRDO's new anti-drone solution to be deployed during Independence Day celebrations

    The indigenously developed anti-drone solution and technology can detect and jam micro drones up to three kilometres.

  • HDFC Ergo launches country's first drone cover Jun 15, 2020 03:09 PM IST

    HDFC Ergo launches country's first drone cover

    This policy will be offered on-demand to customers on a 'pay as you fly' concept, the insurer said in a statement. Third-party insurance liability claim is mandatory for drone operations in the country.

  • Govt issues draft rules for manufacturing, using drones Jun 05, 2020 07:46 PM IST

    Govt issues draft rules for manufacturing, using drones

    The rules said each drone importer, manufacturer, trader, owner and operator will need to take approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

  • SpiceJet's cargo arm receives DGCA approval for drone trials May 29, 2020 12:21 PM IST

    SpiceJet's cargo arm receives DGCA approval for drone trials

    Post trials and approvals, the airline plans to use drones in delivery of essential supplies to remote areas, the company said in a release.

  • Take away restrictions on drone use for critical industries, govt agencies: FICCI to govt May 03, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Take away restrictions on drone use for critical industries, govt agencies: FICCI to govt

    Currently, drones are only allowed to legally fly using the permission from Digital Sky (online platform) in six small green zones in remote rural areas of the country.

  • Coronavirus crisis | Bhubaneswar using spray drones to sanitise market areas Apr 29, 2020 05:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus crisis | Bhubaneswar using spray drones to sanitise market areas

    Two drones are being used to sanitise all such places zeroed in by the civic body based on the footfall they have been receiving during the lockdown.

  • Reporter's Take | Drone policy 2.0: India pitches for optimum utilisation of drones Jan 17, 2019 03:10 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | Drone policy 2.0: India pitches for optimum utilisation of drones

    Uttaresh Venkateshwaran gets in conversation with Moneycontrol's Anupa Kujur to discuss the draft drone policy released by the government.

  • Drone Regulations 1.0 can fetch India major slice of $100 billion industry Jan 08, 2019 07:47 AM IST

    Drone Regulations 1.0 can fetch India major slice of $100 billion industry

    The policy, formulated by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, has created a huge base for a drone ecosystem in the country.

  • Macro@Moneycontrol | India's 1st Drone Policy: Opportunities and challenges for industry and government Sep 07, 2018 09:17 PM IST

    Macro@Moneycontrol | India's 1st Drone Policy: Opportunities and challenges for industry and government

    In this show, Gaurav Choudhury, Moneycontrol's Policy Editor discusses the fine print of India's first drone policy.

  • Flight plan: The lowdown on India's drone policy Aug 29, 2018 07:33 PM IST

    Flight plan: The lowdown on India's drone policy

    The aviation sector regulator has previously blown hot and cold on its policy towards unmanned aircraft, vacillating between being an advocate of drone adoption, to a privacy hawk eager to clip its wings on misgivings regarding security.

  • Facebook halts production of drones for internet delivery Jun 27, 2018 10:31 PM IST

    Facebook halts production of drones for internet delivery

    Facebook had touted the Aquila program as one of several aimed at bringing the internet to remote areas and last year announced a successful second test flight.

  • Airlines back creation of global drone registry: IATA Apr 18, 2018 11:07 AM IST

    Airlines back creation of global drone registry: IATA

    The world's airlines are backing the development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, as a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets fuels safety concerns, an executive of their trade group said on Tuesday.

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