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  • NHAI makes drone usage mandatory for recording national highway work Jun 16, 2021 05:26 PM IST

    NHAI makes drone usage mandatory for recording national highway work

    The NHAI also said that drone recording data will be stored on the ‘Data Lakes’ and the videos can also be used as evidence during the dispute resolution process before Arbitral Tribunals and Courts.

  • Delivery by Drones: Vaccines may reach remote areas starting in August Jun 15, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    Delivery by Drones: Vaccines may reach remote areas starting in August

    Telangana and Maharashtra may become the first two states to start using drones to deliver vaccines, while 20 entities have been selected to conduct trials

  • Govt permits ICMR to conduct study on using drones to deliver COVID-19 vaccine Apr 22, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    Govt permits ICMR to conduct study on using drones to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

    The ICMR will conduct this study in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the ministry’s press release said.

  • In India, goods cannot be delivered using drones yet Mar 14, 2021 07:49 PM IST

    In India, goods cannot be delivered using drones yet

    No permission would be required to fly a nano drone, i.e., one weighing 250 gms or less. However, if such a nano drone can pick up a maximum speed of more than 15 meters per second in level flight or is capable of flying above 15 meters or has a range of more than 100 meters from the remote pilot, it will be listed as a micro drone.

  • A Drone Went Bowling. Hollywood Noticed Mar 12, 2021 07:22 PM IST

    A Drone Went Bowling. Hollywood Noticed

    A drone video shot in a Minneapolis bowling alley was hailed as an instant classic. One Hollywood veteran said it “adds to the language and vocabulary of cinema.”

  • Uttarakhand flood relief: Red flags raised over privacy concerns with Chinese drones Mar 08, 2021 10:52 AM IST

    Uttarakhand flood relief: Red flags raised over privacy concerns with Chinese drones

    According to an official “lot of concerns” about information privacy of Chinese drones were raised by various countries.

  • Saudi-led coalition destroys 10 Houthi drones: Report Mar 07, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Saudi-led coalition destroys 10 Houthi drones: Report

    The coalition did not specify locations in the kingdom but said the drones were aimed at "civilian sites". On Saturday, the coalition said it intercepted seven drones over 24 hours launched towards Khamis Mushait and one towards Jazan, both in southern Saudi Arabia.

  • Kochi Metro Rail allowed to use drones for IURWTS project Feb 17, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    Kochi Metro Rail allowed to use drones for IURWTS project

    The conditional approval is valid till December 31 this year or until full operationalisation of Digital Sky Platform (Phase-1), whichever is earlier, according to a release issued on Wednesday.

  • India bolstering surveillance capabilities along border with China: Report Feb 09, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    India bolstering surveillance capabilities along border with China: Report

    Continued infrastructure build-up by the PLA in other border areas has also raised concerns and nudged the defence establishment into “revamping surveillance and intelligence-gathering mechanism” along the LAC.

  • DGCA grants permission to BCCI to use drones to cover cricket matches Feb 08, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    DGCA grants permission to BCCI to use drones to cover cricket matches

    The exemption will be valid till December 31

  • US to allow small drones to fly over people and at night Dec 29, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    US to allow small drones to fly over people and at night

    Previously, small drone operations over people were limited to operations over people who were directly participating in the operation, located under a covered structure, or inside a stationary vehicle - unless operators had obtained a waiver from the FAA.

  • This is how drones are revolutionising the way India keeps land records Oct 20, 2020 04:01 PM IST

    This is how drones are revolutionising the way India keeps land records

    Drones are critical to the success of the Swamitva Yojana, which aims to map 6.6 lakh villages in India to create accurate land records

  • Amazon wins FAA approval to operate fleet of Prime Air delivery drones as airline Aug 31, 2020 08:31 PM IST

    Amazon wins FAA approval to operate fleet of Prime Air delivery drones as airline

    The move marks a new milestone for the company as it will now be able to expand its unmanned package delivery.

  • Forget pizza, soon drones will deliver medicines in under 30 minutes Jul 16, 2020 07:14 PM IST

    Forget pizza, soon drones will deliver medicines in under 30 minutes

    Medikabazaar and Zipline sign contract to facilitate just-in-time delivery of critical products, to pilot in Maharashtra

  • India now among largest procurers of drones: Report Jun 16, 2020 04:26 PM IST

    India now among largest procurers of drones: Report

    The Survey of India will map 660,000 villages by 2024 using drones. The target is to map 100,000 villages before the end of the current fiscal year.

  • Drones, contact tracing apps became more acceptable during COVID-19 than ever before: India at UN Jun 12, 2020 11:37 AM IST

    Drones, contact tracing apps became more acceptable during COVID-19 than ever before: India at UN

    India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Nagaraj Naidu, speaking at a virtual high-level debate on the ‘Impact of Rapid Technological Change on the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets' here on Thursday, said that new technologies like drones and tracing apps became more acceptable during the COVID-19 pandemic than they were before.

  • Locusts swarms reach Nagpur, drones used to spray pesticides Jun 10, 2020 02:51 PM IST

    Locusts swarms reach Nagpur, drones used to spray pesticides

    On Tuesday, locust swarms descended in the Pench Tiger Reserve, which is spread across parts of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, but no spraying of pesticide was conducted there as it is a protected area.

  • Govt steps up locust control operations; drones to be deployed soon May 27, 2020 10:40 PM IST

    Govt steps up locust control operations; drones to be deployed soon

    The government has placed an order for buying 60 spraying machines from UK-based company Micron, and two firms have been finalised for supply of drones for aerial spraying of insecticides for effective control over tall trees and inaccessible areas, it added.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Drones for sanitising, robots in isolation wards, special stethoscope: Innovations to fight COVID-19 Apr 12, 2020 02:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Drones for sanitising, robots in isolation wards, special stethoscope: Innovations to fight COVID-19

    UV technology fitted trunk for sanitising currency and grocery items - several institutions and startups have come up with innovations to strengthen the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Drones used to enforce lockdown, more booked for violating prohibitory orders Mar 26, 2020 06:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Drones used to enforce lockdown, more booked for violating prohibitory orders

    The unprecedented national lockdown also had a tragic fallout when a 28-year-old man allegedly killed his younger brother for stepping out of their home in Mumbai's western suburb of Kandivali.

  • Indian Navy monitoring Chinese vessels as dozen underwater drones deployed: Report Mar 24, 2020 10:06 PM IST

    Indian Navy monitoring Chinese vessels as dozen underwater drones deployed: Report

    Though media reports suggest that oceanographic data was transmitted by the drones, such data is often used for submarine warfare operations by the naval intelligence.

  • Cyient signs MoU with QinetiQ Target Systems Sep 13, 2019 06:40 PM IST

    Cyient signs MoU with QinetiQ Target Systems

    Cyient will provide advanced manufacturing and electronics engineering solutions for QTS

  • Hamstrung by Digital Sky's 'comatose' state, commercial drone companies in a fix Mar 11, 2019 06:06 PM IST

    Hamstrung by Digital Sky's 'comatose' state, commercial drone companies in a fix

    Even though the Digital Sky portal is live, it does not have the zoning system in place, making it difficult for drone players to move forward with business.

  • Drone policy 2.0: India pitches for optimum utilisation of drones Jan 16, 2019 06:04 PM IST

    Drone policy 2.0: India pitches for optimum utilisation of drones

    The Drone 2.0 policy document talks about usage of drones for delivering goods, human organs and blood.

  • Zomato acquires Lucknow-based TechEagle to work on drone deliveries in India Dec 05, 2018 01:03 PM IST

    Zomato acquires Lucknow-based TechEagle to work on drone deliveries in India

    The acquisition will help Zomato carve a path toward drone-based food delivery in India, creating a hub-to-hub delivery network powered by hybrid multi-rotor drones

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