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Tag: Drones

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1,000 Drones To Form Part Of Beating Retreat Ceremony

This will make India the fourth country, after China, Russia and UK, to carry out such a large-scale show with these unmanned aerial vehicles, Union Minister of State Science and Technology Jitendra Singh said on Friday.

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1K Drones To Light Up Dark Sky At 'Beating The Retreat' Ceremony On Jan 29

A '1,000 Drones Light Show' will light up the dark skies at the 'Beating the Retreat Ceremony' on January 29, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Jitendra Singh said on Friday.

Jurisdiction Of BSF Increased To Counter Drones, UAVs: Govt
Jurisdiction Of BSF Increased To Counter Drones, UAVs: Govt

The Ministry of Home Affairs had, on November 11, has extended the e jurisdiction of the BSF from 15 km to 50 km inside the international borders in Punjab, West Bengal, and Assam by Government Notification dated October 11, 2021 while this was reduced from 80 km to 50 km inside the international borders in Gujarat.

ICMR Grants Permission For Drone Trial To Deliver Vaccine
ICMR Grants Permission For Drone Trial To Deliver Vaccine

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has granted permission for conducting feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones in collaboration with IIT Kanpur. In a statement,…

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Pakistan May Use Drones To Drop Bombs At Security Establishments Near Jammu Border: BSF

New Delhi: Pakistan will use drones to bomb security establishments near the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s RS Pura and Samba sectors, the intelligence wing of the Border Security Force (BSF) has alerted. The security establishments, including the Indian Army, have been informed about the plans of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to carry out […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: ECoR deploys drones to keep vigil of assets, infrastructure
COVID-19 Lockdown: ECoR deploys drones to keep vigil of assets, infrastructure

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has deployed drones to keep a vigil and ensure the security of its assets, infrastructure and vital installations during the nationwide lockdown which is in force to contain the spread of COVID-19. During the lockdown, assets like coaches and PRS counters are out of sight as they are not […]

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Failing To Disclose Details Of Drones By Jan 31 To Invite Penal Action

New Delhi: Tightening regulations for drones which could be a potential security threat in the sky, the Civil Aviation Ministry has asked individuals or firms to voluntarily disclose the details about the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) starting Tuesday. Failing to make disclosure by January 31 will attract penal action in accordance with the present law. […]

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AI, cloud computing, drones in focus of Modi govt for better e-governance

New Delhi: Emerging technology, like blockchain technology, Artificial Intelligence, virtual reality, drones, cloud computing — are all on the table of the Narendra Modi government as it pushes ahead to realise the goal of better e-governance for citizens. As part of its vision of providing a One Government experience to citizens, the Modi government is […]

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New AI system helps drones land more quickly

New York: Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can help drones to land more safely and quickly, while gobbling up less power. The system, dubbed the “Neural Lander,” is a learning-based controller that tracks the position and speed of the drone, and modifies its landing trajectory and rotor speed accordingly to achieve […]

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Ravaged by Fani, Balukhand may take years to get back its canopy

Puri: After the landfall of devastating cyclone Fani in Odisha, Balukhand sanctuary became one of the worst hit tourist spots. Though the Odisha Forest Department has said that it is trying its best to restore the sanctuary known for its swathes of flora and fauna, many believe that it may take as many as 5 […]

Post cyclone Fani, drones to trace missing deer of Balukhand-Konark sanctuary

Bhubaneswar: In an unprecedented move, the Odisha government will now use drones to trace about 4,000 spotted deer who are missing from Balukhand-Konark sanctuary in Puri district following extremely severe cyclone Fani which left a trail of devastation in coastal areas of the State. Post Fani’s landfall on May 3, most of the deer of […]

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Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after rocket fire

Gaza: Israeli Army warplanes, drones and artillery continued striking militants’ facilities in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to the firing of barrages of rockets from the coastal enclave into Israel, the media reported. One Palestinian was killed and seven were wounded in the Israeli airstrikes on various military facilities all over the Gaza […]

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Odisha police to make registration mandatory for flying drones

Bhubaneswar: Apprehending possible terror attacks by terrorists and Maoists, Odisha police is planning to use anti-drone devices and make registration mandatory for commercial use of drones. “In the near future a policy will be brought and Odisha police is preparing itself for using drones for security purposes,” DGP RP Sharma said. The DGP today met […]

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Gang smuggling iPhones using drones to China busted

San Francisco: Chinese officials have busted a gang that was involved in smuggling iPhones worth 500 million yuan (roughly $79.5 million) into the country using drones, the media reported. “Shenzhen customs cracked a criminal network that smuggled imported electronic products using the unmanned overhead line, commonly known as ‘flying line’ in Shenzhen-Hong Kong border area,” Legal […]

Government releases draft regulations on civil use of drones

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has come up with draft regulations on civil use of drones which will also enable commercial use of drones for tasks like photography, doorstep delivery and even passenger transport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju announced on Wednesday. Under the draft rules, the drones are classified […]

Kaziranga using drones to monitor flood-affected animals

Guwahati: With over 50 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park in Assam submerged by flood waters, the park authorities have flown in drones to ensure security of animals in the park, particularly the famed one-horned rhinoceros. Two drones have been engaged to enhance the vigil and monitor the movement of animals, most of whom […]

China launches record-breaking drone swarm

Beijing: China has launched a swarm of 119 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), breaking the previous record of 67 drones, an official said on Sunday. According to the China Electronics Technology Group Corp (CETC), the 119 drones performed catapult-assisted take-offs and formations in the sky, reports Xinhua news agency. The “swarm intelligence” is regarded as the […]

Imitating moth's flying can help build better drone

Washington: A team of researchers from the University of California – Riverside has used a computer model to simulate mating behaviour in moths that can help develop better drones. Male moths locate females by navigating along the latter’s pheromone (odour) plume, often flying hundreds of metres to do so. Two strategies are involved to accomplish […]

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