Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: Drone

Nearly 1,000 drones by IIT-Delhi startup to feature during Beating Retreat ceremony

Defence ministry officials claimed that India will be the 4th country to put up an indigenously designed and conceptualised drone show of this size after China, Russia & US.

Defence ministry’s ‘mammoth’ digital survey of 17.78 lakh acres of land — how, why & what next

The largest landowner in the country, Defence Ministry used drones, satellites, 3D modelling for faster, efficient survey in 4,900 pockets, remote terrain to check encroachment

Maharashtra district uses drones to send vaccines to remote village with rugged terrain

The experiment, which was successfully carried out Thursday, is probably the first of its kind in the state, Palghar district collector Dr Manik Gursal says.

India uses drones for humanity, Pakistan for dropping explosives: Union minister Jitendra Singh

Singh, the Udhampur MP and MoS in the Prime Minister's Office, launched a drone Saturday to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to areas along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Modi govt approves Rs 26,058 crore PLI scheme for auto, drone industries

The incentive is a part of the overall announcement of PLI schemes for 13 sectors made earlier during Budget 2021, with an outlay of Rs 1.97 lakh crore, Anurag Thakur said.

Why countering ‘low-tech drone terror’ is going to be a big challenge for India

Experts say the drone attack on the IAF station in Jammu reflects a paradigm shift in terror tactics & India needs strong countermeasures to tackle this new threat.

We were shocked, woke up to deafening sounds of explosions — residents on Jammu drone attack

Two 'low-intensity explosions' were reported Sunday by the Indian Air Force in Jammu, one of which caused minor damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area.

‘Drone swarms’ are coming, and they are the future of wars in the air

The question really is not if, but when and where drone swarms, which is the next evolution of robotic warfare, will be utilised in real-time operations.

Amazon, Google, UPS competing to rule the skies in drone wars. 3 things will decide who wins

Successful drone delivery has proven over the past few years to be less about the technology and more about how the drones are used.

Trump’s plane was nearly hit by a small drone before landing in Washington on Sunday

The device, which was yellow and black and shaped like a cross, was seen by several passengers on the jet shortly before it landed in Maryland.

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How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.