10 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Science and Technology – developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
Prelims and Mains focus: about the likely regulations to be imposed on the registration of drones; Digital Sky Platform and its significance
News: The Centre is likely to tighten its drone regulations. The move to “step back” on the drone policy has been prompted by fresh red flags raised by security agencies.
The move comes in the wake of two major global attacks involving unmanned aircraft systems over the last few months — the first in September, on Saudi Arabian refineries that impacted nearly half of the country’s global crude supply, and the other last week, when Iran’s top military commander General Qassem Soleimani was killed in Baghdad.
Likely safeguards to be implemented
India’s Drone policy
Classification of drones
The regulatory environment is a key factor impacting the pace of adoption of drone-powered solutions by government and business entities. The fresh security imperative could prompt a reset of the regulatory regime for commercial drones.
About Digital Sky Platform:
Source: Indian Express
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