#Drones

.Cornwall, UK
The Greenpeace video calls on the G7 leaders to "act now" to promote a green recovery from COVID-19. (Photo Credit: Twitter-Screengrab/@Greenpeace)

  • Greenpeace has shared a short film on social media made with drones and 3D animation
  • The video shows 3D moving pictures of animals arriving in Cornwall 
  • It calls on the G7 leaders to to promote green energy

.Baghdad, Iraq
Ain Al-Asad air base has witnessed many such attacks this year, four alone this week. (Photo credit: AFP file photo)

  • A drone packed with explosives hit an Iraqi base housing US troops on Saturday
  • The attack on Ain Al-Asad air base was the fourth in Iraq in less than a week
  • Colonel Wayne Marotto said 'The attacks undermine the authority of Iraqi institutions and the rule of law'

.Iraq
An attack on an airport in Arbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, was carried out by a drone, on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The Kurdish interior said no one was hurt in the blast
  • We strongly condemn tonight's terror attacks in Erbil, Kurdish region's premier Masrour Barzani said
  • There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the airport drone attack

Drone-flying depends both on precision engineering and pilot skill. (Picture credit: Unsplash)

  • Kang Chang-hyeon, an 18-year-old teenager from South Korea, is the world drone champion
  • Drone racing is one of the planet's fastest and highest-tech sports
  • Kang says his reflexes are "inevitably" slowing with each passing year

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Army Chief MM Naravane bestowed Gallantry awards and unit citations during the event. (Photo: PTI)

  • The Army reportedly carried out a demonstrations of 'drone swarming capability' by 75 indigenously designed drones
  • 15 Army officers were awarded the Sena medal
  • The day is celebrated anually in memory of General KM Cariappa, the first Commander-in-chief of the Army post-independence

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Army Day parade takes place in New Delhi and in all the six Army Command Headquaters every year. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Army Day is observed on January 15 every year
  • This is for the first time, drones featured at the Army Day parade
  • The event was attended by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and all three defence chiefs as well

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
SWITCH UAV is the only product that cleared the Indian Army’s stringent product trials. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Named ideaForge Technology, the company was founded at the IIT-Bombay incubator SINE in 2007
  • The company will provide an 'undisclosed quantities of a high-altitude variant of Switch UAV'
  • IIT-Bombay congratulated the three founders of the company 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
One of the rules said the drones cannot have any exposed rotors that may lacerate people's skin. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • USFAA said it was issuing rules allowing small drones to fly at night
  • The rules make available small drones for several commercial operations
  • UPS, Amazon, and Google's Wing have already secured permission for use of drones for different commerical purposes

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US president also approved sale of F-35 to UAE , a deal which the democrats aopposed in the Senate. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • US moved ahead with the $1 billion arms deal with Morocco
  • The deal includes sale of drones, and precision-guided munitions to the Arab nation
  • US recently brokered a peace deal between Morocco and Israel

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Predator drones have been acquired by India on lease for one year from the US. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • India deployed Predator drones in the Indian Ocean on November 21 off a naval base 
  • The drones were accompanied by an Amercian crew for imparting technical know-how
  • The drones are expected to play a crucial role in surveillance for the Indian armed forces