17 January 2019 Current Affairs:
A task-force constituted by the Union government has proposed the creation of a “Drone Corridor” in the country. The task force is created to address the various challenges posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in India.
It has recommended key principles in the Drone Ecosystem Policy Roadmap that will guide the drafting of ‘Civil Aviation Regulations’ (CAR) 2.0.
Currently, a basic framework for regulations in the area has been established under the “DigitalSky Platform” in CAR 1.0 which took effect from December 1, 2018. The roadmap was released at the Global Aviation Summit 2019 being held at Mumbai.