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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) UPSC NOTE


  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are aircraft that operate without a human pilot on board.

  • UAVs are controlled remotely or autonomously through pre-programmed flight plans or artificial intelligence algorithms.

  • They come in various sizes, ranging from small handheld models to large military-grade drones.

  • UAVs have gained popularity in recent years due to advancements in technology, making them more affordable, accessible, and versatile.

  • They are used in a wide range of applications, including military, commercial, scientific, recreational, and humanitarian purposes.

  • In the military domain, UAVs provide surveillance, reconnaissance, and target acquisition capabilities, allowing for safer and more efficient operations.

  • Commercially, UAVs are used for aerial photography and videography, delivery services, infrastructure inspections, agriculture monitoring, and disaster management.

  • UAVs equipped with high-resolution cameras and sensors can capture detailed images, videos, and data from previously inaccessible or dangerous areas.

  • They have revolutionized industries such as filmmaking, real estate, agriculture, and surveying by providing cost-effective and flexible aerial imaging solutions.

  • Some UAVs are designed for specific purposes, such as search and rescue missions, environmental monitoring, wildlife conservation, and firefighting.

  • UAVs have also sparked debates regarding privacy, safety, and regulatory issues

  • Regulations regarding flight restrictions, licensing, and privacy protection vary among different countries.

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  • women led-vigilante groups were blocking arterial roads in Manipur making the southern part of the State inaccessible to security forces

  • Kangpokpi , Yaingangpokpi, Urangpat , Gwaltabi and Imphal East districts in Manipur

  • Meitei and the Kuki communities, buffer zones have been created between the valley where Meitei live and the hills where Kuki live, to stop any kind of clash or arson. 



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) UPSC NOTE
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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