22Sep 2020

DGCA approves third-party drone certification

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has approved third parties to certify of civilian drones. With this drones can now be tested and certified by reputed Certification Bodies (CB) empaneled by the Quality Council of India (QCI). QCI will be starting the selection of CBs soon. The DGCA has signed a memorandum to establish …

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21Sep 2020

Manali-Leh national highway fully ready to open

The world’s longest and high altitude tunnel, Manali-Leh highway is now fully ready to open in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahul-Spiti district. Named after former Prime Minister of India, Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, this Atal Rohtang Tunnel is built at a 10,000 feet altitude. The tunnel is 8.8-kilometre-long and cuts through the Pir Panjal range in the …

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18Sep 2020

India’s top 4 cities ranking drops in Global Smart City Index

As per the Institute for Management Development report, India’s top 4 smart cities New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad saw a significant drop in their rankings in the global Smart Cities Index 2020. As compared to global Smart City Index 2019, Hyderabad is slipped down from 67 to 85th position, New Delhi from 68th to …

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17Sep 2020

ISRO to support MSMEs and start-ups in space sector via SEED

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working with the Department of Space (DoS) to form Space Enterprise Encouragement and Development (SEED) that will support start-ups and MSMEs in innovation, research and product development. This announcement was made by Dr. K Sivan, Secretary DoS and Chairman ISRO while he was speaking at an International Space conference …

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16Sep 2020

USAC develops a geospatial application to locate Covid-19 infected people

The Uttarakhand Space Application Centre (USAC) has developed a geospatial application to locate Covid-19 infected people in Dehradun. Based on Web-GIS application, this application will prove very crucial for administration in taking crucial decisions like the declaration of containment zones in quick time Talking to Hindustan Times, MPS Bisht, Director USAC said, “the geospatial application …

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15Sep 2020

National GIS-enabled Land Bank system launched for 6 states

Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal e-launched the National GIS-enabled Land Bank system for 6 six states.  The system has been developed by the integration of the Industrial Information System (IIS) with the State GIS Systems. Speaking at the virtual summit where the National GIS-enabled Land Bank system was launched Piyush Goyal said, …

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14Sep 2020

Uttarakhand forest department to use GIS to check illegal encroachments

The Uttarakhand forest department has asked officials to use the Geographic Information System (GIS) technique to measure illegal encroachments. The announcement was made by Jai Raj, the head of forest force (HOFF), Uttarakhand forest department. The announcement stated that “encroachment on government land has been increasing continuously in the state, including forest land. It is …

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12Sep 2020

Request For Proposals

Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre is inviting Request for proposals Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre is inviting Request for proposals for the procurement of Hardware, software and up-gradation of software. The announcement was made state space agency over their social media platform. The Request for Proposal is invited through electronic tendering system. The …

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12Sep 2020

Challenges For Startups & MSMEs

Government of India launches 15 challenges for Indian startups and MSMEs The think tank of the Government of India, NITI Aayog has announced 15 new challenges for India’s startup. This challenges is for startups and MSMEs the Government of India has announced the launch of 15 challenges for Indian MSMEs and startups. If they are …

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12Sep 2020

Mobility Plan for Chennai

CMDA to appoint a consultant to finalise a comprehensive mobility plan for Chennai For comprehensive mobility plan (CMP) the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority is planning to appoint a consultant who can prepare a transport roadmap for the city till 2048. The proposed investment plan for the project is of around Rs 1.5 lakh crore. The …

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