TOPIC: GS PAPER III SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft.
The United Nations has revealed a controversial proposal to create a worldwide drone registry that would require UAV owners around the globe to register their details in a single unified database. The registry would, in an ideal situation, serve as a single database through which government and law enforcement officials in many countries could access drone operator information from a central location.
UN Agency International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).The agency intends to hold a symposium next week to discuss drone-related matters, though details about this proposal are still largely absent.
The UN wants all drones registered in a global database:
It is obvious that drone technology is an important part of the future of warfare and is set to become a big commercial industry. The fact that drones capabilities pose a threat to the liberties of people around the globe is also apparent. Legislating on drones now is of paramount importance because it sets the necessary limitations to protect rights as drones are used in the future.
QUESTION RELATED TO THIS NEWS:
Q1) Critically examine the working of Drone technology. What is the major concern of U.S against drone’s technology? Explain
Sources: DNA, 18 Nov
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