Drone Yatra, “ Operation 777” by Garuda Aerospace

Drone Yatra, “ Operation 777” by Garuda Aerospace

  • Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated a drone yatra organised by the Chennai headquartered startup Garuda Aerospace.
  • India will become a hub of drone technology and would require at least one lakh drone pilots by next year.
  • Garuda Aerospace made an announcement about India’s first Drone Skilling and Training Virtual E-Learning Platform at its Chennai manufacturing facility.
  • Garuda Aerospace’s drone yatra, ‘Operation 777’ will educate and demonstrate the ecacy of drones for agricultural purposes across 777 districts in India.


  • SWAMITVA scheme (Survey of villages and mapping with improvised technology), the survey of the land and houses were being prepared through drones in the villages.
  • Drones are increasingly being used to sprinkle pesticides and nano fertilizers in the field


World’s Longest double-decker viaduct (metro)

  • Nagpur Metro and NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) has successfully created a Guinness World Record by constructing the longest double-decker viaduct (metro) is 3,140 meters located in the Wardha Road in Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • The double-decker viaduct of 3.14 km on Wardha Road has three metro stations – Chhatrapati Nagar, Jai Prakash Nagar and Ujjwal Nagar.
  • Double decker viaduct carries highway flyover at the first level and Metro Rail at second level making it a three-tier transportation system with the existing highway at ground level. This helped in avoiding additional land acquisition thus saving land cost and reducing construction time and project cost.
  • The project has already bagged records from Asia Book and India Book.
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