DGCA launches ‘GARUD’ portal

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News:The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have launched the GARUD portal.

Facts:

  • GARUD is an acronym for ‘Government Authorisation for Relief Using Drones’.
  • Aim:To provide necessary approvals and fast track conditional exemptions to government agencies for COVID-19 related drone operations.

Additional Facts:

  • Directorate General of Civil Aviation: It is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation, primarily dealing with safety issues. It is responsible for regulation of air transport services and for enforcement of civil air regulations, air safety, and airworthiness standards.