Former England captain Ted Dexter has died at Wolverhampton after a bout of illness. He was 86.
A powerful middle-order batsman and medium-pace bowler, Dexter played 62 Tests between 1958 and 1968, leading the side in 30 of those and scoring 4502 runs at an average of 47.89, besides taking 66 wickets.
Known for his ability to dominate top-class fast bowling, he slammed nine hundreds, six of which were scores of above 140.He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame earlier this year.
He was also instrumental in devising the players’ ranking system that was later adopted by the ICC and is currently known as the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has notified Drone Rules, 2021, under which the coverage of all-up weight of an unmanned aircraft system has been increased from 300 kg to 500 kg to include heavy payload-carrying drones for use in the logistics and transportation sectors. It will also cover drone taxis.
The key features of these rules include the development of drone corridors for cargo deliveries. An Unmanned Aircraft Systems Promotion Council will be set up to facilitate a business-friendly regulatory regime.
The rules are aimed at simplifying the procedures and reducing compliance burden for drone operation. The drones could be significant creators of employment and economic growth. India had the potential to be a global drone hub by 2030.