Civil Aviation Ministry announced Scheme for Registration of Drones

Published on January 13, 2020
Current context: Civil Aviation Ministry has announced a scheme providing a window up to 31st January for voluntary registration of all drones and their operators.
Civil Aviation Ministry announced Scheme for Registration of Drones 
  • The scheme is announced days after top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US drone attack.
  • All persons in possession of drones are required to complete the process (of online registration) by January 31, 2020.
  • Those who fail to register will face action under the Indian Penal Code and the Aircraft Act.
  • A Drone Acknowledgement Number (DAN) and an Ownership Acknowledgement Number (OAN) will be issued online on successful submission of voluntary disclosure of possessing drone to validate operation of drones in India.
  • The step aims to regulate drones in India as a Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Co-Chair Committee on Drones, 2019 estimated that the number of illegal drones in India was likely to be between 50,000 and 60,000.

Question: 

Q.1 Choose the correct statement about the new regulation scheme of drones announced by the Civil Aviation Ministry?
  1. The registered drones are issued a Drone Acknowledgement Number (DAN) and an Ownership Acknowledgement Number (OAN)
  2. Those who fail to register till 31st Jan 2020 will face action under the Indian Penal Code and the Aircraft Act.
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. None of the above

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