CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 63

Question:

Q. Andaman and Nicobar islands have recently been in news. Consider the following statements in this respect:

1. The Restricted Area Permit (RAP) regime came into existence in 1980s.

2. To develop tourism, the RAP regime was recently lifted from majority of the islands of the Andaman archipelago.

3. Even after the withdrawal of the RAP regime, a tourist requires permissions to visit these islands.

 

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 3 only

d) 3 only

  • The RAP regime came into existence in 1963.
  • To develop tourism, the RAP was lifted around August this year from 29 islands only.
  • Though the regime was withdrawn, a tourist is required to take permission from the Forest Department and the local administration as it is protected under two other Acts.