Port Blair, July 16: Now-a-days all the libraries are moving towards digital operation. To professionally upgrade the in-service Librarians, there is a need to educate in the field of Library Automation and Networking. In order to facilitate the working Librarians and aspiring Librarians, the Indira Gandhi National Open University provides one year Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN), besides, Master of Library and Information Sciences and Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences.

Port Blair, July 16: To create mass awareness about Distance Education Opportunities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the IGNOU Regional Director Dr. S.Ganesan has given a talk on “IGNOU Admission- 2020” at Doordarshan Kendra-Port Blair.

The Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands deeply mourn the sudden and untimely demise of Comrade M.S.Raja, Ex. Secretary General, All India Audit and Accounts Association and Working President, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi on 14th July, 2020 due to heart attack in a hospital at his native place Trichur in Kerala.

Port Blair, July 15: In the series ‘Fight against Corona’, All India Radio Port Blair will broadcast a LIVE phone-in programme on the topic, "Prominent symptoms of COVID-19". This programme will be broadcast on 17.07.2020 (Friday) from 0715 hrs to 0755 hrs. Director of Health Services Dr. Omkar Singh will be the expert in the Studio answering the queries of the listeners on the said topic.

Port Blair, July 15: All India Radio Port Blair will broadcast a LIVE Phone-in Programme in Tamil language on the topic ''Integrated farming system". Dr.A.Velmurugam ( Head - Natural Resources division - CIARI) will be the guest in the studio answering to the queries of the listeners on the above said topic. This programme will be broadcast on 16/07 /2020 (Thursday) from 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm. Smti. Shanthi will be the Moderator of this programme. Listeners can call on phone number 232336 or 232558 to ask questions concerning the above topic. This programme can be heard on MW 684 KHz.

Port Blair, July 15: During every new academic session, the schools require teachers to teach English language. To facilitate the growing demand, the Indira Gandhi National Open University offers Certificate in Teaching of English (CTE) course for graduates. The teaching of foreign language -English- needs special skills as compared to other subjects. The CTE adopts communicative approach to language teaching. It enhances the understanding of nature and structure of the English language, the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Interested applicants may contact the Regional Centre Port Blair Office on 03192-242888, 230111 (or) mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or) log on www.ignou.ac.in.

Port Blair, July 14: Due to growing transportation and congestion on road, the unexpected accidents are on higher side.  Drivers are to be trained to handle such exigencies, at critical situation, with confidence.