Port Blair, May 19: The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined the paradigms of school education from classroom pedagogy towards developing self-reliance capabilities in our learners. In this scenario, the Department of Education, A & N Administration for the first time has released pre-school books for its pre-primary students (age 4+ yrs) and supplementary learning material cum practice workbooks for elementary classes from I to VIII.

Port Blair, May 19: The following contributions have been received towards the Lt. Governor’s Relief Fund, Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 15.05.2020:-

1) The Golden Bird N.G.O, South Point, Port Blair represented by Smti. Shanta Kumari (President) contributed a sum of Rupees Twenty Thousand only.

2) Shri Shyam Murari Lall, S/o Smti. Shanta Kumari, R/o South Point, Port Blair contributed Rupees Five Thousand only.

Separately, a contribution of Rupees Five Thousand only was also received today from Smti. Sharda Pandey, W/o Shri H.N. Pandey, R/o Garacharma towards the Fund.

Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament and President Pradesh Congress Committee along with all senior leaders of the party has mourned the death of Shri P. Vishwanathan  Retd. Dy.Sp who breathed his last on 17th May 2020 and prayed to Almighty for eternal peace and strength to his family members. He was 82 yrs old.

Generally goats are very hardy animals and can survive in very harsh climatic conditions. In A & N Islands, mainly parasitic diseases are more prevalent due to the high rainfall, high humidity which favours the growth of these parasites. The farmers are generally rear the gosts in semi-intensive system with almost 5-6 hours of grazing. Studies carried out in this islands showed that intensity of parasitic diseases are more during the monsoon season. This causes reduced production potential and in turn causes economic losses to the farmers. Hence prevention and treatment of parasitic diseases are very much important. Monsoon season advisory is given below for health management of goats against the endoparasites.

Port Blair, May 17: The District Administration South Andaman undertook the task of providing relief material to the needy people residing in the district, primarily those of whom who were not covered under the PDS system and were thus adversely affected by the lockdown due to COVID-19. These primarily included stranded migrants, casual laborers, tribals, divyang persons, widows, persons in extreme distress due to loss of livelihood on account of lockdown, especially in the containment zones.

Port Blair, May 18: All IGNOU students are permitted to submit the hand-written assignments at their respective study centres, within fifteen days, after the lockdown period ends. Therefore online submission facility is not available at ANI. For all the latest updates kindly check the news section at http://rcportblair.ignou.ac.in/ regularly.

Port Blair, May 17: In the wake of outbreak of COVID-19 in the South Andaman District, a few areas were required to be declared as Containment zones in the district as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GOI. Till date, a total of four containment zones were identified and containment operations were carried out: