Port Blair, July 7: The District Administration in its constant and persistent thrive to achieve ODF plus status has been organizing various programmes, one of the parameters for ODF plus is that at least 80% households, all schools, angawadis, Panchayat Ghar have arrangement for managing biodegradable waste and liquid waste. For Liquid Waste Management, the rural areas in the Islands are equipped with drainage facilities. However, in order to build additional assets for grey water management, soak pits are being developed under MGNREGA.

Port Blair, July 7: “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” is a series of celebrations being organized on the directives of Govt. of India to celebrate 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence. As part of celebrations of 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence, Kala Kendra - A Society under Department of Art & Culture, A&N Administration had organised various Virtual Programmes in the Month of May & June by involving Local Cultural Groups.

Port Blair, July 6: The District Magistrate, South Andaman in an Order No. 832 issued today has declared that the on-going Lockdown restrictions imposed in South Andaman will continue for another one week starting from 7th July to 13th July 2021. However the DM has announced that the timing of business operations has been extended from the present 6.00 am – 3.00 pm to 6.00 am – 6.00 pm.

Port Blair, July 7: Shri. Ajoy Bairagi, State President, Bharatiya Janata Party has congratulated all newly inducted Hon’ble Ministers in the Central Government.  On 7th of July 2021, 43 Ministers were inducted in the Central Govt. in the first expansion in the second term of the NDA Govt. under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi.

15 new ministers were inducted in the Union Cabinet whereas 28 new ministers were inducted as Minister of State.

New Delhi, July 5: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday announced a special assessment scheme for class 10 and 12 board exams for next year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, splitting the academic session into two terms.

The board has also announced plans to rationalise the syllabus for 2021-22 academic session and to make the internal assessment and project work more "credible" and "valid".

As per an official order by Joseph Emmanuel, Director (Academic), CBSE, the term one exams will be held in November-December, 2021 while the second term exams will be conducted in March-April, 2022.