Port Blair, Aug. 24: Handicrafts Service Centre, Port Blair, 0/o Development Commissioner of Handicraft, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India is going to organise two months Samarth Handicrafts Training Programme on Traditional Hand Embroidery Craft at South Andaman. Only valid artisan card holder of Traditional Hand embroidery Craft will be eligible for consideration as trainee for the programme.

Port Blair, Aug 24: The District Administration of South Andaman District has set up a single window system for Ganesh Puja Pandal, Procession and mike permissions clearance from 24th August 2022 and started functioning at District Control Room, Port Blair.

Port Blair, Aug. 24: The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 6,95,947 doses of vaccine have been administered to beneficiaries in the age group of 18 and above so far. Similarly, 23,941 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 15 to 18 years. 27, 931 beneficiaries in the age group of 12 to 14 years have been administered both doses of vaccine. The number of beneficiaries administered precautionary dose of vaccine so far stood at 2,19,615.

Port Blair, Aug 24: On the completion of 75 years of Independence, the Government of India has started the campaign of giving free vaccine doses for 75 days aimed at boosting the uptake of COVID-19 precautionary doses and keeping in view the clarion call of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to ensure that everybody in the family, area or village takes the vaccine, Booster Dose Campaign is being organized by the District Administration, South Andaman in coordination with the PRIs and various associations at multiple places across the District.

Port Blair, Aug. 24: Seven COVID positive cases have been detected today in A&N Islands of which, one incoming flight passenger who arrived here yesterday was tested positive. Today, 9 flights with 1188 passengers arrived, out of which, 1076 passengers were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 79 passengers and the reports are awaited.