Port Blair, Jan 12: The Andaman & Nicobar Islands has achieved a milestone of 100% vaccination. This feat has not only uplifted the confidence of the islanders but also inculcated a sense of security to the travellers bound for Andamans. The vaccination for teenagers and booster shots are also proceeding on war footing. But an unanticipated sudden closure of tourist spots and tourism activities has caused chaos amongst the stakeholders as well as tourists.

Port Blair, Jan. 12: As part of National Tourism Day (NTD) on 25th January, 2022, the Tourism Department is conducting an open Poster Making Competition and Photography Competition. The theme for Digital Poster Making Competition is ‘Explore Andamans’ and ‘Andamans #Wild & Free Like the Sea’ and the theme for Digital Photography Competition is ‘Unexplored Tourism sites in rural areas of the Islands’. For poster making, 20 numbers of photos are uploaded on the link        https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1d7wbGEkUo_YdTWD9ncVS-osoIkFKXXPb

Port Blair, Jan 12: Shri Vishal Jolly, Former State President, BJP has requested for granting age relaxation for at least 03 years, to all aspiring candidates for all govt. jobs, considering the pandemic through his letter addressed to Hon’ble Lt. Governor, ANI & Chief Secretary, A&N Administration.

In his letter he stated that presently the nation is witnessing the third wave of the pandemic and considering this situation, even the Hon'ble Supreme Court had granted and time to time extended the limitation for filing of cases, preferring appeals etc. purely considering the pandemic.

Port Blair, Jan 12: Director General Coast Guard, VS Pathania, PTM, TM took over as the 24th Chief of Indian Coast Guard on 31 Dec 2021 and visited Coast Guard Regional Headquarters, Andaman & Nicobar from 05 Jan to 09 Jan 22 to review issues related to the Coast Guard.

Port Blair, Jan 12: The Former State President, BJP, Shri Vishal Jolly has requested for relaxation and exemption to obtain fitness certificate of commercial vehicle without late fee through his letter addressed to Chief Secretary, A & N Administration.

In his letter he stated that as per the new Motor Vehicle Act 2021 the penalty or fine for not having a valid fitness certificate for a commercial vehicle is Rs. 50/- has been imposed per day by the transport authority while obtaining a fresh fitness certificate.