Port Blair, July 16: ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands has been granted a patent for an invention entitled ‘A NEW AND SAFE METHOD OF BLOODCOLLECTION FROM FARM PIGS’ (Patent No. 544874, Date of grant: 12/07/2024). The present invention describes an innovative technique of blood collection in which blood is collected from a different anatomical site of farm pigs which has not been described earlier in patented and non-patented literature.

New Delhi, July 16: On Thursday, July 11, 2024, the "Jansankhaya Samadhan Foundation" members held a peaceful demonstration at the district headquarters under the leadership of the District President. They presented a petition to the Prime Minister of the through the District Magistrate, urging prompt intervention to avert the looming potential threat of civil unrest arising from the pressing challenges of population explosion and demographic imbalance.

Port Blair, July 16: The APCCF (CRZ & FC), Department of Environment and Forests has applied for conducting Public Hearing under EIA Notification, 2006 for preparation of Draft Integrated Island Management Plan (IIMP) of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (NSCB) Island.

Port Blair, July 16: The Aberdeen Police conducted a major operation against illegal alcohol sales, seizing a significant quantity of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) bottles valued at over Rs. 4 Lakhs from a local Bar & Restaurant on July 9, 2024. The restaurant’s manager was caught selling IMFL after the expiration of their license, thus breaching regulatory requirements.

Port Blair, July 14: In a significant move towards realizing the vision of Digital India Mission and to shift towards a 100% cashless bill payment system, the Electricity Department, A&N Administration shall discontinue collection of energy bill payments at the Site Offices and Common Service Centres (CSC) for the consumers of entire South Andaman District in the first phase w.e.f. 01.08.2024.