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.

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.

Port Blair, July 5: Shri Vishal Jolly, Former State President, BJP A&N Islands has requested the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration to permit transportation of non-essential goods from Port Blair to N&M Andaman Islands. The reasoning was that all non-essential businesses have been permitted to open.

Port Blair, July 5: Andaman & Nicobar Islands today witnessed the first ever pregnant lady getting vaccinated today the 5th of July 2021. Mrs. Avinash Kaur, Wife of Mr. Sachin Kumar working as a Receptionist at Megapode Nest Resort is eight months pregnant and had volunteered to come forward for her first dose of COVISHIELD vaccine in spite of all her troubles.

Blood Donor Dr. Satyam Setia

Dr. Satyam Setia, 55 is a Professor of English at JNRM Govt. College, Port Blair. Throughout his life, he had donated blood as many as 90 times to save precious lives. Satia says that his motivation to become a donor was NCC when he donated blood for the first time at the age of 18 as a Cadet.