Port Blair, July 21: On 20th July 2024 at around 2030 hrs, Andaman & Nicobar Police received information from Indian Coast Guard Head Quarters, that 03 fishermen are stranded on Nicholson Island (near Swaraj Dweep) due to grounding of their boat. Immediately information was transmitted to the senior officers and a combined Rescue Team consisting of personnel from Police Station Swaraj Dweep and Police Marine Force was formed.

Port Blair, July 21: The Andaman Nicobar Chess Association (ANCA) proudly announces the successful culmination of the 100 years celebration of International Chess Day, marking a significant milestone in the global chess community. This year's celebration held special significance as it commemorated the 100th anniversary of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

To commemorate this historic occasion, FIDE embarked on a Guinness World Record attempt for the most games played within 24 hours on July 20, 2024, globally. ANCA enthusiastically participated in this endeavour by organizing the "International Chess Day #100 Years Simul Event" at Marina Park, in front of the Govt. Girls School, yesterday evening.

Port Blair, July 21: The two-days State Level ULLAS-Mela-2024 under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, ULLAS-Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram/New India Literacy Programme-NILP in the UT of A&N Islands concluded at Govt. Girls SSS Auditorium on July 19. The Director Education, Shri Aditya Kumar Jha was the chief guest of the valedictory function. He gave away Certificates, Mementoes’ and Trophy to the best performing CRCs, Blocks, District and Saakshar Mitras. 11 CRCs were presented Best CRC Certificates and Mementoes’ while 18 with best Saakshar Mitra award and 3 with best Resource Person awards. One Best Performing District award along with ‘Trophy’ was awarded to Nicobar District for their sustained efforts and services towards 100% literacy among tribal populace.

Mayabunder, July 20: The Deputy Commissioner, N&M Andaman, Shri Dilkhush Meena, IAS, conducted inspection of NH-4 roadway segment spanning from Panighat to Swadesh Nagar (KM 239+000 to 206+000), accompanied by General Manager, NHIDCL, PRI members, other officials from NHIDCL, as well as representatives from the executive agencies. During the visit, the DC, N&M Andaman, inspected various damaged stretches to verify the repair and maintenance work being carried out between Swadesh Nagar and Billiground, Basantipur Forest Section, and Rest Camp to Webi.

Port Blair, July 21: One Stop Centre under the Directorate of Social Welfare organized an online awareness session on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013. Dr. Nitin Shakya, Director (SW), emphasized to create awareness among the women employees regarding various provisions of the POSH Act for the safety and security of working women.