Port Blair, Sept. 15: On the auspicious occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching a new scheme named "PM Vishwakarma Scheme" on 17th September 2023 at around 11 AM at India International Convention and Expo Centre, Dwarka, New Delhi.

PM Vishwakarma will be fully funded by the Union Government with an outlay of Rs 13,000 crore. Under the scheme, the Vishwakarmas will be registered free of charge through Common Services Centres using biometric based PM Vishwakarma portal. They will be provided recognition through PM Vishwakarma certificate and ID card, skill upgradation involving basic and advanced training, toolkit incentive of ₹15,000, collateral-free credit support up to ₹1 lakh (first tranche) and ₹2 lakh (second tranche) at a concessional interest rate of 5%, incentive for digital transactions and marketing support.

Port Blair, Sept. 15: The Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India has introduced e-HRMS for providing end-to-end online services to both Employee and Employer and to enhance speed, accuracy and transparency in matters related to delivery of service to the employee such as sanction of Leave, Advances etc.   The A & N Administration proposes to implement, e-HRMS in the Departments under Andaman and Nicobar Administration.

Port Blair, Sept. 15: PS Ograbraj police successfully solved a burglary case and arrested the accused with complete recovery of the stolen gold ornaments. On 21/06/2023, a burglary was reported and a case was registered at PS Ograbraj regarding theft of gold ornaments weighing 35.5 grams Approx. from a house at Badmash Pahad, Chouldari.

The case was entrusted to HC/2336 Bijoy Sarkar, PS Ograbraj. After collecting evidences, the suspect was zeroed but was found to be absconding. During the investigation all the efforts were made to trace out the accused person by forming different teams. As a result of the sustained investigation involving both physical and technical analysis, the Police team was able to apprehend Sanjay Kumar Das S/o Shri Dhiren Das (38) yrs R/o Little Andaman, Hutbay, Rabindra Nagar who was in hiding at Subash Gram, Diglipur.

Port Blair, Sept. 15: RED RUN, a State Level Marathon of 5 Kms was conducted by Andaman & Nicobar AIDS Control Society (ANACS) from Netaji Subash Chandra Boss Stadium to Mazaar Pahad and back on 15th September 2023 (Friday). The marathon was organized for the awareness on HIV/AIDS among the youth.  Participants were from Colleges and Youth Clubs.

Ms. Deborah Herold, Indian cyclist from A & N Islands who represented India and won many medals in various National and International Level Competition was the Chief Guest. She motivated the participants and flagged off the Marathon.

Port Blair, Sept. 15: The second International Conference on “Prospects and challenges of environment and biological sciences in food production system for livelihood security of farmers (ICFPL-2023)” is being jointly organized by Pragati International Scientific Research Foundation (PISRF), Meerut, UP, India and Andaman Science Association (ASA), Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India, in collaboration with ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, (SVPUAT), Meerut, India, from September 18-20, 2023 at ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair.