Port Blair, Dec. 8: Considering the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and its consequential adverse impact on imparting training for in-service police personnel, the Police Training School, Prothrapur of Andaman & Nicobar Police has initiated short courses on virtual platform from the month of November onwards. In this process, a one day short course on “Cyber Crime” was conducted on 07/12/2020 from 1000 hrs to 1300 hrs. The objective of the course is to enhance the knowledge and skills of the police personnel related to Cyber Crime.

Port Blair, Dec. 7: The Port Blair Municipal Council is implementing the PM Street Vendor’s Aatma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme for street vendors in letter and spirit. PM SVANidhi is a collateral free special microcredit facility for street vendors. It helps to formalize the street vendors and open up new opportunities for them to move ahead in their micro-enterprises by using the loan capital of Rs. 10,000 /-.

Port Blair, Dec. 7: On occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day 2020, a delegation led by Col D S Godara (Retd.), Honorary Secretary, Rajya Sainik Board, A&N Administration called on Shri Kulanand Joshi, IAS, Secretary to Lt Governor. On behalf of Hon’ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands, a cheque of Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) from Lt. Governor’s Relief Fund, Andaman & Nicobar Islands was donated towards the cause by Secretary to LG to the Secretary, Rajya Sainik Board.

Port Blair, Dec. 7: The PM SVANidhi scheme has emerged as a savior for street vendors in their most turbulent times. Their business has been adversely affected during the pandemic. Among the worst hit figures a lady street vendor, Arpita Singha Roy, who runs a fast food business, opposite Bharat Textile, Aberdeen bazaar. She along with her husband supports a family a four members. The Fast food business is their only source of income on a daily basis. With all their savings being exhausted during pandemic time, their life had come to a standstill.

New Delhi, Dec. 7: Every year, the nation celebrates 7 December as the Armed Forces Flag Day to remember and salute the contribution and sacrifice of the Bravehearts of our Armed Forces and their families.