Port Blair, Aug. 8: The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 6,94,194 doses of vaccine have been administered to beneficiaries in the age group of 18 and above so far. Similarly, 23923 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 15 to 18 years. 27, 505 beneficiaries in the age group of 12 to 14 years have been administered both doses of vaccine. The number of beneficiaries administered precautionary dose of vaccine so far stood at 153305.

Port Blair, Aug. 8: Twelve positive cases have been detected today in A&N Islands, of which, 3 were from incoming flight passengers who arrived here yesterday. Today, 10 flights with 1307 passengers arrived, out of which, 1151 passengers were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 107 passengers and the reports are awaited.  

Port Blair, Aug 7: India and Singapore have had strong bilateral cooperation in the domain of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations, since 2019 when a ‘Letter of Intent’ on Cooperation was signed by Hon’ble Raksha Mantri during the Fourth India-Singapore Defence Ministers Dialogue (DMD). Subsequently in Jan 21, the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri accorded ‘In Principle Approval’ for establishing the scope of Geospatial Information Sharing within the domain of HADR operations.

Port Blair, Aug 7: Attracting attention of Chief Secretary, Andaman & Nicobar Islands towards the ambitious project of constructing a Bridge – cum- Dam between Minnie Bay and Mithakhadi area, the Member of Parliament of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary to take up this issue on top priority under UT Fund so that this project can be completed as soon as possible for the best interest of people of the Islands.

Port Blair, Aug 7: Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands and Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency attended the Seventh Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog Chaired by Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji today at New Delhi.