Port Blair, Jan 23: The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 6,03,007 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 and above have been vaccinated so far in A&N Islands. Similarly, 19,091 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 15 to 18 years against the target beneficiaries of 23,000. The number of beneficiaries administered precautionary dose of vaccine so far stood at 4430. 

International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Qualification Awarded to Port Blair Port

Port Blair, Jan 21: It is to the credit of the Port that it qualified for the prestigious ‘International Ship and Port Facility Security Code’ (ISPS) certification awarded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on 20th January, 2022. The ISPS qualification was confirmed by Capt RK Muduli, Deputy Nautical Advisor-cum-Surveyor-in-Charge, MMD, Port Blair after a gruelling 10 hour audit which involved among others, Document Review, Audit of Security infrastructure, inspection of Port Control Tower, Mock Terrorist Strike, Inspection of weapons, arms, equipment, security procedures, night exercise and illumination facilities at the Port .

Port Blair, Jan 21: An exhibition is called ‘Winds of Change – Sound Stories from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands’ will be staged at the Grassi Ethnological Museum in Leipzig, Germany. To conduct this exhibition, the curator, ethnomusicologist and media producer Rolf Killius has been conducting extensive research in the Islands from January which will continue till February 2022.

Port Blair, Jan 21: The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma today led a delegation of Water Sports, Tourist Fiber Boat. Boat Owners Association, North Bay, Dive Club, Havelock Scuba Diving Association, Tourist Vehicle Owners' Association, Port Blair to discuss various tourism related issues with the Secretary Tourism, A&N Administration.

Port Blair, Jan 21: In yet another crackdown on corruption by the A & N Administration, a Junior Engineer of the Andaman Public Works Department (APWD) was served with an order of ‘Dismissal from Service’ which shall be a disqualification for future employment under the Government by the Competent Authority on 15th January, 2022.