Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicAndaman and Nicobar Islands

Topic: Andaman and Nicobar Islands

No rehab for rare species, oil spill checks — govt panel flags gaps in Great Nicobar vision plan

Tasked with granting environmental clearance, expert panel has sought more details on NITI Aayog’s plans to develop the biodiversity-rich island, so it can make an ‘informed’ decision.

Govt vision for Great Nicobar includes airport & township, some experts think it’s ‘nonsense’

A public hearing was held to discuss the report on the project that seeks to transform the largely uninhabited & remote island into a transshipment port & tourist hub.

Why Modi govt push for atmanirbharta in palm oil production could come at a cost to environment

The National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm hopes to address a major issue — dependency on imports for edible oils — but given the nature of palm oil farming, has raised concerns.

‘They trapped me’ — 25-year-old Andaman woman blames DGP, 3 cops in ‘suicide’ video

Police say the video shot by Deepika Kishen, a resident of Bambooflat in South Andaman, is old, accuse her of cheating and forgery.

Andaman ex-councillor arrested for ‘issuing residence certificate to Bangladeshi family’

Former Andaman and Nicobar councillor Sanjay Meshack had allegedly issued residence certificates to a Bangladeshi family that helped them get voter, PAN, Aadhaar cards.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands invite applications to develop ecotourism projects, spark concerns

A government firm has called on developers to undertake development, management and operations of four ecotourism projects.

US military aircraft refuels at Indian base for first time under defence pact

The aircraft landed over a week ago at an airstrip in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for refuelling under an agreement signed between India and US in 2016.

92 start-ups in just 1 year — how Andaman & Nicobar is on course to be a new ‘start-up hub’

From Diglipur to Campbell Bay, the islands’ administration reached out to all gram panchayats & conducted awareness campaigns in its quest to become a start-up hub.

Andaman’s Jarawas, Sentinelese face Covid risk as officials monitoring them test positive

Andaman administration to test random samples from the tribes. It is also testing members of the welfare society before allowing them to further interact with the tribes.

Covid surge in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, positivity rate now thrice the national average

Andaman & Nicobar Islands have seen a steady rise in cases over last 10 days, recording second highest Rt value. Administration blames surge on returnees from other states.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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