Port Blair, May 22: To minimize staff and students interaction during COVID19, the Regional Centre Port Blair  has started enhancement of its e-mode  services.  To change the student's address/study centre/Regional Centre/mobile phone number / email ID etc. the paper based application is now replaced by soft copy submission by email. For the same, the full format in soft copy is placed at RC website http:// rcportblair.ignou.ac.in.  The student can download the format and fill-up the details along with necessary enclosures to email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The  necessary action will be taken based on email application.  In phased manner, all the student related formats will be uploaded  at RC site for e-services.

Port Blair, May 20: A significant number of students' assignments are not  processed for evaluation, due to missing  details of students.  To eliminate such a problem, the Regional Centre Port Blair has developed the 'First Page of Assignment'  and placed it at http://rcportblair.ignou.ac.in.

It is brought to the notice of the general public, electricity consumers and government department that power supply will remain suspended in the following on 21.05.2020 from 0800 Hrs. to 1000 Hrs. in order to urgent repair of damaged transmission & distribution lines of Chidiyatapu feeder due to gusty wind.

Port Blair, May 19: The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined the paradigms of school education from classroom pedagogy towards developing self-reliance capabilities in our learners. In this scenario, the Department of Education, A & N Administration for the first time has released pre-school books for its pre-primary students (age 4+ yrs) and supplementary learning material cum practice workbooks for elementary classes from I to VIII.

Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament and President Pradesh Congress Committee along with all senior leaders of the party has mourned the death of Shri P. Vishwanathan  Retd. Dy.Sp who breathed his last on 17th May 2020 and prayed to Almighty for eternal peace and strength to his family members. He was 82 yrs old.

Port Blair, May 19: The following contributions have been received towards the Lt. Governor’s Relief Fund, Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 15.05.2020:-

1) The Golden Bird N.G.O, South Point, Port Blair represented by Smti. Shanta Kumari (President) contributed a sum of Rupees Twenty Thousand only.

2) Shri Shyam Murari Lall, S/o Smti. Shanta Kumari, R/o South Point, Port Blair contributed Rupees Five Thousand only.

Separately, a contribution of Rupees Five Thousand only was also received today from Smti. Sharda Pandey, W/o Shri H.N. Pandey, R/o Garacharma towards the Fund.

Generally goats are very hardy animals and can survive in very harsh climatic conditions. In A & N Islands, mainly parasitic diseases are more prevalent due to the high rainfall, high humidity which favours the growth of these parasites. The farmers are generally rear the gosts in semi-intensive system with almost 5-6 hours of grazing. Studies carried out in this islands showed that intensity of parasitic diseases are more during the monsoon season. This causes reduced production potential and in turn causes economic losses to the farmers. Hence prevention and treatment of parasitic diseases are very much important. Monsoon season advisory is given below for health management of goats against the endoparasites.