Port Blair, Sept. 6: Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, announced the 4th edition of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states on 5th September, 2020. Andaman & Nicobar Islands, improving its position from 31st in the last BRAP ranking, has been ranked 22nd, surpassing 14 States like Bihar, Kerala, Odisha and UTs like Dadra & N. Haveli, Puducherry, Chandigarh etc of mainland India.

Chennai, Sept. 6:  Ms. Judith Ravin has assumed the post of Consul General of the United States of America in Chennai as of September 6, 2020.  

“It is my great privilege to represent the United States in South India, especially at this historically difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Consul General Ravin.  “I look forward to advancing the shared goals of the United States and India in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and the three Union Territories of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry.”

Port Blair, Sept. 6: The Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls has been scheduled by Election Commission of India with reference to January 1, 2021 as the qualifying date for enrollment of new electors. In this context, a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), A & N Islands, Shri K R Meena with all District Election Officers (DEOs), Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) / Assistant Electoral Registration Officers (AEROs) in the conference hall of Secretariat on Sept. 4. DEO North & Middle Andaman and Nicobar District alongwith all AEROs attended through Video Conference.

Port Blair, Sept. 6: State President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Shri. Ajoy Bairagi met the Commissioner Cum Secretary Education, Andaman & Nicobar Administration and requested to provide justice to the PST Candidates who have been waiting for the last two years to get the job. Their recruitment was cancelled after the entire procedure for recruitment has been over and just before issuing of appointment orders.

Port Blair, Sept. 6: On 5th September, the Chairperson, Port Blair Municipal Council, Shri. N.K. Udhaya Kumar along with a team of officials of Engineering Wing and Sanitary Officer of the Council visited various sites of Ward No-11.  The Ward Councillior, Smti.Vinita Malhotra briefed the Civic Chief about various issues pertaining to the Ward.