Andaman and Nicobar Islands Current Affairs, GK & News

Large Area Certification (LAC) Scheme of PGS-India- A&N gets certification

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare recently announced that around 14,491 hectares of land in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been certified as organic. This is the first large contiguous territory to be certified under government scheme. Background The organic certification was provided under the Large Area Certification Scheme of the Participatory Guarantee System ..

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India to launch “Lighthouse Tourism”

On July 7, 2020, the Union Minister of State for Shipping shri Mansukh Mandaviya held a high-level meeting to develop 194 lighthouses into major tourist attractions. This will boost tourism activities and also will provide opportunities to learn about the enriched history of lighthouses. Highlights A detailed action plan was presented at the meeting. According ..

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India-China Stand-off in Ladakh triggers Andaman build up

India and China have been facing stand-off along Line of Actual Control, especially in the Pangong Tso lake in the Ladakh region. Even after several rounds of peace talks between the army high commands of both the countries, the situation remains tensed across the border. This has triggered India to fast track plans in the ..

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Hydrogen Fuel Bus and car launched by NTPC

The National Thermal Power Corporation recently launched ten Hydrogen Fuel Cell based buses and 10 similar electric cars. Highlights The buses and cars were launched in New Delhi and Leh. Similar proposal is under implementation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Other initiatives of NTPC NTPC has been taking several such initiatives to provide e-mobility solution ..

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COVID-19 Threat to Andaman and Nicobar

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is presenting a threat not only to the indigenous people of Andaman but also to the endangered languages of the island. People of Andaman The indigenous people of Andaman are reported to have descended from the founder populations of modern humans, who had migrated from Africa to Australia, New Guinea, South ..

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