Prime minister launches submarine cable connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands(CANI)

News: Prime Minister has launched the submarine optical fibre cable project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Facts: Submarine optical fibre cable project: It is a 2,300 kilometre undersea cable that provides better connectivity from Chennai to Port Blair and seven other Islands — Swaraj Dweep (Havelock), Long Island, Rangat, Hutbay (Little Andaman), Kamorta, Car Nicobar… Continue reading Prime minister launches submarine cable connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands(CANI)

Andaman and Nicobar islands to get India’s first water aerodromes

News:Airports Authority of India(AAI) is in the process of seeking environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change for water aerodromes in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Facts: About Water Aerodromes: A water aerodrome is an area of open water that can be used by seaplanes as well as amphibious aircraft to land and… Continue reading Andaman and Nicobar islands to get India’s first water aerodromes

Exercise DANX-19

News:Andaman and Nicobar Command(ANC) has conducted the second edition of Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2019(DANX-19). Facts: About Exercise DANX: The DANX is a joint services exercise conducted by the ANC (Andaman and Nicobar Command).The exercise was conducted for the first time in 2017. The main objective of the exercise is to practice and… Continue reading Exercise DANX-19

Protected areas matter to bumphead parrotfish

According to a recent study,Coral cover protection along the existing protected marine areas in Andaman and Nicobar islands is necessary for the conservation of the Bumphead parrotfish,a species of fish.The findings suggested the necessity to ban night fishing for the species and to implement regulations regarding reef fishing. Bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) is an important… Continue reading Protected areas matter to bumphead parrotfish

7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations

During the 5th meeting of Island developement agency, Four islands in the Andamans and three in Lakshadweep have been identified for seaplane operations, while private sector participation has been invited for tourism based projects. These islands are (a) Swaraj Dweep (b) Shaheed Dweep (c)Hutbay and (d) Long in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and (a) Kavaratti… Continue reading 7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations

Expert panel defers clearance to Andaman resort project

Clearance for the proposal by the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Integrated Development Corporation Limited (ANIIDCL) to develop a premium an Island Resort at Lalaji Bay, Long Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been deferred by an Expert committee of the Union Environment Ministry The project has been postponed on the grounds that the area is… Continue reading Expert panel defers clearance to Andaman resort project