Evening News Nuggets


1. COVID-19 fatalities among media fraternity in India on the rise: PEC

The number of journalists succumbing to COVID-19 is on the rise as India takes the third position on the list of most fatalities among the media fraternity.

2. Assam scales up its medical infrastructure and resources amid the COVID-19 surge in the state

The Assam Health Department on Monday informed that the state currently has a surplus stock of Remdesivir injections and medical oxygen, apart from an adequate number of ICUs and COVID beds to meet the requirements for at least 10 days.

3. Manipur Government declares summer vacation for all schools from May 1

The Government of Manipur, on Monday, announced that the summer vacation for all government, government-aided and private schools that are affiliated to the Board of Secondary Education and Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur, will commence from May 1 to May 31, 2021.

4. Meghalaya CM reviews preparedness of Byrnihat Oxygen Plant in tackling COVID crisis

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, on Monday, visited the Byrnihat Oxygen Pvt Ltd to ensure that the unit is prepared to deal with the ongoing COVID crisis.

5. Battle to douse Mizoram flame rages on

For over 36 hours now, a massive fire that broke out on Saturday, April 24, has ravaged the hills of South Mizoram.

6. New flight line inaugurated at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Tripura 

West Tripura MP Pratima Bhowmik inaugurated a new flight line at Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport in Tripura on Monday.

7. Delhi Government to provide COVID-19 vaccines for free: CM Kejriwal

The Delhi Government will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to everyone 18 years of age, said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, adding that approval has been given for the purchase of 1.34 crore doses.

8. Activist seeks extension of Meghalaya Lokayukta term

Social activist, Nilberth Ch Marak, has written to the Meghalaya chief secretary seeking the extension of the term of the current Lokayukta, PK Mushary until a new Lokayukta is appointed.