Evening News Nuggets


1. Union Government to vaccinate beggars, prison inmates without identity cards

The Union Health Ministry has decided to vaccinate people belonging to the lower strata of society, who do not possess valid identity cards to register themselves on the government CoWIN portal.

2. Centre tells States, UTs to prioritise beneficiaries waiting for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

States and Union Territories have been asked to prioritise the beneficiaries of the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

3. Meghalaya Deputy CM asks people of Ri-Bhoi to maintain calm to fight COVID-19

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong on Thursday made a clarion call to the people of Ri-Bhoi and the state to be calm during the fight against COVID-19 for which the total lockdown was imposed to break the chain of infection.

4. Assam government augments COVID ICUs in state hospitals

Assam Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday reviewed the status of COVID intensive care units (ICUs) in the state.

5. Assam: Man arrested for stealing oxygen cylinders from AMCH, Dibrugarh

A man was arrested for stealing oxygen cylinders from Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh on Friday.

6. Top 5 candidates for the Ballon d'Or this year

After the Ballon d'Or was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, this year's race for the prestigious award is heating up, with the Euros and Copa America set to take place this summer.