Evening News Nuggets


1. Assam CM inaugurates 300-bed COVID hospital at Sarusajai Sports Complex

A 300-bed COVID Care Hospital at Sarusajai Sports Complex, built in collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in less than a month, was inaugurated by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

2. QS World University Rankings 2022: Three Indian universities in top 200

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British company specialising in the analysis of higher education institutions around the world, released the 18th edition of the World’s International University rankings.

3. Assam: Board, HS exams by mid-July if COVID rate dips below 2 per cent: Himanta

The Assam board and higher secondary exams would be scheduled between July 15 and 20, 2021, and not later, “provided if the COVID-19 positivity rate comes down below 2 per cent by July 1, 2021.

4. Sikkim: Protests held against football icon Bhaichung Bhutia in Namchi

Amid the ongoing COVID restrictions, a group of women under the purported banner of 'Dakshin Sikkim Nari Sangh' (South Sikkim Nari Sangh) shouted slogans, waved placards and burnt an effigy of Bhaichung Bhutia at Central Park, Namchi on Wednesday afternoon.

5. Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in semi-final of French Open

Rafael Nadal and top-seeded Novak Djokovic will face each other in the semi-final of the French Open on June 11.

6. Govt issues guidelines for children with COVID-19, prohibits use of Remdesivir

The Union government has made recommendations in the guidelines which strictly forbids the use of Remdesivir in children infected with COVID-19 and, wearing of masks for children below the age of five have been made unnecessary.

7. Assam CM urges minority community to adopt family planning, reduce conflicts

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has urged the minority community to adopt “decent family planning” norms to control the population and alleviate poverty in the state.

8. Assam: Unscheduled power cuts add to summer woes in Dibrugarh

Despite tall claims by the state government to provide 24-hour uninterrupted power supply, the people of Dibrugarh have to face the problems of power cuts.

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