Evening News Nuggets

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1. Centre to identify ten backward districts in northeast

DoNER minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday informed that the Centre will identify ten districts in the northeast, lying at the bottom of the ladder in the field of governance and development parameters, within a week.

2. Rafael Nadal pulls out of Tokyo Olympics and Wimbledon 2021

Tennis great Rafael Nadal pulled out of Tokyo Olympics and Wimbledon 2021, stating that the clay-court season took a lot out of him.

3. CBSE Class 12 board results to be assessed on Class 10, 11, 12 performance: Supreme Court

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), on Thursday, submitted the evaluation criteria to the Supreme Court through which Class 12 students results would be evaluated and the results will be declared by July 31.

4. Assam: Security forces destroy NDFB training camp in Pakke-Kessang district

Security forces from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, on Wednesday, destroyed a training camp of proscribed National Liberation Front of Boroland (NDFB) in the dense forests of Pakke-Kessang district in Arunachal Pradesh.

5. MHA withdraws central security cover of TMC leader Mukul Roy

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has withdrawn the security cover of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy.

6. Three million jobs in Indian IT firms to be slashed by next year: Report

With automation taking place at a much faster pace across industries, especially in the tech space, domestic software firms that employ over 16 million are set to slash three million jobs by 2022, which will help them save a whopping USD 100 billion mostly in salaries annually, according to a report.

7. Assam: Rajnath Singh inaugurates 20 km double-lane Kimin-Potin Road

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday inaugurated the double lane 20 KM Kimin-Potin road in Assam's Lakhimpur district.

8. Miao youth becomes first B'wood singer from Arunachal Pradesh

Never in his wildest dreams did Anong Singpho think that his singing videos on social media would one day make him the first Bollywood singer from Arunachal Pradesh

9. Assam mulls beautification of bird sanctuary to woo tourists

The Assam government is contemplating a slew of steps to beautify Deepor Beel, a wetland and a bird sanctuary on the outskirts of Guwahati, to woo more tourists in the post-pandemic days.

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