Evening News Nuggets

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1. Mizoram: 528 inmates of rehab centre test positive for COVID-19

An orphanage cum rehabilitation centre in Mizoram has detected more than 500 new COVID-19 cases, reported official sources.

2. East Sikkim district to be bifurcated into two parts

After the Sikkim Legislative Assembly passed the resolution for the creation of two new districts in the Himalayan state of Sikkim, the state will get its fifth district Pakyong.

3. India records 53,256 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, lowest spike in 88 days

COVID-19 infections continue to show a downward trend in India as the country recorded 53,256 new cases in the last 24 hours on Monday.

4. Centre provides over 29 crores 35 lakh vaccine doses to States, UTs so far

The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry informed that the Centre has provided more than 29 crores 35 lakh vaccine doses to the States and the Union Territories so far. 

5. Assam: Villagers donate around 33-acre land to cultivate food for wild elephants

In the cause of reducing human-elephant conflicts, around 700 farmers hailing from the Ronghang and Hatikhali area in Nagaon have donated 33 acres of community land to generate food for the wild elephants. 

6. Supreme Court reserves verdict on Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia compensation to kin of COVID-19 deceased

The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its judgement on the petitions seeking direction to authorities concerned, to provide ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the family members of the deceased who succumbed to COVID-19.

7. International Yoga Day celebrated across Northeast airports

The 7th International Yoga Day was celebrated by Airports Authority of India (AAI) across all Airports in the Northeast Region on Monday, adhering to all COVID-19 related health protocols and safety norms.

8. Lockdown prospect looms over specific areas in 9 Assam districts

Specific areas of nine districts of Assam reporting a higher incidence of daily COVID-19 cases than other areas are likely to face ‘lockdown’.

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