Evening News Nuggets


1. NEW COVID SOPs: ‘Total containment’ declared in 7 Assam districts

The Assam government has declared total containment in seven districts with high COVID positivity rates and daily cases.

2. Meghalaya: Supriya Prasad's documentary film leads the way to Stuttgart, Germany

Supriya Prasad's debut documentary, Portrait Of A Willow Woman, is all set to be screened at Europe's largest Indian Film Festival, the Indian Film Festival of Stuttgart, Germany. 

3. Centre signs "Joint Communication" to empower tribal communities in forest resources management

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, on Monday, jointly decided to give more powers to the tribal communities in managing the forest resources. 

4. Mary Kom, Manpreet Singh named as flag-bearers for Indian Contingent at Tokyo Olympics

Ace boxer from Manipur MC Mary Kom and men's Hockey team Captain Manpreet Singh have been named as flag bearers for the Indian Olympic contingent at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.

5. Meghalaya: TUR condoles demise of Father Stan Swamy

The Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) has condoled the demise of Father. Stan Swamy, an activist Jesuit priest, who worked for the cause of tribal rights, and the rights of the marginalised in Jharkhand.

6. Meghalaya CM meets Union Finance Minister, seeks sanction of EAP funds

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, on Tuesday, called on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi, and sought her intervention for the implementation and sanction of Externally Aided Projects (EAPs) funds.

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