Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Manipur: Wild animal's attack on cows creates panic in Kuilong village 

Residents of Kuilong village in Tamenglong district of Manipur were left in a panic situation, after a tiger attacked a herd of cows in the jungle near the village, killing at least three of them.

2. Arunachal govt forbids entry of unvaccinated persons in the state

With a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Arunachal government has decided to allow only vaccinated individuals to enter the bordering state, health officials said on Thursday.

3. Centre approves Rs 23,123 cr package for COVID 19 response; two NE hospitals to avail scheme

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on Thursday, approved a new scheme ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response & Health System Preparedness Package: Phase-II’ amounting to Rs 23,123 crore for the financial year of 2021-22. 

4. Tokyo Olympics to be held without spectators amid COVID spike

Amid the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases, Japan has announced that the Tokyo Olympics slated to begin from July 23 will take place without spectators.

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