Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Here is what you need to know about Arunachal MMA fighter Taluk Hili

22-year-old MMA (Mixed martial arts) fighter, Taluk Hili hails from Irgo, a small village under Tato Circle in Shi-Yomi District here in Arunachal Pradesh.

2. Assam Bodoland Territorial Council: BJP, UPPL, GSP members sworn-in

The fourth Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) was constituted with the swearing-in of five members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), United Peoples' Party Liberal (UPPL), Gana Suraksha Party (GSP) combine and UPPL’s Promod Bodo assuming charge as the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the autonomous body.

3. Assam govt cancels Maruti Suzuki dealer’s trade licence for selling old cars by repainting them

The Assam Transport Department has cancelled the trade licence issued to a dealer of the country’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki India, for allegedly selling old vehicles by repainting them.

4. Assam: CID arrests one more in multi-crore scholarship scam

The criminal investigation department (CID) of Assam Police has arrested one more person in connection with the multi-crore pre-matric scholarship scam in the state.

5. 252 Indian Jews from NE India’s Bnei Menashe community immigrate to Israel

A total of 252 Jews, including infants and elderly, from India’s north-eastern Bnei Menashe community landed at the Ben-Gurion airport.

6. Meghalaya teachers send letters to PM Modi demanding pending salaries

Thousands of school teachers of Meghalaya on Tuesday sent postcards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in releasing their salaries under the Centre's Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) Mission, which are pending for five months.

7. Winter Break: Academic session in Meghalaya to be closed from Dec 21

Taking into consideration the upcoming Christmas Festival and winter break, the Meghalaya Education Department has notified that the academic session shall be closed w.e.f. December 21 and shall reopen on January 11, 2021.

8. Central team visits Nagaland to boost COVID-19 management efforts

A two-member central team from the Health and Family welfare department arrived in Nagaland to review public health measures and clinical management for COVID-19.

9. High prevalence of child marriages found in Tripura, Bihar, WB: National Family Health Survey

High prevalence of child marriages was found in Bihar, West Bengal and Tripura, where over 40 per cent women were married before they turned 18, according to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS).

10. Will provide tech tools for Covid vaccination drive in India: Reliance Jio chairman

As India gets ready to roll out one of the largest vaccine programmes, billionaire Mukesh Ambani said his group is working with authorities to provide technology tools and backbone for mass inoculation against COVID-19.