Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya power minister dispels corruption charges in implementation of projects

Meghalaya Power Minister James PK Sangma on Thursday dispelled all the corruption charges leveled by the opposition Congress in the implementation of various power projects in the state.

2. Meghalaya: Several areas in Shillong declared as Containment Areas

The District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya has declared Block D, Block E and Block F of Madanrting in Shillong as Containment Areas to contain the spread of coronavirus.

3. Meghalaya: Woman found hanging in West Khasi Hills

A 19-year-old woman was found hanging at her residence at Sylleiiawkhein village of West Khasi Hills District in Meghalaya.

4. Baghjan blowout well finally abandoned: Oil India Limited

Oil India Limited (OIL) has announced that all jobs pertaining to capping, killing and final abandonment of the blowout well at Baghjan was completed.

5. Meghalaya govt to commission entry-exit point at Umling next week: CoMSO

The Meghalaya Government is planning to commission the entry and exit point at Umling in Ri-Bhoi district.

6. Nitin Gadkari to lay the foundation stone for ₹4,127 crore highway projects for Nagaland

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in a virtual ceremony will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for ₹ 4,127-crore highway projects in Nagaland.

7. Manipur: ATSUM representatives hold review meeting with district officials at Tamenglong

In pursuance of ‘ATSUM Charter of Demand’ on various issues confronting the people of Manipur, the All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM ) visited Tamenglong district and held a meeting with district officials.

8. RBI temporarily bars HDFC Bank from issuing new credit cards, launching digital initiatives

The Reserve Bank has temporarily barred HDFC Bank from launching new digital banking initiatives and issuing new credit card after taking a serious view of service outages at the country's largest private sector lender over the last two years.

9. Facebook to target false claims, conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccine

Social media recently witnessed growing misinformation on the COVID-19 vaccine, Facebook in the past which has taken up issues such as False news now has plans to remove content which the company considers being false information and linked to conspiracy theories about the vaccine.

10. UK becomes the first country to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, first shots roll out next week

United Kingdom became the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 after “rigorous” analysis by its independent regulator.