Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Mizoram police seize heroin worth Rs 42.80 lakh

A joint team of Assam Rifles and Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department arrested two persons and seized heroin worth Rs 42.80 lakh in Aizawl.

2. Regular classes from class 6 to resume in Nagaland from February 8

Nagaland School Education Department has permitted all schools functioning within the state to resume regular classes for students of classes VI and above with effect from February 8.

3. Three railway workers injured in Assam's Bongaigaon tank blast

Three railway workers sustained minor injuries in a blast which occurred in a bogie tank when two of them were engaged in welding activity in the (railway) carriage and wagon workshop at New Bongaigaon, Assam.

4. Three more Rafale jets arrive in India from France

The third batch of three Rafale fighter jets landed in India on Wednesday evening after flying non-stop from France.

5. IMF projects 11.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected an 11.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021, making the country the only major economy in the world to register double-digit growth this year.

6. PM Modi reviews projects worth Rs 54675 crore in 'Pragati' meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed a number of projects with a total cost of Rs 54,675 crore in 15 states as he chaired the 35th 'Pragati' meeting.

7. FDI inflow at US$ 58. 37 billion during April to November 2020

Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry on Wednesday informed that the total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow was recorded at US$ 58. 37 billion during April to November 2020.

8. South Africa to receive 1 million COVID vaccine doses from India

One million coronavirus vaccine doses will arrive from India in South Africa on February 1, said South African Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.