Mid-day News Nuggets

 Top news this afternoon

 1. Tripura CM Biblab Kumar Deb tests positive for COVID-19

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

2. Assam reports highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases this year

Assam reported 92 fresh COVID-19 cases the highest single-day spike in the state this year.

3. Arunachal Pradesh: Deputy Commissioner of Dibang Minga Sherpa receives commendation card for ‘outstanding service’

The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of Eastern Command, Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, awarded the GOC-in-C Commendation Card to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Dibang, Minga Sherpa.

4. PM Modi reiterates commitment to support research, innovation in healthcare on World Health Day

World Health Day is a day to reaffirm our gratitude and appreciation to all those people who work towards keeping the people healthy, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

5. India's growth rate to jump to impressive 12.5% in 2021 says IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected an impressive 12.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021.

6. Maharashtra remains the worst-hit COVID-19 state in India

Maharashtra has reported almost 60 per cent of India's total COVID-19 cases during the second wave.

7. Mexican candidate launches poll campaign to protest COVID, cartel-related deaths

A congressional candidate launched his election campaign from a coffin to highlight the deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic and cartel-related violence.

8. Explosion kills two in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad

An explosion killed two people and injured six others in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.