Mid-day News Nuggets

 Trending News this afternoon.
1. Meghalaya: Video of Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong goes viral on social media

 A video clip of Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong breaking a coconut during the inauguration of the Bailey bridge on March 25 has now gone viral.

2. India bags 25th spot in 2021 Best Countries Report

 India is the world’s second-most-populous nation and considered one of the best up-and-coming economies at No. 2 in the movers ranking.

3. India and France to strengthen ties in Indo-Pacific

 The two ministers held extensive talks covering bilateral strategic ties, including regional and global challenges.

4. Sri Lanka bans 11 Islamist organisations

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, under a special gazette notification, banned the radical groups under the Prevention of Terrorism (temporary) Provisions Act.

5. Blackpink member Rosé sets record for most-watched K-pop solo artist on Youtube

Rosé is also the first artist to top the US Billboard Global Charts, both as a solo artist and a group member.

6. Bishop Hoeppner resigns at the request of Pope Francis

 Bishop Hoeppner was publicly accused of trying to cover up allegations of sexual abuse against a priest of the diocese.