Mid-day News Nuggets

 Trending news this afternoon
1. Arunachal Pradesh: Student body demands reopening of Oriental Insurance Company

ABSU Pasighat, wrote a letter o the Divisional Manager of Oriental Insurance Company and appealed to the management to reopen the branch which had been closed since January 2021.

2. Assam: Lower primary schools to remain closed amid surge in COVID-19 cases 

The DDMA, Assam, announced that all lower primary schools from class I to class IV would remain closed w.e.f April 19, 2021.

3. Meghalaya reports 73 new COVID-19 cases 

The northeastern state of Meghalaya reported 73 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total active cases to 680.

4. Meghalaya: Shillong District Council Court to remain closed 

The District Council Court in Shillong will remain closed on Monday, April 19, after judge S. Kharsyiemlieh tested positive for COVID-19.

5. Former PM Manmohan Singh writes to Modi, suggests five ways to fight COVID-19 

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi on Sunday and suggested five ways to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

6. Uttar Pradesh journalist dies of COVID-19, family blames Yogi

A journalist from Lucknow reportedly died of COVID-19 after tweeting about dropping oxygen levels in his blood.

7. Canada reports second case of blood clotting linked to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine 

Denmark also reported cases regarding blood clots among those that had received the jab and has stopped using the vaccine. 

8. EasyDNS starts accepting Dogecoin as payment option 

“We were the first ICANN registrar to accept Bitcoin, the first to accept Ethereum, the first to accept Litecoin and now… DOGE,” the Canadian firm said.

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