Mid-Day News Nuggets


1. India records highest single-day spike with over 4 lakh new COVID cases

India for the first time reported more than 4 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours on Saturday.

2. Actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal passes away due to COVID-19 complications

Actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, who was part of many popular films, TV shows and web series passed away on April 30 due to COVID-19 complications.

3. Manipur Guv bans supply of oxygen for non-medical use

The Manipur Government has banned the supply of oxygen for non-medical purpose, amid the rapid surge of COVID-19 infections in the state.

4. Meghalaya CM to table cabinet discussion on MeECL imbroglio

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that he will discuss the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL)MeECL) imbroglio with his cabinet colleagues. 

5. Assam BJP exit poll predicts at least 83 seats for NDA

Amid predictions by nationwide exit polls favouring the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Assam to retain power, the state BJP has come up with its analysis, predicting that the saffron party-led alliance (Mitrajot) will win at least 83 of the 126 legislative Assembly seats that went to the three-phase polls during March 27 and April 6.