Mid-day News Nuggets
The clinical trials of the third dose of indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, as a booster dose, six months after administering the second dose, has begun today at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi.
Senior IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal was on Tuesday appointed as the new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a term of two years.
The government of India released a grant of Rs. 1,605 crore to eight northeastern states under Jal Jeevan Mission to provide tap water supply to rural homes in the current financial year, said Ministry of Jal Shakti.
Seasoned Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (64kg) has secured his fifth successive medal at the Asian Boxing Championships by advancing to the semifinals after out-punching Kuwait’s Nader Odah in the last-eight stage.
Recently elected Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) MLA from Assam’s Gossaigaon constituency, Majendra Narzary died of post-COVID-19 complications at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.
Gauhati High Court has sought written response from the Assam government to a PIL (public interest litigation) on issues relating to the present situation in the tea gardens of the state amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MDCs of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) have written to the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the council Benedic R. Marak to address issues related to the salaries of the employees including tied grants etc.
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