Mid-day News Nuggets

Top stories this afternoon.

1. Gauhati HC seeks reply from Centre, Assam on internally displaced persons

Gauhati High Court has sought detailed replies from the Centre as well as the state government on the larger issues concerning the status of internally displaced persons (IDPs) besides the responsibility of the central and state governments towards such persons.

2. Mizoram University students walk miles to find internet for online exam 

With the online examination for the undergraduate students of Mizoram University beginning on Tuesday, students of Mawhrei village, under Siaha District, walked miles to reach a spot with internet signals.

3. Nagaland to introduce prepaid meters for all under smart-meter project

The Nagaland Power Department said in a press release that prepaid meters will be installed for all categories of electricity consumers in the state as part of its smart metering system under government of India's plan to reform the power distribution sector.

4. Alok Kumar appointed as new Chief Secretary of Tripura

After abruptly transferring the incumbent Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar as Special Chief Resident Commissioner of Tripura in New Delhi, the Tripura government has appointed Alok Kumar as its new Chief Secretary.

5. Clinical trials of Covaxin for children begins at AIIMS Patna 

The clinical trials of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin on children aged between two and 18 years have begun at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Patna. 

6. Celebrate this year's World Environment Day in a different way

World Environment Day, an annual event that aims at increasing positive awareness about the need to care for the environment and the nature of the planet earth is just around the corner.

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