Mid-day News Nuggets

Top stories this afternoon

1. Arunachal Pradesh: ABK Siang District bids farewell to outgoing DC Rajeev Takuk

The Adi Baane Kebang East Siang district unit on Tuesday bid farewell to the outgoing Siang District Dy. Commissioner Rajeev Takuk at the office of Siang District Deputy Commissioner in the presence of ABK members of Siang district led by President Taho Mibang and General Secretary Tali Tamut.

2. Centre caps COVID-19 vaccine rates in private hospitals

The government on Tuesday has set the maximum price that private hospitals can charge for the three COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the country.

3. IIT Guwahati improves position in World University rankings

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G), one of the premier educational and research institutes in the country, has broken into the top 50 institutes to secure the 41st rank globally in the ‘Research Citations per Faculty’ category of the QS World University rankings 2022.

4. Grant paid leave to tea workers going for vaccination: Assam Opp leader

Leader of the Opposition in Assam Assembly, Debabrata Saikia has requested the state welfare of tea tribes and labour minister to issue strict instructions to tea garden managements to allow paid leave to labourers going for vaccination at nearby government healthcare facilities.

5. COVID update: National recovery rate lifts to 94.55 per cent

On Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry informed that over 1.62 lakh people have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, at the same time when 92,596 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in India.

6. Manipur: Bomb explodes near AMSU office in Imphal

In a recent report released on Tuesday, a bomb exploded near the main gate of the All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU) office located inside the Dhanamanjuri (DM) University campus. 

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