Mid-day News Nuggets


1. India's massive jump in COVID-deaths, 6,148 in the last 24 hours

India recorded 6,148 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest number of fatalities recorded in a single day, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

2. ISRO to assist development projects in Northeast through Space Technology

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, will assist development projects in the Northeast through Space Technology. 

3. India's 'Forest Man' set to make Mexico greener

'Forest Man of India' Jadav 'Molai' Payeng is all set to fly to Mexico to accomplish his mission of making this North American nation greener.

4. Assam: Youth dies in alleged police brutality in Nagaon, violent protests follow

A youth was allegedly beaten to death by police personnel on Wednesday evening at Gareki village in Nagaon district of Assam during the curfew hours.

5. Assam: Vehicles loaded with illegal timber seized in Kamrup, Goalpara districts

The Assam forest department, as part of its ongoing intensified drive against illegal timber trade in the state, seized two vehicles loaded with timber in Kamrup and Goalpara districts.

6. Assam: Yoga expert bags first place in the 9th Asian Yoga Sports Championship

Pranab Kumar Nath, a Yoga expert, has bagged the top spot in the senior category at the 9th Asian Yoga Sports Championship organised by the International Youth Yoga Federation India and Om Shaptharishi Yoga in Malaysia, virtually held on May 30, 2021.

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