Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Sports legend Milkha Singh passes away at 91

India's prominent sporting legend, Milkha Singh died aged 91 on Friday due to Covid-19 complications in Chandigarh. 

2. Two Manipur players among 16-member hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics

Two hockey players, hailing from the Northeastern state of Manipur, have been shortlisted in the Men's and Women's Indian Hockey teams who will represent the country in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, respectively. 

3. Mizoram's Lalremsiami becomes first Mizo female Olympian from state

Among the eight Olympic debutants, Mizoram’s Lalremsiami became the first female Mizo Olympian from the state to be selected for the coveted games.

4. Manipur detects numerous cases of COVID-19 Delta variant 

Altogether 18 cases of Delta variant of COVID-19 were detected in Manipur, chief minister N Biren Singh informed on Friday.

5. Mizoram declares Class 12 Board offline examination results

The Mizoram Class-12 Board examinations result was announced on Friday with 87.80 per cent of the students clearing the examination.

6. 4.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale jolts Sonitpur on June 19.

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