Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Sikkim: Khilburna Gurung becomes first Inspector General of Police from state

Khilburna Gurung has become the first person from Sikkim to be appointed as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) from the State Police Service (SPS).

2. FIR against ex-Assam NRC coordinator over ‘anomalies’ in citizens’ register update process

City-based NGO, Assam Public Works (APW), has lodged a first information report (FIR) against former Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator, Prateek Hajela and his close associates, for alleged manipulation in the family tree verification during the NRC update process.

3. COVID Update: India sets new record administering over 54 lakh vaccine doses in a single day

India has administered over 54.24 lakh vaccine doses across the country on Tuesday, which is the highest ever recorded in a single day so far, the Union Health Ministry informed.

4. Arunachal govt to implement 'Mission Shikha' to revamp education system

Arunachal chief minister Pema Khandu, on Tuesday, has approved the state government's plan to improvise and restore the education scenario in the state by completely overhauling the education system.  

5. Assam MLAs without govt residence to receive rent allowance

Assam Legislative Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary, informed that the elected legislators of the Assembly will be entitled to receive Rs. 25,000 per month as rent allowance, in case of failure to book a government residence at the newly constructed buildings of MLA colony

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