Mid-day News Nuggets


1. CAG says Shillong Times story on Power Department misleading and not based on facts

The office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said that the Shillong Times story on the alleged Saubhagya scam in the power department was misleading and not based on facts, as no such report was made public by the CAG.

2. 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted the Goalpara region of Assam.

3. Mizoram to introduce Hmar language as a medium of instruction at primary school level

Following a High Court order, the Mizoram government has finally decided to implement the 27-year-old Hmar accord and introduce Hmar language at the primary school level from the next academic session in Mizoram. 

4. Meghalaya: 85% of work on new assembly building completed 

Meghalaya Assembly speaker Metbah Lyngdoh informed that 80-85% of the construction of the new assembly building has been completed so far. 

5. UEFA EURO 2020: Italy in finals after winning in penalty shoot-out over Spain

Italy extended their unbeaten run to 33 matches on Wednesday after the Roberto Mancini-led side booked a finals berth in the European Championship 2020, defeating an attacking Spanish side in a penalty shoot-out (4-2) to break a 1-1 deadlock. 

6. Manipur plans to use art to spread COVID awareness

In an attempt to spread awareness against COVID-19, the Manipur government has proposed the idea of using the popular form of theatre called 'Shumang Leela' or 'Shumang Kumhei' to reach out to people. 

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