Midday News Nuggets


1. Shimla receives first snowfall of 2021

Predicting snowfall in mid and high hills, the Meteorological Department had already issued yellow weather warning for a thunderstorm in Himachal Pradesh for February 4.

2. Budget allocated Rs 6,913 crore for rail projects in Northeast, says Pink Book

In the northeast states, ongoing projects include 19 new lines and doubling projects, covering 2,008 km.

3. Tripura MP writes to Shah for including the state in assistance scheme for tea workers

Lok Sabha MP from West Tripura constituency, Pratima Bhoumik wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah, urging the Centre to include the state in the Rs 1,000-crore assistance programme for tea workers in Assam and West Bengal announced in the Union Budget for 2021-22.

4. Sikkim Government College students stage protest over poor infrastructure

According to the students, the college lacks proper infrastructure, and the government had failed to address the matter.

5. Jorhat-Majuli connecting bridgework by February 20, says Assam CM

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the construction of the Jorhat-Majuli connecting bridge would begin by February 20.

6. Eight cancer screening centres to open in Tripura

The medical superintendent of the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Agartala, Dr Gautam Majumder, said the state health department would open eight screening centres in Tripura for early identification of cancer patients.

7. England opener Crawley out of first two Tests vs India owing to wrist injury

Crawley, who turned 23 on Wednesday, had slipped on the marble floor of the Chepauk dressing room, thereby injuring his wrist.

8. Myanmar blocks Facebook as resistance grows to coup

Facebook is especially popular in Myanmar and the ousted government had commonly made public announcements on the social media site.