Midday News Nuggets


1. Govt officials to undergo toxicology tests in drug-affected districts of Arunachal Pradesh

The Government of Arunachal Pradesh will conduct toxicology tests on officials suspected of being involved in drug-related activities in the worst-affected districts of the state.

2. Twenty critically endangered vultures found dead in Assam

Twenty critically endangered vultures died after consuming carrion (the decaying flesh of dead animals) at Sadiya sub-division in upper Assam Tinsukia district.

3. Manipur Congress President accuses BJP of making fake promises

He also stated that the Mizo Accord of 1986 and the Assam Accord of 1985 were all signed under the Congress-led government.

4. Assam: Close to 1 lakh health workers inoculated in COVID-19 vaccine drive

Altogether, 99,514 healthcare workers received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Assam through 2,088 sessions.

5. Delhi Police arrest Deep Sidhu in connection with Red Fort incident

Actor and activist Deep Sidhu, who was accused in the January 26 violence and vandalism incident, was arrested by Delhi Police on Monday evening.

6. Iran: US must lift sanctions before it lives up to nuke deal

Iran also has begun enriching uranium closer to weapons-grade levels and said it would experiment with uranium metals, a key component of a nuclear warhead.