Midday News Nuggets


1. President-elect Joe Biden receives COVID-19 vaccine

US President-elect Joe Biden, on Monday, publicly received the COVID-19 vaccine and said he was doing this to demonstrate that people should be ready to take the vaccine when it is available.

2. Sensex tumbles over 300 points in early trade; Nifty slips below 13,250

Equity benchmark Sensex dropped over 300 points in early trade on Tuesday, tracking losses in index majors Reliance Industries, Bajaj Finance and ITC amid weak cues from global markets as concerns over the new coronavirus strain continued to spook investors.

3. Let it go and move on: Smith's advice to India after Adelaide debacle

The Australian troika of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood dismissed India for their lowest Test score of 36 in the opening day-night Test.

4. Marching towards digital prowess: Nagaland soon to start technology incubator

Director General of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Omkar Rai on December 21 said the Indian IT industry has been doing very well during the pandemic and the sector will witness significant advancements in the future.

5. Farmer union leaders to meet, discuss a plan of action

Farmer union leaders are expected to meet on Tuesday to discuss a plan of action as thousands gathered at protest sites on Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to press for the repeal of the new agri laws.

6. Country singer Kay Toinette Oslin passes away at 78

Country singer Kay Toinette Oslin, popularly known as K.T Oslin, passed away at the age of 78 at her residence in suburban Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday morning.

7. Six-year-old girl raped in UP's Fatehpur

A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 50-year-old man in a village in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Tuesday.

8. Meghalaya: Help pours in for children of AW Thomas Girls' Home in Shillong

Members of the women’s wing of the National People’s Party (NPP), on Monday, visited A.W. Thomas Girls’ Home in Jaiaw Lumsyntiew, Shillong, and distributed clothes to 45 children between the ages of 6 and 18.

9. Netflix releases official trailer for 'The White Tiger'

Starring Priyanka Chopra, Rajkumar Rao and Adarsh Gaurav, The White Tiger is an adaptation of Aravind Adiga's Man Booker Prize-winning debut novel.

10. Man held for creating fake Facebook account of Maharashtra minister

Thane police have arrested a man for allegedly creating a fake Facebook account in the name of a Maharashtra minister and posting objectionable content on it, an official said on Tuesday.