Morning News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya: Union Home Minister Amit Shah to chair 69th Plenary Session of NEC in Shillong

Union Home Minister, Amit Shah will chair the 69th Plenary Session of the North Eastern Council (NEC), scheduled to be held in the city on January 23 and 24.

2. Assam Elections: Congress announces pre-poll alliance with AIUDF, four other parties

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora said that the move to stitch the alliance before the polls were aimed at “ousting” the ruling BJP from power

3. Assam: Straying Kaziranga rhino immobilised, brought to the state zoo

An adult male rhino, which had strayed out of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve was finally immobilised and brought to the Assam State Zoo for observation

4. SpiceJet to start direct flights from Sikkim to New Delhi soon

Pakyong airport was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018, but commercial flight operations have been hampered by low visibility because of poor weather.

5. Govt declares Subhas Chandra Bose birth anniversary as Parakram Diwas

The government has decided to observe January 23 as 'Parakram Diwas' to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

6. Miscreants hurl grenade at Raj Bhavan's main gate in Manipur

Miscreants lobbed a hand grenade at the main gate of the Raj Bhavan in Imphal, Manipur on Tuesday

7. Tripura celebrates 43rd Kokborok Day

The occasion witnessed people from different indigenous communities of Tripura participating in the celebration, dressed in their traditional attires.

8. India ranked number one Test team after series win against Australia

The victory added 430 points to the total in the rating tally, putting the Indian team ahead of New Zealand (420) and Australia (332).

9. Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP over construction of Chinese village in Arunachal Pradesh

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi recently took to his official Twitter handle and reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi, without mentioning his name, over reports that China had constructed a village with 101 homes on the banks of river Tsar Chu in Arunachal Pradesh

10. Maruti Suzuki hikes price of select models up to Rs 34,000

The new prices came into effect from January 18, 2021, Maruti Suzuki India said.