Morning News Nuggets


1. Over 10,676 Assam healthcare workers vaccinated in 4 days

“The fourth day of the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination programme was conducted successfully in Assam. Around 3091 beneficiaries have been vaccinated till 6 pm through 65 sessions,” an official statement said on Thursday evening.

2. MDA shows ‘serious commitment’ to Inner-Line Permit issue says Meghalaya CM

“We have shown our commitment to this long pending issue by passing a resolution. We have taken steps which none of the previous government in the past has done,” Sangma told reporters.

3. Tripura: COVID-19 vaccination drive kicks off with 61.5 per cent turnout on fourth day

The fourth day of the COVID-19 vaccination drive was held on Thursday in Tripura.

4. OTT platform with Assamese content launched in Guwahati

Reeldrama, an Over The Top (OTT) platform packed with a bouquet of films, web series and shows, will make a star-studded entry from January 22.

5. Five dead in Serum Institute fire; Covishield facility unaffected

Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the institute, informed that the Covishield vaccine production unit of the building is unaffected though, and that production will not stop.

6. Imphal talkies' Keibul Gi Sangai addresses environmental degradation

The song is about the Loktak Lake - the only floating lake in the world and its surrounding environment.

7. 49th Statehood Day celebrated in Manipur

The state government organised several programmes to mark the occasion at the 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Parade Ground.

8. Nagaland CM Rio inaugurates Noklak as 12th district

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony cum Khaozaosie-Hok-Ah festival( festival of the Khiamniungan tribe), Rio extended his best wishes to the people of the newly formed district.

9. Female voters outnumber male electors in Mizoram

According to the final roll published Wednesday, there are altogether 8,16,138 voters, including 4,19,165 females, in the state, the official said.

10. Sikkim receives second batch of COVID-19 vaccines

The vaccines will be stored at the cold chain storage section of Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial (STNM) Hospital in Gangtok.