Morning News Nuggets


1. New snake species discovered in Mizoram named after Mizo warrior

During a survey for herpetofauna species in villages not far from the capital city Aizawl, a team of researchers from Mizoram University discovered a species of non-venomous snake.

2. EXAM EVALUATION: Assam govt withdraws ‘objectionable’ clause 

In a significant decision, the Assam government has decided to withdraw the ‘objectionable’ clause five of the notification regarding evaluation criteria framed by the expert committees of the state board/council exams which had to be cancelled in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

3. Assam: Akhil lambasts CM for ‘disrespecting’ MLAs’ role

Sibsagar MLA and Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi said that the chief minister’s remark on the role of MLAs “only confined to framing laws” was out of place in a democracy and misleading.

4. Meghalaya: Most candidates appearing for SSLC and HSSLC exams from Shillong and Nongpoh

Joint Director of Meghalaya Board of School Education, M Marbaniang, has stated that Shillong and Nongpoh are the two places where students appearing for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) have been affected due to COVID-19.

5. Second wave is not yet over Northeast; don't let your guard down, says Health Ministry

The second COVID wave is far from over for the Northeast, and while the positivity rate across the country has shown a decline, the trajectory in the region, however, shows a different picture. 

6. Assam Water Resources Minister reviews flood situation in Kokrajhar 

Assam Minister for Water Resources, Information and Public relations (IPR) Pijush Hazarika visited Kokrajhar and reviewed the flood situation in the area.

7. Meghalaya: State job reservation policy will be applied for Eklavya schools, says Rymbui

Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui informed that the state job reservation policy will be applied in the recruitment process of teachers for the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS).

8. Assam special DGP chairs meet with Rhino Protection Task Force in Kaziranga NP

Assam special DGP GP Singh chaired a meeting with the Assam Rhino Protection Task Force’s on “protection of Rhino in Kaziranga landscape” at Kaziranga range in Kohora.

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