01. China Abducts 5 Persons From Arunachal Pradesh
In a shocking development, five people from Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh have reportedly been abducted by Chinese PLA. This has been confirmed by Congress MLA from Pasighat West Assembly constituency, Ninong Ering. In a tweet, he wrote, “SHOCKING NEWS: Five people from Upper Subansiri district of our state Arunachal Pradesh have reportedly been ‘abducted’ by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA).”
02. Prez Kovind Confers National Teachers’ Awards
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday conferred the National Teachers’ Awards to 47 teachers from across the country for their contribution in developing innovative methods of teaching, various news outlets reported.
03. Rajnath Singh Meets Chinese Defence Minister Amid Border Dispute
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday pushed for “restoration of status quo at all friction points in eastern Ladakh” during talks with his Chinese counterpart Gen. Wei Fenghe in Moscow, a PTI report stated. The focus of the talks that lasted nearly two and a half hours was on ways to resolve the prolonged border standoff, sources said to PTI.
04. Assamese Compulsory Till Class X: Himanta
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that the Assamese subject has been made compulsory till Class X in English medium schools. He said that the new education policy will revive the mother language it has been made compulsory in the schools.
05. Fake Doctor Arrested In Dibrugarh District
The Tingkhong Police have arrested a fake doctor or quack working at Tingkhang Tea Estate on Friday night. Identified as Pankaj Kumar Nath, the accused allegedly had worked at several tea gardens across the state using different fictitious names in the past.
06. Ayodhya Mosque’s Size To Be Same As Babri Masjid
The trust formed for the construction of a mosque in Ayodhya after the Supreme court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case, said that it will of the same size as Babri Masjid. The five-acre complex in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur village will also house a hospital, a library and a museum among others, said an office-bearer of the trust.
07. Assam Tops EODB 2019 Ranking Among NE States
Assam in the NorthEast region topped the ease of doing business ranking 2019, while Andhra Pradesh retained its top position nationally, the commerce and industry ministry released the State Business Reform Action Plan Ranking on Saturday.
08. “Govt Took Care Of Economy”- BJP Prez JP Nadda
BJP president JP Nadda on Saturday said that the government took care of the economy by turning the tragedy into an opportunity. India took the bold and timely step of imposing a lockdown to save the lives of 1.3 billion people from Covid-19, he added.
09. Railway Announces 1.40 Lakh Posts
National transporter’s board chairman VK Yadav on Saturday said that the Indian Railways will start conducting the first stage of computer based exams from December 15, 2020. During a virtual briefing, Yadav informed the exams will be held to fill 1,40,640 posts in three categories of vacancies, namely – non-technical popular categories (guards, clerks etc), isolated and ministerial category and level 1 (track maintainers, pointsman etc).
10. Veteran Filmmaker Johnny Bakshi Passes Away
Veteran Hindi Filmmaker Johnny Bakshi has passed away on Saturday in a Mumbai hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 82. Bakshi was admitted to Arogya Nidhi hospital in Juhu after he complained of breathlessness. He was tested for Covid-19 on suspicion, which came out negative.
11. COVID-19 Vaccine Expected In Mid-2021: WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan on Friday said that the large-scale global distribution of vaccines of COVID-19 cannot be expected until mid-2021.
12. Donald Trump Wish To Help Amid Indo-China Border Row
The United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that the US is ready to help India as the border stand-off between India and China has been very nasty and that China is certainly going at it.
13. Tiger Killed By Pig At Kaziranga
A Royal Bengal Tiger of Kaziranga National Park died in a clash between the tiger and a male wild pig. The wild pig also died as a result. This is the first death of a tiger at the hands of a pig at Kaziranga National Park.
14. Assam: 7 More Die Of Covid-19
Assam recorded 7 more coronavirus deaths on Saturday, taking the death toll to 352. Confirming the deaths, the state health minister stated the details of the deceased
15. Covid-19: Assam Registers 2698 Fresh Cases
Assam detected 2698 new coronavirus cases out of 35147 tests done in the last 24 hours, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The Covid positivity rate stands at 7.67 percent, he said.