Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on October 16 announced the state government is set to launch delivering rations to residents' doorsteps from November 1 in Bengaluru. Reportedly, the initiative, part of the ''Jana Sevak Scheme'' that is to be launched on January 26, will cover all 28 assembly constituencies. As a part of this program, wheat, flour, rice, and sugar will be supplied to people's residences.
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The 10-year-old Vidyun R Hebbar, a resident of Bengaluru, has won the International "Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year" award at the London Natural History Museum's annual contest, 2021 for capturing a beautiful web-weaving spider. The picture has been titled ''Dome Home''. Hebbar also won an award under-10 category for a "Highly Commended" picture. ''My Dad captures beautiful images. I want to take pictures the same way,'' said Hebbar… read-more
After torrential rains hit Bengaluru on October 14, the city's Madiwala lake flooded. For the next three days, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted severe to extremely heavy rains in isolated areas across Karnataka. On October 11, the city began to experience severe rain, which subsequently resulted in a flood-like situation. Following severe rainfall, several places were flooded, including the Kempegowda-International-… read-more
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The organizers of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), Mashal Sports, on October 5 announced the return of PKL with Season 8 set to begin from December 22. This year's league will be contested without spectators, at a single site in Bengaluru, to ensure the health and safety of players and all stakeholders. "We welcome and support the conduct of forthcoming Pro Kabaddi Season 8 n our state," stated Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.
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A Bengaluru-based company, BuildAhome, which provides home construction services, builds environmentally friendly homes with locally accessible materials like porotherm blocks while minimizing the usage of steel and cement. The homes are naturally cool in the summer and has saved hundreds of litres of water each year. Founded in 2016, the company has built around 400 houses in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
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In Bengaluru, drivers who use headphones or earphones while driving will be fined Rs 1,000 as part of a fundamental shift in the enforcement of the Motor Vehicles Rules. While talking about the drive, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) B R Ravikanthe Gowda asserted the gadgets that divert attention while driving are restricted but only navigation devices are permitted. He contends if attention diverts, it can be life-threatening.
Transport Minister B Sriramulu launched Bengaluru's first electric bus on September 30 which will operate as a feeder service at Namma Metro stations, reducing Metro passengers' connectivity issues. E-buses will function from the BMTC's Yeshwantpur and KR Puram stations. Each e-bus carries 33 people. Reportedly, the BMTC will build charging stations for buses at the three depots and supply the infrastructure needed to run the e-buses service… read-more
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In a shocking manner, four miscreants murdered a 27-year-old history-sheeter, identified as Arvind, inside the Bangalore Football Stadium before the scheduled women's football match on September 12. Reportedly, Arvind was playing at the BBMP ground situated opposite the stadium and all the accused chased him to murder as he ran. Suspecting old rivalry behind the murder, police are investigating the CCTV footages to ''nab the accused''.
Experts cautioned that 15 out of 32 Delta sub-lineages of the Covid-19 virus have been found and are evolving in Karnataka. However, experts discovered a reduction in the number of mutations like AY.4 and AY.12. On the other hand, experts from Genomics Surveillance Committee warned that these reductions could be a sign of a virus transformation. An emerging variant in South Africa C.1.2 is a matter of concern, experts added.
According to the 2011 census data, Bengaluru has been found as the most linguistically diverse district with the home to 107 scheduled and non-scheduled languages, followed by Pune at second in India. The data also reveals that 44.62% of people in the city speak Kannada among the scheduled languages. Dr. Mudit Kapoor, involved in the research, said it shows where people are moving to in the country.