On October 23, South Bengaluru received heavy rainfall which left 300 houses flooded, residents stranded and hundreds of vehicles washed away. BBMP authorities who reached the site, provided food and water for the families in distress due to the rainfall. The highest recorded rainfall was witnessed in RR Nagar (105.5mm) and the least in Jnanabharati (41mm).
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Karnataka government announced on October 23 that all degree and diploma colleges in the state will commence from November 17. As per the Deputy CM CN Ashwath Narayan, students may enrol online or those who choose to attend offline classes will need their parents' consent. The continuation of classes and batches will be decided based on the student's strength and safety measures (norms) required to be followed.
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A 62-year-old Covid-19 deceased's autopsy report suggested that Covid-patient bodies can be infectious. The first post-mortem of Covid-19 patient in Karnataka, found virus-strains in nasal and throat swabs even after 18 hours of death. However, the deceased lungs became hard as leather, and his air-sacks bursted with clots in blood-vessels. "The post-mortem found the virus strains different from US and Italy," says report conducted by Dr… read-more
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The upgraded version of the Karnataka's "The Golden Chariot" train is set to resume its operations, starting January 2021. The luxurious train had stopped owing to insufficient passengers and the State Tourism Development Corporation has now upgraded it with lavish features including a Smart TV in every vestibule and safety features such as CCTVs. Reportedly, due to COVID-19 the train services will now include special protocols like… read-more
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Karnataka government has ordered to suspend the driving licenses for up to three months if the riders are caught without helmet. It also made it mandatory for children above 4-year-old to wear helmets. Reportedly, the suspension comes in addition to a fine of Rs 500. The government stated that the "new rule" will come to effect immediately throughout the state.
The Karnataka government stated that the discoms (power distribution companies) in the state were in a good "fiscal shape" and there was no need to privatise them. The remarks came against the Centre's proposal to privatise discoms in the state. However, the state can opt for this if it sees positive results in the Union Territories that have implemented privatisation. Earlier, the Centre had proposed privatisation of three discoms of… read-more
To intensify measures against financial frauds, Karnataka government is planning to setup a system to freeze accounts of the fraudsters within the first hour of the transaction. The police plan to establish a process, wherein the victims can report the fraud through a call/message that will, in-turn, generate a unique number similar to an FIR number. Based on this, banks can immediately freeze the accounts of fraudsters.
Some private school teachers in Bengaluru are reportedly using English to teach Kannada language. They opine that it is for "easier" understanding. But, students' parents have opposed this vehemently. While claiming that the teachers replaced Kannada words with English, the parents said this "would remove the cultural and contextual heritage that is part of the language." However, they stated that Hindi is taught properly. Legally, all CBSE/… read-more
Karnataka's most celebrated festival, "Dasara" was inaugurated on October 17 by Dr Manjunath, who was selected in honour of the service of COVID warriors. The government has decided to keep the celebrations low-key this year and hence the festival began by CM Yediyurappa and Dr Manjunath offering flowers to goddess "Chamundi". COVID warriors were felicitated at the event and the rituals throughout the ten-day festival will… read-more
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The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) has started rescue operations in Maharashtra and Karnataka after the heavy rains wreaked havoc in various parts of the states. Reportedly, two NDRF teams in Karnataka and three teams in Maharashtra have been assigned to evacuate people from the affected areas. In Maharashtra, Latur, Solapur and Pune districts are witnessing flood-like situations.
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