Facebook has signed a deal with Mumbai-based Company CleanMax to buy renewable energy from a 32-megawatt wind power project located in Southern Karnataka. The power project owned by CleanMax will supply electricity to Facebook on a long-term agreement using environmental attribute certificates, or carbon credits. Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on April 15, announced that the company's operations will now run by renewable energy… read-more
Courtesy: The Economic Times
The chief of Ramachandrapura Mutt in Karnataka's Shivamogga said, according to Ramayanam, Gokarna is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. However, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam's (TTD) expert committee will submit its report on April 21, and release a booklet proving Lord Hanuman was born in Anjanadri hill located at Sesachalam hill range. The Mutt head Raghaveshwara Bharathi made the statement defying TTD's claim on Lord Hanuman’s birthplace… read-more
Amid crossing 10,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka on April 11, CM BS Yediyurappa cautioned the state people on imposing lockdown if failed to cooperate. The state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said that it is expected to have 25,000-30,000 COVID-19 cases by April end. The government is not willing to impose lockdown but do not compel us with non-cooperation, said Ministers cautioning the state people.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
Azim Premji University researchers have transformed an eight-year old ecological research into a storybook to aware people about Bengaluru's environment and wooden grooves. Titled 'Where have all our gunda thopes gone?', the 56-page story gives insights into environmental problems by showing facts. Illustrated by APU's Sukanya Basu, the book is translated by NSD visiting faculty member MK Shankar. It contains adjacent English and Kannada… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian express
Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa got some momentary relief when the supreme court put the corruption case against him on hold. The chargesheet against him was filed by Karnataka Lokayukta accusing him of disrupting government acquisition of land and giving it to private individuals for industrial use 10 years ago. In March, the Karnataka high court asked a special court to proceed against him based on the chargesheet filed by Lokayukta.
Karnataka's former Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi has failed to appear before the Special Investigation Team on April 2. Accused of sexual harassment, the former minister cited poor health as a reason to skip the meeting and requested for exemption until he gets well. Earlier, on March 26, an FIR was registered against Gokak MLA Jarkiholi for assaulting a woman on the pretext of providing her a government job.
The Karnataka government on April 2 announced fresh strict restrictions owing to surge in the COVID-19 cases. The government order, in effect till April 20, asked all gyms and swinging pools to be shut. Further, it also provisioned all pubs, clubs and bars to function strictly with a maximum 50% seating capacity. It also advised people to follow COVID-19 protocols while being in departmental stores, malls and public places.
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited has started the process of renovation at Jog Falls, and aims at building a world class tourist destination. A 165-crore revamp project includes construction of 400-meter ropeway and enhancement of the viewing deck. Besides, cafeteria, science park, boating facility, cultural amphitheatre and a bronze statue of Sharavathi at the premise will also be available. Reportedly, KPCL intends to finish project… read-more
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Criticising ex-Minister and Bijapur MLA Basanagouda R Patil Yatnal's defamatory public statements concerning the Karnataka government, the BJP Legislators have initiated a signature campaign. Reportedly, despite receiving a show-cause notice, Yatnal openly envisaged the collapse of the state government under the current leadership. Claiming that Yatnal's "anti-party activities" may negatively impact future bypolls, the legislators intend to… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Being apart for three decades, a 70-year-old man has reunited with his family with the help of ITBP soldiers. Knowing only Kannada, Kenchappa Govindappa from Karnataka was stuck in Uttarakhand where he worked at a roadside eatery, earning only a meal and sleeping at a bus stop in bone-chilling cold. Using the social media, the ITBP personnel reunited Kenchappa with his family. Later, the ITBP recognized the 36th battalion jawans for the… read-more