Karnataka's health minister, K Sudhakar, announced on November 27 that SDM College of Medical Sciences in the state's Dharwad district has become a Covid-19 cluster, with 281 people on campus testing positive. Schools and institutions within a 500-meter radius of SDM college have been closed and surrounding areas have sanitized. According to reports, eight ambulances at college are on standby, and visitors to the campus have been limited.
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Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on November 23, visited the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Scientific research in Bengaluru which was flooded due to the heavy rains that occurred in the city. According to reports, heavy rainfall in the state has flooded most of the urban parts of Bengaluru. Moreover, C.M Bommai assured Rs 5 lakh as compensation to those whose property has been damaged due to the floods.
Bengaluru on November 22, was reported to be flooded due to extreme rains in the capital city. The water body spread over 27 acres, flooding the areas surrounding Yelhanaka Lake. Bengaluru's Kogilu Cross, Nagavara, Vidyaranyapura, and Yelahanka are among the regions worst hit. Teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed to conduct rescue and relief operations.
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Karnataka reported 178 new COVID-19 cases and two fatalities, bringing the total number of infections to 29,93,777 and deaths to 38,177 on November 22. A total of 373 discharges were recorded, bringing the overall number of recoveries in the state to 29,48,704, according to a health department's report. According to the bulletin, there were 6,867 active cases in the state, with a positivity rate of 0.31 percent.
National Institute of Technology Karnataka students designed an e-bike for the forest department. This mobility drive can be solar-powered and charge walkie-talkies, mobiles, or GPS systems. The headlight can be dismantled into a portable torch. ''This e-bike was designed keeping in mind the need of the forest department and officials,'' reported ANI. ''We'd like to thank NITK for giving us this opportunity,'' said Rakshith, a student.
Karnataka is expected to receive widespread rainfall over the next four days, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on November 18. Orange alerts have been issued in Bengaluru and Ghats in the South interior parts of the state. IMD also issued a yellow alert in some districts of coastal Karnataka and north-interior Karnataka. ''Rainfall will start decreasing on the fifth day,'' said Sadananda Adiga, Meteorologist, IMD Bengaluru.
Basava, a 45-year-old mentally challenged beggar passed away in the Ballary district of Karnataka on November 13. People put banners of him across the city, and thousands of people came to attend his funeral. Reportedly, Basava used to take only Re 1 as alms, and used to return the rest of the amount. Besides, people used to consider him as their good luck.
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From November 18, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited has planned to expand its operating hours. On weekdays (Monday-Saturday), the first train will embark from all terminal stations at 6 a.m., and on Sundays, at 7 a.m. On all days, the final train departing from terminal stations will be at 11 p.m. The last Metro train service from Nadaprabhu… read-more
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Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) shut Mantri Square mall in Bengaluru for three hours on November 15. Property tax has not been paid for two years, according to BBMP, and has remained unpaid despite several notifications. The mall had been closed for the same reason only a month and a half before. It was opened on November 15 after the owners requested 15-day extension from BBMP to settle outstanding dues.
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Corruption investigations have rattled the BJP government in Karnataka in recent days. Congress requested explanations regarding the whereabouts of over 5,000 Bitcoins related to the suspected hacker, accusing police of a major cover-up. In November 2020, Srikrishna Ramesh was arrested for using Bitcoin to buy narcotics on the dark web. Accusations that he was involved in a bitcoin robbery at the Bitfinex exchange have been dismissed by… read-more
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