Cricket has always played a major role in the lives of many Indians. It is the most popular sport in the country and millions of people are keen on watching their favourite teams on TV screens or live every week. They live for the sport and are emotionally connected to it.
The Indian Premier League is by far the most popular cricket competition and it is the most-attended sport in India. The upcoming season faced some challenges before it even began, but is now on a good track. The competition is fierce and fans are debating who will collect the best awards. We wanted to weigh in on that discussion and lay out our opinion. Let’s begin.
The Best Cricket Team
The competition may be fierce, but our top pick as to who is the best cricket team are the Mumbai Indians. After all, they’ve dominated the competition ever since its inception and are the most crowned team in the IPL. They’ve put a lot of effort in the past period and even though the rest of teams are also looking strong, there is no doubt in our mind that the Mumbai Indians will come out on top. Some people even decided to wager their money online on their favourite team. Online bookies have tremendous bonuses and can reward people quite handsomely. Make sure you check out the live cricket satta rates if you want to place bets online.
Hyderabad Sunrisers and Chennai Super Kings are also ranked in our shortlist and they have the second and third spot. Although we don’t think that they have what it takes to beat the Mumbai Indians this season, it will be fun to watch them play.
Player of the Series Award
As for the Player of the Series award, there are plenty of candidates that are worth a mention. Jos Buttler, Ravi Ashwin, and David Warner deserve a mention, but our top 2 picks are Andre Russell and Hardik Pandya.
Hardik is arguably the best all-rounder in the IPL. Last season, he topped his team’s batting averages with 44.66. Furthermore, he plays for the Mumbai Indians and they consider him a key player. If the team manages to win the IPL, he will be considered on the shortlist for the Player of the Series award.
On the other side, Andre Russell is also a freak of nature. Even though the Kolkata Knight Riders had an indifferent season in 2019, he was his side’s top wicket-taker. Andre is definitely a player to keep an eye out and we do not doubt our minds that he is a top contender when it comes to winning the Player of the Series award.
Things to Know About the 2020 IPL
First of all, you should be aware that the 2020 season will have some changes compared to the one last year. The league’s main sponsor has changed. Vivo and IPL separated after certain tensions
World today is living in unprecedented space. The virus has brought lot many changes to our lives and has taught new ways of looking at life. Certainly world will never be the same as we emerge from current crisis.
Fact remains that virus has not spared anyone of us including dance teachers. This relatively changed the dynamics of dance education and learning system. Although some dance gurus have adopted new methodologies, many are still facing challenges to come out of adversity and adopt new ways of teaching through online. This brings us to the question of whether the New technological approach of teaching dance can be satisfying to Gurus. How difficult it is to hold students attention through zoom or via internet portals.
Practically many dance teachers are putting in extra time and energy in conducting those online classes. The process is bit different. It begins by preparing for classes, schedule meeting requests regularly, checking wifi speed, Check if Audio is working properly, ensure video is clear with proper lighting, repeat the steps if video gets paused during classes, record dance videos back for revision, inspect every student steps for corrections, edit the music, deal with unstable network issues and so on.
The new approach of teaching and learning will be challenging for students and dance teachers. It’s an approach that will require students, dance teachers, and the parents to remain fully invested and committed to the process of learning.
Since the virus is here to stay for long. Therefore its ideal that we dance teachers embrace new techniques and develop new pedagogical approaches in which traditional elements of dance curriculum is maintained and kept relevant.
Permits for transportation of goods (without any distinction of essential or non-essential commodities).
Employers will have to abide by stringent safety instructions suggested by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
“The activities that are permitted to function from April 20, 2020, aims at ensuring the following things –
A) Agricultural and related activities will remain fully functional and making sure that the rural economy functions properly.
B)Creation of employment opportunities for daily wage earners and other members of the labor force.
C) Permission for Industrial activities to resume their operations to select industries, with adequate safeguards and mandatory standard operating protocols (SOPs); and functioning of the digital economy.
List of Permitted activities to ensure the aforementioned –
1) Permit for Construction of roads and building projects in rural areas.
2) Transportation of goods without distinction of goods being essential or non-essential is allowed.
3) All agricultural and horticultural activities to be fully functional, such as –
Farming operations by farmers & infield farm workers will recommence.
Procurement of agricultural products, agriculture marketing will start.
Distribution through notified Mandis is allowed.
Direct as well as decentralized marketing, manufacture, distribution, and retail of fertilizers, pesticides, and seeds.
Activities of marine and inland fisheries will resume;
Animal husbandry activities, including the supply chain of milk, milk products, poultry, and livestock farming.
Lastly, tea, coffee, and rubber plantations will resume their function.
4) To provide a momentum to the rural economy, industries operating in rural areas will start to function as well. This includes –
Food processing industries are allowed to recommence functioning.
Road construction projects.
Buildings, as well as industrial projects in rural areas, will resume their function.
Work under MNREGA (with priority to irrigation and water conservation works).
Rural Common Service Centres (CSCs) will start to operate.
These activities will create job opportunities for rural labor, including the migrant labor force.
5) Permission has been given to manufacturing and other industrial establishments with access control in SEZs, EoUs, industrial estates, and industrial townships (after making sure they implement SOP for social distancing).
6) Manufacture for hardware (IT Industry) and of essential goods and packaging is also permitted.
7) Also, activities like Coal, mineral, and oil production are allowed. These are allowed in hopes that the industrial and manufacturing sectors will see a revival with these measures, and create job opportunities while maintaining safety protocols and social distancing.
8) The important components of the financial sector, e.g., RBI, banks, ATMs, capital and debt markets will also remain functional, with a view to providing enough liquidity and credit support to the industrial sectors.
9) Since the digital economy is critical to both the services sector the national growth. Therefore, the operation of e-commerce, IT and IT-enabled services, and data centers and call centers for Government activities are all permitted now. In addition to that online teaching and distance learning are permitted as well as encouraged.
10) The revised guidelines permit all health services and the social sector to remain functional; public utilities will recommence their function without any hindrance; the supply chain of essential goods to operate properly; and, important offices of Central and State Governments and local bodies to remain open with the strength required to do the work.
11) MNREGA work will be allowed with strict implementation of social distancing, face mask, and other safety protocols.
The employers will have to abide by stringent safety instructions suggested by MHA, some of them are as follows:
1) Wearing a face mask at the workplace is mandatory.
2) Temperature screening and sanitizers at the workplace are a must in every company.
3) Employers must make sure that there are no Large meetings and shift overlaps
4) Employers need to promote the use of Arogya Setu
5) Workers need to stay within the company’s premises or in “adjacent buildings”.
6) Employers will have to arrange transportation for the employees.
At a time of panic and paranoia over the corona fuelled lockdown, the internationally renowned medical expert Dr D Nageshwar Reddy has some good news to share in the hard times. He assures that a COVID-19 outbreak is something which can be easily conquered and there is no reason to panic, as the current lockdown should not prolong beyond 3-4 weeks.
Padma Bhushan Awardee – Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy
The Hyderabad-based gastroenterologist, who serves as the Chairman of Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2016. He has shared key findings that will give India a ray of hope. First is an emerging study on genome sequencing and the other is from research on the impact of temperature on the virus. He has elaborated on why he abhors the term social distancing and how staying positive can prove beneficial. Here is a small video with him in an interview with Indian Express.
COVID-19 & The Risk to India
The virus that originated in the middle
of December in China, travelled from Wuhan to Western countries like Italy, USA
and Europe. After a lag of 2-3 weeks, it came from these areas to India and
this is when we had a gap of 3-4 weeks to study the RNA virus COVID-19.
This strain seems to be in bats, but
there is still no surety about it. A small mutation occurred that allowed it to
get transmitted from bats to humans. Sequencing of the whole virus was done in
four countries, first in the US, second Italy, third China and fourth India.
And when this virus spread to Italy or the US or to India, the genotypes of
this virus turned out to be different. In the Indian virus, there is a single
mutation occurring in the spike protein of the genome.
In the Italian virus, three mutations have occurred, which makes it more deadly to people. Whereas in India, in the USA and in China, the mortality is only about 2%. There is variation in mortality and infection rate depending upon the genome of the virus. There is a definite difference in the gene sequence in India and we are hoping that will result in the virus being less harmful because its attachment to the cell is not as good.
Impact of Temperature on COVID-19
According to a paper published by MIT, USA, they have explained the heat-sensitivity of this virus. COVID-19 is unable to exist for long periods above 32 degrees. In India, this means that as we progress to May, when the sun is at its peak, the virus transmission may come down. However indoors, where air-conditioning is there or temperature levels are cool, the problem may still persist. So, temperature may play a role, but it might have an effect only after May.
Complete Lockdown Or Just Shut the Red Zones!!!
These are two extreme situations, one is complete lockdown and the other is to keep everything open and test everyone, just like South Korea did. South Korea did extensive testing of the population and isolated the infected ones quickly, which is called the red zone or selective isolation. In India, extensive testing is not feasible, because of the demographics and the scale involved. For us, complete lockdown is a better solution, which is already done. But after the lockdown, the crucial question is what will be our plan-to-action in future?
In a situation like this, we should follow a more balanced approach. Now that the test kits are becoming cheap and easily available, we should do more testing. People above a certain age and with comorbidities must be extensively checked and isolated. A younger population who do not have comorbidities can be left a little more free after the lockdown is over. In a country like India, it is quite difficult to have a complete lockdown for long periods because social unrest will increase.
Right now, the government’s actions have been positive and this will also lead our government to develop a basic infrastructure to deal with epidemics like this in the long term.
The 3 weeks nationwide lockdown that had put many of us in a difficult situation, has been one of the best moves by the Indian government to break the COVID-19 infection cycle. This lockdown from most states, Union Territories and the entire nation, provided a more definite timeline. And people have been quite curious to know about the lockdown extension period, as there have been multiple rumours around.
Slamming The Rumors
Rajiv Gauba, Cabinet Secretary, clearing all the rumours stated that there are no plans to extend the lockdown period beyond the current 21-day timeline. The lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The Cabinet Secretary expressed disconcert on many reports revealing that the lockdown could be extended.
The 21-Day Lockdown
The 21-day lockdown came into effect on March 24, 2020. The government had requested all Union Territories and states to strictly enforce the lockdown, because of the huge exodus of migrant workers. A set of measures were supposed to be implemented by local authorities for enforcing the lockdown. This also helped ensure that the migrant workers do not face any difficulties during the period of the lockdown. For now, the 21-day lockdown is until 14th April 2020.
E-Pass System During Lockdown
Adivid Technologies developed a platform to ensure essential and authorized services to move and work smoothly during the lockdown period and provide a simple mechanism for getting permission digitally and rapidly from Police or other authorities
Question – Do I need a pass if I want to go out to buy medicines, groceries or vegetables?
No, people do not need a pass to buy groceries, medicines, or groceries. But people are not supposed to buy groceries/vegetables daily since it is a lockdown.
Question – Should I get a pass if I need to buy something that is not available in my area since police have barricaded other areas?
You should manage with the things available in your area. It is a nationwide lockdown, a medical emergency. Undoubtedly, adapting it is inevitable.
Question – I am a vendor for essential goods, do I require a pass to get goods for my shop?
You do not need a pass in this case. No restriction on empty trucks needed for transportation of goods.
Question – Do I need a pass to travel to/for my work?
No, people are without a doubt not allowed to travel for work.
Question – Being an essential goods supplier can I send empty vehicles to another part of the state to get the goods?
Yes, any essential good suppliers can surely send their vehicles to transport essential goods items.
Question – Do I need a pass if I need to visit my office once in a while to maintain equipment if I am from a startup?
At the time of national lockdown, the government decides what counts as an emergency, not people. Kindly follow government guidelines.
Question – How can I apply for a pass to go to the doctors?
Telemedicine services are available over the phone for normal medical conditions. For emergencies kindly call an ambulance or even Hoysala vehicles.
Question – Can I visit my parents/siblings/relatives who live in other districts or another part of the same city in case of an emergency? Will I need a pass in this scenario?
Please call helpline numbers in case of emergencies. However, it is a lockdown and life is not be usual as normal.
Question – There has been a death in my family. Do I need a pass to visit them?
Yes, one can attend funeral ceremonies. The local police stations can grant permission for funeral ceremonies. Permission to travel can be given after examination.
Question – Can I jog or run in the morning if I make sure I am at least 6 feet apart from others?
No, it is a lockdown and you can not go for run/jog till the lockdown period is completed.
Question – I am a doctor operating a private clinic. Can I continue practicing from my clinic?
No, as this is an emergency lockdown people are not allowed to come for general consultation. Kindly, work from home in case of an emergency.
Question – I do not have any cooking equipment/help for cooking. Can I travel to my parent’s house in another district?
No, you can not travel to other districts. Delivery services are operational.
Question – For what purposes are e-pass available? How can I apply for an e-pass?
Ace IPS Officer Annamalai Kuppusamy, referred to as Singham of Karnataka, was one of the most toughest cops on the list. Always feared by criminals and loved by people, the Bangalore IPS has served nine years in various posts in Karnataka. He was last posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police (South), after which he tendered his resignation from his post.
Annamalai Kuppusamy Background
Annamalai, a 2011 batch IPS officer, hails from Karur, Tamil Nadu. He began his career in 2013 as an assistant superintendent of police in Karkala Subdivision. He later served as superintendent of police in Udupi and Chikmagalur district, where he earned the love of people.
Posting As DCP (South)
October 2018, Annamalai Kuppusamy was brought in as a tough cop to Bengaluru city. He was posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) by Kumaraswamy led government. His transfer came up exactly a month after Alok Kumar was posted as additional commissioner of police (crime) in Bengaluru city.
Annamalai IPS hit the headlines after his crackdown on gambling and matka dens of Chikkamagaluru. Kumaraswamy led government brought in the tough cop to curb the gambling rackets in Bengaluru city.
Many speculations were doing the rounds for the Bangalore IPS. Some of them stated that he was resigning from police service to join politics back home. However, in a letter to his colleagues he cleared that he was yet to decide on the next steps. He mentioned that he wanted to spend some time with his family and also wanted to get back to farming.
Annamalai Kuppusamy is quite popular in the IPS circles and the general public. He will always be remembered for his stint as Superintendent of Police in Udupi, Chickamagalur and Bengaluru and Assistant Superintendent of Police at Karkala in Udupi district.
After India reported its 4th death due to coronavirus, with total COVID-19 cases rising to 194, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people to stay indoors and called for a “Janta Curfew” on Sunday 22nd March 2020.
Addressing the nation on the greatest pandemic in decades, Prime Minister Modi in a statement said that the world is passing through a huge crisis, which has engulfed the entire human race. For the last 2 months, we have been watching with concern the news about coronavirus spreading across the world. Therefore, he has requested people to adhere to advisories issued by the Union and the State Governments so as to contain the spread of coronavirus that has affected more countries than World War I and II.
Prime Minister has urged the citizens to observe a ‘Janata Curfew’ on March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm. At 5:00 PM, on the doors, balconies, express, streets or wherever, for 5 minutes, Janta Curfew is a way to express our gratitude for the workers who have been working tirelessly amidst the coronavirus pandemic, despite the threat to their survival, be it medical staff, police, hygiene workers, banks staff and many others. Let’s do it by clapping or by ringing a bell and face the pandemic with collective determination and patience.
PM Modi also announced the setting up of the COVID-19 task force, under Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for measures in order to lower some of the economic hardships stimulated by the pandemic.
Nine Calls-To-Action By PM Modi
Janta Curfew on 22nd March.
Do not go out until really necessary. Stay indoors. Stay healthy to keep others healthy.
Do not resort to panic buying.
Senior citizens to stay indoors
Avoid elective surgery or routine health check-ups and overburden health services
Asking employers to pay employees in full while they have to stay home and have a humane view of things.
The central government, local state government, and local bodies will continue to work to overcome the global crisis.
Stay away from Rumours
As the spread of coronavirus has climbed in India, the country is headed towards a virtual lockdown with the government restricting the movement of people in several parts and closing public areas to restrict the gathering of more than 10 people. It is the time to give up the attitude that all is well or we would, somehow, escape the disease and become a part of Janta Curfew.
The Chief Minister told the assembly that the state has recorded 14 positive cases till now.
The announcement was made by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said. Further funds of Rs 200 crore have been released to mitigate the spread of the disease. The CM also announced that a task force composed of Health Minister B Sriramulu, Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Chief Secretary Vijay Bhaskar has been formed to tackle the virus.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has also issued advisories to apartment associations/ resident welfare associations to ensure steps are taken to ensure that the virus is not spread. People have also been asked to avoid parks and gardens. Those living in paying guest accommodation have been asked to leave for their hometowns and have warned owners of such establishments not to overcrowd.
At present only PU (pre-university)-II and SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) examinations are going on. Teachers are continuing to work at educational institutions to carry out administrative work. The government has not made any announcement regarding teachers working from home.
Incidentally, the Education MInister S Suresh Kumar had also deferred the examinations for students between 7th and 9th standards till March 31 in the wake of the pandemic.
As of date, the number of positive cases stand at 14, including one 76-year-old from Kalaburagi who died of comorbidities. He was incidentally the first coronavirus victim in the country. Out of the other positive cases, two are from Kalaburagi— the deceased’s daughter, and his doctor. The others are a techie working in Dell, his wife and daughter. The others are a techie working in Mindtree, and another in Google. Three others are a co-passenger of the Mindtree techie, a student returning from the United Kingdom and another woman returning from Dubai.
On Wednesday morning, two more positive cases were confirmed by the state Health Minister B Sriramulu. Among them, one had returned from the United States, and the other woman had gone on vacation in Spain.
The Karnataka government had earlier ordered a partial shutdown until March 21, noting at the time that a decision would be taken on lifting the lock down based on the situation.
Experts have put a lot of efforts to save Bannerghatta National Park. Despite of the efforts, a notice has been published on 12th March, 2020. This will allow the government to downsize the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) in the biological park by 100 square kilometre. Many activists are seeing it as a red flag, but Karnataka government has taken it as a green signal to reduce the eco-sensitive zone. It does not concerns the government as to how the politically driven decision will affect the wildlife?
Bannerghatta National Park News
Bannerghatta Biological Park has a total area of 268.96 sq kms and the government wants to reduce this to 169 sq km. Their intention is to extend the eco sensitive zone to a maximum of 4.5 km from 100m around the boundary.
Many experts have been fighting to preserve the original eco sensitive zone of the park as 268.96 sq kms. But, Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar has accepted Karnataka Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa’s suggestion to reduce the size of the park. It was clearly stated in the decision that development activities were being hampered.
The Fuming Reaction of Activists Over Eco-Sensitive Zone
Recent developments have got eco experts fuming over the decision. Bhanu Prakash R is the co-ordinator of Bannerghatta Nature Conservation Trust. He has written multiple letters to the State Government and Union Environment Ministry. He has explained about the ramifications that ecology will have, if the eco sensitive zone shrinks.
Even after the High Court’s order to set up a committee for the eco sensitive zone to monitor, the state government has not changed the opinion. This has led to uncontrolled land use in the region.
Regardless of many letters sent explaining facts and realities, the eco-sensitive zone will be reduced to favour land mining mafia. Bhanu Prakash R said, “The decision has been taken without considering any scientific study in this matter.”
Government Ignoring Eco-Initiatives & Supporting Land Mafias
Before the decision for eco sensitive zone came in, many farmers described that land mafias were constantly pressurising them to give away their lands at throwaway prices. Recently, BJP government inducted Anand Singh, the Minister of Forest. He was accused of 15 cases, including offenses under Karnataka Forest Act.
Vijay Nishanth, founder of Project Vruksha has criticised the government. He has remarked that the Karnataka government is clearly supporting the mining industries. Vijay Nishanth said, ” We might have to start looking at the legal options as the last resort”.
The coronavirus outbreak continues to spread with nearly 145,384 confirmed cases globally and more than 81 confirmed cases in India. With this, people are increasingly wondering how COVID-19 might affect our eating habits, food supply and restaurants. If you have been wondering whether to stay home from restaurants or if any foods are unsafe, here’s what you need to know.
VV Puram food street Closed Temporarily Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
One of the most popular food street joints in Bangalore, VV Puram is closed for a couple of days. More than 20 vendors selling South Indian, North Indian and Chinese delicacies under Bengaluru Food Street Varthakara Okkuta have voluntarily decided to temporarily close the food stalls. Later, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) also supported the decision of shutting down the popular Food Street. The decision came up as a precautionary measure in order to clean and renovate the shops. It is also a preventative action to avoid spreading Cholera and Coronavirus.
No “If”, But “When”
The decision taken by the local Union and the vendors is an anticipatory action in order to be safe. However, it would lead to drastic decline in the business and also leave many of their employees jobless amid the coronavirus pandemic. But most of us, for whom the Bangalore Food Street is the favourite food joint, are desperately waiting for the place to be live again. The local Union, Bengaluru Food Street Varthakara Okkuta is still unsure of what will happen next. Until then, Coronavirus has left most of the Bangaloreans house arrested.
VV Puram food street
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The order will come into effect from Saturday -14th Saturday, March 2020 – Karnataka Govt Notification
The most affected ones – shut down of malls, theatres and other commercial establishments where mass gathering takes place amidst the ongoing coronavirus scare.Similarlyl, all universities have been told to shut down for a week.
In a four-page order issued in the afternoon, the government indicated that no more chances can be taken in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.
The 13 rules include restrictions on even private events like wedding directing the organising parties to ensure that such events do not lead to coming to gether of a large number of people.
“The closure order will be in force from Saturday until the next one week. Thereafter we will review the situation and decide accordingly,” CM Yediyrappa briefed the media.He also explained that all marriage events, sports activities, seminars and international events will also be cancelled until further orders
“Private hospitals must immediately report suspected cases to the government hospitals,” CM Yediyrappa explained.
Coronavirus Test Lab
Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore
National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore
Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore
Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan
Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga
Please check if the below Hospital for Test Labs for Coronavirus in Namma Bengaluru
1) Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD): Address: Someshwarnagar 1st Main Road, Dharmaram College Post, 1st Block, Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029 Contact: +080 26088500 2) Manipal Hospitals: Address: 98, HAL Old Airport Rd, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017. Dr. Mable- Treating only the citizens visited China, Honkong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan Italy and Iran. Contact: 080-25211200 (hotline) 3) Narayana Health: Address: 258/A, Bommasandra Industrial Area Anekal Taluk, Hosur Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560099. Phone: 080675 06870 4) Fortis Hospital: Address: Address: 154, 9, Bannerghatta Main Rd, Opposite IIM, Sahyadri Layout, Panduranga Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076. Phone: 080-66214444.
Highlights of the Press meet held by Chief Minister regarding Corona Virus:
Malls , Film theatres, night clubs to be closed for a week from tomorrow.
Summer camps, meetings, sports events, symposiums are not be organized.
Government residential schools, hostels, to take utmost care
Government Offices,Examinations, Assembly sessions will be held without disruption.
One week holiday to be announced to Universities and Colleges also.
The Chief Minister has requested the people to cooperate.
He announced this decision after a discussion with senior officers from different departments and Dr.Devi Shetty in the wake of a death due to Corona Virus in Kalaburgi.
Guidelines will be issued to take precautionary measures to control the spread of the disease.
All private hospitals should compulsorily report to the health department if they come across any person they suspect to be infected with Corona Virus. Private hospitals have already been instructed about it.
Travellers who have returned from foreign trips should report to the Health Department and provide information. They are instructed to compulsorily remain in home isolation for 14 days.
All hospitals, Dispensaries and private clinics have to report to the Health Department regarding the treatment given to the persons returned from foreign trips in last 14 days.
All private hospitals are requested to cooperate.
13.Indian Medical Association, Dr.Devi Shetty , Dr.Ravindra , President of Private Hospitals Association and other concerned persons who discussed with the Chief Minister have extended their full cooperation to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection.
Social distancing to be maintained and a minimum of 6 ft distance between persons to be kept.
Additional laboratories to be established for detection of Corona Virus.
A Committee will be formed for coordination with private hospitals.
IT Companies are requested to instruct their employees to work from home.
17.Deputy Chief Ministers Govind.M.Karjol and Dr. C.N.Ashwath Narayan , B.Sriramulu , Minister for Health, Dr. D.Sudhakar, Minister for Medical Education, S.Suresh Kumar, Minister for Primary Education . T.M.VijayaBhaskar , Chief Secretary to Government and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
Flight Lieutenants Bhawna Kanth, Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh have been awarded “Nari Shakti Puraskar” by president Ram Nath Kovind given to three courageous women of the Indian air force pilots.
President Ramnath Kovind has honoured them on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
MiG-21 fighter aircraft which was used by Wing Commander Abhinandan against Pakistan, Flight Lieutenant Bhawna Kant, Flight Lieutenant Avni Chaturvedi and Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh fly the Same Aircraft.
Avani Chaturvedi, a resident of Satna in Madhya Pradesh, belongs to a military officer family. She got inspiration from her brother to join the Army. Avani wants to become a fighter pilot, that’s why She joined the college’s flying club.
yourself in a room with doors locked, clock ticking, an anonymous voice from
somewhere giving you a clue and you trying hard to escape from the room in
given time!!! Is it giving you the creeps already? Do you want to know what is it like to take
on the challenge of an escape room?
Well, if your friends have been talking about escape rooms and you’re still wondering what in the world they are and what is the deal about them, here ends your search.
Escape Rooms – The Real Time Adventure Game
rooms are the hottest trends, these days. Groups of people gather in a themed
room, where they are given a clue to get started, complete the mission and
“escape” the room.
successful escape requires people to find hidden clues and solve challenging
puzzles throughout the room. So, imagine yourself taking a look underneath the
rug or quickly sift through the books on the shelves, or may be take a closer
look at the paintings on the wall. You may even find a string of numbers to
open a combination lock or a good old-fashioned key for a padlock.
Everywhere you look is like a riddle waiting to be solved or a potential clue to get out of an “Escape Room”. But the deal is, from the moment you enter, you just have one hour to find clues and solve escape the room puzzle games before the time is up. Sounds interesting, right!!!
The real time adventure game originated in Japan in 2007, where online game developers created the realistic escape rooms. Today their popularity has quickly spread throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. The game is getting in on the live action with hundreds of themed rooms across the country and especially Bangalore. So, Bangaloreans, expect to see pirate ships, prison cells, theatres, nuclear power plants, dig sites, and much more.
Why are Escape Rooms Becoming So Popular?
This game is a whole new way of experiencing storytelling. It is like combining a social activity with interactive adventures and challenging puzzles. Players are immersed in an entirely different world with storylines that feel like a blockbuster movie. And that’s what makes them so addicting.
The Team Building Activity
think this is just for fun, then let me tell you, beating an escape room is all
about teamwork, creativity, speed, and patience. Escape rooms are amazing
experiences to share with people, as they work together to discover clues
to escape out of the room, crack puzzles, and accomplish their ultimate
goal of getting out of it in time.
And even if they don’t actually get out of the room, the whole team will have a blast. Bangaloreans can take back home some amazing memories to share for a long time. So, you can either bring a large group to an escape game, or you can have a wonderful time by yourself. You can be put in any escape game location with strangers who will quickly become teammates or may become friends for life.
And if you are someone who loves enjoying the best of luxury hotels with friends, then don’t forget to visit The Taj West End, Bangalore. Find out more about this royal palace turned luxury hotel.
State is now Bankrupt. 20,000 cr fund cuts. Budget increases taxes on Petrol, Diesel & Alcohol
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced tax on petrol would be increased from 32 percent to 35 percent and diesel from 21 per cent to 24 percent from 1st April 2020. “For the year 2020-21, a total amount of Rs 55,732 crore is provided for stimulating economic growth sector”, the Chief Minister said.
8,000 Crore Shortfall In Central Funds: CM BS Yediyurappa In Karnataka Budget Speech
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yedyiurappa (File)Bengaluru:
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa presented the state budget, the seventh occasion he has done so, in the Assembly today. Mr Yediyurappa, who was sworn in as Chief Minister in July last year, after the dramatic fall of the 14-month-old Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition government, began by praising some of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies.
Following this the veteran BJP leader highlighted shortfall in funds the state had expected from the centre, with specific focus on the state’s share in central taxes under the 15th Finance Commission; this had reduced funding by more than Rs 8,000 crores.
A further Rs 11,000 crores is pending from GST (goods and services tax) collection by the centre; states had been promised compensation for a period of five years after GST was implemented in 2017 due to a loss of revenue. The shortfall comes despite the centre collecting over Rs 1 lakh crores in December, the fifth time it had crossed that mark in 2019.
Having raised these financial challenges at the start of his speech, the Chief Minister then revealed his plans for the farm sector, which was hit by both floods and drought last year.
In December last year the state government sent the centre an estimate of Rs 35,161 crores for damages from floods alone. The BJP government in the state was criticised by the opposition after PM Modi and the BJP-led centre were seen to be slow in responding.
BS Yediyurappa said agriculture and rehabilitation for those hit by floods will be top priority and acknowledged financial constraints this fiscal.
Mr.Sachin Bansal – Net Worth $ 1 billion(May 10, 2018) been accused of Dowry Harassment by his Wife Priya Bansal
Sachin Bansal is married to,Priya Bansal a dentist by training and profession. They have one son.
Sachin Bansal (born August 5, 1981) is an Indian technology entrepreneur and an ardent gamer. He is best known as the co-founder of Flipkart that was acquired by Walmart (77 per cent stakes) at $16 billion in 2018. During his career at Flipkart that spanned 11 years, Bansal held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman.In 2018, Bansal exited Flipkart along with the Walmart deal.[
In 2007, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (not related) founded Flipkart whose valuation in 2018 was $20.8 billion. In 2018, Bansal held 5.5 per cent stake in Flipkart, which he sold off to Walmart and his net worth then was a little over $1 billion.In May 2018, Bansal announced that after stepping down as the Executive Chairman of Flipkart, he would be focusing on pending personal projects, gaming and brushing up his coding skills.[
Priya Bansal’s Wife Files FIR Over Alleged Dowry Harassment, Sexual Assault. According to the FIR, dated February 28, the billionaire entrepreneur, his parents and brother had allegedly demanded dowry and gifts from the complainant’s family at the time of the couple’s marriage back in 2008. The FIR detailed that Priya Bansal’s father spent Rs 50 lakh on the marriage ceremony and the bride’s family handed over Rs 11 lakh in cash to Sachin in lieu of buying a car.
The FIR has been filed under two sections of the Indian Penal Code- 498A (dowry harassment), 34 (criminal intent) and under section 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act at the Koramangala police station in Bengaluru on February 28, 2020.
Priya Bansal also shared graphic details regarding how she was mistreated by the family of Sachin Bansal. She also said that her father splurged Rs 50 lakh on her wedding and additionally gave Rs 11 lakh to 38-year-old Sachin Bansal.
Meanwhile, Sachin Bansal has reportedly applied for bail on February 29 and the order on his plea will be delivered today (March 5).
A summer camp or sleepaway camp is a supervised program for children or teenagers conducted during the summermonths in some countries. Children and adolescents who attend summer camp are known as campers. Summer school is usually a required academic curriculum for a student to make up work not accomplished during the academic year, whereas summer camps can include academic work, but is not a requirement for graduation.
The traditional view of a summer camp as a woody place with hiking, canoeing, and campfires is changing, with greater acceptance of newer types of summer camps that offer a wide variety of specialized activities. For example, there are camps for the performing arts, music, magic, computer programming, language learning, mathematics, children with special needs, and weight loss.
The primary purpose of many camps is educational, athletic, or cultural development. A summer camp environment may allow children to learn new skills in a safe and nurturing environment. Summer camp experience can have a lasting psychological impact on the development of a child.
The Young Men’s Christian Association Of Bangalore Seeks To Unite People To Build A Just And Equitable Society.
The purpose of the symbolized Emblem, the equilateral red triangle pointed towards – development of Spirit, Mind and Body – All sided development of individual. To attain the objectives of the Movement, it functions through various fellowship and purpose groups suited for different age groups and sections for the Society.
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F.C Bengaluru United is a Bangalore Super Division Club
Roshni Bhatia is an artist and a certified Art-Psychotherapist. Art Therapy is a field at the intersection of art and psychology where artistic mediums are used as a tool to express what spoken language may not be able to. Roshni has practiced Art Therapy with children and teenagers who come from difficult, complex and traumatic backgrounds. Currently, Roshni is working on her art practice, where she works with a variety of mediums like sculpture, and textiles and digital art on themes of the inner self, our subconscious mind, and the human impulse to create. She has been selected to represent her University at conferences in various countries. In the past year, she has also presented her work at international conferences in both the Netherlands and Australia.
Priyanka Upendra is an Indian actress who has acted in many films in Bengali, Hindi, Telugu,Kannada and Odia She has won recognition for her role in the Bengali hit Saathi, which set new trends in the Bengali film industry. She won critical acclaim for her role in Kannada films Malla and H2O.
After Miss.Priyanka Trivedi, Actress Priyanka, Mrs.Priyanka Upendra and now presenting all in One –
“Saint Mark’s Road” This Tamil/ Kannada bilingual is ready to hit the theatres this winter!! It was a wonderful experience portraying twins on screen for the first time in my career! Inspired by the terraverra house on Saint Marks Road and based on true events this movie is surely going to send chills down your spine!
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Story : Vyshak Pushpalatha
Written, Produced and directed : Keerthi Shekhar – Vyshak Pushpalatha
Cinematography : Rawkey
Editing & Animation : Ranjith Sethu
Music, Background Score & Sound design : Adil Nadaf
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Colourist : Chethan A C
Lyrics : Siddharth, Vyshak Pushpalatha
Singer : Akshara Mohan
Art Direction & Costume designs : Ahana Gowda
Publicity designs : Nikhil GN Shetty
Production Manager : Bhargav Sharma
Direction team : Chidambar R, Siddharth, Nikhil GN Shetty, Nandish Gowda
Title design : Vijeth DS
Trailer Cut : Keerthi Shekhar
Make up : Purushotham
Dubbing : Octave studios
Dubbing artists : Chethan Vicky, Shwetha, Bhargava Rama
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Lighting unit : Dharane Gowda
Cast : Ashwini Shivanna, Meenakshi Harthi, M R Prabhakar , Naresh, Sujanith Shetty, Prashant Shetty, Abhishek R, Lohit Kumar
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ಕಥೆ : ವೈಶಾಕ್ ಪುಷ್ಪಲತ
ರಚನೆ, ನಿರ್ಮಾಣ & ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ : ಕೀರ್ತಿ ಶೇಖರ್ – ವೈಶಾಕ್ ಪುಷ್ಪಲತ
ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಹಣ : ರಾಕಿ
ಸಂಕಲನ : ರಂಜಿತ್ ಸೇತು
ಸಂಗೀತ : ಆದಿಲ್ ನದಾಫ್
ಡಿ. ಐ : ಪಿನಾಕ ಸ್ಟುಡಿಯೊಸ್
ಕಲರಿಸ್ಟ್ : ಚೇತನ್ ಎ ಸಿ
ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ : ಸಿದ್ದಾರ್ಥ್, ವೈಶಾಕ್ ಪುಷ್ಪಲತ
ಹಾಡುಗಾರ್ತಿ : ಅಕ್ಷರ ಮೋಹನ್
ಕಲೆ & ವಸ್ತ್ರವಿನ್ಯಾಸ : ಅಹನಾ ಗೌಡ
ಪ್ರಚಾರ ಕಲೆ : ನಿಖಿಲ್ ಜಿ ಎನ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ
ನಿರ್ಮಾಣ ಮೇಲ್ವಿಚಾರಣೆ : ಭಾರ್ಗವ್ ಶರ್ಮ
ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ ತಂಡ : ಚಿದಂಬರ್ ಆರ್, ಸಿದ್ದಾರ್ಥ್, ನಿಖಿಲ್ ಜಿ ಎನ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ, ನಂದೀಶ್ ಗೌಡ
ಶೀರ್ಷಿಕೆ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸ : ವಿಜೇತ್ ಡಿ ಎಸ್
ಟ್ರೈಲರ್ ಕಟ್ : ಕೀರ್ತಿ ಶೇಖರ್
ಡಬ್ಬಿಂಗ್ : ಆಕ್ಟೇವ್ ಸ್ಟುಡಿಯೋಸ್
ಡಬ್ಬಿಂಗ್ ಕಲಾವಿದರು : ಚೇತನ್ ವಿಕ್ಕಿ, ಶ್ವೇತ, ಭಾರ್ಗವ ರಾಮ
ಎಕ್ವಿಪ್ಮೆಂಟ್ಸ್ : ಇನ್ಫೈನೈಟ್ ವಿಂಗ್ಸ್
ಲೈಟಿಂಗ್ ಯೂನಿಟ್ : ಧರಣಿ ಗೌಡ
ಕಲಾವಿದರು : ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ ಶಿವಣ್ಣ, ಮೀನಾಕ್ಷಿ ಹಾರ್ದಿ, ಎಂ ಆರ್ ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ್, ನರೇಶ್, ಸುಜನೀತ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ, ಪ್ರಶಾಂತ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ, ಅಭಿಷೇಕ್ ಆರ್, ಲೋಹಿತ್ ಕುಮಾರ್
The Karnataka Transport Department on 28th June directed popular cab aggregators Ola and Uber to withdraw carpooling feature from their mobile applications immediately. The ban on Car-pooling disappointed passengers who regularly use share services, known for being cheaper than the regular cab services but for its good news drivers
Ola and Uber Cab drivers reaction to halt Car pooling :
The Drivers pointed about both companies did not have the licence to provide carpool service also they protested against Hassles faced During pooling services, which includes passengers frequently arguing or fighting with each other and issues related to omen’s safety. However Ola and Uber said that Car-pooling services enable customers to save money and fuel.
Ola has been in the
news lately. It recently announced a strategic partnership with Hyundai Motor
Group, where Hyundai and Kia Motor
Corporation, both part of the same group, will make a combined investment of
$300 million in the ride-sharing platform.
Public Reaction :
Ola Share and Uber-pool, the ride-sharing features from the two aggregators, enjoy popularity among commuters and have been hailed as practical solutions to traffic congestion. The transport authority’s previous attempt to ban the carpooling feature in 2017 saw opposition from transport experts.
The public is not happy about the ban of carpooling by the Government. Banning carpooling is definitely not the way out. Owners of private cars involved in car pooling in India do not require a special permit.
The Ola Car Share During Night Banned :
The Ola Ride-sharing was blocked by Taxi aggregator Ola at night between 11 pm and 6 am due to the safety of the passengers and the driver’s earnings.
will not be able to use ola ride-sharing to work through taxi aggregators ola.
Bengaluru Ola headquartered is its single largest market in the country. The city is estimated to have 120,000 cabs, out of which around 65,000 operate on the Uber and Ola platforms interchangeably, state authorities and experts said.
This isn’t the first run-in for a ride-hailing firm with the Karnataka authorities.
Ola and other cab aggregators which operate bike taxis have been facing the
heat from the Transport Department. In February, transport officials seized
close to 500 such bike taxis for operating illegally.
Car Pooling / Ride-sharing
Thousands of commuters rely on ride-sharing to get to places as it is affordable. The passengers pay 30% to 60% less by sharing the cab with others travelling on the same route.
Road space – Carpooling / Ride-sharing :
The ride-sharing or car-pooling was well appreciated for its role in reducing congestion by carrying more people in fewer vehicles. The decision was disappointing news for a lot of people who work late in the night.
Ola talked about “ease
of use”, “lower prices”, and “decongesting cities”, they do not take
responsibility for the passenger’s safety. The companies do guarantee passenger
safety even after the rider has boarded the cab.
Jaladhare drinking water supply project is a big project, which will be implemented by the Rural development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) department. The project aims to provide a piped water supply to every village in the state.
Raising a loan
for Jaladhare project :
The State Government of Karnataka is planning to raise a loan of US $400 million which comes to about Rs.2,800 crore from Beijing Headquartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to fund drinking water supply project Jaladhare.
Key numbers under the Jaladhare
The Estimated cost of Jaladhare project : Rs.53,000 crore
Supply target – 85 litres per
capita per day
Coverage : 4.02 crore rural
Water Requirement : 78 tmcft
Live storage capacity in reservoirs/dams: 665 tmcft.
Aim of Jaladhare project :
The Jaladhare project aims to provide piped water supply to all rural households over a period of 7 years in the State of Karnataka. This project covers a population of 4 crore people.
Water for the project will be
drawn from reservoirs, canals and perennial rivers.
Funding for the project :
The Central Government has
cleared the loan proposal for water supply project and the Finance Ministry’s
Department of Economic Affairs has recommended Jaladhare Project for AIIB
If the project gets approved, this will be the 2nd project from Karnataka to be funded by the Beijing headquartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
The first project funded was to
construct the Gottigere-Nagavara Metro line at a cost of $335.
With Jaladhare project, the Government is planning to redo water supply. The main focus will be from Groundwater to surface water.
According to Minister Krishna Byre Gowda, “from 1985, Karnataka invested heavily on ground water-based supply schemes. But due to recurring drought, Groundwater has failed and the investment has become redundant”.
Jaladhare in phases :
The first phase of Jaladhare
covers Raichur, Vijayapura, Kolar and Mandya Districts.
Raichur gets water from Narayanapura and Tungabadra reservoirs.
Vijayapura gets pipes water from Almatti and Narayanapura reservoirs.
Mandya gets water from KRS and
The source of water for Kolar is from The Yettinahole project.
The project Yettinahole plans to
cover Kolar, Hassan, Tumakuru, Chikkaballapur and Bengaluru rural
The cost for these 4 districts
will be amount to Rs.6000 crore.
The Second phase of Jaladhare covers Belgavi, Kulbargi and Shivamogga.
Bhavana Pradyumna- Founder President of the
Carnatic Conservatory of Paris (CCP), Paris, France, and Pradyumna Kandadai-
Founder Secretary of the CCP has been enthusiastically spreading the joy of
Indian Carnatic Music, across Europe.
She is also the founder/promoter of two of
the most popular Facebook pages (Indian Carnatic Music in Paris) and (Carnatic
Conservatory of Paris) serving Indian music and dance.
About Bhavana Pradyumna :
Bhavana Pradyumna is an accomplished Carnatic Musician and a Bharata Natyam Dancer. Having a Masters degree in Carnatic Music from the University of Madras, she had her initial training under the guidance of her mother Vidushi Padmamalini Raghunandan and Vidwan Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma.
She has rendered many concerts in the last 14 years in India, USA
and Europe, being an All India Radio artist, entitled ‘Ramanuja Paaduka
Sevaka’ for her contribution in the field of Carnatic Music. Bhavana also
provides Vocal support to Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattam
Arangetrams and programs.
Bhavana is one of the
co-founders of Kalavardhini, an institution of Fine Arts in India, having worked
as an Artist Affiliate at Emory University (USA), at the Kalaivani Dance and
Music Academy, Atlanta (USA) with Guru Padmaja Kelam teaching Bharata
Natyam and Carnatic Music.
Bhavana is presently undergoing advanced
training under the tutelage of World renowned Slide Instrumentalist, Composer
and Guru – Shri, Chitravina N Ravikiran and Shri, Chitravina Narasimhan –
renowned through out the world for his unique teaching methodology that created
many child prodigies .
Early music life of Bhavana Pradyumna :
introduced to formal music education at the age of 6. Her Mother, Vid| Padma
Malini Raghunandan was her first teacher. She guided her until Bhavana
Pradyumna got her Master’s Degree in Carnatic Music, from Madras University.
to the United States, Bhavana Pradyumna continued her musical journey as a
disciple of Sangeeta Kala Nidhi Vidwan Chitravina Ravikiran. She was blessed to
take the tutelage of Vidwan Chitravina Narasimhan at the same time. Bhavana is
also a trained Bharata Natyam danseuse. She was the disciple of Vidwan Malini
Carnatic Conservatory of Paris Bhavana Pradyumna :
It has been Bhavana and her
husband Pradyumna Kandadai’s ever focused endeavor to find ways to contribute a
drop to the ocean of Carnatic Music. Carnatic Conservatory of Paris (CCP) is
one such initiative based in Paris, France.
CCP creates new platforms,
brings together artists, collaborates with new artists and legends alike,
presents highest quality of music and collaborates with artists of high
quality, with whom CCP can take the beauty of Carnatic Music and Indian Arts to
a world audience. CCP offers two major
Calendar events to provide a platform for talent and also collaborate with high
quality artists, legends.
In the past years,
CCP has conducted more events across two countries and has provided an
opportunity to more than 30+ artists, comprising of seven different
nationalities, to perform at these flagship events.
scholarships for students to gain access to high-quality Carnatic music.
Through such endeavors, Bhavana Pradyumna aims to embody CCP’s objective “To
Promote Diversity and Harmony through Music and Dance”.
Paris Tyagaraja Aradhana by
Bhavana Pradlyumna :
It is the annual aradhana of saint composer Tyagaraja. Carnatic musicians from all over the world descend and pay homage to the saint. The aradhana is observed on Pushya Bahula Panchami day when the saint attained samadhi.
According to the tradition, every year, musicians and devotees pay homage to Sri Tyagaraja by rendering his ‘Pancharatna kritis’, the five jewels.
Nritya Naada by Bhavana Pradyumna :
It is a brain child of Bhavana
to create an international platform to bring together artists and allow for new
collaborations. Bhavana has successfully collaborated with artists in India and
Europe to present soulful events.
‘CarNic’ a new
the founder of a new genre called “CarNic” music, which is a collaboration of
Carnatic music with electronic music. She has also been exploring
collaborations with Fado and Jazz musicians. We may soon get to hear new
projects from her, in these creative fields.
She resides currently in Paris, France teaching carnatic music and dance.
These two prosperous Karnataka State’s Poor secret. Poor access to State healthcare and drinking water are the two major woes of the State.
The economy of Karnataka State is predominantly agrarian. In the total State Domestic Product, the contribution of agriculture and allied activities is 37 per cent. 65 per cent of the workforce in the State depends on agriculture.
Features of Karnataka Economy :
Karnataka economy is largely service-oriented and income from the sector contributes half the state’s GDP with the agricultural and the industrial sector contributing to nearly 25% each. The major manufacturing-oriented industries in the state include Sugar, Paper.
Karnataka statistics :
Karnataka’s per capita State income was Rs.1,83,737 in
2017-18. This was above the per capita
National Income of Rs.1,12,835.
According to the 15th Finance Commission, the State’s poverty rate is at 21%. Karnataka State has not fared well on the healthcare front. The reason may be the frequent transfer of officers running the health programs.
Karnataka being IT capital of India, known as the home of technology and startups it is very difficult to explain why the poverty rate is very high. The expected Poverty rate is below 20%.
Health care access :
Healthcare is a casualty as the citizens comprise of poor and Middle-class families among the elite and rich in the State. There are many private hospitals but very few can afford them.
People who are poor have to either go in search of government hospitals or an NGO run hospital. The other option is to visit the Government-run hospitals in Bengaluru city.
Travelling to these hospitals in the city is also
tiresome. The roads are congested and
the distance to travel is gruesome.
Present scenario :
There are very poor agricultural growth rate and incomplete irrigation projects dragging for years as only 33% of the State’s area was irrigated.
Karnataka took up several projects but the net result of these projects are not reflected in the performance in the agricultural sector.
In the last 6 to 7 years, agriculture is either stagnant or shrinking. It is at 0.3%.
The per capita development expenditure in Karnataka during 2014-15, 2015-16 (RE) and 2016-17 (BE) were Rs.13928, Rs.15591 and Rs.17413 respectively as compared to all State’s average of Rs.10437, Rs.13545 and Rs.14404.The high percentage of committed revenue expenditure to revenue receipts (78%) in 2016-17(RE) reveals that the State has limited flexibility in the allocation of its resources for new schemes.
Hence the need of the hour is
expenditure rationalization/ re-calibration.
Non-tax Revenue :
The ratio of non-tax revenue to total receipts has been continuously declining over the years. This is due to low recovery of costs. In many departments, the revision of user charges, fees & fines and other such non-tax receipts have not taken place for many years. Even with the revision of rates and better collection mechanisms, increase in revenues from this avenue may not be large due to the existing low base.
State’s Borrowings :
The State’s borrowings are more expensive than the loans advanced by the government. The recipient boards and corporations are unable to service the loans given to them by the State government in view of the low recovery of the cost of their services from the consumers.
The debt to GSDP ratio has gone up, while it still remains below 20%. In future, there will be pressures from all sides to spend more. There has to be cautious about how finance-through more revenues rather than more debts.
Current Fiscal Challenges and Way
Despite the State’s broad successes in its fiscal consolidation efforts, the State government faces many fiscal challenges arising from the limited potential for resource mobilization relative to GSDP, rigidities in the form of committed expenditure, and weak linkages between expenditure and development outcomes.
Compulsory Kannada in schools is
being implemented according to S.R.Srinivas, Primary and Secondary Education
will be compulsory in all schools across
all boards. Students from Class 1 to Class 10 will be taught Kannada in all the schools.
Statement by Minister:
S.R.Srinivas, who is the Primary and Secondary Education Minister instructed all the Deputy Directors of Public Instructions (DDPIs) and Block Education Officers (BEDs) to make sure to implement compulsory Kannada Act or else get ready to face action.
AS per the Act, every school in
Karnataka State including those affiliated to CBSE and ICSE boards are instructed
to teach Kannada as first or the second language.
According to the Minister it is a
State Act and is mandatory for schools to follow the same.
Reaction of Private Schools :
Private schools in the Karnataka
State demanded to issue an order from the Central Government.
According to D.Shashi Kumar,
General Secretary, Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in
Karnataka, “We hope the minister convenes a meeting with us and understands the
real difficulties in implementing the compulsory Kannada Act. The private schools are not against
implementing Kannada, but the authorities concerned and the government must
know the difficulties we are facing”.
There is provision to learn only two languages in the schools affiliated to ICSE.
Girish Koushik is the 63rd Chess Grandmaster. The feat is a testimony to Grisih’s talent. His father Arun Kumar is a businessman and coach to Arun Kumar.
Koushik went to Europe to play in three tournaments in May and June 2019 with a
rating of 2444 and 1 GM norm. His first GM norm was scored all the way back at
the World Juniors in 2011.
Girish’s first tournament was the Llucmajor Open where he
scored his 2nd GM norm and also gained 25.4 Elo points.
In the second event of the Europe trip, which was the First Saturday, June edition, Girish scored his final GM norm and also gained 20.3 Elo points.
This completed his norm requirements for the GM title and took his live rating to 2489.7. Girish then played at the Balaton International Chess Festival 2019 GM round-robin event and gained 11 points, thus reaching a Live rating of 2500.7.
Girish Koushik: 1997 born Girish Koushik becomes India’s 63rd GM and the third from the state of Karnataka after Thejkumar and Stany.
Speaking to ChessBase India after his phenomenal achievement, Girish said, “It feels amazing to achieve my GM title. Especially, because I didn’t have any preparation before these 3 tournaments. I had just finished my 8th-semester B.E exams on the day of departure!”
Girish is not only a GM but also an electronic engineer! When he was a
young kid Girish had become the Asian champion in under-8, 10, 12, 14 and 16! He
had won multiple national and world titles as well! It was achieved through
sheer will power and belief. That same qualities were on show as Girish defied
all odds and overcame his long break to achieve his cherished dream of becoming
Education of Girish Koushik :
Girish became academically inclined and started to pursue Electronics and Communications Engineering at RV College of Engineering in Bengaluru. It seemed like India had lost a GM. Not quite true. The moment his 8th semester got over Girish packed his bags and left for a three-tournament Europe trip in May-June 2019.
The 8th semester at the RV College of Engineering had just come to an end. Girish Koushik couldn’t wait to catch a flight and play in the three tournaments that he had planned during May and June 2019. They were the Llucmajor tournament in Spain, First Saturday, June edition in Hungary and Balaton GM Round Robin also in Hungary.
Girish wants to devote more time to chess. He wants to pursue his masters. He is looking out for a good sponsor.
The water crisis is looming on Bengaluru. The city is facing an acute water shortage and among the worst hit are newly-developed areas and IT corridors.
The fact that Bengaluru is under “water
stress or water crisis” cannot be denied. The term is used to refer to pressure
on water resources which causes problems like shortages.
According to a study by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Namma Bengaluru the city will become inhabitable in the next few years if its population continues to grow at this alarming rate. This population growth has put a strain on the city’s natural resources and led to the depletion of lakes and wells.
Coalition for water security is needed :
Groundwater levels have dried up to an extent that now water crisis is no longer a problem elsewhere but here. It has come knocking at our doorsteps. Apartments in the city have almost run out of the water and with being no rains the situation is very grim.
The need of the hour is to the metro city like Bengaluru should learn to manage their water needs through local resources instead of demanding the same from distant places.
Water management to overcome the water crisis problem :
Officials and experts admit the growth of the city has put pressure on its water resources, particularly because in the last few years alone more than 100 villages have been absorbed into this rapidly expanding metropolis, known as India’s Silicon Valley.
Water management is very crucial to Bengaluru. Sustainable water management steps include effective Rainwater harvesting, widespread groundwater recharging. The most basic step is the management of available water resources among others.
The average rainfall in Bengaluru is considered enormous from
the State’s average rainfall context and if the same is managed effectively and
responsibly, we can make the city self-sufficient.
It is time to start de-congesting Bengaluru and to develop other
towns of the State.
Overexploitation of natural resources :
A recent report has
said the south Indian city of Bangalore could be doomed, like Cape Town in
South Africa, to face the threat of running out of drinking water.
The demand by Bengaluru city on natural resources of the state
cannot be allowed to continue to rise perpetually.
It is not only the water resources in Bengaluru, which is under serious threat but different elements of nature all over the State. The natural resources of the State which are now being over-exploited at an alarming pace, must be adequately protected.
Demand for water :
The demand for water had almost tripled recently as borewells are drying up. The major problem is borewells that we draw water are drying up, leading to a severe demand and supply gap. The decreasing levels of group water put water tankers in the limelight as most residential areas in the city depend on these tankers for drinking water.
Due to the unavailability of other sources of water has led to deep-rooted tanker business that monopolizes and uses the citizen’s helplessness to their advantage with unauthorized high prices.
Apart from the scarcity of water and the exorbitant prices of
these tankers, the water provided by these tankers is of poor quality and
Bengaluru Topography – water crisis :
Bengaluru the city is a dry, elevated plateau that was made habitable by the wisdom of the natives, who planted trees and forests to attract rains and built lakes to harvest rainwater. The fallacy of modern engineering approach in problem-solving has reversed this wisdom and made the situation worse in the past 50-100 years.
Each year, as Bengaluru’s water
decreases and population increases, the government is faced with the daunting
task of ensuring that water reaches all. Due to the problem of water mafias and
infrastructure that has not kept pace with time, the common man is the worst
Causes for water crisis :
Years of rapid
urbanization, a swelling population and poor water management have led to
drying taps, falling groundwater levels and filth-frothed lakes that can burst
The city is paying a heavy price for its success since marketing
itself as a tech hub in the late 1990s.
opportunities have soared in the sprawling city, millions have no piped water
and instead rely on an army of privately-run tankers that suck water from wells
inside and outside the city and deliver it to homes.
Dead lakes :
One of Bengaluru’s problems is a lack of water storage. Monsoon downpours take just minutes to spurt through Bengaluru’s overburdened pipes and onto the streets.
The city floods rapidly because
only 4% to 9% of its rainfall seeps into natural aquifers that hold water
Bengaluru was built around a
series of lakes that acted as rainwater reservoirs and recharged the aquifers,
providing a renewable source of water.
But the lakes have been under
attack by urbanization, encroached by real estate projects and left foaming and
frothing as toxic effluents, sewage and trash produced by industries and homes
‘Scary’ Future :
A business-as-usual attitude
and lack of political will threaten Bengaluru’s ability to deal with growing
The South African city of Cape
Town’s countdown in 2017 to a “Day Zero”, when taps were predicted to
run dry, highlights the risks that lie ahead for many Indian cities.
Bangaloreans does not want to face the Chennai scenario. Chennai is a city gone dry due to the water crisis. The situation is Chennai is when natural causes meet the man-date ones.
Chennai’s four main reservoirs are at a storage level of less than 1%. Chennai used to be water-surplus metropolitan cities of the country util a couple of decades ago. Following the age-old water conservation tradition of Tamil Nadu, Chennai had nearly two dozen water bodies including three rivers and a British period Buckingham canal. Today, it is reduced to half a dozen.
the grim situation at Chennai, hope Bangaloreans will wake up now.
Bengaluru. It is not very far when you
open the tap and only air comes out of it.
Individuals and government bodies need to work together for this common goal and our decisions today will decide whether Bengaluru will lose its water war or gain water security.
If both the government and citizens take conserving water seriously, one can change the tide of crisis.
Tonique – Touted to be Asia’s biggest liquor store is all set to open in Benglauru City and it’s in the centre of the city at the corner of M.G.Road.
It is located at the beginning of MG Road, near the Cubbon Park side. It
is the ‘Jewels de Paragon’ building! It
isn’t just one floor, but two glorious floors of all kids of spirits.
an independent beverage consultancy with a focus on beverage education
and experiences. They are the perfect partner for corporate or home
events and cocktail experiences.
The purpose of Tonique is to provide an unparalleled beverage experience to each of clients by sharing a high level of industry expertise and know-how.
provides unbiased and independent consultancy and hospitality. They promises to exceed and excel in
providing the highest caliber of independent and commercially unbiased beverage
knowledge, expertise, advice and training for clients.
Other outlets – Tonique Hyderabad :
The first outlet of Tonique in the country was at Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad. The Bengaluru outlet has a stock over 1,500 brands of alcohol from across the world. The stock includes fine wines and whiskeys to liqueurs such as Kahlua and Cointreau.
It is called
as a liquor mall. One can buy brewing
supplies to make craft beer, bottle openers and things one needs to set up a
bar at home.
History of Tonique
In the year 2017, Anith Reddy the dynamic owner of
Tonique started the business in an area spread of 15000 sq. ft. in Hyderabad,
which also gives the status of being a mall for liquor than just a mere wine
It has a wide range of more than 1500 liquor brand in which more than 500 are only of wine category. It has a collection of wines and whiskeys to liqueur from all over the world.
They have a wide range of New World countries wine from South Africa to New Zealand and Australia. They also have included a wine tasting room where sommeliers from all over the world can taste the wine and pair with their food.
Owner of Tonique :
Tonique is owned by young and wine apassionado Anith Reddywhose family has coal mines in Bellary. He says it was his passion to make the biggest retail liquor and wine store first in India, then the world.
He is also planning to import brands directly from the
foreign producers. Tonique does not only have products to offer but also the
service of the experienced staff, who can guide and educates the customers to
match their preferences.
The rates at Tonique :
Chivas Regal Ultis Blended
SW : 750 Ml : Rs. 22,980.00 per bottle
The Glenlivet Nadura Single
Malt SW : 700 Ml : Rs. 8620 per bottle.
Scapa Skiren Single Malt SW
: 700 Ml : Rs. 8990.00 per bottle
Scapa Glanza Single Malt SW
: 700 Ml : Rs. 9540 per bottle.
Glenfarclas 12 YO Single
Malt SW : 700 Ml : Rs. 5180 per bottle
Chivas Regal 15 YO SW : 750
Ml : Rs. 6690 per bottle.
Ballantine’s 15 YO Single Malt SW : Rs.
6980 per bottle
Vigyan Samagam: Pushing The Frontiers of Science’ a science exhibition will be held will be held in Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum from 29 July-28 September. It will be a mega science exhibition showcasing India’s participation in international science projects.
Samagam is an effort of the Department of Science and Technology
(DST), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and National Council for Science
Science and Technology in India :
India is one of
the top-ranking countries in the field of basic research. Indian Science has
come to be regarded as one of the most powerful instruments of growth and
development, especially in the emerging scenario and competitive economy.
In the wake of
the recent developments and the new demands that are being placed on the
S&T system, it is necessary for the country to embark on some major science
projects which have relevance to national needs and which will also be relevant
for tomorrow’s technology.
of Science & Technology plays a pivotal role in promotion of science &
technology in the country. The department has wide ranging activities ranging
from promoting high end basic research and development of cutting edge
technologies on one hand to service the technological requirements of the
common man through development of appropriate skills and technologies on the
Importance of science exhibition – Vigyan Samagam :
education, the term exhibition refers to projects, presentations, or
products through which students “exhibit” what they have learned, usually as a way of demonstrating
whether and to what degree they have achieved expected learning standards or
The science exhibition is an important factor to motivate the students
toward science. The
science exhibition contributes
their social developments. The exhibition increases the skills of the
presentation and increases the interest in being scientist and engineer.
Vigyan Samagam :
exhibition will traverse you through the world from micro to macro, unveiling
the efforts of the international community in understanding the Universe. It
will showcase India’s participation in the world’s major Mega Science projects,
where several developed countries are participating collectively.
What to expect
at Vigyan Samagam exhibition :
Vigyan Samagam exhibition will take one through the workings of the Universe. From discovery of the Higgs particle to that of gravitational waves from merger of neutron stars and black holes, these projects throw light on crucial questions related to the origin of the Universe and its evolution through its various stages.
The Mega Science
Projects in which India is participating are the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at
the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), ‘Facility for Antiproton
and Ion Research’ (FAIR), ‘India-based Neutrino Observatory’ (INO),
‘International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor’ (ITER), ‘Laser
Interferometer Gravitational – Wave Observatory’ (LIGO), ‘Thirty Meter
Telescope’ (TMT) and ‘Square Kilometre Array’ (SKA) for this purpose. All these
projects will be showcased during the Exhibition at a single place.
different places :
will be a multi-venue Science Exhibition conducted for 11 months in the cities
of Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and New Delhi. The Exhibition in Mumbai opened for
visitors from 8th May, 2019 and closes on 7th July, 2019 at Nehru Science Centre, Worli.
After Mumbai, it
will be in Bengaluru from 29th July 2019 to 28th September 2019
at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. It will then be open to
public at Kolkata from 4th November, 2019 to 31st December, 2019 at Science
City. In its final leg, it will reach New Delhi at the National Science Centre
from 21st January, 2020 and will close on 20th March, 2020.
DAE and DST and NCSM have planned this Mega Science Exhibition of a global
stature in a unique way and with a distinct objective. The Exhibition will not
only showcase India’s contribution to international collaborations on
fundamental science and research but will also provide a common interactive
platform for Mega Science Projects, industry, academia and institutions.
Format of the
exhibition – Vigyan Samagam :
The Exhibition will have themed-based galleries of posters, working models and exhibits, informative audio-visual content and electronic displays and interactive kiosks will be setup for each of the Mega Science Projects.
event at every venue will be followed by a two-day scientific event comprising
invited talks and lectures by eminent speakers from the field of science,
technology and industry.
will also aim to connect with school children, students and aspirants who want
to pursue fundamental science and research as a strong career option. It also
provides a unique platform to all stakeholders for cross-fertilization of ideas.
Participants at Vigyan Samagam :
Vigyan Samagam will have the presence of prestigious
organisations such as CERN, FAIR, INO, ITER, LIGO, TMT and SKA. The audience
would also include invited members from various scientific organisations,
industry and academia.
with the scientific discussion during the first two days at each venue,
industry partners working with the participating Mega Science Project Groups
will set-up expo at the venue to showcase their contributions.
As part of
project awareness activities, each participating Project will be carrying out
week-long activities consisting of popular talks, science demonstrations,
interactive quiz programs, etc.
Connecting with School Children,
Students: A key objective of Vigyan Samagam:
The major attraction of the Vigyan Samagam is an exhibition
‘Accelerating Science’ which has travelled all the way from the prestigious
internationally acclaimed scientific research institution CERN (European Union
of Nuclear Research), Geneva, Switzerland.
One of the attractions showcases at the Vigyan Samagam
exhibition is LIGO-India, an ongoing enterprise to set up a new gravitational
wave detector, on Indian soil based in Aundh, Maharashtra. The project is jointly funded by the DAE and
The current generation of school students are the future
leaders who will be taking active participation in the mega-science projects,
therefore, creating awareness about such mega-science projects among them is
one of the main important objectives of the mega exhibition.
In order to reach out to people at large and get them involved with this Exhibition Vigyan Samagam has launched a website www.vigyansamagam.in where people can get more information about it. It will soon launch a mobile application Vigyan Samagam.
such as talk shows, lectures planned during the Exhibition at each of the four
places will be streamed live through popular social media platforms.
will be open on all Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays at Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum and the
timing will be from 10 am to 6 pm.
Violation of Traffic Rules – has become very expensive. According to the new traffic rules of the Motor Vehicles Act Amendment Bill, violation of traffic rules attracts a minimum of Rs.1,000/- fine and a maximum of Rs.1,00,000/- lakh.
The other traffic violations inviting heavy fines are:
Not giving way to Ambulance attracts Rs.10,000/-
Traffic violations now attracts a penalty of Rs.500/- in place of Rs.100/0 and disobedience of order of authorities will attract a minimum penalty of Rs.2000/- in place of Rs.500/-
A Minor/Juvenile driving vehicle attracts a fine of Rs.25,000/- (case will be filed against parent or guardian) Registration of the vehicle will be cancelled.
Overloading of Vehicles or goods vehicle exceeding the load limit will be fined Rs.20,000/-
Fast/Rash/ over-speed driving attracts a fine of Rs.1,000/- to Rs,2,000/-
Driving without wearing Seat Belt and Helmet attracts a fine
of Rs.1,000/0 and suspension of Driving Licence for 3 months.
Driving without Insurance attracts a fine of Rs.2,000/-
The driving training process has been strengthened under the proposed law. To help road accident victims, Good Samaritans guidelines are incorporated in the bill.
New traffic rules implementation at Bengaluru :
Using mobile phone while riding/driving attracts Rs.1,000/- from 28th June 2019. previously Rs.100/- was fined.
Penalty for parking in non-designated places, over-speeding and riding/driving vehicles without insurance Rs.1,000/-
Driving Motor Vehicles without registration, the fine will be Rs.5,000/- for the 1st time and Rs.5,000/- for the second and subsequent offences.
Driving Vehicles without Fitness Certificate (FC) attracts Rs.2,000/- fine 1st time and Rs.5,000/- for he second and subsequent offences.
Non-parking offence attracts Rs.1,000/0 instead of Rs.100/- This fine excludes towing charges.
Penalty for 2 wheelers including towing charges – Rs.1650/- and penalty for 4 wheelers including towing charges will be around Rs.2,000/-
Traffic offences fine highlights :
Exceeding speed limit :
Earlier – Rs.300/- Revised – Rs.1,000/- if driven by self and
Rs. 500/- if driven by employee/driver
Driving without insurance :
Earlier – Rs.500/- Revised – Rs.1,000/-
Driving dangerously/suing mobile while driving/carrying goods with load projection of either side in dangerous manner
Earlier – Two wheelers Rs.300/- Non-Transport Rs.400/- and Transport Rs.500/-
Revised – Rs.1,000/- first offence and Rs.2,000/- subsequent offence.
Driving vehicle without registration :
Earlier – Rs.1,500/- for first offence and Rs.3,000/- for 2nd offence
Revised – Rs.5,000/- for first offence and Rs.10,000/- for second offence
Driving vehicle without fitness certificate :
Auto Rs. 500/- first
offence and Rs.1,000 second offence
Maxi cab Rs.1,000/- 1st offence and Rs.2,000/- 2nd
Goods Rs.1,500/- 1st offence and Rs.3,000/- 2nd
Buses Rs.2,000/- 1st offence and Rs.4,000/- 2nd
Others Rs.1,000/- 1st offence and Rs.2,000/- 2nd
Revised : Rs.2,000/- for first offence and Rs.5,000/- for
Stage Carriage Conductors :
Earlier Failing to accept fare Rs.100/-
Fails or refuses to supply ticket Rs.100/-
Invalid ticket Rs.100/-
Providing ticket or lesser value Rs.100/-
Failing to check pass/ticket Rs.100/-
Revised to Rs.500/-
Reaction of Bengaluru citizens :
Motorists int he city are not happy with the change in penalty rates. they are furious over the hike in no-parking fine as there are no spaces for parking in Bengaluru. the traffic police have not put the no-parking boards at many places but when parked in theses places collect fines blatantly.
The traffic police in Bengaluru are launching a special drive from 28th June 2019 to create awareness among riders/drivers about the recent increased fines.