Researchers find a key to the TB puzzle

IISc researchers have discovered why anti-TB drugs fail against the deadly bacteria, paving the way for scientists to develop more effective drugs in the future.  Bengaluru: Scientists in Bangalore have found what makes the TB bacterium tick. A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), under Dr P. Ajitkumar published a research paper […]

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People drown in water bills post lockdown

More citizens are coming forward to register their grievances with the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB). Bengaluru: Citizens of Bangalore are complaining of incorrect meter readings and inadequate water supply post lockdown. Nagendra, a resident at 5th Cross, Bhuwaneshawari Layout, Marathahalli, said, “I’m not receiving even a drop of water, but the bill […]

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BESCOM Solar Rooftop Scheme In the Shadows

BESCOM’s solar rooftop scheme has hit several roadblocks since its inception in 2014. Bengaluru: Ashok Sarath, a resident of Defense Colony, Indiranagar, installed a solar power plant seven years ago. Back then, he had hoped that he would be able to save money and also go green by investing in the solar rooftop. However, ever […]

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Crypto’s Ugly side: Bitcoin’s thirst for energy

The rise in demand for cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin (BTC), has led to an unprecedented increase in consumption of energy. Bengaluru: A single Bitcoin (BTC) transaction now needs roughly five times the energy required to complete 100,000 VISA (debit/credit card) transactions. According to a new report by digiconomist, it takes 821 kWH of energy to complete […]

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Gaming console companies fail to console awaiting gamers

There have been high expectations among the gaming community ever since next-gen consoles were announced. But Sony and Microsoft have been unable to meet supply demands in India, say reports. Bengaluru: After months of waiting for the launch of Sony’s new range of gaming console, PlayStation 5, Rishab Shankar, an avid gamer, was left empty […]

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