E-toilets: hiding in plain sight

People say e-toilets are not easy to locate and access. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) continues to invest in more electronic public toilets   despite the public’s unwillingness to use them. Nandeesha, executive engineer, BBMP, said, “We are opting for electronic public toilets for the places where we can’t build regular public ones. We are installing […]

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Homegrown wines winning!

The Karnataka government is actively engaged  in encouraging wine culture in the state. Programme called WEAT organised  to increase wine culture annually. Bengaluru; Business for Indian wineries is booming, while imported wines face heavy cess. Data from the Ministry of Commerce and Trade shows a decline in wine imports since 2019. Data from Karnataka State […]

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Working women hostels lack crèches

Most working women hostels are not providing day-care centres for the children of the occupants. Many working women’s hostels do not have day-care centres for children, preventing working mothers from choosing such hostels. Gloria, who lives in a working women’s hostel and is separated from her son since she works as a nurse in the […]

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Artificial Intelligence far-fetched for govt. schools

Coding and Artificial Intelligence to be included in the curriculum under the New Education Policy (NEP) but government schools in the state might not be ready yet. The government is planning to start teaching Artificial Intelligence (AI) and coding in schools while the government schools lack basic Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. The Unified District Information […]

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Curtains down on virtual consultations

As the city crawls out of the pandemic, patients prefer in-person consultations due to added comfort level and trust. Public and private hospitals see a fall in daily telemedicine and online consultations since the lockdown eased in the city. Rashi Taneja, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), at a wellness centre, under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), […]

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GAIL quick to announce, slow to execute

To encourage the use of CNG, GAIL plans to launch 55 CNG stations in the state. The pending approval for licenses has delayed the launch of the expected 49 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Bangalore. Mr. Abhishek Gupta, Senior Marketing Manager at Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL), Bangalore said, due to Covid-19, explosive […]

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