Karnataka marine export performance down by 50 percent

The New Mangalore port is Karnataka’s only major and busiest port. The state has ten minor ports too.  There are plenty of fish in the sea, but no one to catch them. The pandemic drove most of the migrant labourers back to their home towns. Karnataka’s marine export industry is one of the industries affected […]

Continue Reading

Karnataka’s Home Guards Department needs volunteers

There are 420 active units of home guards currently employed in Karnataka. Nearly 4,000 home guard posts, out of the sanctioned 30,000, are vacant in the state. Home guards assist the police department with security in many situations, mainly during elections. With the Karnataka Assembly elections set to be held before May, 2023; these vacancies […]

Continue Reading

­State funding for education in Karnataka on the decline

The Karnataka Economic Survey of 2021-22 states that the funding for education has declined from 14.7 percent to 11.8 percent in the past ten years. Despite having many unresolved issues in the education sector, the state funding allocated for it has been declining. Teacher shortages and lack of infrastructure are a few examples of issues […]

Continue Reading

Not enough teachers for POCSO Act implementation

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) had ordered all schools in Karnataka to start implementing the POCSO Act. The number of teachers in government schools is not enough to implement the Protection of Children against Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. The Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) Plus report for 2021-2022 states that Karnataka has […]

Continue Reading

Forensic vacancies lead to pending cases

The Forensic department of Karnataka has 482 vacancies out of the total 804 sanctioned posts. The high number of vacancies in the Directorate of Forensic Science Laboratories (DFSL), Karnataka is leading to a high number of pending forensic cases. This delay also causes a delay in the judicial proceedings of many cases. The former Chief […]

Continue Reading

Objections filed against SSLC examination timetable

The KSEAB released a tentative timetable for the upcoming 2023 SSLC final examinations on Oct. 29, 2022. Multiple objections were filed against the tentative Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or 10th class examination timetable that was released last month. Anyone who wanted to object to the SSLC timetable had the provision to do so between […]

Continue Reading