BMTC buses not yet UPI savvy

QR ticketing in BMTC buses delayed as the transport corporation fails to provide Paytm soundboxes. Issuing of daily bus tickets through Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is getting delayed as the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has failed to provide Paytm soundboxes to Volvo AC buses. A BMTC official said, “We planned to provide  Paytm soundboxes […]

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Pilot review of Rapid Road missed earlier

BBMP had asked IISc to preview the technology, but did not pay. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) said it did not receive the promised payment from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) to review the ‘rapid road’ technology that was used on Old Madras Road. Associate professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at IISc, […]

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Anganwadi workers demand gratuity from government

Workers strike work across Karnataka against the state government. Anganwadi workers still await gratuity for which they have started protesting against the state government. “Despite the Supreme Court’s recent order, the state government has still not taken any action,” said the protesting workers today. SC ordered in April that all anganwadi workers and helpers were […]

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Youngsters keen to volunteer in traffic management

The Traffic Warden Organisation is new talk among them. In a recent survey done by the Traffic Warden Organisation (TWO), officers observed that many volunteers being enthusiastic about joining the organisation. Special Commissioner of Police, Traffic, M.A. Saleem said: “There is a WhatsApp number that works as a medium where people can text and join […]

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SELF DEFENCE CLASSES NOT A PRIORITY FOR COLLEGES

Women say it’s the need of the hour; professors say it’s not part of the syllabus. Students in educational institutions want self-defence classes to be conducted regularly, but universities and colleges are yet to act on the directive of the Ministry of Education. A recent survey by the Ministry of Education showed that half the […]

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BMTC gearing up for app relaunch

BMTC has laid the groundwork for the relaunch of its mobile application. Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) officials are working on the procedures of installation of live trackers in its buses. The BMTC mobile application is not working since 2021. A Priyanka, System manager, BMTC, said that the official application to track the live location […]

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Three mediums for the new State Curriculum

State government will merge the NCERT and the State syllabus into one text book. The Karnataka government has chosen Urdu, Kannada and English as the three mediums for the new textbooks under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2022. Sri Prasanna Kumar M., Director of Public Instruction, Primary Education, said, , “The new book will be […]

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Parakeets not to be caged as pets

Picture credit: Anuja Parashar Animal rescue organisation data say more than hundred ring- necked and Alexandrine parakeets are rescued in a year. The Alexandrine and Indian Rose Ring Parakeets, which are wildlife species are kept as pets in many Indian households. Naina, a volunteer at the People FOR  Animals (PFA) said that people keep them […]

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More goods vehicles carrying passengers

Cases of excess passengers in goods vehicles have doubled this year, and police fined the passengers Rs. 200. Bengaluru traffic police data shows that cases of carrying excess passengers in goods vehicleshave increased. In 2021, 20,794 cases were booked but in 2022, till October 49,834 cases have been booked. Chandan KB, a quality engineer at […]

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