Tyre re-treading not so hot right now

The unorganised tyre retreading sector in Kalasipalya mostly finds the use of ‘hot method’ in retreading. The unseasonal rains have added to the misery of tyre re-treading industry in Kalasipalya which was already struggling due to the pandemic. The number of re-treaded tyres sold daily have reduced by 60 percent. Yaseen 18, employee at AK […]

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Cable Wires: Lost in the Woods

Despite issuing a public notice on September 14, 2021 Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has failed to ensure that there are no wires on trees. Bengaluru: Internet service providing agencies and TV Cable Operators continue to thread wires through trees despite a public notice issued by BBMP Tree Officer and Deputy Conservator of Forests on […]

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Lockdown effect: peacocks flock to Lalbagh

Less human intervention, traffic and pollution due to curfews and lockdowns, has improved the habitat at Lalbagh with peacocks and other birds finding breeding ground. About ten peacocks have been spotted in Lalbagh, said G. Kusuma, deputy director of Horticulture Department, Lalbagh. This, she said was an unusual sight. The complete habitat of the park […]

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The sun shines early in the state

New Renewable Energy Policy (2021-26) draft has envisioned production of 20 GW PV solar rooftops projects, as the state achieves its target before time. Karnataka, the leader in renewable energy production in India, has achieved the amended target of Karnataka Solar Energy Policy (2014-21) before time. The state now has a 7335.17 MW allotted capacity, […]

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Faecal Coliform levels in Yamuna way above limits

A type of bacteria, faecal coliform is indicative of the presence of faecal material of man or animal and can result in a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. Delhi: Ammar, a Delhi-based photographer, frequently visits the Yamuna shore between the Delhi-Noida Direct Flyover and Zakir Nagar, near Okhla. “I went there last year to […]

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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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