It’s the eye, not the lip anymore

The cosmetic industry’s post-Covid slump continues, although there is a shift in customers’ attitudes. In 2020, India’s lip makeup market sales declined by 2.18 percent. Majority of the cosmetic brands in India have recorded losses. The Body Shop reported their net income in negative figures in 2020 which was Rs. 650.2 million. Sugar cosmetics recorded […]

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Dismal sports infrastructure at the grassroots

Rural athletes move to the city or drop sports completely due to lack of functional playgrounds and other facilities. Athletes from rural parts of Karnataka move to cities for better sports facilities due to broken sports design in villages. “There are zero indoor stadiums and zero hockey turfs in Bangalore Rural district,” confirmed R. Geetha, […]

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No incentives for EV customers, no problem

Despite providing no incentives to customers, Karnataka has the second highest sales of electric vehicles. Karnataka does not provide purchase incentives to the people who switch to electric vehicles (EV), despite that it sells more EVs than most other states in the country. Karnataka’s Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Policy (KEVESP), focuses on providing various […]

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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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Restaurants go sustainable for food waste management

Measures like composting and donation have been adopted by restaurants to tackle food waste. Food wastage in restaurants in the city is handled better due to rising awareness of effective food waste management. Donation and recycling is being practiced. Madhukar M Shetty, secretary, Karnataka Pradesh Hotel and Restaurant Association (KPHRA) said restaurants either donate the […]

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Frequent power outages impacts WFH

Power cuts in Bengaluru are impacting people who work from home(WFH) as unplanned outages have become more frequent. Many people in Bengaluru are affected by frequent power outages as they slow down their daily activities. The planned outages data from Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) shows that the power cuts are happening mostly due […]

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Street food vendors wait for the IT crowd

Some food stall owners say that they are earning less than 20 percent of their pre-pandemic income. BENGALURU: Street food vendors based outside Bengaluru tech parks are suffering heavy losses because most information technology (IT) professionals are still working from home.  M. Umesh, who runs a small tea shop opposite the entrance of the International […]

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Waste management workers of Kalyan Nagar unite against BBMP

The Waste Management Committee (WMC) at Kalyan Nagar is struggling for survival due to lack of funds from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP). Bengaluru: All workers of a Waste Management Committee (WMC) have gone on strike because the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is not funding the Kalyan Nagar Residents’ Welfare Association (KRWA) which pays […]

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