Second wave shatters Vendor’s Hopes

Street food vendors say business has not picked back up, as their regular customers have not returned from their hometowns for fear of the second wave of the virus. Bangalore: Before the street food vendors could recover losses induced by the lockdown, another wave of Covid-19 became an obstacle to their business. Street food vendors say that they […]

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Abroad study consultancies struggle through pandemic

Overseas education consultancies in the city see decrease in the number of students enrolling for consulting, suffer financially. Bengaluru: A report  states that there was a 55 percent decrease in the number of people going overseas for education in 2020 as compared to 2019. This has impacted overseas consultancies in the city. Data shows that […]

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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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Left with no choice but to go the right way

Left-handed people still wait for products that cater to their needs. Bengaluru: Poonam Rath, a southpaw, explained how difficult it was being a left-hander when everything around you is made only for right-handed people. “When you are a lefty, you have the basic instinct of doing everything the ‘ulta’ (reverse) way.” “I have never come […]

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E-Way Bill takes a heavy toll on truckers

Truck drivers have to cover double the distance in one day to avoid penalties under the new e-way bill system. There is a continuous hustle in Kalasipalya loading warehouses People are loading goods on the trucks; truck drivers are unloading consignments; the staff at the offices is hastily generating e-way bills for the upcoming packages, […]

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Customers turn in Rs 10 Coins; banks turn them back

Bank officials say that banks too many coins result in them exceeding their minimum balance. BENGALURU: Nagraj Yadav sits at his tea shack, looking despondently at the little cardboard box filled with Rs 10 coins, amounting to about Rs. 2000. He does not know what to do with them. Depositing them in a bank is […]

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