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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Farmers demand increase in loan repayment time

Low CIBIL score makes it difficult for sugarcane farmers to get agriculture loans. Sugarcane Farmers in Karnataka are demanding an increase in the loan repayment term from one year to 16 months and to not consider the Credit Information Bureau India Limited (CIBIL) score while granting them loans. The Karnataka State Sugarcane Growers Association has […]

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KSRTC e-buses travel can reach Madikeri in one charge

KSRTC is going to launch new intercity e-buses between Bangalore and six districts New intercity electric buses (e-buses) by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) can travel 250 to 270 Kilometers(km) after being charged once. From December, people can use e-buses to commute between Bengaluru and six districts in Karnataka. The distance between Bangalore […]

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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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Mixed reactions over Egyptian President’s visit next year

Expert says establishing trade relations might be a reason for the invitation. Bengaluru, Nov. 28: Indians of Egyptian descent in Bangalore have mixed views on the Egyptian president’s visit as the chief guest of Republic Day celebrations in 2023. Abdul Rahaman al- Hadad, a third generation Indian, of Egyptian descent  said, “We are happy that […]

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PM Awas Yojna of no help to migrants in slums

Migrants living in the slums still wait for a concrete place to reside. Migrants living in the slums of Thubrahalli for years are still struggling to find a stable place to stay in. Although the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) assures economically weaker sections (EWS)and migrants a place to reside, people living in the slums […]

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Investments fail to materialize at investors meets

Many states across India hold “Global Investors Meet” every few years. However, many of these investments are only on paper and fail to materialize. Less than 40 percent of investments made at previous investor meets like the recent Global Investors Meet in Bengaluru materialize. Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for investments amounting to Rs. 9.82 lakh […]

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Cloud Kitchen laws clouded in uncertainty

The current set of FSSAI regulations and licensing measures do not cover the concept of Cloud Kitchens. Cloud kitchens in Bengaluru are evading mandatory Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) registration laws and mandates by selling food through Instagram and WhatsApp. It is becoming a common trend, at a time when the gross […]

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KRS enters BBMP elections with new strategy

Karnataka Rashtra Samiti, a new party is all set to run in the upcoming BBMP elections with social media campaigning as their strategy. Karnataka Rashtra Samiti (KRS), will campaign mainly online when they contest the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) elections that are likely to be conducted by December 31, 2022. Mr. Ravi Krishna Reddy, […]

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BESCOM to roll out 140 EV charging stations by Jan 2023

Currently, the city has 284 charging stations; the target is to have one EV charging station every three kilometers. Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) is set to launch 140 more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by January next year, in addition to its already existing count of 284. This will take the city’s total […]

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