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Rs 10K risk allowance for K'taka's Group D Covid warriors
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) All Group D employees in Karnataka's health and medical education departments will be paid a risk allowance of Rs 10,000 per month for six months in addition to their salary for discharging Covid duties, a minister said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
9-day strict lockdown begins in Covid-hit Bengaluru
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) The 9-day lockdown in the Karnataka capital began at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, with police swinging into action to restrict the movement of people and vehicles.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Criminal action against two B'luru hospitals for denying Covid treatment
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Karnataka government has initiated criminal cases against two private hospitals, Apollo Jayanagar and Vikram Hospital, here, for denying admission to Covid patients and shut their outpatient departments (OPDs) for two days, a Minister said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Wipro buys Brazilian IT services firm for $22.4 mn (Ld)
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Tuesday said that it is acquiring Brazil-based IT consulting and services firm IVIA Servicos de Informatica Ltda for $22.4 million (Rs 168.9 crore).
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
K'taka reports record 87 Covid deaths, tally 44,077
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) A record number of 87 Covid patients succumbed to the virus in Karnataka, while 2,496 new cases raised the state's tally to 44,077, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
BEL to foray into airport business with AAI
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) on Tuesday entered into an agreement with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to foray into global airport business, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Unacademy leads $5mn investment in learning platform Mastree
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Bengaluru-based edtech platform Unacademy on Tuesday announced that it has led a strategic investment of $5 million (approximately Rs 37.7 crore) to acquire a majority stake in Mastree, a leading K12 learning platform.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Wipro to acquire Brazil-based IT services provider
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Tuesday said it has signed an agreement to acquire IVIA Servicos de Informatica Ltda, a specialised IT Services provider to financial services, retail and manufacturing sectors in Brazil, for an undisclosed sum.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
80 B'luru Metro contract labourers test positive for COVID-19
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) As many as 80 Bengaluru Metro contract labourers working on the Nagawara-Gottigere line have tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Walmart-led investors pump in $1.2 bn in Flipkart Group
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) A Walmart-led investor group on Tuesday pumped in an additional $1.2 billion into the ecommerce platform Flipkart Group to support its marketplace in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Skeletal essential services to operate in B'luru during lockdown
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has suspended all its operations for a week from July 15 to 21, owing to the Covid-induced lockdown here amid rising cases. Only 134 skeletal essential services will be operated, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka allows all to buy, own farmland
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Karnataka has made changes to the Land Reforms Act 1961 through an ordinance to allow non-agriculturists to buy and own farmland for farming, according to an official here on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Wakefit.co aims to hire 200 people, expand home solutions
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) After creating a strong foothold in the online mattress and sleep solutions space, Bengaluru-headquartered Wakefit.co on Tuesday said it aims to hire 200 people in the next couple of months to fuel growth, as it looks to replicate its success in the home solutions space.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Bengaluru zoo shut during Covid lockdown
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) The Bengaluru zoo will be shut during the citywide lockdown from July 14 to 22 amid a spike in Covid cases, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bengaluru industries miffed with another lockdown
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Trade and industry bodies in Karnataka are miffed at the unilateral lockdown government has imposed from July 14 to 22 without taking them into confidence, said an official on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Girls outshine boys in K'taka PUC exams
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Girls fared better than boys in Karnataka's Pre-University Course (PUC) board exams whose results were declared across the southern state on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Shops to open 7 hours only during Bengaluru lockdown
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Karnataka government will allow essential services providers to sell food, groceries, fruits, milk and other items for only seven hours during the complete lockdown starting from 8 p.m. on Tuesday, an official said on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Only 9-day lockdown in Bengaluru from Tuesday night: CM
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday asserted that the 9-day lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts from Tuesday would not be extended beyond July 22.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka Covid tally crosses 41k with 2,738 new cases
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Karnataka has registered 2,738 new Covid-19 cases with majority of the cases emerging from Bengaluru, breaching the 40,000 mark for the state's tally to settle at 41,581 even as 73 people succumbed to the virus, said an official on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Ahead of Bengaluru lockdown, hundreds rush back home
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Ahead of the complete city-wide lockdown in Bengaluru starting from Tuesday evening, hundreds of people rushed back to their hometowns, an official said on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
NSUI protests exams for B'luru varsity's students
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) As many as 70 members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI), the students wing of Congress party, protested in front of the Christ University (deemed to be) opposing the varsity's decision to go ahead with online examinations for non-final year students, a leader of the outfit said on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
UiPath raises Rs 1,692 crore, to expand robotic automation platform
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Robotic Process Automation (RPA) firm UiPath on Monday announced it has raised $225 million (nearly Rs 1,692 crore) in its Series E investment round, at a valuation of $10.2 billion.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Confident that Pilot will remain in party: K'taka Cong chief
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president D.K. Shivakumar on Monday hoped party's rebel leader and Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot would remain in the party.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
No lay-offs by Wipro amid crorona crisis, no such plan: Chairman
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Global software major Wipro has not laid off any employee during the Covid-19 pandemic nor has any such plan at the moment, a top company official said on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
K'taka PUC board exam results on Tuesday: Minister
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Results of the second year Pre-University Course (PUC) board exams in Karnataka would be declared on Tuesday, said state Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Stretched B'luru civic body seeks volunteer swab collectors
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Amid rising Covid cases and stretched medical infrastructure in the city, the civic body is seeking volunteer swab collectors and counsellors to advise the patients, an official said on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka HC to hear only urgent cases during lockdown
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court (HC) would hear only urgent cases from Wednesday till further notice due to lockdown being re-imposed across the city from Tuesday to July 22 for containing the corona virus spread, an official said on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka's Covid recovery rate lesser than national average
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Karnataka's Covid recovery rate is lesser than the national average, below 40 per cent, though it boasts of a lower fatality rate than the national average, a minister said on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
2,627 fresh COVID-19 cases take K'taka tally to 38,843; toll 684
Bengaluru, July 12 (IANS) Karnataka has recorded 2,627 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 38,843 in the state, while the death toll mounted to 684, a health official said on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
B'luru girl who drowned in Bellandur drain yet to be traced
Bengaluru, July 12 (IANS) The police and the rescue teams are yet trace a six-year-old girl suspected to have been washed away in the city's Bellandur drain, an official said on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B'luru civic body to hire 1,700 health professionals
Bengaluru, July 12 (IANS) The city civic body has initiated the process to recruit 1,700 medical professionals, doctors, staff nurses and support staff to scale up its workforce to establish 30,000 Covid care beds, an official said on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka Minister Ravi tests corona positive
Bengaluru, July 12 (IANS) Karnataka Tourism Minister C.T. Ravi on Sunday said he has tested positive for coronavirus, the first Minister in the state to get the infection.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka under 2nd Sunday lockdown in Unlock 2.0
Bengaluru, July 12 (IANS) Karnataka is observing a total Sunday lockdown -- second of the total five -- to fight the coronavirus pandemic as part of Unlock 2.0, shutting everything except essential services, an official said on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Biosafety level two lab unveiled in K'taka's Chikkaballapura
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar on Saturday inaugurated a biosafety level two dedicated Covid and Virology lab in Chikkaballapura.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
B'luru civic body hires 94 doctors to strengthen Covid fight
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) As many as 94 doctors have been recruited by the city civil body to strengthen the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Swapna, aide held by NIA in B'luru in gold smuggling case
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) In a swift operation, sleuths of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have detained Swapna Suresh and her accomplice Sandeep Nair in the city for their alleged involvement in the Kerala gold smuggling case, a source said on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru to be under complete lockdown from July 14 to 22
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) Alarmed by surging Covid cases daily since July 1, the Karnataka government decided to re-impose a total lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts from July 14 till July 22, it was announced on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Record 2,798 new corona cases in Karnataka, 70 more deaths
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) Karnataka recorded 2,798 more coronavirus cases and 70 more COVID-19 casualties, raising the state's total cases to 36,216 and the death toll to 613, an official said on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
10-day lockdown in Bengaluru from July 14: Official
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) Alarmed by surging Covid cases by the day, the Karnataka government decided to re-impose a 10-day lockdown in Bengaluru urban and rural districts from July 14 to July 23 to contain the virus spread, said an official on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka govt asks RTCs to identify staff aged under 50
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporations (KSRTCs) are preparing a list of employees below 50 years of age to submit to the government, following an order, an official said on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
No lockdown on Saturdays in Karnataka, clarifies Dy CM
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) Amid the rising Covid-19 cases across Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan on Saturday said no lockdown will be imposed on Saturdays.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National
K'taka ropes in RWAs to run Covid care centres
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) The Karnataka government has roped in resident welfare associations (RWAs) and other community organisations to run Covid Care Centres (CCCs) to isolate and manage coronavirus patients, an official said on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka to seek green nod for Mahadayi water project
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) Karnataka will soon re-submit the Mahadayi river project to the central government for environment clearance. The project would help supply water to four drought-prone Karnataka districts in the northwest region, an official said, here on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
K'taka to conduct 20k antigen Covid tests for early detection
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) Amid increasing Covid cases, Karnataka will start conducting 20,000 antigen tests for early detection of the infection, an official said on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 cases rising since Unlock 1.0: Karnataka Minister
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) Covid cases started rising in Bengaluru and Karnataka from Unlock 1.0 in June, despite lower infections until the end of May, said a minister.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Bengaluru Covid fines cross Rs 1 cr
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) Bengaluru City police department and civic body officials together have collected penalties above Rs 1 crore from the public in the past one month for not adhering to Covid rules, an official said on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
2 more Cong MLAs test positive; party office shut in B'luru
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) Two more Karnataka Congress legislators tested Covid-19 positive, while the party's state unit office in the city has been shut after three employees were infected with the virus, an official said on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
7 ministers to monitor Covid-hit red zones in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, July 10 (IANS) Seven Karnataka ministers, who are ruling BJP legislators from Bengaluru, have been made in-charge of the seven Covid red zones to contain the pandemic spreading across the tech city, an official said on Friday.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IISc team designs robotic arm to help disabled operate devices
Bengaluru, July 10 (IANS) A research team at the premier Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in this tech city has designed a robotic arm (robo) to help the disabled with speech and motor impairment operate devices such as joystick, mouse or trackball, an official said on Friday.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National
2,313 new COVID-19 cases in K'taka, tally rises to 33,418
Bengaluru, July 10 (IANS) With 2,313 more people testing positive for coronavirus in Karnataka in the last 24 hours, its overall tally of patients rose to 33,418 on Friday, health officials said.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine