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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus July 24 Highlights: Karnataka decides to induct final year science, lab technician students for Covid-19 duty

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News July 24 Highlights: The death toll in the state increased to 1,616 after 97 more deaths were recorded on Thursday, while 48 were from Bengaluru. according to a health department bulletin.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: July 27, 2020 8:19:29 am
karnataka covid-19 bengaluru bangalore coronavirus medical education sudhakar yediyurappa Medical Education Minister Sudhakar Friday said that final-year students picked for Covid-19 work would be trained efficiently before being deployed for services. (Representational Image)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News July 24 Highlights: Karnataka on Thursday recorded its highest single-day spike as it breached the 5,000-mark in new Covid-19 cases, taking the state’s total tally to 80,000. Meanwhile, Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru reported more than 2,000 new cases.

Also Read | Bengaluru: BBMP seals apartment door, removes metal sheet after picture goes viral

The death toll in the state increased to 1,616 after 97 more deaths were recorded on Thursday, while 48 were from Bengaluru. according to a health department bulletin.

The cumulative tests done so far by Karnataka is 10,79,749. As many as 640 patients are admitted in the ICUs, in this 361 are from Bengaluru. Karnataka’s recovery rate stands at 36.25% and the mortality rate is 1.81%.

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23:02 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Karnataka decides to induct final year science, lab technician students for Covid-19 duty
22:47 (IST)24 Jul 2020
South Western Railway inducts first batch of lady sub-inspectors

In a first since its formation in 2003, the South Western Railway (SWR) Friday inducted its first batch of lady sub-inspectors (SIs) to the Railway Protection Force (RPF).

While seven out of the total 164 women SIs, who passed out of RPF training centre in Moula Ali, Hyderabad, have been posted to SWR, they will soon take charge of ensuring security to rail passengers, property and railway premises. The force will further be responsible for providing special care to women and children as well.

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22:39 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Govindan Rangarajan appointed new IISc Director

Professor Govindan Rangarajan is appointed as the new director of the 111-year-old Indian Institute of Science (IISc) located in Bengaluru on Friday. According to an official statement from the premier institution, the new appointment is in the wake of incumbent Director Prof. Anurag Kumar superannuating from his service on July 31.

“Prof. Govindan Rangarajan has been formally appointed by the Governing Council of the Institute as the next Director of IISc with effect from August 1, 2020, after obtaining approval from the Visitor, the Honourable President of India,” the statement read.

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15:03 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Rowdy sheeter arrested for uploading child pornography on Facebook

Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police on Friday arrested a 28-year-old rowdy sheeter for uploading child pornography videos on Facebook.

The accused has been identified as Manjunath, a resident of Chamrajpet in the city. Speaking to Indianexpress.com, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil said, “the accused has uploaded child pornography videos on Facebook, he is also a rowdy sheeter and has eight cases of robbery and cheating registered against him in the Chamarajpet police station since 2014. We are further investigating him regarding child pornography videos.”

Based on a complaint, police registered a case against him under the IT Act in the Cyber Crime police station.

14:30 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Shantharam is India’s first legislator from African-origin Siddi community in Karnataka

Shantharam Budna Siddi, one of the five newly nominated MLCs by Karnataka’s BJP government, is from the Siddi community — a small group of the community believed to be descendants of the Bantu people from Southeast Africa.

Shantharam, who hails from Uttara Kannada district, is the first from the community to be nominated for a legislative body in the country. The 55-year-old is also the first in the community to hold a degree. He has been a tribal activist in an NGO called Vanavasi Kalyanashram. He is also a participant of the Appiko Chaluvali, a southern version of the Chipko movement that was started by Pandurang Hegde in 1983 to save trees in the Western Ghats in Karnataka.

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14:07 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Covid-19: AC temperature set two degrees higher than usual at Bengaluru airport

In a bid to keep the coronavirus at bay, the temperature of air conditioning units at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport has been set higher by 2 degrees than usual.

The decision was taken to comply with COVID-19 guidelines issued by India Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) for the operation and maintenance of air-conditioned spaces, approved by CPWD, the airport officials said.

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12:56 (IST)24 Jul 2020
NSUI urges Karnataka Governor to postpone KCET

Members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) Karnataka held a protest outside Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru urging Governor Vajubhai Vala to direct the government to postpone Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) scheduled to be held on July 30, 31.

"The government's decision to conduct the entrance exam despite widespread protests and knowing that the students' lives are at danger due to the ongoing pandemic situation is condemned. This will lead to the students and their families experiencing greater anxiety and trauma in these times," Manjunatha KS, State NSUI president said.

Also Read | Karnataka allows asymptomatic Covid-19 positive students to attend KCET

11:52 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Meet the photographer whose shot of black panther-leopard couple is going viral

For the past few weeks, photos of a black panther roaming alone in the jungles of Kabini in Karnataka took social media by storm with many likening it to Bagheera from ‘The Jungle book’.

It turns out that the big cat also has a mate.

Just three days ago, an arresting photo of the same black panther alongside a leopard started being widely shared online. It also triggered a controversy regarding the photo credit but that was soon settled.

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11:27 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Karnataka Tourism Minister CT Ravi tests negative for COVID-19

Karnataka Tourism Minister CT Ravi has tested negative for COVID19. Ravi shared his latest Covid-19 reports and said he is now all fine and will start work from Monday.

He was the first Minister in the state to have tested positive for novel coronavirus. “I thank you all for your wish for speedy recovery when I am in home isolation after I tested positive for COVID-19. I have recovered and will start my work as usual from Monday,” he tweeted.

10:40 (IST)24 Jul 2020
French Biriyani review: Danish Sait movie is truly cosmopolitan

Bengaluru is not all about massive IT tech parks, malls, pubs, restaurants and traffic jams. The city is the melting pot of numerous languages, cultures and religions. Like Danish’s funny videos, his latest film French Biriyani shines light on the cultural diversity of Bengaluru that rarely gets acknowledged in mainstream movies.

Director Pannaga Bharana has consciously steered clear of all swanky features of the city. The story unfolds in the streets of Shivajinagar. And Pannaga guides the audience through the cramped streets of the area with the help of the protagonist, Asgar (Danish Sait). Asgar is a stereotypical poor Muslim youth, who hardly gets a nod in mainstream movies. But, in French Biriyani, he is the hero of the story.

What makes this film truly cosmopolitan is each character remains culturally distinct and yet coexist. They speak different dialects and yet they understand each other so well. And is there a better way to pay tribute to a city which is as diverse as Bengaluru?

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09:12 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Bengaluru: BBMP Commissioner apologises after picture of apartment door sealed goes viral

After a tweet with pictures of a Covid-19 patient’s apartment door in Bengaluru sealed with metal sheets went viral, the BBMP Commissioner apologised for the same.

“We are committed to address any issues that result in stigma. Apologies for the over-enthusiasm of the local staff,” he wrote on Twitter.
“We are committed to treat all persons with dignity. The purpose of containment is to protect the infected and to ensure uninfected are safe,” he added.

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08:33 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Karnataka: 14 held for rampage at Belagavi hospital

The Belagavi police arrested 14 persons in connection with the rampage near the Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS) on Wednesday night.

Outraged over the death of a coronavirus patient, relatives of the family set an ambulance on fire at BIMS hospital. The relatives of the 55-year-old man who passed away on Wednesday, also gathered and pelted stones at the hospital building.

A search is on to trace other accused who are involved in setting fire on the ambulance. According to the police, a constable present at the spot and five other hospital staff were injured in the incident.

Watch: Outraged over Covid patient’s death, relatives set ambulance on fire in Karnataka

08:25 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Karnataka records over 5,000 new Covid-19 cases, highest single-day spike so far

Karnataka on Thursday recorded its highest single-day spike as it breached the 5,000-mark in new Covid-19 cases, taking the state’s total tally to 80,000. Meanwhile, Karnataka's capital Bengaluru reported more than 2,000 new cases.

The death toll in the state increased to 1,616 after 97 more deaths were recorded on Thursday, while 48 were from Bengaluru according to a health department bulletin.

The cumulative tests done so far by Karnataka is 10,79,749. As many as 640 patients are admitted in the ICUs, in this 361 are from Bengaluru. Karnataka's recovery rate stands at 36.25% and the mortality rate is 1.81%.

08:24 (IST)24 Jul 2020
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Belagavi hospital ambulance fire, Belagavi hospital protests, coronavirus patient death Belagavi hospital, relatives of patient Belagavi hospital, karnataka coronavirus latest updates The police and fire department officials immediately rushed to the spot and blocked all roads leading to the hospital till the fire and the situation was brought under control.

Outraged over the death of a coronavirus patient, relatives of the family set an ambulance on fire at Belagavi Institute of Medical Science and Hospital (BIMS) hospital in Karnataka’s Belagavi district on Wednesday night.

The relatives of the 55-year-old man, who passed away on Wednesday, also gathered and pelted stones at the hospital building.

READ | Watch: Outraged over Covid patient’s death, relatives set ambulance on fire in Karnataka

Any queries and support related to COVID-19 in Karnataka, citizens can contact round-the-clock helpline numbers: 104(toll free) +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916.

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