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Karnataka Bengaluru News November 6 Highlights: Church Street in Bengaluru gets ready for weekend traffic ban

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News November 6 Highlights: Bowring hospital, Victoria and KC general hospitals in Bengaluru will have rehabilitation centres. Similarly all district hospitals will also have rehabilitation centres and necessary infrastructure and staff will be provided after the committee submit its report, Dr. K Sudhakar said.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: November 9, 2020 8:26:15 am
Bengaluru, Church Street, Traffic banChurch Street in Bengaluru’s Central Business district, which houses offices, restaurants and pubs, is getting ready for the weekend traffic ban starting from Saturday.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News November 6 Highlights: All district hospitals will have post-Covid care and rehabilitation centres, Health and Medical Education Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar said.

A decision has been taken in this regard in a high level meeting chaired by the Minister with members of the technical advisory committee and experts in Vidhana Soudha on Thursday. Speaking to the media after the meeting, Sudhakar said that there is a need to take care of infected persons even after they are cured. Bowring hospital, Victoria and KC general hospitals in Bengaluru will have rehabilitation centres. Similarly all district hospitals will also have rehabilitation centres and necessary infrastructure and staff will be provided after the committee submit its report, he said.

“Experts have the opinion that 5% people may contact the virus after recovery. Intensity of the infection will be less in those who had critical infection earlier. Similarly those who had no symptoms during the first time may have more problems during the second time. Therefore recovered patients must follow guidelines,” Sudhakar added.

Meanwhile instructions have been passed to study in detail and submit a report on Covid deaths. A study is also commissioned on reinfection in recovered patients. The reports will be submitted soon, he said.

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18:17 (IST)06 Nov 2020
Decision to ban crackers this year is based on report of Technical Advisory Committee: Health minister

Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa has taken a decision to ban crackers during this Deepavali based on the recommendation of Technical Advisory Committee of Health Department. Let us celebrate simple Deepavali this year, said Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar.

Speaking to the media, the Minister said that the smoke due to burning crackers will have a negative impact on people's health, especially on those who have recovered from Covid-19 infection. "The technical advisory committee of the Health Department had submitted a report in this regard. CM has taken this decision based on the report. We have to celebrate simple Deepavali this year and continue our tradition in a meaningful way by more lighting lamps", requested the minister.

Earlier today, the minister held a meeting with all Joint Directors of Health and Family Welfare Department in Vikasa Soudha to review the progress of various schemes and programmes including Ayushman Bharat - Arogya Karnataka, Mission Indradhanush Immunisation Programme, Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi etc. Sudhakar also discussed on steps to be taken for effective implementation of schemes and usher efficiency and accountability in the system.

Later, the minister chaired a meeting regarding 108 Ambulance Services in the state. "Ambulance services play a vital role in saving lives of people during emergency times. I have directed the officials to ensure availability of ambulance services everywhere including in rural areas", he said.

17:51 (IST)06 Nov 2020
IN PICS | Butterfly artwork at Bengaluru Airport made out of e-waste

The artists at FICCI FLO Bengaluru created a beautiful butterfly at Domestic Arrivals, of Bengaluru , made purely out of e-waste such as motherboard circuits, mobile handsets and audio cassettes.

“Created at a time when the world was reeling under impact of the pandemic, the Butterfly is a symbol of endurance, change, hope and life. The artwork was created to show how sustainability can be implemented as a part of life. The artists at FICCI Flo chose a creative route which brought conscious living and beauty together to carry forward the message of sustainability,” Bengaluru International Airport Ltd said.

17:46 (IST)06 Nov 2020
SWR to run trains at 110 Kmph between Sanvordem- Vasco sections of Hubballi division

South Western Railway has used the lockdown period to complete major track maintenance works, which has helped increase the sectional speed (speed at which train runs) between stations, SWR said.

“On SWR track maintenance works are being regularly carried out between Londa and Miraj section and Londa and Vasco sections of Hubballi division. This facilitated increase in sectional speed from 100 Kmph to 110 Kmph. Faster trains can be run now due to this enhancement of speed,” SWR siad in a press release.

Works such as increase in super-elevation at curves, correction of transition length, through tamping, attending points and crossings with track machine named UNIMAT have been completed enabling this speed increase. Recouping of Ballast to maintain cushion, recouping missing permanent way fittings have also been completed.

After inspection, Commissioner of Railway Safety has permitted increasing of sectional speed for 186 Km between Londa to Miraj and 19 Km between Sanvordem - Vasco of Hubballi Division.

16:40 (IST)06 Nov 2020
Karnataka to upgrade 150 Govt ITIs; MOU with Tata Technologies

The Karnataka government on Friday signed an agreement with Tata Technologies Ltd to upgrade 150 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the state.

According to the agreement, these government-runs ITIs would be upgraded at a cost of Rs 4636.50 crore in partnership with Tata Technologies Ltd and other industry partners.

“The Karnataka government signed a MoU with Tata Technologies to transform the ITI's in the state into skill training hubs of global standards. This is India's first of its kind initiative where industry provides R4000+ Cr under CSR over 10 years,” Yediyurappa said.

“Empowering our youth with skills is the key to unleash India's rich demographic dividend. 150 ITIs in Karnataka will be upgraded with new infra, industry-oriented courseware, training, advanced equipment & software that will equip our youth for Industry 4.0,” he added.

15:22 (IST)06 Nov 2020
Karnataka bans firecrackers during Diwali in view of Covid-19 pandemic

The Karnataka government has decided to ban firecrackers this Diwali as it may badly impact the health of those who have already been infected with Covid-19, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced on Friday.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Yediyurappa said, “We have taken a decision to ban firecrackers in the state, in wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The order regarding the ban will be issued soon.”

On Thursday, State health minister Dr K Sudhakar held a meeting with the state’s COVID-19 expert committee and technical advisory committee. Sudhakar said the committee had deliberated on the pros and cons of banning firecrackers during Deepavali and had recommended a ban. “As the smoke can badly impact the health of those who have already been infected by COVID-19 and even those who have not, we will place the committee’s report before the Chief Minister and he will take a final decision within a day or two,” he had said.

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12:21 (IST)06 Nov 2020
Bengaluru's Church Street getting ready for weekend traffic ban

Church Street in Bengaluru’s Central Business district, which houses offices, restaurants and pubs, is getting ready for the weekend traffic ban starting from Saturday.

The Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) is set to close traffic on Church Street during weekends, for five months, under the ‘Clean Air Street’ initiative from November 7.

"After months of toiling, we are happy to present to you the country’s first ever Clean Air Street testbed on Namma Church Street. We are excited to bring the first pedestrian only street," DULT said in a statement.

Speaking to Indianexpress.com, DULT Commissioner V Manjula said, “Under the Clean Air Street initiative, Church Street is one of the streets proposed to be closed for motor vehicles every weekend for five months beginning November 7. Our aim is to reprioritise clean mobility and demonstrate the positive impact of streets focused on people and sustainable behaviours. The initiative will also provide the opportunity to trial and refine street designs and create a blueprint for other streets across Bengaluru.”

Also Read | Weekend ban on Bengaluru's popular road Church Street from November 7

09:06 (IST)06 Nov 2020
FKCCI says rising power tariff in Karnataka will lead to closure of many industries

A day after the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) announced an average 40 paise per unit hike in electricity tariffs across the State, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI), Bengaluru, said that many industries will shut down if the revision isn’t rolled back.

Perikal M Sundar, president of the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI), Bengaluru said, "An average increase of 40 paise per unit with respect to Bangalore Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (Bescom) allowed by KERC would put a heavy burden on all categories of consumers and affect the economy as it would push up the prices of raw materials like iron, steel, forgings and castings which are primary input materials for all the industries including MSMEs."

According to Sundar, 15-20% of industries have shut operations and a lot of employees have lost jobs. Many industries are running at just 40-60% capacity, he added.

“The FKCCI demands the government to order the KERC to withdraw the hike immediately and not raise it for the next three years due to the pandemic,” Sundar said.

08:24 (IST)06 Nov 2020
Will end conversions due to love jihad in Karnataka: CM Yediyurappa

Echoing his counterparts in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday said the state government will introduce strong measures to curb religious conversions due to “love jihad”.

“There are many reports about conversions due to love jihad. I don’t know about other states, but in Karnataka we are going to end this. We are viewing the luring of girls with the use of money or love as something serious. We will take stern measures,” Yediyurappa said at the state executive meeting of the BJP in Mangaluru on Thursday.

Earlier, BJP’s national general secretary and state minister C T Ravi called for enacting a strict law against “love jihad”. “On lines of Allahabad High Court’s order, Karnataka will enact a law banning religious conversions for the sake of marriage. We will not remain silent when Jihadis strip the dignity of Our Sisters. Anyone involved in the act of conversion shall face severe & swift punishment,” he said on social media Tuesday.

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08:22 (IST)06 Nov 2020
Karnataka reports 3,156 fresh Covid-19 cases and 31 deaths

Karnataka on Thursday reported 3,156 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 8,38,929. The state reported 31 deaths, taking the death toll to 11,312.

According to the health department, as many as 5,723 persons were discharged on Thursday, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,94,503. Of the remaining 33,095 active patients, 916 were being monitored in the ICU.

While the positivity rate for the day stood at 2.71%, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) touched 0.98%, the health department said in a bulletin.

Of the fresh cases, as many as 1,627 cases were from Bengaluru urban district alone. With nine deaths reported from Bengaluru, the toll in this district rose to 3,926.

08:20 (IST)06 Nov 2020
Karnataka may ban firecrackers; BS Yediyurappa will take final call

The Karnataka government is mulling a ban on firecrackers this Deepavali, since it may badly impact the health of those who have already been infected with Covid-19.

On Thursday, State health minister Dr K Sudhakar held a meeting with the State’s COVID-19 expert committee and technical advisory committee and he said the committee had deliberated on the pros and cons of banning firecrackers during Deepavali and had recommended a ban.

“As the smoke can badly impact the health of those who have already been infected by COVID-19 and even those who have not, we will place the committee’s report before the Chief Minister and he will take a final decision within a day or two,” he said.

08:19 (IST)06 Nov 2020
Post-covid care and rehabilitation centres in all district hospitals: Karnataka Health Minister

All district hospitals will have Post-Covid care and rehabilitation centres, Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar said.

A decision has been taken in this regard in a high level meeting chaired by the Minister with members of the technical advisory committee and experts in Vidhana Soudha on Thursday. Speaking to the media after the meeting, Sudhakar said that there is a need to take care of infected persons even after they are cured. Bowring hospital, Victoria and KC general hospitals in Bengaluru will have rehabilitation centres. Similarly all district hospitals will also have rehabilitation centres and necessary infrastructure and staff will be provided after the committee submit its report, he said.

"Experts have the opinion that 5% people may contact the virus after recovery. Intensity of the infection will be less in those who had critical infection earlier. Similarly those who had no symptoms during the first time may have more problems during the second time. Therefore recovered patients must follow guidelines," Sudhakar added.

Meanwhile instructions have been passed to study in detail and submit a report on Covid deaths. A study is also commissioned on reinfection in recovered patients. The reports will be submitted soon, he said.

08:17 (IST)06 Nov 2020
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Quieter, cleaner: Noise levels drop, ‘good to satisfactory’ air “As the smoke can badly impact the health of those who have already been infected by COVID-19 and even those who have not, we will place the committee’s report before the Chief Minister and he will take a final decision within a day or two,” Dr. K Sudhakar said.

The Karnataka government is mulling a ban on firecrackers this Deepavali, since it may badly impact the health of those who have already been infected with Covid-19.

On Thursday, State health minister Dr K Sudhakar held a meeting with the State’s COVID-19 expert committee and technical advisory committee and he said the committee had deliberated on the pros and cons of banning firecrackers during Deepavali and had recommended a ban.

“As the smoke can badly impact the health of those who have already been infected by COVID-19 and even those who have not, we will place the committee’s report before the Chief Minister and he will take a final decision within a day or two,” he said.

Also Read | Will end conversions due to love jihad in Karnataka: CM Yediyurappa

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