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Karnataka Bengaluru June 11 Highlights: Bengaluru reports 1,154 fresh cases as state TPR drops below 5% for first time since April

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News June 11 Highlights: As the trend reflected in Bengaluru as well, the active caseload in the city dropped to 91,760. The state capital logged 1,154 new infections and 4769 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: June 14, 2021 8:11:44 am
People not adhering to social distancing guidelines wait to receive ration kit from a government office, amid coronavirus pandemic, in Bengaluru, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News June 11 Highlights: Karnataka recorded a test positivity rate of 4.86 per cent on Friday, as it dipped below 5 per cent for the first time since the first week of April. As many as 14,975 people recovered from the infection as the trend of recoveries outnumbering fresh cases (8,249) continued.

As the trend reflected in Bengaluru as well, the active caseload in the city dropped to 91,760. The state capital logged 1,154 new infections and 4769 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the state Health Department linked 159 more deaths of Covid-19 of which 48 were from Bengaluru Urban. Other districts that reported the most fatalities were Mysuru (20), Haveri (10), Ballari and Dharwad (9), and Shivamogga (7).

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21:30 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Karnataka first-year PU students to take tests at home to improve scores, here’s how the assessment is planned

A month after the Karnataka government decided to promote all first-year pre-university (I PU equivalent to Class 11) students without examinations, it has now decided to offer students a chance to improve their scores by attending assessment tests that can be taken from their homes, similar to how open-book exams are held.

Officials at the Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE) said that model question papers would be uploaded to the department’s official website and that students will be allowed to download them, write answers and then send them to their respective evaluator by different means.

“Students can choose to take the assessment only if they seek to improve their scores from the universal 35% marks that are provided to all as they were promoted without exams this year due to the Covid-19 situation,” DPUE Director Snehal R told indianexpress.com.

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21:06 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Actor Darshan’s appeal draws over Rs 1 cr donation for revival of Karnataka zoos

A recent appeal made by actor Darshan Thoogudeepa on behalf of the Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) has resulted in zoos across the state now beaming with delight and hope after they were hit by a financial crunch due to the ongoing Covid crisis. The funds raised through donations and adoption of animals in the past week alone have surpassed Rs 1 crore, as per estimates shared by the officials.

ZAK has managed to raise a whopping Rs 1,00,47,900 from June 5 to 10, which is in stark contrast to the Rs 17,96,700 collected from July 29, 2020 to June 4, 2021. The sudden hike amounts to 559 per cent of the same collected across nine months before this year’s World Environment Day.



In a video released on June 5, Thoogudeepa, popularly referred to as ‘Challenging Star’ in the Kannada film industry, had pointed out that the Covid crisis adversely impacted the animal world, similar to how humankind was hit.

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21:03 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Covid-19: 8,249 new cases as TPR drops to 4.86%

Karnataka Friday reported 8,249 new Covid-19 infections and 159 deaths. The test positivity rate further dropped to 4.86 per cent as 14,975 people recovered from across the state. Meanwhile, capital city Bengaluru logged 1,154 new cases and 48 more deaths linked to the pandemic.

15:01 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Will continue as CM for next two years, says Yediyurappa

BJP national general secretary Arun Singh's statement ruling out his replacement has given him 'more strength', Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said on Friday and asserted that he will work for the development of the state during the remaining two years of the term.

The 78-year-old Lingayat strongman also said his responsibility has increased because of the trust shown in him by the BJP high command.

'Arun Singh who is Karnataka in-charge has said that there is no question (of leadership change).. it doesn't arise and that Yediyurappa will remain (CM) for the next two years and complete the term-- where does that question arise,' Yediyurappa said in response to a question.

Speaking to reporters after a review meeting with officials and public representatives from the district, he said, 'it has been clarified that Yediyurappa will continue for the remaining two years and with the cooperation of everyone I will focus on development and tour across the state, and will make honest efforts to do a good job.' (PTI)

15:00 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Pakistani woman staying illegally in Karnataka’s Bhatkal since 2015 arrested

Karnataka Police has arrested a Pakistani national who has been staying illegally with her husband and three children at Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district since 2015.

Police arrested Khadija Mehrin (33), who had married Mohiddin Rukkuddin from Bhatkal in 2014 in Dubai. Mehrin has been remanded in judicial custody, Bhatkal police informed on Thursday.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Shivaprakash Devaraju, Superintendent of Police, Uttara Kannada, confirmed the arrest and said, “She entered India illegally and stayed with her husband at Nawayath Colony in Bhatkal. After her marriage to Mohiddin Rukkuddin in Dubai, Khadija entered India illegally in 2015.”

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11:57 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Implement multidisciplinary learning on lines of NEP: Karnataka DCM Narayan

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan on Thursday directed the Higher Education Council to come out with a curriculum framework by July end on implementing multidisciplinarity in engineering colleges by including the option to learn science-based subjects.

Ashathnarayan, who holds the higher education portfolio, said in a statement that he asked authorities concerned to implement multidisciplinarity along the lines of National Educational Policy (NEP), from the current academic year itself.

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11:49 (IST)11 Jun 2021
KSNDMC to install sensors to alert danger mark in stormwater drains in Bengaluru

With the rainy season set in, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) is planning to install sensors to alert danger marks in stormwater drains in Bengaluru.

According to KSNDMC, the sensors will be solar-powered and will transmit real-time information on the water level in the stormwater drains to the city’s civic body, Bruhath Bengaluru Mahnagaera Palkie (BBMP) to take further action.

On a pilot basis along with the collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bengaluru, KSNDMC has already installed 28 sensors in the city which includes Vrishabhavathi valley, Hebbal valley and Koramangala valley.

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10:56 (IST)11 Jun 2021
IN PICS | Congress workers protest fuel hike in Bengaluru

Congress party workers and leaders hold a protest in Bengaluru against the increase in fuel prices. 

This is part of the nationwide '100 not out' protest that the party declared.

10:49 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Karnataka reports 11,042 new cases, 194 deaths

Karnataka Thursday reported 11,042 new cases of Covid-19 and 194 related deaths, taking the total number of infections to 27,39,290 and the toll to 32,485. The day also saw 15,721 discharges.

Bengaluru Urban logged 2,191 fresh cases, as the city also saw 4,846 discharges and 47 deaths.

As on June 10 evening, cumulatively, 27,39,290 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 32,485 deaths and 24,96,132 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin.

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10:36 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Karnataka halves supply of medical oxygen to hospitals as Covid-19 cases dip

As Covid-19 cases continue to dip, the medical oxygen allocation for hospitals in Karnataka has been reduced by 54 per cent from 1,200 metric tonnes (MT) per day to 552 MT.

The daily consumption by the hospitals have also plummeted by over 35 per cent from a peak of around 830 MT per day to 529 MT in recent days.

The state nodal officer for oxygen supply issued a revised allocation of oxygen supply for the state on June 9 and has pegged the allocation at 552 MT per day including, 180 MT for the Bengaluru region — the region which required the most as it was the worst-hit by the second wave of the pandemic.

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09:47 (IST)11 Jun 2021
BBMP to feed stray animals; releases Rs 15 lakh

The BBMP recently released Rs 15 lakh to feed the nearly three lakh strays in the city.

Since the dogs depended on restaurants, street-side eateries and marketplaces for food which are closed due to covid lockdown, BBMP is also creating feeding points to reach more animals.

09:23 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Covid-19: Bengaluru among four-city-consortium for genomic surveillance of virus

Bengaluru is among the four city clusters formed in a bid to complement the national effort led by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) established to upscale genomic surveillance on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Hyderabad, New Delhi and Pune are the other three cities in the consortium. 

The new effort aims at developing strategies and building capabilities to identify variants of concern before they spread widely and cause outbreaks, said experts.

The consortium aims to develop targeted sampling strategies based on granular epidemiological and clinical data. Coupled with intense environmental surveillance and advanced computational techniques, the consortium will also focus on building capabilities for real-time surveillance and epidemiology, read an official statement issued on Thursday.

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09:09 (IST)11 Jun 2021
BBMP signs MoU with GAIL for biogas supply

The Bengaluru Civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL), that will give the company around 300 tonnes per day (TPD) of organic waste to generate compressed bio gas (CBG). 

The company has sought 18 acres of land in North Bengaluru to generate and supply CBG. It had placed a proposal before BBMP in April for setting up a 75 TDP plant and will submit a detailed project report to the corporation for final approval,  according to GAIL.

09:06 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Bengaluru: Karnataka HC asks BBMP not to dismantle Covid care facilities until expert panel suggestion

The Karnataka High Court has asked local body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) not to dismantle the existing Covid care facilities in the city until the same is suggested by an expert panel. 

According to a special division bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar, facilities like Covid Care Centres (CCCs) and Triage Centres (TCs) should not be dismantled till the expert group set up by the State government to prepare for a possible third wave of the pandemic submits its recommendations.

The direction was issued after the HC was informed that BBMP was wrapping up operations at some CCCs and TCs in the wake of a dip in the number of admissions. 

Meanwhile, BBMP counsel V Sreenidhi informed that the local body had inoculated 10.91 lakh people from 1,311 slums spread across eight zones, to date.

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09:03 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Tuskers involved in man-animal conflict captured in Hassan

The Karnataka Forest Department captured two tuskers, known for causing trouble in parts of Sakleshpur and Alur taluks, in Hassan district on Thursday. 

Lockdown delayed the exercise leading to rise in human-elephant confrontation. Six people have been killed in elephant attacks since January.

The tusker captured is to be radio collared and released in a conducive habitat, forest department said.

08:35 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Bengaluru: BBMP to retain only 20% of beds in pvt hospitals as demand subsides

With the demand for Covid-19 beds in hospitals noted to be subsiding by officials, the BBMP has decided to release beds in private medical colleges and hospitals back to them by retaining only 20 per cent of them. 

According to BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta, as many as 13,000 beds in private hospitals and medical colleges in the city were earmarked under the government quota. 'We have decided to retain around 20 per cent of the general beds, and return the rest to them,' he said. 

Gupta added that the government and the civic body together would decide on High Dependency Unit (HDU), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), ICU-Ventilator (ICU-V) beds in the coming days.

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08:31 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Karnataka to unlock in phases from June 14; restrictions will remain in 11 districts

Karnataka will relax its Covid-19 lockdown from June 14 in all except 11 districts. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday night announced a phased unlocking process for the state.

The existing lockdown rules will continue for districts with high test positivity rate (TPR) — Chikkamagaluru, Davangere, Mysuru, Hassan, Chamarajanagara, Mandya, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru Rural, Shivamogga, Belagavi and Kodagu. The government has given powers to district commissioners to implement stringent measures in consultation with the in-charge ministers for the 11 districts.

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08:30 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Bengaluru: BBMP launches new queue system for Covid-19 bed management

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Thursday launched a queue system integrated into its existing Covid-19 Hospital Bed Management System (CHBMS). The new system is expected to enable recording triage notes of all patients seeking hospital admission with the hospital or bed type at Covid Care Centres recommended based on clinical conditions.

As per the system, launched by Minister Aravind Limbavali, patients will now get token number automatically during triaging, specific to a particular bed type and zone. "This number can be tracked in real time on the public dashboard by patients using either Specimen Referral Form (SRF) ID or Bengaluru Urban (BU) number," BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta explained. 

He added that an emergency quota has also been created for special cases, including Covid cases in pregnant women, children and senior citizens.

08:29 (IST)11 Jun 2021
No question of leadership change in Karnataka, says BJP general secretary

Despite the intense campaign by his rivals to get him replaced, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has ensured that he enjoys the support of the central BJP leadership. 

On Thursday, BJP general secretary Arun Singh told the media that there is no question of leadership change in Karnataka. Singh not only praised Yediyurappa’s performance, he subtly chided those who have been giving public statements against the chief minister. However, Singh promised that he would listen to the grievances of all those MLAs during his next visit to the state. 

Party leaders said Singh’s reiteration of support came after Yediyurappa’s remark that he would resign and involve himself entirely in working for the welfare of the state if the party high command wants him to step down.

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08:22 (IST)11 Jun 2021
Karnataka HC stays Mysuru mayoral poll citing Covid-19 restrictions

The High Court of Karnataka has stayed the mid-term polls to pick a new mayor for Mysuru in the wake of the Covid-19 restrictions in place to mitigate the spread of the pandemic. The election was scheduled to be held on Friday after Rukmini Madegowda was disqualified as a member of the Mysore City Corporation.

In the order passed by Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum, the HC noted that authorities can decide on holding the election after lifting guidelines issued under the Disaster Management Act.

The HC was acting on a petition filed by Pradeep, a councillor of the Mysore City Corporation. He had contended that the election process would result in the gathering of councillors and others which would result in violating the guidelines.

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With the rainy season set in, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) is planning to install sensors to alert danger marks in stormwater drains in Bengaluru. According to KSNDMC, the sensors will be solar-powered and will transmit real-time information on the water level in the stormwater drains to the city’s civic body, Bruhath Bengaluru Mahnagaera Palkie (BBMP) to take further action.

READ | KSNDMC to install sensors to alert danger mark in stormwater drains in Bengaluru

With the mid-term polls to pick a new mayor for Mysuru scheduled to be held on Friday, Janata Dal (Secular) and Congress are set to come together again, despite having glaring differences that led to the disqualification of the former JD(S) mayor.

READ | Karnataka: Friends-turned-foes Cong, JD(S) to unite once again for Mysuru mayoral polls

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