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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus August 10 Highlights: CM recovers from COVID-19, discharged from hospital

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News August 10 Highlights: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the exams were postponed and held between June 25 and July 3, even though the exams were planned to be held in March.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: August 11, 2020 8:20:10 am
Yediyurappa, COVID-19, Bengaluru Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Monday got discharged from Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru after he recovered from coronavirus infection

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News August 10 Highlights: The results of the Karnataka Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams will be declared at 3 pm on Monday. The results will be hosted on http://www.kseeb.kar.nic.in and http://www.karresults.nic.in by 3.45 pm.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the exams were postponed and held between June 25 and July 3, even though the exams were planned to be held in March. Over 7.64 lakh students attended the exams this year.

Even though the initial government decision was not to allow students from containment zones, over 900 students from containment zones attended the exams following social distancing norms.

Also Read | Karnataka SSLC: 98.3% turnout on day 1; 978 students from containment zones take exams

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17:28 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Karnataka: II PUC supplementary exams from Sept 7-18

The Karnataka Department of Pre-University Education Monday released the timetable for the second year PUC supplementary exams.

Candidates who failed to clear the exams in the first chance, including those who were infected by coronavirus or were contacts of Covid-19 patients can attend the exams scheduled to be held from September 7 to 18, DPUE officials clarified.

This year’s overall pass percentage is 69.20 with the Science stream at 67.28%, Commerce at 65.52%, and Arts at 41.27%. Among districts, Udupi retained its top position at 90.71 pass percent.

Also Read | 69.20% candidates clear Karnataka II PUC exams 2020

16:55 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Karnataka CM recovers from Covid-19, discharged from Bengaluru hospital

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Monday got discharged from Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru after he recovered from coronavirus infection. The 77-year-old BJP leader was admitted to the hospital on August 2, even though he was asymptomatic, as per doctors' advice.

16:41 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Girls outshine boys with 77.74 pass percentage

While 1,550 schools secured a 100% pass percentage, 62 schools secured zero passes this time. The pass percentage at govt schools this time is 72.79%.

Meanwhile, girls outshone boys with 77.74 pass percentage among girls as opposed to 66.4 per cent by boys.

16:41 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Girls outshine boys with 77.74 pass percentage

While 1,550 schools secured a 100% pass percentage, 62 schools secured zero passes this time. The pass percentage at govt schools this time is 72.79%.

Meanwhile, girls outshone boys with 77.74 pass percentage among girls as opposed to 66.4 per cent by boys.

15:31 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Timetable for supplementary exams in two days

Education Minister S Suresh Kumar has announced that the timetable for supplementary exams will be released within two days. A total of 18,067 students who were not allowed to take the exams due to prevailing COVID-19 situation can appear for the same as fresh candidates, said the minister.

15:29 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Six students score maximum marks in all subjects

As many as six students scored maximum marks in all subjects this year (625/625). Last year, the same was achieved by two students.

15:28 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Karnataka records 71.80 pass percentage

The results for the Karnataka School Leaving Certficate (SSLC) exams were announced today, with the state recording a pass percentage of 71.80 per cent. There is a drop of 1.9 per cent this year in comparison with the 73.7 pass percentage of 2019. 

14:16 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Former PM Deve Gowda wishes former Prez a speedy recovery

Wishing former President of India Pranab Mukherjee a fast recovery, former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) supremo H D Deve Gowda Monday said, "It is extremely unfortunate that Former President Pranab Mukherji have also been tested COVID positive. I wish and pray for his speedy recovery."

13:20 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Bengaluru: Protesters gather at Freedom Park with multiple demands

Several protesters representing various groups Monday gathered together at Freedom Park in Bengaluru seeking government response on various demands as part of the ‘Save India, Do Not Sell India’ campaign held across Karnataka.

Farmers groups, workers groups, and members of civic forums like Naavu Bharateeyaru took part in the protests demanding government intervention to rollback several ordinances enforced during the peak coronavirus pandemic period; to release political prisoners; to compensate income for unorganized workers; and against the government's Environmental Impact Assessment 2020 (draft) norms.

"People are facing violence and unable to access justice. Labor courts have been shut and workers are unable to voice their concerns. Violence against women and Dalits are rapidly increasing. These vulnerable people are ill-treated and humiliated in the police stations when they want to file complaints," a statement issued by Naavu Bharateeyaru mentioned.

The protests also raised several other demands such as making Covid-19 tests free of cost to all, providing complete health insurance cover to frontline workers such as civic workers, ASHA workers, police staff, government bus drivers and conductors, and providing free laptops to students to make online learning accessible to all.

13:07 (IST)10 Aug 2020
IN PICS | Home, Revenue Ministers apprise PM Modi on Karnataka rains situation

Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Revenue Minister R Ashok attends meeting with Prime Minister Modi to apprise him on the Karnataka rains-related situation, on behalf of CM Yediyurappa.

09:40 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Kodagu Rains: Devastating floods submerge many parts of district

In Kodagu at least 52 areas have been affected by floods and 14 areas scarred by landslides, district minister V Somanna said.

The floods in Kodagu have affected over 52 places including 18 in Madikeri taluk and 14 in Virajpet taluk. 16 places in the district have been hit by landslides including Kadagadaalu, Jodupaala, Neerukolli, Kottamudi, Hodavaada, Abyaala and Dechooru in Madikeri taluk, Athoorunallooru, Thaakeri, Soorlabbi, Madapura and Shanthalli in Somwarpet taluk and Maggula in Virajpet taluk.

Somanna said, “Due to heavy rain the district has reported 16 landslides so far and flood-like situations in over 52 places. Rescue operations are still on and as of now, over 578 people have been rescued. Over 649 people of 243 families have been rehabilitated in nine rehab centres which have been set up in different places of the district.”

According to district administration, as many as 1800 electric poles are hampered and 257 trees are uprooted across the district. 60 percent of the mobile towers are not functioning.

09:04 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Karnataka Rains: Red alert in seven districts by KSNDMC, Kodagu priest still missing, brother’s body found

The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre has issued a red alert in seven districts of rain-ravaged Karnataka.

The red alert has been issued in Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga.

According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, there would be heavy rain for the next 24 hours in coastal areas, in the northern and in the interior parts of the south.

Meanwhile, the body of Swami Anandatheertha(76), one of the five people missing in the landslide at Talacauvery in Kodagu district was found on by the disaster response team on Saturday afternoon. On Wednesday night, a massive landslide swept away two houses belonging to the temple priest.

08:27 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu tests positive for coronavirus

Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu Sunday tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a series of tweets, the minister announced, “After developing symptoms of flu, I have tested positive for coronavirus today.”

However, Sriramulu got himself admitted to state-run Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital in Bengaluru, contrary to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and leader of opposition Siddaramaiah, who got admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru after contracting the virus last week.

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08:25 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Bengaluru: Nodal officer at Karnataka's largest Covid Care Centre dies of heart attack

A probationary Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) officer Saturday died while on duty at Karnataka's largest Covid Care Centre (CCC) situated in Bengaluru.

H Gangadharaiah, a 2015-batch officer, was posted at Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) as the nodal officer for Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to manage the situation at the centre.

According to BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad, Gangadharaiah succumbed to a cardiac arrest. 'I am deeply saddened & disturbed at the sudden demise of my younger colleague Gangadariah, KAS Probationary AC of 2015 batch, due to heart attack while on Covid duty at BIEC,' he wrote on Twitter.

Following the incident, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 25 lakh to the kin of the deceased. According to a statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), a government job will be provided to a family member of the deceased officer.

08:24 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Bengaluru: 1948 fresh cases, 14,010 active containment zones

As the number of fresh Covid-19 cases and fatalities linked to the pandemic surge in Bengaluru, the capital city alone reported 1948 new cases while the same was 5985 across Karnataka on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the number of active containment zones in the city comprising 198 wards rose to 14,010.

The health department also attributed 22 more deaths that took place over the last few days to Bengaluru's death toll on Sunday.

With this, 1240 deaths have been reported cumulatively from the city.

08:23 (IST)10 Aug 2020
Karnataka SSLC results to be declared today

The results of the Karnataka Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams will be declared at 3 pm on Monday. The results will be hosted on www.kseeb.kar.nic.in and www.karresults.nic.in by 3.45 pm, KSEEB officials confirmed.

Over 7.64 lakh students attended the exams which were postponed and held between June 25 and July 3, even though they were originally scheduled to be held in March.

Over 900 students from containment zones had attended the exams following social distancing norms. Last year, the state recorded a pass percentage of 73.7% — with an increase of 1.77 per cent in comparison with the 71.93 pass percentage of 2018.

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08:23 (IST)10 Aug 2020
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In a series of tweets, the minister announced, “After developing symptoms of flu, I have tested positive for coronavirus today.”

Meanwhile, Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu got himself admitted to state-run Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital in Bengaluru, after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.

READ | Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu tests positive for coronavirus

At the same time, Union Ministers Pralhad Joshi and Piyush Goyal Sunday dedicated the Hubballi Railway Museum to the nation via video conference. Claimed to be the first of its kind in north Karnataka, the museum is centrally located next to the second entry of Hubballi Railway Station on Gadag Road opposite to Central Railway Hospital.

READ | Here’s what awaits you at Karnataka’s Hubballi Railway Museum

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations:

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