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Karnataka Bengaluru August 19 Highlights: SC Collegium approves 6 names as permanent judges of Karnataka HC

Karnataka Bangalore Latest News August 19 Highlights: The judges who have been made permanent are --Justices Neranahalli Srinivasan Sanjay Gowda, Jyoti Mulimani, Nataraj Rangaswamy, Hemant Chandangoudar, Pradeep Singh Yerur and Maheshan Nagaprasanna.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: August 20, 2021 8:10:26 am
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Karnataka Bangalore News August 19 Highlights: The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for appointment of six Additional Judges of the Karnataka High Court as Permanent Judges. The Collegium headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana in a meeting held on August 17, 2021 okayed the proposal and the statement was uploaded on the apex court website on Thursday.

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18:40 (IST)19 Aug 2021
BMTC begins self-defence training programme for women staff

The self-defence training programme held for women employees of the Bangalore Metropolitan Corporation (BMTC) began on Thursday. The initiative, under the Nirbhaya Scheme comprises sessions held for a total of 64 hours across 32 days, a statement mentioned.

Around 3,000 employees are expected to benefit from the scheme. The state and central governments have spent Rs 1.8 crore at a 40:60 share for the initiative.

16:28 (IST)19 Aug 2021
SC modifies bail conditions of former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy

The Supreme Court on Thursday modified bail conditions of former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy who is accused in a multi-million illegal mining case. Reddy can now visit and stay in Ballari district. The court however directed him to intimate SSP of District of Ballari, Kadapa and Anantpur upon his visit. 

16:10 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Karnataka: Pre-university colleges to hold online, offline classes at 50% strength from Aug 23

Pre-university colleges (for classes equivalent to XI and XII) in Karnataka have been asked to conduct online and offline classes at 50% student capacity after the state permits offline classes from next Monday (August 23).

As per the standard operating procedure (SoP) issued by the Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE), pre-university (PU) colleges have been asked to divide students into separate batches for offline and online classes. “This rule will be applied primarily to PU colleges with a student strength exceeding 100,” a DPUE official told The Indian Express. Read more

15:03 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Karnataka HC directs govt to compensate kin of boy who died of electrocution on Independence Day

The Karnataka High Court Thursday directed the state government to take measures to offer compensation to the parents of a teenager who succumbed to electrocution after a pole he was carrying to hoist the national flag for Independence day celebrations at a school came in contact with a live wire.The incident had taken place at a school in Karikere village early morning on Sunday, with the deceased, identified as Chandan (15), getting electrocuted with a couple of others who helped them carry the metal pole to hoist the national flag at the school he studied at, ahead of the Independence day celebrations. The others who were injured have been under treatment at Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital, Tumakuru. Read more

14:30 (IST)19 Aug 2021
SC Collegium approves 6 names as permanent judges of Karnataka HC

The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for appointment of six Additional Judges of the Karnataka High Court as Permanent Judges.

The Collegium headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana in a meeting held on August 17, 2021 okayed the proposal and the statement was uploaded on the apex court website on Thursday.

The judges who have been made permanent are --Justices Neranahalli Srinivasan Sanjay Gowda, Jyoti Mulimani, Nataraj Rangaswamy, Hemant Chandangoudar, Pradeep Singh Yerur and Maheshan Nagaprasanna. (PTI)

13:37 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Guwahati – Bangalore Cantonment Tri- Weekly Special to be delayed by six hours

Owing to engineering works being carried out in connection with Limited Height Subway between Vizianagaram - Korukunda and Dusi - Ponduru sections on August 23, the East Coast Railway has notified that Guwahati – Bangalore Cantonment Tri- Weekly Special will be delayed by six hours. 

Train No. 02510 Guwahati – Bangalore Cantonment Tri- Weekly Special running via Perambur, Arakkonama, Katpadi and Jolarpettai, which is scheduled to leave Guwahati at 06.20 hours on August 22 is rescheduled to leave Guwahati at 12.20 hours the same day.

13:09 (IST)19 Aug 2021
HAL to respond to Malaysia RfP for LCA Tejas in September

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a public sector aircraft company, will be bidding to sell 18 LCA Mk1 A fighter aircrafts to the Royal Malaysian Air Force in the light of Malaysian authorities showing interest in the indigenous fighter planes, HAL chairman R Madhavan said Wednesday.

HAL will respond to a Request for Proposal (RfP) from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) in the third week of September, the HAL chairman said. Malaysia has shown interest in the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas Mk-1A and India stands a good chance in bagging the deal, Madhavan added.

“There are many countries which are showing interest in LCA Mk-1A. Malaysia has issued the RfP and we are responding to it. It has to be sent in the third week of September. We stand a very good chance. There are eight more contenders including US, China and Russia,” Madhavan said. Malaysia is looking at procuring 18 aircrafts with the probability of a follow up order of 18 more, he said.

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12:30 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Karnataka HC judge among nine names recommended for Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana Wednesday officially notified its recommendation of nine names for appointment as judges to the top court.

If the recommendations are accepted, three more judges could be added to the line of succession for the CJI’s post — till mid-2028 — including what could be the first woman CJI.

As The Indian Express reported Wednesday, Justice B V Nagarathna of the Karnataka High Court could become the first woman CJI. The other two on the list who could become CJI are Justice Vikram Nath, Gujarat High Court Chief Justice; and Senior Advocate P S Narasimha. However, all three are likely to have relatively short tenures.

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12:02 (IST)19 Aug 2021
1,365 new cases, 22 deaths in Karnataka

Karnataka on Wednesday reported 1,365 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,33,192 and death toll to 37,061. The day also saw 1,558 discharges, pushing the total number of recoveries to 28,74,839.

Bengaluru Urban accounted for 327 new cases, as the city saw 318 discharges and 2 deaths. Active cases stood at 21,266. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 0.76 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 1.61 per cent.

Dakshina Kannada and Mysuru accounted for three deaths each, Belagavi, Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban, Tumakuru and Udupi (2 each), followed by others. After Bengaluru Urban, Dakshina Kannada accounted for the second highest of fresh cases at 68, Mysuru 123 and Hassan 107. 

Bengaluru Urban district has a total of 12,33,839 positive cases, followed by Mysuru 1,74,890 and Tumakuru 1,18,763. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 12,09,965, followed by Mysuru 1,71,519 and Tumakuru 1,16,960.

Cumulatively, 4,13,32,380 samples have been tested in the state, out of which 1,79,016 were tested on Wednesday alone. (PTI)

11:16 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Explained: How Karnataka plans to screen 1.5 crore children ahead of possible third wave of Covid

The Karnataka government has decided to test various health parameters of its over 1.5 crore population of children ahead of an anticipated third wave of Covid-19. According to Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, the ‘Arogya Nandana’ initiative will be launched by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai within a week.

“While over 1.5 crore children in the state will be subjected to tests, this will help us identify children with low immunity and other co-morbidities. They will then be provided with nutritious food and supplements to boost their immunity and their health will be constantly monitored,” Sudhakar said.

With Anganwadis remaining closed, the government has come up with a micro plan including Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers and Anganwadi teachers, who have collated information on children in each village (ward in rural areas) aged up to 18. The medical officer from the concerned primary health centre along with the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) mobile team will then decide on a date and venue at each village where the health screening activity will take place.

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10:42 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway to be fully functional by Sept next year: MP Pratap Simha

The expressway linking Bengaluru with Mysuru Expressway is expected to be fully functional by September 2022, Mysuru MP Pratap Simha said on Wednesday.

“As much as 81% of the work under Package 1 (Bengaluru to Nidaghatta) and 72% under Package 2 (Nidaghatta to Mysuru) has been completed,” Simha stated.

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) project is estimated to cost Rs 8,066 crore.

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10:33 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Karnataka: SSLC supplementary exam timetable released

The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has issued the timetable for the SSLC (Class 10) supplementary examinations. They are scheduled to be held for two days, on September 27 and 29. 

While students will attend a combined paper with multiple choice questions on Mathematics, Science and Social Science on September 27, the same format shall be followed for the three language papers on September 29, an official notification clarified.

10:10 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Bengaluru: Man loses Rs 4.5 lakh after son cheated by online gamer

A Bengaluru teenager’s addiction to mobile gaming cost his father Rs 4.8 lakh, after the boy was cheated with offers of attractive online games.

According to the police, the victim is a private firm employee and resident of Akshayanagar near KR Puram. His 15-year-old son was addicted to Free Fire, an online multiplayer mobile game, through which he met a person called Lakshmi Bai.

An officer said Lakshmi Bai introduced the boy to more online games. In July, she asked him to download some paid games, and sent him a link for the payment. The teen, who often used his father’s phone and a bank account linked to the number, shared the One Time Password (OTP) received on the phone with Lakshmi Bai.

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09:59 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Karnataka: 18,415 candidates to appear for II PU board exams beginning today

As many as 18,415 candidates are expected to attend the second year pre-university (II PU equivalent to Class 12) examinations that begin from Thursday. The exams are scheduled to end on September 3.

As per data shared by the Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE), a majority of the takers (17,469) are those who have enrolled as private candidates.Of the remaining 946 candidates, 593 are freshers and another 353 are repeaters who chose to reject the scores allocated by the department.

Officials have clarified earlier that they would not get a chance to revert to the marks they attained earlier. The examinations will cover 30 subjects with candidates attending them at 187 centres across the state. However, the department had informed earlier and are keen on allowing students coming from Maharashtra and Kerala to submit a negative RT-PCR test report to be permitted to take the exams, officials added.

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09:59 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Residents impede survey at Abbigere and Singapura lakes

Local residents impeded ongoing survey work at Abbigere and Singapura lakes being carried out by the BBMP. The BBMP officials said that though they go with the home guard to avoid any eventuality, the presence of uniformed personnel does not deter the residents.

09:44 (IST)19 Aug 2021
BBMP issues tender to develop Mallathalli lake

BBMP has issued a tender to develop Mallathahlli Lake at a cost of Rs 51 crore. However, the plans of the civic agency to include railway tracks, hanging bridge and a glass house inside a lake bed have been met with derision from environmentalists.

09:30 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Bengaluru: These areas face power disruptions today

Several areas in Bengaluru will face interruptions in power supply on August 19, the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) has informed. According to BESCOM officials, all these locations fall under the West Circle where planned works 
to convert overhead lines into UG/ AB cable works are underway. 

Here are the areas that will be affected (from 10 am to 5 pm):

  • New Timber Yard Layout
  • Mysore Land Layout
  • T G Palya Main Road
  • Mahadeshwaranagara Main Road
  • Hoysala Circle
  • Apoorva Layout, and surrounding areas
09:30 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Mysuru: Vaccination drive for teachers underway

With as many as 796 teachers yet to get their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Karnataka's Mysuru, a special drive to inoculate them began on Wednesday. 

According to officials, nearly 200 of them were jabbed on Wednesday, with the others expected to be covered by Saturday. "We plan to inoculate all of the 9,142 teachers and other supporting staff at government, aided and unaided schools with at least one dose before August 23 (when schools are set to reopen for offline classes)," the official said.

As per data shared by the department, 5,875 teachers have been fully vaccinated while another 2,617 have recieved the first dose, as on August 18.

09:24 (IST)19 Aug 2021
US court allows Devas investors to track down ISRO commercial arm Antrix’s assets to recover $1.3 billion compensation

A federal court in the United States has allowed investors in the start-up firm Devas Multimedia to identify assets of the Indian Space Research Organization’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation to attach them for recovery of a $1.3 billion compensation award made by an international arbitration tribunal over a failed 2005 satellite deal.

The US court for the western district of Washington has provided a limited amount of protection from attachment of assets as sought by Antrix Corporation in a counter to the Devas investors’ plea.

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09:13 (IST)19 Aug 2021
Market areas to face restrictions due to crowds amid festive season

The market areas under the municipal limits will face severe restrictions as swelling crowd is expected during the upcoming festivals Muharrum, Varamahalakshmi Vrata, Srikrishna Janmashtami, Ganesha Chaturthi, and Durga Puja in the months of August and September. 

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta has issued instructions to the Zonal joint commissioners and health officers to take ensure that covid appropriate behaviour is followed. 

BBMP health officers have been directed to raise awareness regarding Covid preventive measures amongst public and vendors on a day before the festival falls and on the day of the festival. Marshals, senior and junior health inspectors will have to pay surprise visits to shops, restaurants, market areas and malls to ensure COVID-19 preventive measures are followed.

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With the Karnataka government taking several measures to begin implementation of the new National Education Policy (NEP) at colleges across domains in the state from the upcoming academic year (2021-22), funding from the industry and related organisations towards academia is expected to be enhanced as well.

READ | Karnataka to seek CSR funds to implement NEP: C N Ashwathnarayan

The expressway linking Bengaluru with Mysuru Expressway is expected to be fully functional by September 2022, Mysuru MP Pratap Simha said on Wednesday. “As much as 81% of the work under Package 1 (Bengaluru to Nidaghatta) and 72% under Package 2 (Nidaghatta to Mysuru) has been completed,” Simha stated.

READ | Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway to be fully functional by Sept next year: MP Pratap Simha

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

COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp - +91 97777 77684, Voice call - 080 45451111 | 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

Karnataka Bengaluru News August 18 Highlights

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