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Karnataka mulls guidelines for gyms, cardiac evaluation to avert health emergencies
Mon, Nov 01, 2021

In the wake of Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar’s death, Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar has consulted cardiologists and is considering framing SOPs for gyms to ensure safety of fitness enthusiasts

Erecting temporary structures in forests for ecotourism no longer a non-forestry activity
Mon, Nov 01, 2021

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has amended the Forest Conservation Act so that setting up non-permanent facilities in forest areas by the government shall not be considered a non-forestry activity

Research indicates king cobra has four different evolutionary lineages
Sat, Oct 30, 2021

Karnataka-based wildlife biologist P Gowri Shankar and team analysed the DNA of king cobras from various regions and discovered that they were not a single species, as believed, but composed of four divergent lineages

Bengaluru: Residents’ body writes to BBMP over lacunae in rejuvenation works of Doddakallasandra lake
Thu, Oct 28, 2021

The residents also demanded the appointment of a guard at the lake as there have been untoward incidents of anti-social elements creating ruckus inside the premises.

Conservationists want Karnataka government to appoint full-time RFO at Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary
Thu, Oct 28, 2021

Conservationists in the region say since the tiger census is nearing an end, it is imperative to have a full time RFO. Moreover, Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary has eight anti-poaching camps which need constant vigil.

Enterotoxemia caused the death of 35 sheep, says animal husbandry department
Thu, Oct 28, 2021

Enterotoxemia is a bacterial disease in sheep and goats. Two strains of bacteria — Clostridium Perfringens — are found in low numbers in the gastrointestinal tract of all sheep and goats.

Discharge of untreated industrial waste into storm water drains polluting lakes in Anekal taluk, say residents
Wed, Oct 27, 2021

The residents complained that they have written numerous letters to government officials, including the Prime Minister, but the issue has not been resolved.

Environmentalists ask Centre to publish proposed amendments to Wildlife Protection Act in vernacular languages
Tue, Oct 26, 2021

The ministry had on October 5 proposed amendments to the said Act and solicited comments from state governments and Union territories by October 23.

IAF announces list of winners of Mehar Baba Swarm Drone Competition
Mon, Oct 25, 2021

The competition was named to honour the late Air Commodore Mehar Singh, and was conceptualised to evolve proprietary design, development, manufacturing and production of low cost-high impact solutions for swarm drone technology.

India must develop Buddhist heritage sites to cultivate strategic ties: Former diplomat
Sun, Oct 24, 2021

Former High Commissioner to Pakistan G Parthasarathy also said the country should diplomatically deal with China’s growing territorial claims

Use of military force should be seen in perspective of how it would affect adversary’s mind: Lt Gen Menon
Sat, Oct 23, 2021

Menon said the 1971 war was fought at a time when neither India nor Pakistan had nuclear weapons. Contrary to the popular rhetoric, he also said that if we manage to capture PoK, holding on to it would require the support of the local people.

China ramping up infrastructure near border a matter of concern: Defence secretary Ajay Kumar
Sat, Oct 23, 2021

Speaking at the IAF Conclave in Bengaluru, he said that although last year’s tension near Galwan was effectively controlled by the Indian Army, the position on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) continues to be tense.

China’s technological advances in cyber, space domain worrying: CDS Bipin Rawat
Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Bipin Rawat was speaking at a three day Indian Air Force (IAF) conclave in Bengaluru.

Rajnath Singh acknowledges Congress leadership during 1971: ‘India-Pak war was fought to protect human dignity’
Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Acknowledging the role played by the Indira Gandhi government, Singh said the then government reposed its complete trust in the military leadership and gave them freedom to formulate strategy which ultimately led to victory.

Like last year, Karnataka govt likely to allow green crackers this Diwali
Thu, Oct 21, 2021

Delhi, Odisha and Chandigarh have imposed a complete ban on firecrackers this Diwali season.

Karnataka Covid-19 committee: Prioritise vaccination of older adolescents and children with comorbidities first
Wed, Oct 20, 2021

The recommendation is based on the premise that initially the vaccine availability will be limited and it would be prudent to prioritise vaccination based on age groups as it was in the case of vaccination for adults.

Encroachment on Bannerghatta elephant corridor: Whistleblower says ex-tehsildar’s letter emboldened squatters
Tue, Oct 19, 2021

Although the revenue department is yet to finish the survey, it was found that the encroachers have destroyed the catchment area of a lake which was meant to improve the groundwater and fill other lakes.

Bengaluru: NGOs, firms rejuvenating lakes without proper nod, say environmentalists
Tue, Oct 19, 2021

Rejuvenating lakes without a survey, not only alters their structure, but they also cannot be treated as flood mitigation zones afterwards due to several reasons including reduced water holding capacity, activists said.

Karnataka: Conservationist seeks enhanced aid for families volunteering to move out of wildlife zones
Mon, Oct 18, 2021

Conservationist Giridhar Kulkarni has, in his request, sought to increase the aid for relocation of families living inside wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that have not been notified as tiger reserves

Karnataka: Forest department gears up to begin tiger census
Sat, Oct 16, 2021

In Chamarajanagar district, which houses three tiger sanctuaries — MM Hills Tiger Reserve (the latest addition), Bandipur Tiger Reserve and Biligiriranganatha Temple Tiger Reserve — the forest department is hoping to record a rise in the numbers.

Karnataka Disaster Management Authority allays fears over repeated tremors in Vijayapura, Kalaburagi
Fri, Oct 15, 2021

KSDMA has attributed the tremors to a post-monsoon phenomenon called hydro-seismicity and says they are unlikely to cascade into a devastating earthquake

Experts raise concerns over proposed amendments to Forest Act, say move will affect Western Ghats
Thu, Oct 14, 2021

One of the proposals of the ministry is to add a clause to make offences non-bailable with increased penalties including imprisonment up to one year.

Karnataka: Citizens write to CM, others against plan to convert J B Kaval Reserve Forest
Wed, Oct 13, 2021

In the past 60 years, over 4,947 acre of reserve forest area has been diverted for developmental activities in Bangalore North.

Explained: Why Bengaluru is receiving more rains this October
Wed, Oct 13, 2021

The wet spells are also leading to a few pockets in Bengaluru to go under water, with at least one rain-related death being reported in the city.

Citizens oppose Karnataka govt proposal for tree park at JB Kaval reserve forest
Mon, Oct 11, 2021

According to the initial plans, the park will be developed with the coordination of horticulture and forest departments. JB Kaval already has a tree park, developed in 32 hectares of the land area belonging to Jarakabande B block reserve forest in 2015.

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