1. Karnataka Examination Authority restricts all types of head cowl in recruitment exams to keep away from malpractice
Announcing a gown code for the recruitment exams of varied boards and companies to be held on November 18 and 19 throughout the State, the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has banned carrying “any garment or cap that covers head, mouth or ears” within the examination corridor. The order says that is a part of the hassle to cease examination malpractices utilizing bluetooth gadgets.
Though the gown code doesn’t explicitly ban hijab, it’s implied by the brand new tips. Meanwhile, after opposition by varied Hindutva teams and political leaders of BJP, the KEA has determined to permit ladies to enter the examination corridor carrying mangalasutra and toe ring (markers of a married Hindu lady) which have been earlier not allowed.
2. Rains anticipated to delay onset of fireplace season in Bandipur forest
Last week’s rains in and round Mysuru-Chamarajanagar belt have given a breather to the Forest Department in Karnataka as the rise in moisture content material will delay the onset of fireplace season a while in February 2024. Bandipur acquired reasonable to heavy rains for 3 days on account of which the waterholes have stuffed up, and can present reprieve for animals for an extended period.
There have been issues that extreme drought-like circumstances within the forest would create a disaster for wildlife because of failure of southwest monsoon. Director of Bandipur Tiger Reserve Ramesh Kumar stated the present floor state of affairs had come as a welcome reduction as clearing of weeds and vegetation by way of managed burning may very well be delay by just a few extra days.
3. Keladi Shivappa Nayaka University in Shivamogga will get patent for its research on Byadagi chilli
The analysis on Byadagi chilli performed by PhD scholar Dr. Bhaganna Haralayya beneath the steering of H.D. Mohan Kumar, Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding, at Keladi Shivappa Nayaka University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (KSNUAHS) in Shivamogga has secured a primary patent for the college from the Patent Office of the Government of India.
Byadagi chilli, named after Byadagi city in Haveri district, has demand within the meals, cosmetics, drinks, prescription drugs, and textile industries. The researchers succeeded in growing and standardising the strategy for in-vitro androgenesis for the manufacturing of double haplods in Byadagi chilli, as a way to enhance yield potential.
4. BMTC buses broke down 1,478 occasions this yr, reveals BTP knowledge
With over 1.2 crore autos, breakdowns including to site visitors woes are solely anticipated in a metropolis like Bengaluru. However, the highest spot on this checklist of autos goes to Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses with 1,478 situations, knowledge from Bengaluru Traffic Police (BTP) has revealed.
Including BMTC buses, a complete of 4,658 autos have damaged down this yr — 395 Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses, 327 personal buses, and 713 Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) and automobiles. Apart from inflicting inconvenience to the commuters, these breakdowns additionally usually trigger site visitors snarls.