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5th March 2021

18 services made online by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways 

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways have made certain services regarding Driving License and Certificate of Registration completely online.

Now these services can be availed without going to RTO. With Aadhaar authentication, on voluntary basis, anyone can get the benefit of these contactless services, for more details CLICK HERE

DA for State Government Employees to be announced shortly 

In the wake of COVID 19 pandemic the DA for State Government Employees has been stopped temporarily from January 2020,

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said that the DA for State Government Employees to be announced soon,

Responding to a question raised by KT Srikanthegowda in the Karnataka Vidhan Sabha he said DA for State Government Employee on the recommendation of the 6th State Pay Commission, with the revised State Pay Rate of 2018 is calculated and sanctioned,

He further added that the DA for State Government Employees will be released once the Centre get sanction to its Central Government Employees.

Whatsapp launched Desktop Audio, Video calling feature 

A new feature for millions of users – one-to-one private calling (Audio, Video) via the desktop has been launched by the Instant messenger app, WhatsApp,

Now answering calls on a bigger screen, using the desktop, will be easier for users to talk,

The new feature is supported on Windows 10 64-bit version 1903 and newer, and macOS 10.13 and newer, that require access to the computer’s microphone and camera for audio and video calls.

FAQs on COVID 19 vaccine for Healthcare providers and Frontline workers released

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has released the FAQs on COVID 19 vaccine for Healthcare providers and Frontline workers, for complete details CLICK HERE

Submission process for Textbook indent for the year 2021 – 22 started in SATS

DSERT, Karnataka has started the Online Submission process for Textbooks, Workbooks and Dairy (Language, Subject and Medium Wise) for the academic year 2021 – 22 from 3rd March 2021,

The Headmasters of Government, Aided and Unaided primary and High Schools are informed to submit the indent within 12th March 2021

Circular CLICK HERE
User Guide CLICK HERE
Decision regarding reopening of classes for 1 to 5 after 2 weeks

Karnataka State Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said as the COVID 19 second wave has got started in 6 states, the decision on reopening of classes for students of class 1 to 5 will be made after 2 weeks by consulting the State COVID 19 advisory committee,

He added the we are awaiting the advice and recommendation of the Health Department. “We will meet again in the next two weeks and take a final decision.”,

He further said the strict action will be taken on the Private schools that violate the rules and start classes for students of class 1 to 5.

Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship launched

Under the “Waste to Wealth” Mission  the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser launched Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship to recognize students, community workers, self-help groups, and municipal, sanitary workers who are engaged in tackling the enormous challenge of waste management, scientifically and sustainably,

It is awarded in 3 categories that includes Students from 9th to PG and Citizens working in the community,

19th March 2021 is the last date to apply, for more details and apply online CLICK HERE

Application invited for Pre, Post Matric Scholarships in SSP Portal

Directorate of Minorities, Karnataka has invited application for Pre and Post Matric Scholarships for the year 2020 – 21 under State Scholarship Portal (SSP),

The eligible candidates are required to apply within 31st March 2021, to get Scholarships it is mandatory that the students apply in both NSP and SSP Portal,

While applying for Scholarship in SSP it is mandatory to enter NSP ID number

Pre Matric CLICK HERE
Post Matric CLICK HERE
Decision on reopening of classes for 1st to 5th std likely in a week 

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar speaking to the media persons while announcing the release of final Examination time table for SSLC Exams 2021 said as the number of COVID 19 cases are on the rise in the state, the Classes for Primary Students from class 1 to 5 which were about to get start from 1st March 2021 have been delayed,

The decision regarding it will be taken in a week after discussing with the State COVID 19 advisory committee.

He added after getting nod from center the Mid Day Meals programme will be started in the Schools.

Citizen Registration & Appointment for Vaccination User Manual released 

To reduce the burden of the COVID 19 pandemic across the country, India got started the  COVID 19 vaccination programme on 16th January 2021 targeting 30 crore beneficiaries based on priority groups identified by NEGVAC,

COVID-19 vaccination drive has been initiated to cover healthcare and frontline workers and is to be scaled up to cover citizens above 60 years of age and citizen above 45 years of age suffering from comorbidities,

The objective of the document is to handhold the citizens to register and schedule an appointment for vaccination. Currently the application is open for Citizens above 60yrs of age and for People above 45 yrs of age with comorbidities

User Manual CLICK HERE
Co Win 2.0 Guide CLICK HERE
430 Teaching Vacancies in Aided Institutions to be filled shortly 

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said the Finance Department has given approval to fill the 430 Teaching vacancies in Aided Institutions (173 in Aided PU colleges and 257 in Aided High Schools)

Which have got vacant due to death or retirement or resignation before 31st December 2015,

He added the orders regarding to it likely to be issued by the Finance Department in June or July 2021.

CBSE Class 10 & 12 practical exams 2021 from tomorrow 

Central Secondary Examination Board (CBSE) will be conducting practical exams for students in Class 10 and 12 from tomorrow (1st March 2021), In the wake of ongoing COVID 19 pandemic across the country

CBSE has issued guidelines for conducting Practical Exams including projects and internal evaluation.

The exams will be held in the respective schools and the marks should be uploaded by the authorities as soon as the assessment is completed, for complete details CLICK HERE

List of Private Hospitals empanelled for COVID 19 vaccine released

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to ramp up the COVID vaccination capacity manifold, significantly large number of private facilities is being involving.

Around 10,000 private hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY, more than 600 hospitals empanelled under CGHS and other private hospitals empanelled under State Government,

A list of all these private hospitals has been uploaded on the website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and National Health Authority, for complete list CLICK HERE

SSLC Exam 2021 to be conducted on 70% of Syllabus

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar speaking to the reporters said the SSLC Examination 2021 to be conducted on 70% of the syllabus, Already the KSEEB has released the Model Papers based on it,

He added that there is no necessity by the parents and students to worry as Exam papers will be framed only on 70% allocated syllabus,

He further added that within 2 days Final SSLC Exam time table 2021 will be released.

Reduced Syllabus CLICK HERE
Model Papers CLICK HERE
COVID 19 vaccine price in Private Hospitals fixed at Rs 250 per dose

The nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination drive was launched on 16thJanuary 2021, Health Care Workers (HCWs) were given the first dose of the COVID vaccine while Front Line Workers (FLWs) were included from 2nd February 2021.

So far more than 1.5 core vaccinations have been done, in the second phase from 1st March 2021 all citizens above 60 years of age, and those within the age bracket of 45 to 59 years with specified co-morbidities will be covered,

In the meanwhile the private hospitals functioning as CVCs can charge subject to a ceiling of Rs 250 per person per dose along with the electronic and financial management mechanism in this regard. User Names and Passwords to be provided to the private facilities to facilitate effective use of CoWIN 2.0, for more details CLICK HERE

Active COVID 19 cases upsurge in 6 states including Karnataka

It is reported by Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, Government of India, 6 States – Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat- have shown a surge in new cases in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,333. It is followed by Kerala with 3,671 while Punjab reported 622 new case, for complete details CLICK HERE

Validity of Student Bus pass extended by KSRTC

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Transport Minister Laxman Sawadi said the validity of students bus pass has been extended till 31st March 2021, earlier it was made valid till 28th February 2021,

He said in the backdrop of the reopening of the Schools and colleges in the state, the students will be allowed to travel in KSRTC buses by showing the bus pass of previous year or the fee receipt of current year.

MHA extends COVID 19 guidelines till 31st March 2021

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the existing Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution till 31st March 2021,

The States and Union Territories have also been advised to speed up the vaccination of the target population so as to break the chain of transmission and overcome the pandemic, for more details CLICK HERE

Government First Grade Colleges to be provided de-bonded Computers

As part of the Help Educate, a public- private initiative taken up by the Department of Collegiate and Technical Education (DCTE) the Government first-grade colleges in Karnataka will be provided with 12,500 de-bonded desktop computers,

Under this initiative the Cognizant has volunteered to provide 12,500 de-bonded Desktop Computers which would be distributed among the colleges to establish computer Labs for the use of students.

Guidelines framed for Social Media Platforms

Amidst growing concerns around lack of transparency, accountability and rights of users related to digital media and after elaborate consultation with the public and stakeholders,

The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 has been framed in exercise of powers under section 87 (2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and in supersession of the earlier Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011, for complete guidelines CLICK HERE

National Education Policy 2020 to be implemented this year

Karnataka State Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister Dr.  Ashwatha Narayana said the Karnataka State Government will be implementing National Education Policy from this year,

He said the State Government has undertaken many revolutionary reforms to improve the education sector and the national education policy is being implemented this year,

He further added the course of Diploma classes is being radically modified or revised to emphasize professional skills and innovation and the work is already in progress which will be implemented as soon as possible.

Free COVID 19 vaccine for above 60 years in Second Phase

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the second phase of COVID 19 vaccine campaign will begin from 1st March 2021,

In the second phase Free Vaccine will be given to above 60 years Senior Citizens, he said vaccine will be distributed in 10 thousand Government and 20,000 private or non-central hospitals across the country.

Decision on reopening classes for 1st to 5th to be taken this week

Karnataka State Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said the classes for students of 6th to 8th std have been started from 22nd February and have received good response,

On the side lines of it the Education Minister Said this week he will again seek the advise of COVID 19 State Advisory committee regarding reopening of classes for the students of 1st to 5th std and then the final decision will be announced.

Karnataka Motor Vehicles Taxation (Second Amendment) Act 2020 released

Karnataka State Government has released the Gazette notification of the Karnataka Motor Vehicles Taxation (Second Amendment) Act 2020, for complete details CLICK HERE

Karnataka High court gets 4 New Additional Judges

The President of India in exercise of the power conferred by clause (l) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India appointed Shri Justices Singapuram Raghavachar Gishna Kumar, Ashok Subhashchandra Kinagi, Suraj Govindaraj and Sachin Shankar Magadum, as the Additional Judges of the Karnataka High Court with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices, for more details CLICK HERE

Khelo India University Games 2021 to be hosted by Karnataka

The Karnataka state chief minister B S Yediyurappa and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced that the 2nd  Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2021 will be hosted by Karnataka, 

The union sports Minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Games to be held in the city-based Jain University and other venues,

In February 2020 the first edition of KIUG were held in Bhubaneswar, with an effort to preserve and promote the century-old sporting disciplines of the country this year Yogasana and Mallakhamb have been added to the roster.

ICSE , ISC Exam dates 2021 to be announced after release of upcoming assembly Election dates

The dates for the ICSE exams 2021 for classes 10 and 12 will be released once the dates of the upcoming Assembly elections, it was announced by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE),

The measure is being taken to avoid a clash between the ICSE exams 2021 and the upcoming Assembly elections, which can cause problems for students,

Due to ongoing COVID 19 pandemic across the country CISCE had earlier announced that the ICSE and ISC exams will not be conducted in February and March this year and the practical exams will be conducted in batches to prevent overcrowding in the labs.

Regular classes for 6th to 8th std starting from today

Amidst COVID 19 pandemic the regular classes for the students of class 6 to 8th std are beginning from today (22nd February 2021) across the Karnataka State, Department of Education has listed the precautions to be followed 

Mandatory COVID 19 testing for Techers and Students coming from Kerala State, Students should attend the classes with Consent letter of Parents, (Sample consent letter CLICK HERE)

The students should carry the Lunch Box and Water Bottle from home as mid day meals not yet been started,

SOP should be strictly followed in Schools, Online Education to be continued for the students who does not attend regular classes, Attendance is not made mandatory,

4% hike in DA for central Government employees likely by end of March 2021

According to the sources as per the recommendations of 7th Pay commission, the central Government is likely to hike Dearness Allowance (DA) for central Government employees by 4% within end of March 2021.

The DA hike was temporarily stopped last year due to COVID 19 pandemic economic crisis since January 2020.

It is being said the central government is contemplating increasing the DA by 4 per cent and the central government is expected to announce a hike in the DA by the Holi festival.