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30th September 2020

Commercial International Flights suspended till 31st Oct  

The Government of India announced that the Suspension of commercial international passenger flights has been extended till 31st October 2020, whereas this restriction will not be applicable for international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA, On case to case basis International Scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority.

UNLOCK 5.0 : Decision to reopen Schools after 15th Oct  

As per Unlock 5.0 Guidelines released by MHA, It has stated that States / UT’s can take decision on reopening of Schools / Colleges based on assessment of situation after 15th October 2020,

It has stated Online Education must be preferred mode of Teaching and must be encouraged / Students may attend Schools. Colleges only after the written consent of parents / Attendance must not be enforced and it depends entirely on parental consent / States, UT’s should prepare their own SOPs.

UNLOCK 5.0 : Cinema Halls allowed to open after 15th Oct  

With effect from 15th October 2020, Cinemas/ theatres/ multiplexes will be permitted to open with upto 50% of their seating capacity outside the containment Zones, will be allowed to pen, a separate SOP will be released for it by Ministry of Information and Boradcasting.

UNLOCK 5.0 Guidelines released  

Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has released detailed Guidelines to be followed in Unlock 5.0, according to it the decision to open Schools, Colleges can be taken by respective states in graded manner after 15th October 2020, for more details CLICK HERE

Date Extended to File Income Tax returns  

due to difficulties being faced by tax payers in wake of COVID 19 situation, the last date to furnish belated and revised Income tax Returns for the Assessment of year 2019 – 20 has been extended from 30th September to 30th November 2020, For more details CLICK HERE

NO Schools in Karnataka till 15th October 2020  

Department of Education Karnataka has released Press Note citing that in wake of surge in COVID 19 cases in the state, the schools and Colleges will remain close till 15th October 2020, earlier it was permitted for High School and College students to attend classes, For more details CLICK HERE

Mobile use allowed to View Route Map while Driving  

As per the amendments made by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in the Motor Traffic Act of 1989, the usage of Mobile while driving to view the Route Map is allowed from 1st October 2020, however its not been permitted to talk while driving, its punishable offence where the fine may vary from Rs 1000 to Rs 5000

NO Free Gas Cylinder under PMUY from tomorrow  

From 1st October 2020 No FREE Gas Cylinder will be provided under Prime Minister Ujwal Yogana(PUMY), In the wake of COVID 19 pandemic central Government had extended the Scheme from April to 30th September 2020

Deadline today to Link Aadhar with ration card  

If you want to be Eligible to receive your entitled quantity of food grains under the Public Distribution System (PDS) then its very important that you link with Aadhar card with Ration Card, in the wake of COVID 19 pandemic Government had extended the date to link and today is last date to link, it can be done both offline and Online, if want to do offline then visit your PDS with Aadhar Cards of your family members, A Photograph of Head of the family and ration card.

5 New Rules from October 2020  

From 1st October 2020 all documents related to driving license and e-challan shall be maintained on an online portal as said the Government, and no hard copy will be asked for documents found valid electronically, driving licences disqualified or revoked by the licensing authority will be updated regularly.

According to Food regulator FSSAI it is now mandatory to display the duration of the sweet that can be consumed by the shops selling Sweets in the Market, that means Fresh sweets are made available  to be consumed.

An additional payment of 5% at tax collected at source (TCS) will be collected for sending money abroad under the Finance Act, 2020, which states that anyone sending money abroad will have to pay TCS under the liberalised remittance scheme of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

In health Insurances 3 major changes are made according to insurance regulator IRDA, First : Policies will be made easier by Insurance companies to understand by customers, Second : Insurance coverage for telemedicine will be ensured, Third : Getting Claims will be made easier

As the government will start levying custom duty of 5% on its open sales imports buying TV will be costlier, As per the  reports  a 32-inch TV may get costlier by Rs 600 and 42-inch TV by Rs 1,200 to 1,500.

Decision on Reopening of Schools to be taken at right time  

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar speaking to the media reporters during his visit to Schools in Bidar District said As the COVID 19 cases on rising everyday in sate and Government is not in hurry to Start Schools as Safety of students is prime concern,

He said tomorrow A meeting with Primary, High School and Colleges Associations has been arranged to discuss regarding it and also on 5th October 2020 Important discussion with Educational Experts will be done, Even Parents can send their opinions through email.

Full list of Bank Holidays in October  

The Private and Public Sector Banks will remain Close for 14 days in month of October 2020 due to Public holidays, Regional Holidays (states to decide), Sundays and Saturdays, for complete list CLICK HERE

Google Meet Extends Free calls untill March 2021  

The users been allowed by Google to host free Google Meet calls longer than 60 minutes until March 31, 2021, whose policy was about to expire today, Google had earlier hinted that it may stop providing FREE calls longer than 60 minutes after 30th September 2020, a new feature noise cancellation has been rolled out, It will be initially available to G Suite Enterprise for Education and G Suite Enterprise users.

No decision on reopening of Schools in Karnataka 

The Schools and Colleges that have been closed from March 2020 due to COVID 19 Pandemic, has been partially opened in Certain States, however Karnataka Primary and secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar has made it clear that No decision had been taken yet regarding opening of Schools in Karnataka,

In his Facebook post he has said the decision to reopen schools is now in front of State Government and as he currently on a tour of Bidar district, after come back to Bangalore he will give more inputs.

Karnataka Legislative Council Election dates announced 

The Election Commission of India has announced the Election Notification for the Biennial election to the Karnataka Legislative Council from 02 Graduates’ and 02 Teachers’ Constituencies that have fallen vacant due to retirement of sitting members, as per the schedule released by ECI the polls will be held on 28th October 2020 and Counting on 2nd November 2020,for more details CLICK HERE 

Schools in Karnataka to reopen Shortly 

The Karnataka State Government has taken up initiative to collect opinion from ministers and legislators regarding reopening of schools in the state and a letter has been written by Minister for Primary and Secondary Education S Suresh Kumar to ministers and legislators to express their view and also guidelines to be followed if Schools are reopened, he has made request to sent their opinions through email

The Minister said that the Department of Education has prepared all the pre-requisites and standard operating procedures for the reopening of schools in the wake of the Corona, and the decision will be taken to start schools based on guidelines and Opinions. 

UGC Academic Calendar for UG, PG courses released 

The UGC Guidelines on Academic Calendar for the First Year of Under Graduate and Post Graduate Students of the Universities for the Session 2020-21 in View of COVID-19 Pandemic has been released, Classes for 1st year / Semester to be started from 1st November 2020, for complete guidelines CLICK HERE

National Medical Commission (NMC) Constituted 

The National Medical Commission (NMC) along with 4 Autonomous Boards has been constituted by Union Government,paving way for the Historic reform in the field of medical education, with formation of it the decades old institution of the Medical Council of India (MCI) stands abolished, Dr S C Sharma (retd. Prof, ENT, AIIMS, Delhi) has been selected as the Chairperson for a period of three years, for complete details CLICK HERE

Bihar Assembly Election dates announced 

The Election Commission of India has announced that Bihar assembly elections for 243 Constituencies having 72 million voters will be conducted in three phases, First phase on 28th October 2020, second phase on 3rd November 2020 and Final phase on 7th November 2020 and the votes will be counted on 10th November 2020, For Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 the polling time is increased by 1 hour, it is scheduled from 7am to 6pm.

SP Balasubramaniam Legendary Singer Passed away 

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For COVID 19 infection India today Lost a Multiple National awards winning Singer S P Balasubramaniam, aged 74 who had been hospitalized at MGM Health Care hospital in Chennai since August 5 after testing positive for the coronavirus, his son told reporters. “SPB belongs to everyone. He will live on in his songs. My dad passed away at 1.04 pm,”,

He has given his voice to thousands of songs spanning across languages and genres. He had won 6 National Awards and had sung songs for actors like MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Salman Khan, He has been known as Paadum Nila (Singing Moon) among his fans.

PM Modi to convene meeting with CM’s today 

Amidst surge in COVID 19 pandemic cases across the country, As per the sources the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has scheduled to convene a meeting of 7 state chief ministers today, 23rd September 2020 to look into the situation where the coronavirus case situation is most serious, it is likely that Chief Ministers of Maharastra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to attend the meet as the COVID 19 pandemic is on the rise in these states

Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020 

Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed by the Rajya sabha, it will amend the principal acts of 2014 / 2017 and declare 5 IIITs in Public-Private Partnership mode at Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala & Raichur as Institutions of National Importance by granting them statutory status along with the already existing 15 IIITs under the IIIT (PPP) Act, 2017, for complete details CLICK HERE

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) Extended 

The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) second phase that was approved by cabinet fro period of 3 years from  1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020. has been given an interim extension of the schemes beyond 31st March 2020 till 31st March 2021, for more details CLICK HERE 

Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 passed by Parliament 

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 with provisions to remove commodities like cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onion and potatoes from the list of essential commodities was passed by Rajya Sabha, it aims to remove fears of private investors of excessive regulatory interference in their business operations and It will help drive up investment in cold storages and modernization of food supply chain, for more details CLICK HERE

Centre to allot MBBS / BDS seats to victims of terrorist victims 

Ministry of Health and Family welfare has released guidelines for allocation of MBBS / BDS seats from central pool for the spouse and children of terrorist victims for the academic year 2020 – 21, for complete details CLICK HERE

Namma Metro Smart card validity Extended    

The Metro Corporation has issued a press release that the Validity period of Smart Card that was for 1 year is now been extended for 10 years, its applicable for old and New cards, as per it Metro Smart cards are valid till 2030.

FREE Travel in KSRTC buses for SSLC Supplementary Exam 2020    

In order to facilitate the SSLC Students who are appearing for SSLC Examinations schedule to be held from 21st to 28th September 2020, KSRTC has allowed students appearing for Exams to travel in its buses free from their residence to Exam Centre by producing the Exam Hall ticket, for complete details CLICK HERE

Class 9 to 12 Students not allowed to Schools in Karnataka    

As per the Unlock 4.0 guidelines issued by Central Government and Final SOP released for partially reopening of Schools for Students of Class 9 to 12 from 21st September 2020, the Karnataka Government were planning for it but now it has prohibited the Students of Class 9 to 12 from attending schools in the wake of COVID 19 pandemic is on the rise in the state, it felt its not safe to allow students to attend the classes now, for order copy CLICK HERE

Reopening of Schools in Karnataka    

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar speaking to the media persons said that as per Unlock 4.0 guidelines issued from centre to partially reopen classes as per SOP, from 21st September 2020 Schools will reopen but not the Classes, He also said the admission process for 1st to 10th std for the year 2020 – 21 to be completed within 30th September 2020, To Listen to Education Minister Press Media brief CLICK HERE.

Partial reopening of Classes for 9th to 12th std   

Ministry of Health and Family welfare, GOI has released Final SOP for partial reopening of Schools for students of 9th to 12th classes on a voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers from 21st September 2020, Schools may get commence in accordance with the SOP, for complete detail CLICK HERE

North East Karnataka Teachers Constituency   

The Final Electors list of North-East Teachers Constituency was announced on 16th January 2020, As there is still provision to enroll the names in North-East Teachers Constituency Voters list, the eligible voters can enroll by submitting From No 19 along with Appendix 2 duly signed by head of Institution to Election Branch in Taluk Office,

To enroll in the list one should be resident of the respective constituency and engaged in teaching for a minimum of 3 years in any of the State educational institutions (Government, Aided, Unaided) specified in the grade of not less than secondary school for a period of 6 years before 1st November 2019, 

Classes for 1 to 8th std in Local Channels   

Karnataka State Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said the Classes for 1st std to 8th std will soon be telecast through Local Cable TV Channels, already under SAMVEDA E – Class Programme in Channada TV Channel online classes for 8th to 10th are being telecast everyday, the same programme can also be viewed in department official youtube channel,

The schools have been shut from March 2020 due to COVID 19 pandemic, however according to Unlock 4.0 guidelines classes for 9th to 12th may be opened partially from 21st September 2020, but still no guidelines been released from State Government.

SBI ATM Cash Withdrawal New rules from tomorrow  

The one time password (OTP) based cash withdrawal for Rs 10,000 and above is being Implemented by State Bank of India from tomorrow (18th September 2020)  throughout the day across all its ATMs in the country, while withdrawing Rs 10,000 and Above from ATM don’t forget to carry mobile to counter, As you need to have to enter the OTP sent by the bank on your registered mobile number, between 8 pm and 8 am the extra level of security is available for transactions at SBI ATMs. 

World Bank Human Capital Report  

In the latest edition of the World Bank’s annual Human Capital Index, India has been raked 116th Position that considers key components of human capital across countries, As per the Human Capital Index report India’s score increased to 0.49 from 0.44 in 2018.

SBI Revise Fixed Deposits (FD) interest rates 

The interest rates on Fixed Deposits (FD) has been revised by State Bank of India (SBI), the bank has reduced interest rates on fixed deposits (FDs) for 1 year to less than 2 year by 20 basis points (bps), the revised interest rates are applicable for both fresh and renewal FD’s, its applicable from 10th September 2020, while SBI had earlier revised the interest rates of Fixed Deposits on 27th May this year,  

Latest FD Interest rates :  7 days to 45 days – 2.9% / 46 days to 179 days – 3.9% / 180 days to 210 days – 4.4% / 211 days to less than 1 year – 4.4% / 1 year to less than 2 years – 4.9% / 2 years to less than 3 years – 5.1% / 3 years to less than 5 years – 5.3% / 5 years and up to 10 years – 5.4%

Post COVID 19 Management Protocol 

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI has released Post COVID 19 Management Protocol to be followed by the persons who have recovered enough from COVID for care at home, for complete management protocol CLICK HERE 

States Startup Ranking Results 2019 

Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways Shri Piyush Goyal released the Results of the second edition of Ranking of States on Support to Startup Ecosystems, The States’ Startup Ranking Framework 2019 has 7 broad reform area, consisting of 30 action points, For Complete report CLICK HERE 

RESULTS in Category X

Best Performer Gujrath
Top Performers Karnataka / Kerala 
Leaders Bihar / Maharashtra / Odisha / Rajasthan
Senior Citizens pensions 

Karnataka State Government is planning to provide Senior citizens pensions to the persons above 60 years at their door steps, Revenue Minster R Ashok speaking to the media persons said that every year State Government allots Rs 7000 crores for senior citizens pension but it has not been reached properly to beneficiaries, so on the basis of data from Aadhar card who have completed 60 years, the senior citizen pension will be given at their door steps,the action will be taken at the earliest.

SC extends Loan repayment Moratorium period

The central Government has already granted bank customers a three month exemption to pay EMI during a lock-down in the wake of the fear of coronavirus, Now again the Supreme Court has virtually extended Loan repayment moratorium period by 1 month till 28th September 2020, giving a big relief to the bank customers who have taken loans in banks.

Sindutva Certificate now online in Seva Sindhu Portal

The candidates who get selected on basis of Caste reservation need to provide Sindutva Certificate to the concerned department, to get that certificate it was earlier needed that they move from office to office to get ready the document but not now, Government has taken steps to make it available online, students can apply directly now in Seva sindhu portal

The previous manual system for caste validity for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Caste candidates will be removed and made online, The complete details of the selected candidates will be included in the software.

New Curriculum framework by 2022

Speaking on Conclave on School Education in the 21st century under National Education Policy 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that NEP 2020 will play a major role in reducing the gap between research and education in India. 

Key Points

  • Under National Education Policy A New Curriculum Framework will be framed that aims to reduce the school syllabus and make learning a fun based and New complete experience for school students
  • Upto 5th Std students should be taught in Mother tongue rather than international languages, including English
  • Teachers should develop critical thinking, creativity, and communication abilities amongst students
  • NEP 2020 stresses the importance to develop scientific and mathematical thinking among students
  • Education should be limited to 4 Walls, instead it should aim to explore outside world
KPSC Reduce the Ratio of Selection for Mains Exams

Karnataka Public Service Commission has taken decision in Cabinet Session to reduce the ratio of students selected from Preliminary Examination to Mains from 1:20 to 1:15, Law Minister J C Madhuswamy said the decision was taken on the recommendation of the HOTA committee.

Reopening of Schools in Karnataka       

Education Advisor to Government Doreswamy has suggested that the Government Should take steps to ensure safety and open step by step schools and Colleges in the state. Classes should be started for those who are aware of corona.

Medical and engineering colleges should be started in first stage, then Degree, PG Classes, High Schools can be opened, he also said an appeal will be made to Government to give permission to open Primary Schools.

SBI ATM Card added New Safety Feature       

To help curb the ATM frauds which have been on the rise, SBI has launched the new feature for customers safety, the customers can now block transactions on their ATM cum debit card through SMS, The bank has also alerted its customers to be cautious and not to ignore SMS alerts regarding balance enquiry or mini-statement they receive when the request is not initiated by them. SBI said thecustomers should conduct ATM transactions in complete privacy.

Taj Mahal to reopen from 21st September 2020       

As per Unlock 4.0 guidelines from 21st September 2020 Tourist spots like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort to reopen for Public, Basant Kumar, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI said, as a precautionary measure only Electronic tickets will be issued, tourist monuments been closed from the time of implement of Nation wide Lockdown in March.

24 x 7 Toll Free Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline Launched       

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment through virtual mode Webcast launched 24×7 Toll-Free Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline “KIRAN” (1800-500-0019) to provide relief and support to persons with Mental Illness.

It will function as a lifeline to provide 1st stage advice, counseling and reference in 13 languages to individuals, families, NGOs, Parent Associations, Professional Associations, Rehabilitation Institutes, Hospitals or anyone in need of support across the country, This Helpline is dedicated to resolve mental health issues related to Anxiety; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Suicide; Depression; Panic Attack(s) Adjustment Disorders; Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and Substance Abuse. For Complete details CLICK HERE

Country’s biggest COVID Care centre to be shut       

COVID Care Center at the Bengaluru International Exhibition Center which is regarded as the biggest COVID care center in country with a potential capacity of over 10,000 beds for the treatment of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients in the country, will be shut from September 15,

The BBMP in its order dated 4th September said the decision to was taken at a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister on the advise of the head of the Covid Care Care Task Force, since patients coming to the center reduced, furniture from the center like- beds, mattress, pedestal fans, dustbins, water dispensers will be distributed free to Government Hostels and Hospitals.

VI the Unified Brand Launched       

After 2 years of the completion of Vodafone India Ltd and Idea Cellular Ltd merger, today they launched together an unified brand ‘VI’, to meet the digital demands of its customers, the unified brand has strong and reliable network, announced by the company’s chief executive Ravindar Takkar, earlier on 1st September 2020 the Supreme Court  granted telecom operators 10 years for payment of AGR dues.

IPL 2020 Schedule to be released tomorrow      

13th edition IPL 2020 full Schedule to be released on Sunday (6th September) confirmed Indian Premier League chairman Brijesh Patel, IPL 2020 is Scheduled to be started from 19th September 2020 in UAE (3 Venues Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah), As per the IPL rules the defending champions and the last year’s runner-up face off in the tournament opener, the Final will be played on 10th November 2020.

JEE / NEET Exams 2020 to be conducted as Scheduled       

The review plea filed by six Six State Government ministers of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Punjab, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh against its order allowing the Central Government to conduct JEE / NEET Exams 2020 was rejected by Supreme Court.

Supreme Court said that life should go on and students cannot miss a precious year due to an epidemic. Exam to be held as Scheduled,The JEE Main Exam is being held from 1 to 6 September, whileNEET exams for admission to undergraduate courses in medical colleges is scheduled to be conducted on 13 September. 

LKG, UKG Classes in KPS       

Karnataka Law and parliamentary affairs minister Madhuswamy announced that from this academic year itself LKG and UKG Classes will be started in 276 Karnataka Public Schools, State Government has taken up serious thought of it, all the infrastructure needed will be provided shortly, he also said that from next academic year in all Government Schools LKG and UKG Classes will be started.

Namma Metro service from 7th September 2020       

Namma Metro train service which were cancelled since Lockdown due to COVID 19 pandemic are going to resume services in Bangalore City from 7th September 2020, it will run only on green line from 4am to 7.30pm, However complete services will resume from 11th September 2020 as per the guidelines released by Karnataka State Government.

No Question Hour in Parliament Monsoon Session      

In the Monsoon session of Parliament which is scheduled to be held from 14 September to 1 October,the Question hour has been cancelled for entire session, the session will abide by the norms of social distancing amid COVID 19 pandemic and no private members’ Bills will be taken up during the session, However the curtailed Zero Hour may be allowed for atleast 30 minutes.

Global Innovation Index 2020     

The 13th edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) while commemorating a decade long partnership between the Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was announced, the GII 2020 report presents global innovation trends and the innovation performance of 131 economies,

The report says The amplitude of the crisis created by COVID-19 has engulfed many countries in a wave of emergencies. In the years to come, financial resources will be strained, However India jumped four spots on the Global Innovation Index 2020 and is now placed at 45th position in the list of 131

According to the GII 2020 Switzerland is the world’s most-innovative economy followed by Sweden, the United States of America (U.S.), the United Kingdom (U.K.) and the Netherlands, For Complete report CLICK HERE. 

Safety Tips to counter Online Fraud released by SBI     

With the usage of Digital Payment on the rise, the online fraud has also got increased, SBI has issued some tips for safety of customers to counter online fraudsters and avoid getting scammed 

SAFETY TIPS 

  • Don’t share your personal details with anyone, Specially with unkown people
  • Get Change all your passwords regularly 
  • Be cautious and alert if get balance enquiry or Mini statement alerts when not initiated by you 
  • Don’t ever click on Suspicious links you receive 
  • Don;t share your INB details with anyone over phone or mail or SMS
  • To get any Bank related information always rely on SBI official website 
  • If come across fraudsters report to nearest Police office or SBI Branch 
India records highest one day jump in COVID 19 cases     

In a Single day Spike of COVID 19 cases across the country a total of 83,883 new Coronavirus cases were recorded in 24 hours, ,taking total tally of cases in India to 38.53 Lakh that places it behind US and Brazil in terms of total COVID affected cases, and death toll raised to 67,376 with 1043 new fatalities,  this is the highest recorded single day spike ever, at the same time the India’s case fatality rate (CFR) stands at 1.76 per cent, one of the lowest across the world. 

11th Gen Intel Core Launched 

11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics (code-named Tiger Lake) was launched by Intel, its been created by Intel’s new Super Fin process technology, this are the first in the industry with hardware-supported Dolby Vision and they are expected to deliver 2x game performance over the previous generation, it is going to be used in Windows and Chrome OS-based laptops of the future, these are expected to be used in around 150 Companies like Samsung, Lenovo, HP, LG, Razer , Asus, Dell.

No hike in Karnataka Student Bus Pass Fare

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Transport Minister Laxman Sawadi said this year there will be no hike in Student Bus Pass Fare, Students and Parents no need to worry as existing norms will not be modified, Due to COVID 19 pandemic across the Schools had been shut from March 2020, Students who are going to attend Examinations this year are allowed to travel with the last year issued Bus Pass.

Water Heroes Contest 2.0

With an objective to make water conservation a people’s movement and strengthen the water consciousness in the country Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched the ‘Water Heroes – Share Your Stories’ Contest from September 1, 2020, Every Month entries will be invited for the award, Every month maximum of 10 entries can be considered for the award, The winners will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 each and a certificate,

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

Depicting the efforts and significant contributions to conserve and manage water resources the participants require to post their success stories on water conservation through a specially made video of 1-5 minutes (along with a write-up of up to 300 words and some photographs/pictures), entries can submit to waterheroes.cgwb@gmail.com or Post with their video Youtube link in MyGov portal (www.mygov.in), the series of the contest ends on 31st August 2021. 

118 Mobile apps including PUBG banned

Ministry of Information and Technology Citing concerns of data security after fresh tensions between India and China in the border area in eastern Ladakh has banned total 118 apps including hugely popular mobile game PUBG, earlier in the year in the first round 59 Chinese apps such as TikTok, UC Browser and WeChat were banned, for Complete list CLICK HERE 

Rice ATM in Karnataka    

The Food and Civil Supplies Department , Karnataka is contemplating plan for the introduction of a Rice ATMs similar to that of a water ATMs, As per the sources the plan is being contemplated to maintain Social distancing during COVID 19 Pandemic and to avoid long queues at Fair Shops, the Concept of Water ATM is being installed in many parts of the state and response is been good, so State Government Plans to adopt Rice ATMs to facilitate the distribution of rice to beneficiaries with ration cards. 

Insurance for Karnataka Gram Panchyath Staff    

Karnataka State Government has released Circular providing Rs 30 Lakh Insurance Compensation to the families of Gram Panchyath Staff like Bill Collector, Clerk, Clerk Cum Data Entry Operator, Water Men, Pump Operator, Pump Mechanic, Jawan and Sweepers who die due to COVID 19 infections, For complete details CLICK HERE  

Karnataka UNLOCK 4.0 Guidelines    

As per the UNLOCK 4.0 guidelines released by Ministry of Home Affairs, Karnataka State Government has released similar Guidelines in which it has stated that School and Colleges will remain closed till 30th September, Online Education to be continued and Green Signal been given to start Metro train services from 7th September 2020, for complete details CLICK HERE.

Update Mobile Number in Aadhar Card   

UIDAI has said to update Mobile Number in your Aadhar Card there is no need to provide any documents, it is just sufficient to confirm that the Aadhar card is yours, Visit the Aadhar Card Helpline centre and give your mobile number to update, provide the OTP you receive on your Mobile number then your new mobile number is updated, however you require to pay Rs 50 as service charges.

International Flights Banned till 30th September   

Ministry of Home Affairs has released guidelines of UNLOCK 4.0 which are going to come into effect from 1st September 2020, as COVID 19 Pandemic is on the rise worldwide, the Ministry of Aviation and Central Government has decided to extended the Ban on Scheduled International Passenger Flights till 30th September 2020.

UNLOCK 4.0 Guidelines   

Ministry of Home Affairs has released guidelines of UNLOCK 4.0 as per the Guidelines Schools, colleges across the country will remain closed till 30th September 2020, However online / Distance learning will be encouraged, States, UT’s should call only 50% of teaching and non teaching staff for online works in areas outside Containment Zones,

Students from class 9 to 12 may be allowed to visit their schools on voluntary basis in areas outside containment zones only to take guidance from teachers, skill or Entrepreneurship training will be allowed in ITI’s (these will be permitted from 21st September following all Standard operational procedure), Higher Education students of P.hD and Post Graduation who require technical, practical knowledge are allowed, only after consult with department of Higher Education and MHA by following all SOP,

Metro rail will be allowed to operate with effect from 7th September 2020 in graded manner, Social, academic,religious,political, entertainment, sports functions, programmes will be allowed with 100 people with effect from 21st September 2020, Cinema halls, parks, theaters will remain closed, however open air theaters will be permitted to open with effect from 21st September 2020, Lockdown will remain in force in containment zones till 30th September 2020,there will be no restrictions of inter state and intra state persons and goods , for complete details CLICK HERE 

Mann ki Baat Tomorrow at 11am   

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address Nation through Mann Ki Baat Programme tomorrow by 11am, to watch the Programme Live CLICK HERE and to watch all previous episodes CLICK HERE

Reopening of Schools in Karnataka   

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar clarified that government has not taken any decision on reopening of Schools, there is no such urgency been showed,the news being spread that Schools are going to open from 1st September 2020 is False.