25.08.21 Daily KPSC Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Postal department plans to bring out special covers on GI products in Karnataka   India Post has planned to introduce special covers on Geographical Indication (GI) products in Karnataka. Initially, it will choose 10 products having GI tags, including Byadagi chilli. In this regard, the authorities have already conducted a meeting with Byadagi APMC … Read more

24.08.21 Daily KPSC Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Karnataka: Revive farm pond scheme to deal with monsoon vagaries, say experts   With farmers being distressed by fluctuating monsoon rainfall for successive years, experts feel having farm ponds (krishi honda) in fields will minimise their woes. They have urged the government to revive the Krishi Bhagya scheme to ensure a pond in each farmland. … Read more

23.08.21 Daily KPSC Current Affairs

KARNATAKA Mapping of Myristica swamps crucial for conservation   Researchers have suggested a large-scale project to map and carry out further research on Myristica swamps across the Western Ghats, in order to consolidate conservation and restoration efforts. Comprehensive documentation of these remaining swamps, the species and their genetic diversity, and local threats, will allow better … Read more

21-22.08.21 Daily KPSC Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Karnataka: Key caste census report gathers dust   There are calls for a caste census (socioeconomic survey) at the national level, with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar discussing the issue with PM Narendra Modi. Karnataka conducted such an exercise six years ago with the aim of ensuring that reservation benefits for castes were … Read more

18.08.21 Daily KPSC Current Affairs

KARNATAKA     Karnataka government launches drive to eradicate tuberculosis   The health and family welfare department has urged the over 28 lakh people in Karnataka who have recovered from Covid-19 to undergo voluntary testing to rule out tuberculosis infection. The state government is conducting a special TB test drive across Karnataka from August 16 … Read more

17.08.21 Daily KPSC Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   At 83,000 hectares, Karnataka has third highest forest encroachments   With more than 83,000 hectares of its forest land under encroachment, Karnataka has the third highest illegal occupancy of forests in India, behind only Madhya Pradesh and Assam, notwithstanding efforts by consecutive governments. According to data from the ministry of environment, forests and climate change, … Read more

19.08.21 Daily KPSC Current Affairs

KARNATAKA KVGB launches ‘fruits’ portal to assist farmers avail crop loan   Farmers who are finding it difficult to avail crop loans and other facilities, can now easily get a loan, without the need to run from pillar to post from banks to the sub-registrar’s office to furnish details, as the Karnatak Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB), Dharwad, launched … Read more

15-16.08.21 Daily KPSC Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Tech glitches: Only 1% of taxpayers file returns in Karnataka   A large number of taxpayers in Karnataka have faced problems in filing their returns because of glitches on the new e-filing portal, which the Centre launched on June 7. Hardly 1 lakh of about 90 lakh taxpayers have been able to complete the process … Read more

14.08.21 Daily KPSC Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Dharwad poised to be a major industrial cluster in Karnataka   The state government has embarked upon a new industrial policy which is focusing on development of the Bengaluru-Mumbai Industrial Corridor. This corridor passes through Dharwad. As the district has ample scope for major players to set up their plants here, 5,200 acres … Read more

13.08.21 Daily KPSC Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Centre, state must conduct caste census: Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah   Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah  said BJP leader Rama Jois filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging reservation to backward classes, dalits and women in local bodies. RSS leaders are against reservation and their hidden agenda is to change the Indian Constitution. Siddaramaiah … Read more