31.08.18 Karanataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   India and ADB Sign $346 Million Loan to Improve State Highways in Karnataka     The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $346 million loan to finance improvement of over 400 kilometers of state highways that will enhance connectivity and access to economic centers across 12 districts in … Read more

30.08.18 Karanataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Virtual tour of Mysuru Dasara at key airports   A virtual tour of Mysuru Dasara at key international airports across the country will be arranged for international tourists to get to know what the celebrations are about and to encourage them to visit Mysuru to experience the annual spectacle.   Mumbai, Kolkata, New … Read more

29.08.18 Karanataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA     POCSO: 1023 cases filed, conviction 0   The pendency rate in the cases of sexual offences against children registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) in Bengaluru alone has risen to nearly 80 percent since 2012.   The number of convictions is a cruel joke. It is a mere 67, … Read more

28.08.18 Karanataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Mysuru tourism falls after Kodagu, Kerala disasters   The Kodagu and Kerala twin disasters have hit  Mysuru’s tourism , which has fallen by 40 per cent,  according to those involved in the industry.  With Kerala accounting for 30 per cent of  tourists to Mysuru, the district has seen a sharp fall in arrivals … Read more

26-27.08.18 Karanataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Overflowing rivers damage crops in North Karnataka With the Krishna and Ghataprabha rivers in  spate due to the heavy rainfall in many parts of Maharashtra, several bridges have been submerged in Mudhol taluk of Bagalkote district and standing crops have been inundated, causing a huge loss to farmers. The sugarcane, maize and onion … Read more

25.08.18 Karanataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Government to give hand loans to cart vendors   In a populist initiative, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy announced that the government would soon launch mobile banking for the benefit of micro business entrepreneurs and end the menace of money lenders.   Mr Kumaraswamy said that through these mobile banks the government would dispense … Read more

24.08.18 Karanataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   10 Engineering colleges to get World Bank funding   In a bid to improve the quality and equity of technical education offered in the state, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and nine private engineering institutions in the state have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Bank.   It is part of … Read more

23.08.18 Karanataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Plantations go for casual labour to save costs   The country’s plantation industry has been increasingly using casual labour owing to the high social cost of employing permanent and resident labourers.   The sector has been bearing “enormous social cost” in view of the statutory provisions under the Plantations Labour Act (PLA), 1951. The … Read more

22.08.18 Karanataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   ·         Kodagu floods: Karnataka to seek ₹3,000-crore aid from Centre   ð  Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will submit an interim report on the Kodagu floods to the Centre.   ð  Mr. Kumaraswamy said he would meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and seek a ₹3,000-crore package as immediate relief for … Read more

21.08.18 Karanataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Bengalurus Kempegowda International Airport is now the World’s second fastest growing airport   As per the RoutesOnline company report, Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru is next to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport which is the world’s fastest growing airport, in terms of actual growth in number of passengers. KIA opened in May 2008 was initially namedBangalore International Airport.     … Read more