30.06.18 Karnataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Advanced technology from Israel to boost farming   Minister for Agriculture Shivashankar Reddy has said that Israel’s advanced technology will be implemented in farming in select places, called model areas, in the State for the efficient management of water and the project will be announced in the budget.   Advanced technology will be … Read more

29.06.18 Karnataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Male sterilisation extremely low at 0.1% in State According to the NFHS-4, female sterilisation is the preferred method of contraception in the State at 48.6%, whereas the uptake of male sterilisation is extremely low at 0.1%.   Although permanent sterilisation to limit births has been popular among women, doctors are now propagating spacing … Read more

28.06.18 Karnataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   State’s revenue collection post-GST up by just 1%   Revenue collection after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime came into force since July 1 last year has not seen a substantial increase in Karnataka.Contrary to the GST Council’s presumptive growth of 14% over the 2015-16 collections, the State has reported a growth of … Read more

27.06.18 Karnataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Coming soon, Mysore Silk saris at ₹4,500!   The Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation (KSIC) has proposed to launch Mysore Silk saris at a price of ₹4,500 to make them affordable and available even for the poor.   The ‘budget’ silk saris are expected to be launched during Varamahalakshmi festival in August, and the weaving of … Read more

26.06.18 Karnataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   115 stations in State get free Wi-Fi   In an initiative to bridge the digital divide and complement Railways’ mobile applications, 115 railway stations in Karnataka are now equipped with Wi-Fi facilities.   According to a release by South Western Railway, railway commuters will now be able to make use of various railway … Read more

24-25.06.18 Karnataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Open book exam system for primary education on anvil in Karnataka   The state government is contemplating to bring changes in the elementary education examination system. It is mulling to introduce open book exam systems from Std I to V.   Currently, students write exams without seeing books. This makes the students look guilty … Read more

23.06.18 Karnataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   State mulling over hiking fees in govt. medical colleges   The State government is mulling over hiking the fees for medical courses in government medical colleges and making rural service mandatory for students opting for free medical seats.   Government was spending nearly ₹10 lakh on training each medical student while each student … Read more

22.06.18 Karnataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Now, police station at your fingertips   A streamlined process to reduce the number of times a person has to go to the police station, an SOS panic button, easy reporting of incidents: these are just some of the features of the newly launched Karnataka State Police mobile app.   The app has had humble … Read more

21.06.18 Karnataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   Karnataka Bank targets Rs 9,000 crore agriculture loan this fiscal   Private sector lender Karnataka Bank is targeting to disburse about Rs 9,000 crore agriculture loan this fiscal, seeing potential opportunities in the sector. The bank said it is also in line with government’s vision to double farm sector income by 2022.   With the government’s vision … Read more

20.06.18 Karnataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA   NHAI urged to construct overbridges, underpasses   Expressing ire over the alleged attitude of officers of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for neglecting construction of overbridges and underpasses at different places in Chitradurga.   Zilla panchayat president Soubhagya Basavarajan alleged that NHAI officers have not taken steps for proper maintenance of … Read more