Bangalore Current Affairs, GK & News

New Start-up Hub of India

The “Turbocharging Delhi-NCR Startup Ecosystem” report issued by TiE Delhi-NCR and consulting firm Zinnov has observed that Delhi-NCR is a bigger start-up hub than Bangalore. The report notes that NCR not only beats Bangalore in the number of active start-ups, the region also has more number of unicorns (a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion), ..

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Aishwarya Pissay: 1st Indian to claim a World Title in Motorsports

Aishwarya Pissay became first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports by winning FIM World Cup ( Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) in women’s category after the final round of the championship at Varpalota in Hungary. She also finished 2nd in FIM Junior category.  Key Highlights The 23-year old from Bengaluru won the 1st round ..

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Karnataka launchs Pink Sarathi vehicles for women’s safety

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has recently launched the ‘Pink Sarathi’ vehicles to attend to the complaints of women passengers travelling in city buses. The vehicles are procured by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) under the ‘Nirbhaya’ scheme. The corporation had received Rs 56.07 crore from the Union government under the scheme and had ..

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Global Startup Ecosystem: India Ranks 17th

India has been ranked 17th position among 100 countries in Startup Ecosystem Ranking for 2019 released by StartupBlink. It was ranked 37th spot last year. The report ranks countries based on the strength of its startup ecosystem. United States ranked 1st in the list followed by United Kingdom. It takes into consideration startup ecosystems of ..

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GST council reduces Tax rates on Housing

The GST council has decided to slash the tax rate on under-construction residential properties and the affordable housing projects category. Decision of GST council The GST council has reduced the GST rate for under construction from the present 12 per cent to 5 per cent. The GST rate for affordable housing category is now 1 ..

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