Karnataka: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

National Education Policy 2020: Karnataka set to be the first state to implement

Karnataka is going to be the first state in India to implement the new National Education Policy 2020. Necessary administrative reforms and amendments are reportedly being implemented by the state government to welcome the newly launched National Education Policy. Key highlights A high-level task force was constituted immediately after the publication of the draft of ..

Price Monitoring and Resource Unit (PMRU) set up in Karnataka

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, in collaboration with the Karnataka State Drug Control Department, has launched the Price Monitoring and Resource Unit in the state. The PMRU will be mainly responsible for making access to medicine convenient for all the citizens of the state. Details of the PMRU The PMRU will have the first-ever governing ..

New Railway Museum inaugurated at Hubballi, Karnataka

The Ministry of Railways has inaugurated a dedicated museum for railways in Hubballi, Karnataka, through video conferencing. This is the first of its kind museum in Northern Karnataka and second in South Western Railways after the historic railway museum at Mysore, Karnataka. Objective The main objective of the museum is to preserve and portray the ..

IISc develops ICMR-approved mobile RT-PCR lab

Karnataka has launched the first-ever ICMR-approved RT-PCR Lab in the country and it has been developed by the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. It is known as Mobile Infection Testing and Reporting Lab (MITR), which is capable of testing 9000 samples in a month. Highlights The Medical Education Minister of the state has launched ..

Directorate of Cashew Research launches ‘Cashew India’ application

The Directorate of Cashew Research at Puttur in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka has developed the ‘Cashew India’ app for farmers and other stakeholders of cashew in India. Available in 11 languages, this app can be downloaded from Google Play Store. Details The Senior Scientists at the DCR Mohana GS has conceptualized and designed this ..