Karnataka: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Karnataka stops Shaadi Bhagya Scheme

The state government in Karnataka recently stopped the Shaadi Bhagya Scheme that was launched by the previous government in the state in 2013. Under the scheme, a financial assistance of Rs 50,000 was given to Muslim brides for marriage expenses when they submit their Aadhar and BPL cards. The previous coalition government had allocated Rs ..

11th Bengaluru INDIA Nano conference and exhibition

The ‘11th Bengaluru INDIA Nano conference and exhibition’ was recently organised by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), in association with other state-owned Institutions and industries. It was inaugurated by the veteran scientist Professor CNR Rao. The three-day event showcased technologies and products developed ..

Katta and Madaka

With the increasing use of bore well and pump sets, traditional water conservation methods like katta and madaka are disappearing. What is a katta method of water conservation? Katta is a traditional method of water conservation used in parts of Kerala and Karnataka. These are structures built across rivulets and streams. It is a series ..

BRTS between Karnataka’s twin cities inaugurated

The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu recently inaugurated the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project between the twin cities of Karnataka, Hubbali to Dharwad. The project cost of Rs 970 crore is jointly funded by the state and central governments and the World Bank. The BRTS established between the cities on a trial basis already ..

Maharashtra topped in LEED-Certified Space in GBCI Report

The Washington, D.C based leading certification agency that provides third part credentialing and verification for rating systems related to the built environment, Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI). released the list of India’s top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) on Tuesday, 21st January 2020. The report was published by the Indian ..

Probe ordered against Asian Paints by CCI

Asian Paints will be probed for allegedly stopping the entry of JSW Paints by virtue of it’s in the market. The probe has been ordered by the CCI (Competition Commission of India). The order was passed after JSW Paints filed a complaint against Asian Paints. It is known that Asian Paints had threatened dealers across ..

First Silk Processing Plant of Gujarat in Surendranagar

The first Silk Processing Plant of Gujarat was inaugurated on Friday 3rd January 2020, at Surendranagar district of Saurashtra region under the initiative taken by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). The plant is set up by a Khadi Institute for decreasing the production cost of silk yarn drastically that will result in an ..

107th Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru from Friday

The 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress begins in Bengaluru from Friday, 3rd January 2020 and will continue till the 7th of January 2020. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Karnataka where he will inaugurate the 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress on Friday. The Prime ..