January 20, 2021

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Karnataka Bengaluru Live updates: All districts in Karnataka put on ‘high alert’ due to bird flu – The Indian Express

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COVID-19 vaccine, Coronavirus vaccination driveAccording to the state health department it will be carried out in six centres in each of the state’s 30 districts. (Eric Lee/Bloomberg/Representational)

Karnataka Bengaluru News Live Updates: The Karnataka government is all set to conduct a dry-run for Covid-19 vaccination across the state on Friday which will be held in 263 places.

The first dry vaccine drive was held on January 2 in five districts Bengaluru, Kalaburagi, Shivamogga, Mysuru and Belagavi. This time, according to the state health department it will be carried out in six centres in each of the state’s 30 districts, and will cover district hospitals, medical college hospital (government and private), Urban Primary Health Centres, taluk hospitals, Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres, and private hospitals.

“Vaccination drive should be a people’s movement, once we get the vaccine”, said Health Minister Dr.Sudhakar after his meeting with Union Health Minister Dr.Harshvardhan through virtual meeting on Thursday.

Sudhakar said that a detailed discussion was carried out with the Union Government regarding preparation and distribution of Covid vaccine. “We are conducting a vaccination dry run at 263 places on January 8. Earlier it was planned at 3 locations in each district, but we have prepared to conduct at 7 locations in each district. This dry run will be held at 24 district hospitals, 20 medical colleges, 43 taluk hospitals, 31 community health centres, 87 primary health centres, 30 urban primary health care centres and 28 private health centres across the state,” the minister explained.

Six crows were found dead in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district amid of new strain of avian influenza being reported in India.

According to the health department, samples have been sent in order to identify whether or not the birds died of the virus.

“Six crows have died in Dakshina Kannada district and samples are sent for testing. Precautionary measures have been taken in border districts to prevent the bird flu,” Karnataka State Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said

The Karnataka government is all set to conduct a dry-run for Covid-19 vaccination across the state on Friday which will be held in 263 places.

The first dry vaccine drive was held on January 2 in five districts Bengaluru, Kalaburagi, Shivamogga, Mysuru and Belagavi. This time, according to the state health department it will be carried out in six centres in each of the state’s 30 districts, and will cover district hospitals, medical college hospital (government and private), Urban Primary Health Centres, taluk hospitals, Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres, and private hospitals.

“Vaccination drive should be a people’s movement, once we get the vaccine”, said Health Minister Dr.Sudhakar after his meeting with Union Health Minister Dr.Harshvardhan through virtual meeting on Thursday.

Sudhakar said that a detailed discussion was carried out with the Union Government regarding preparation and distribution of Covid vaccine. “We are conducting a vaccination dry run at 263 places on January 8. Earlier it was planned at 3 locations in each district, but we have prepared to conduct at 7 locations in each district. This dry run will be held at 24 district hospitals, 20 medical colleges, 43 taluk hospitals, 31 community health centres, 87 primary health centres, 30 urban primary health care centres and 28 private health centres across the state,” the minister explained.

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The Karnataka government has decided to conduct the final vacancy round for the seats which are not reported after the second extended round of seat allotment, as AICTE has extended the last date for admission to professional courses upto January 15. The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will soon release the schedule for the vacancy round on the website- kea.kar.nic.in along with the eligibility criteria.

KEA has also provided a provision to candidates to cancel/ surrender a seat allotted in the second extended round. According to KEA, “Those second extended round seat allotted candidates can cancel the seat by paying Rs.5,000/- (Five Thousand only) in the form of demand draft as penalty between January 6 to 8 before 5:30 pm.”

Further, the candidates who want to surrender seat after the final vacancy round can do so by paying five times fees as penalty amount along with the first year fees, the notification mentioned. The candidates are advised to check the KEA website- kea.kar.nic.in for more details regarding cancellation procedure.

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The second year pre-university (class-12) exams would begin in the second week of May and the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC-class 10) in the first week of June, Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said on Wednesday.

The Education Department has finalised the syllabus for the classes for teaching and learning purposes in view of the exams and its details have been sent to all schools and colleges, the Minister was quoted as saying in an official press statement. Both class-10 and second year PUC are board exams in the state.

The Minister further said there was no proposal before the government to cut short the syllabus from classes-one to nine as an alternative academic schedule has been finalised.

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Heavy Rain lashes several parts of Karnataka including Bengaluru, Mysuru, Kodagu, Ramanagara and Chamarajanagar districts on Wednesday.

In five hours on Wednesday, Bengaluru city recorded 9 mm of rain up to 5.30pm. HAL airport recorded 4 mm rain. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), most parts of Karnataka predicted to get rain till January 10.

C S Patil,IMD Director in-charge, Bengaluru, said “Due to the easterly waves, coastal Karnataka is likely to experience light to moderate rainfall till January 10. North Interior Karnataka will receive isolated rainfall till the 10th. South Interior Karnataka is likely to receive light to moderate scattered rainfall on Thursday as well and light rainfall from January 8 to 10.”

According to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) Rainfall Forecast Scattered to widespread light to moderate rains/thundershowers with Scattered places heavy to very heavy rains likely over Coastal, Malnad, south interior Karnataka and North interior Karnataka regions.

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The Karnataka government is all set to conduct a dry-run for Covid-19 vaccination across the state on Friday which will be held in 180 sites.

The first Dry vaccine drive was held on January 2 in five districts Bengaluru, Kalaburagi, Shivamogga, Mysuru and Belagavi. This time according to the state health department it will be carried out in 6 centres in each of the state’s 30 districts, and will cover district hospitals, medical college hospital (government and private), Urban Primary Health Centres, taluk hospitals, Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres, and private hospitals.

“This dry run will be an exercise for end-to-end testing of COVID-19 vaccination process except the actual vaccination and will include: Planning and preparations including pre requisites for vaccine introduction and use of Co-WIN portal. Uploading beneficiaries and session site details. Verification of documents at session sites. Mock drill of beneficiary vaccination and reporting. This dry run will ensure feasibility of COVID-19 vaccination implementation at all types of session sites,” health department said in a statement.

In fresh setbacks to Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, the Karnataka High Court has refused to quash the Lokayukta FIR in a 2015 corruption case pertaining to his earlier tenure as Chief Minister and also allowed restoration of a 2014 private complaint against him.

On December 22, the court had refused to quash another corruption case registered in 2015 by the Lokayukta.

The court on Tuesday refused to interfere with a corruption case registered against Yediyurappa in 2015 on a complaint by activist Jayakumar Hiremath, accusing him of releasing land acquired by the government to members of the family of former CM H D Kumaraswamy in 2010.

Kumaraswamy is also an accused in the case.

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The BJP government in Karnataka has promulgated the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance, 2020, with the Governor signing off on the law for a total ban on slaughter of all forms of cattle other than buffaloes above the age of 13 years.

The ordinance promulgated on January 5 by Governor Vajubhai Vala is exactly in line with the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2020, which the BJP passed in the Assembly on December 9 but did not table in the Legislative Council where it does not have a clear majority.

The ordinance, which will be in effect for six months, is considered to be a stop gap arrangement by the BJP government before attempting to get the Bill passed in the Council in another session.

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Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan said that all districts in Karnataka have been put on ‘high alert’ due to bird flu in neighbouring state Kerala.

Chauhan said that though no cases of the disease have been reported in Karnataka, the government is taking all precautionary measures. “Districts that share the border with Kerala such as Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Mysuru and Chamarajanagar are taking all steps to ensure birds in the state are not affected,” he said.

After the Kerala government declared the outbreak of bird flu in Kottayam and Alappuzha as a state disaster, Karnataka has put four bordering districts on high alert.

The avian flu outbreak has been classified as a ‘state disaster’ in Kerala after the Centre notified the outbreak of H5N8 subset of Influenza A in the two districts.

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Bird flu has been reported among wild geese in Himachal Pradesh, crows in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and ducks in Kerala. In Haryana, around one lakh poultry birds have died mysteriously in the last few days.

Avian influenza or bird flu is a highly contagious viral disease caused by Influenza Type A viruses, which generally affects poultry birds such as chickens and turkeys. There are many strains of the virus; some of them are mild and may merely cause a dip in egg production or other mild symptoms among chickens, while others are severe and lethal.

Here are a few contacts that might come in handy for you in emergency situations:

COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Find your nearest fever clinic and testing Covid-19 facility here | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp – +91 97777 77684, Voice call – 080 45451111 | BBMP control room: 080-22221188 | In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916

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