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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 13 September 2021

News Updates for Bangalore - 13 September 2021

  1. Experts keep eagle eye on Delta sub-lineages
    Experts are closely monitoring the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus to see if any of the 32 sub-lineages of the variant, 15 of which were found in Karnataka, will evolve into a more concerning form amid fears of a third wave of Covid-19 taking off in the state.
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  2. KSRTC medical facility converted into COVID-19 children’s hospital
    A two-storey hospital built by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) in 1990-91 at Jayanagar has been converted into a children’s COVID-19 hospital. Inaugurated by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday, the hospital, with a built up area of 3,792 sqm, will have 50 beds.
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  3. Degree colleges in city see a huge demand for seats
    With all second year pre-university (II PU) students being declared as pass for the 2020-2021 academic year, degree colleges have seen a huge demand for seats
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  4. Nearly 16 lakh write NEET across 3,800 centres in India, abroad
    Nearly 16 lakh students wrote the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday for admission to undergraduate medical and dental programmes across the country.
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  5. 20 ambulances added under Arogya Kavacha
    As many as 120 advanced life support (ALS) ambulances have been added under the Arogya Kavacha — 108 service in Bengaluru. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai inaugurated the new ambulances on Sunday.
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  6. Covid death certificate: Centre submits fresh guidelines in SC
    NEW DELHI, DHNS: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it has issued “broader and more inclusive” guidelines for issuing “official document” for Covid-related deaths.
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  7. Land conversion will soon take just 24 hours
    BENGALURU : Stating that the revenue department will bring in changes that could give a boost to the real estate sector and help farmers trying to get their agricultural land converted to residential or commercial purposes, Revenue Minister R Ashoka said that the time taken for conversion of land will be reduced from around four-six months currently to 24 hours.
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  8. Bengaluru to have dedicated health authority: Bommai
    BENGALURU : There is regional imbalance as regards patient-to-bed ratio and patient-to-doctor ratio in some districts in the Kalyana Karnataka region and Uttara Kannada district, which will be addressed soon.
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  9.  Use of plasma therapy for Covid may cause adverse events: Study
    Plasma therapy was to be used only on those with moderate disease, preferably within seven days of symptom onset, and from a plasma donor with a high concentration of antibodies.
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  10. Separate health care authority for Bengaluru on anvil: Govt
    Bengaluru : The Karnataka government is planning to make an independent health authority for Bengaluru, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Sunday, a move that comes after the Covid-19 pandemic exposed the inadequacies in the healthcare system of the city.
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