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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 20 September 2021

News Updates for Bangalore - 20 September 2021

  1. Despite achieving 100% first dose coverage, Bengaluru Urban still administered the first jab
    On August 30, Bengaluru Urban (excluding BBMP) became the first district in Karnataka to achieve 100% first dose vaccination coverage. It had also topped the list of districts with the highest second dose coverage.
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  2. Karnataka reports 783 new Covid-19 cases, 16 deaths
    Karnataka on Sunday clocked 783 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking  the caseload to 29.67 lakh, while 16 deaths pushed the toll 29.67 lakh, while 16 deaths pushed the toll to 37,603.
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  3. Karnataka: CET and II PU exam results to be out today
    Results of the Common Entrance Test 2021 will be announced after 4pm Monday and students can check the results on https://cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/.
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  4. NRC is final, rules Assam Foreigners’ Tribunal
    While the Registrar General of India has not yet issued a notification on Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) to make it a legal document, a Foreigners’ Tribunal has gone ahead and recorded it as the “final NRC” while declaring a man to be Indian.
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  5. 1.2 lakh deaths in road accidents in 2020: NCRB
    India recorded 1.2 lakh cases of “deaths due to negligence relating to road accidents” in 2020, with 328 persons losing their lives every day on average, despite the COVID-19 lockdown, according to government data.
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  6. NEP 2020 is student-centric, flexible, says Ashwath Narayan
    The National Education Policy 2020 being implemented in Karnataka for first-year undergraduates from the academic year 2021-22 will be student-centric with flexibility to promote broad-based learning, besides specialisations in domain areas.
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  7. Back to school: Tough road ahead for teachers
    Children have returned to schools after a gap of several months due to the pandemic, leaving teachers with the difficult task of handling them. Many have forgotten the basics of reading and writing, a majority of students are struggling to recall multiplication tables and for some sitting in the class for three hours without a break has become a task.
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  8. India upset with UK’s fresh vaccine-linked travel curbs
    The latest changes in the UK government’s Covid-19-related travel restrictions have upset the Indian side as travellers who have got both doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be considered “unvaccinated” and will have to undergo 10 days of quarantine.
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  9. Charanjit Singh Channi to be sworn in at 11 am as Punjab’s 1st Dalit CM
    The Congress has picked Charanjit Singh Channi as the next chief minister of Punjab, making him the first Dailt to hold the post in the state, a day after Amarinder Singh resigned following a bitter power tussle in the party.
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  10. Govt announcement on international tourism likely in 10 days: Officials
    PM Modi too had spoken of the free-visa scheme on Saturday, saying that the central government was taking steps to “welcome foreign tourists back”.
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