Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: There were 67,583 inoculations done on Sunday comprising first and second doses taking the total vaccinations to 2.73 crore.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: Karnataka on Sunday registered 1,708 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the total cases to 28,83,947 while 36 deaths pushed the toll to 36,157, the Health department said. There were 29,291 active cases in the state while as many as 2,463 patients recovered in the state taking the total recoveries to 28,18,476.

Bengaluru Urban district reported 386 infections, which is the highest among all the districts of the state whereas nine deaths were recorded on Sunday. The city has so far reported 12,22,189 infections and 15,796 deaths. There were 12,167 active cases.

Dakshina Kannada district has emerged as a second major Covid-19 hotspot with 241 infections and six deaths. Other districts in the state too reported infections including 210 in Mysuru, 121 in Hassan and 105 each in Chikkamagaluru and Udupi. According to the media bulletin, there were fatalities in 15 districts including nine in Bengaluru, six in Dakshina Kannada, four in Mysuru and three in Kolar. There were zero fatalities in 15 districts in Karnataka on Sunday. (PTI)

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Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) is set to offer the public the option of paying property tax online.

Minister for Urban Development B..A Basavaraj launched MUDA’s online property tax collection facility, which gives property owners in MUDA layouts and MUDA-approved layouts the option of paying vacant site tax and house tax online.

Public can pay tax through http://www.mudamysuru.co.in A user manual and flow chart to facilitate online payment of property tax is available on the website. A help desk set up to facilitate the property owners will function on MUDA premises from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 pm. The help desk can be contacted on 74066-55006, 74066-55007, 74066-55008 and 74066-55009.

The Karnataka government has allowed cinema halls and theatres across the state, including Bengaluru, to function from Monday (July 19) while colleges have been permitted to allow students on campuses from July 26. These were among several relaxations announced to the curbs that were in place in the state to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic since the second wave began months back.

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An audio clipping purportedly of BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel speaking of a definite change in leadership in the BJP government in Karnataka went viral on social media on Sunday. Kateel, however, called the audio fake and denied any association with the recording.

This comes close on the heels of a weekend visit to Delhi by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to meet the BJP national leadership, where he indicated willingness to step down.

In the 47-second audio clip, a voice resembling that of the state BJP president is heard telling an unidentified individual, “There is going to be a definite change in leadership, a completely new team will be in place.” The conversation is in the local Tulu dialect of the Dakshina Kannada region.

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The Karnataka state government has decided to offer all professional courses, including engineering, in Kannada from the academic year 2022-23. Confirming the same, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said that the translation works for engineering courses and respective curriculum for other courses into Kannada are already underway.

“The regional language (mother tongue) will be further strengthened after the implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) and let there be no apprehensions in this regard,” Ashwathnarayan, who is also the Minister for Higher Education in the state said.

Further, speaking at a webinar organised by the All Languages Faculty Association of Karnataka University, he highlighted that the state government would provide incentives to students enrolling for courses in Kannada. “It will also be incorporated into the technical education system,” Ashwathnarayan clarified.

Karnataka on Sunday reported 1,708 new Covid-19 cases and 36 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 28.83 lakh and the toll to 36,157. The day also saw 2,463 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,18,476. 

Meanwhile Bengaluru Urban reported 386 new cases, as the city saw 793 discharges and nine deaths, the health department said in a bulletin.

The total number of active cases in the state is 29,291. While the positivity rate stood at 1.09 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 2.10 per cent. Districts that reported most related fatalities apart from Bengaluru Urban were Dakshina Kannada (6), and Mysuru (4).

As many as 23 students out of the total 8.76 lakh students who have registered for the Karnataka SSLC (Class 10) board examination will attend the same from Covid Care Centres (CCC) in their respective blocks, officials said. 

“Arrangements have been made by the respective block education officers for thses CCCs to ensure all standard operating procedures (SOPs) are followed,” a top official from the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) told Indianexpress.com. 

Among several measures taken by the Department of Primary and Secondary Education to ensure safe conduct of the exams amid the Covid-19 pandemic were increasing the number of exam centres and deploying staff members who have been inoculated with the Covid vaccine this year. 

While the number of exam centres has been increased to 4,885 from 3,310 in 2020, staff deployed for the process has been hiked to 1.19 lakh in comparison with the 80,000 last year. As many as 73,064 examination rooms have been set up across the districts as well. The same was 48,000 in 2020, when the government held the exam amid the pandemic for the first time.

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The Karnataka government, led by B S Yediyurappa, has issued an order allowing the establishment of a Vokkaliga Development Board, setting aside Rs 500 crore for the same. The constitution and the allocation for the same was promised by the chief minister during the 2021-22 budget presentation earlier.

READ | Karnataka: Yediyurappa-led BJP govt constitutes Vokkaliga Development Board

Several coastal regions of Karnataka continued to receive sporadic rains on Sunday after which many roads and residential areas in Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, and other districts were left waterlogged.

READ | Karnataka: Heavy rains leave several areas inundated, red alert in 3 coastal districts till July 20

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 | 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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