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18 Apr 2017 | By Mansi Motwani

Bengaluru Police now on Instagram

Tech-savvy Bengaluru Police are doing everything in their power to ensure dissemination of their campaigns and important messages through social media.

After having lakhs of followers on their Facebook and Twitter pages, the police are now targeting Instagram stories and YouTube video-campaigns as the latter too, witness a lot of traffic from the metropolitan city.

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18 Apr 2017

Bengaluru Police now on Instagram

Environment

Dump of bio-medical waste discovered at Alahalli Lake

Dump of bio-medical waste discovered at Alahalli Lake

Bio-medical waste stuffed into 10 rice rags was discovered dumped near Lake Alahalli on Sunday.

The waste included syringes, blood and urine samples.

Alahalli Lake and Neighbourhood Development Trust lodged a complaint with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) on Monday.

A Managing Trustee of the ALNDT said batch numbers on the syringes would help in tracing the person to whom everything was sold.

Technology

This app could assist Bengaluru's doctors in real time

The Indian Medical Association's Karnataka branch has collaborated with a free digital mobile app for doctors named 'Whitecoats'.

The app will help doctors to receive updates; they will also have access to presentations and cases for quicker diagnosis of rare diseases.

Medical practitioners will also be able to share knowledgeable experiences with their patients, bridging the gap in awareness about certain diseases.

Politics

BJP leader Vimala Gowda passes away from heart problems

On Monday, former Karnataka legislative deputy chairperson and senior BJP leader Vimala Gowda passed away due to a heart attack.

Gowda was admitted in the Narayana Hrudyalaya since March for illnesses related to the heart and breathing problems.

The three-time council member's last rites are scheduled to be performed tomorrow (Wednesday).

Gowda is survived by her husband and two sons.

Infosys

Infosys collaborates with resource platform to promote culture, history

Infosys collaborates with resource platform to promote culture, history

On Monday, the Infosys Foundation announced its partnership with Sahapedia, an online resource to assist the development of an engaging web module on the arts, culture and histories of India.

The aim of Infosys is to provide multimedia content comprising of articles, interviews, photographs etc.

A corpus grant of Rs. 2 crore has been invested by Infosys towards this initiative for 25 years.

Judgement

Pre-school and Class 1 come under RTE domain: Court ruling

On Monday, the Bengaluru High Court ruled that the allocating of students to private institutions (at pre-school and Class 1 levels) by the education department is legal under the Right to Education Act.

According to the judge, 25% reservation in Class 1 and pre-school at entry levels for children belonging to the weaker and disadvantaged sections of society is justifiable.

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