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23 May 2017

Bengaluru scientists discover molecule that could cure Parkinson's

Bengaluru's scientists have discovered a new molecule which can boost the efficiency of the autophagy process in the brain cells, which would considerably reduce their degeneration, which is the cause of Parkinson's.

They have commenced the procedures to patent the same. It has already been reviewed by international scientists.

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68 women join Karnataka Home Guards

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68 women join Karnataka Home Guards

On 22nd May, approximately 68 female Home Guards were inducted into the service.

The 2017 batch of Karnataka Home Guards was joined by 140 candidates, of which 68 are women and 72 are men.

Widows, single mothers, the elderly ones, women from all walks of life choose to come here and serve the people.

Politics

IAS Officer Anurag Tewari could be victim of foodgrain mafia

Hours after the mysterious death of IAS Officer Anurag Tewari, BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje wrote to CM Yogi Adityanath, seeking the involvement of the CBI in the probe.

In the letter, she wrote that as per her credible sources, Tewari was a victim of the foodgrain smuggling mafia.

Tewari's family has also alleged that he was about to expose a food scam.

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BBMP launches road sweeping machines

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BBMP launches road sweeping machines

On 21st May, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) introduced 5 mechanical road sweeping machines under the Chief Minister's Nagarothana scheme.

The machines will be used to clean the city's arterial and sub-arterial roads.

Approximately 16 machines of 2 sizes have been procured; of these, 5 machines were launched.

These would be provided for road-sweeping to contractors on an operate-and-maintain model.

Accident

3-day-old baby injured by collapsing of hospital ceiling

On the evening of 22nd May, a portion of the ceiling broke down in the maternity ward of SNR district hospital in Karnataka's Kolar.

A 3x4 feet sized portion of the ceiling collapsed; a 3-day-old baby and his mother were injured.

According to reports, atleast 30 newborn babies along with their mothers were present in the maternity ward at the time of the accident.

RTE

Bengaluru- Nearly 25,000 students receive admission through RTE

The second round of lottery for Right to Education admissions for the economically disadvantaged was held on 22nd May.

Out of 40,900 seats, approximately 24,325 were allocated.

Additionally, 379 seats were allotted to children who are either orphans, have a transgender parent or are children of farmers that have committed suicide.

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