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City students at the UN

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🌦️ Today’s weather: Expect light rain along with cloudy skies throughout the day.

🧐 Did you know? Russell Market has been around for more than 200 years and started as an open market for the sale of fresh farm food in the 1820s.

❄️ Lowest max temperature in 12 years

Due to the showers brought by cyclone Mandous, Bengaluru witnessed its lowest maximum temperature in December in 12 years.

Story so far: Over the weekend, Cyclone Mandous poured nonstop rain on Bengaluru. The lowest December maximum temperature in Bengaluru city’s history was recorded on Saturday. At 5.30 p.m., the high temperature was 19.6°C, which is almost 7°C below average. The minimum temperature was 16.8°C, which was 0.8°C warmer than average.

  • After making landfall off Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, the cyclone has weakened and is on the retreat.
  • The city is anticipated to experience rain until Tuesday, following which the skies will gradually clear out.

High humidity: The amount of moisture in the air, or relative humidity, remained high as well. At 5.30 p.m. in the city, it was 92%, which was 38% above average. The relative humidity at the HAL airport station was 100%, which is about 45% higher than the average.

🖨️ 3D Bioprinting Centre of Excellence

(Image credits: CELLINK’s Twitter Post)

At the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru on Friday became the first city in the nation to receive a 3D bioprinting Center of Excellence.

Story so far: An agreement between IISc and CELLINK, a bioprinting business that is a subsidiary of BICO, a bioconvergence startup, led to the establishment of the centre. It is kept at the Center for BioSystems Science and Engineering at IISc (BSSE).

  • The centre will focus on working specifically on healthcare related to heart, bone, cartilage, and cancer.

Role of centre: The centre will give researchers access to 3D bioprinting equipment, allowing them to move more quickly on important applications with the ultimate goal of bettering health outcomes.

  • Its primary goal is to equip scientists with the resources they need to enhance research in the fields of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and drug discovery.

👦 Fourteen students to present at the UN

Fourteen students from Bengaluru have been shortlisted to participate in the annual 1M1B Activate Impact Summit at the United Nations Headquarters.

Story so far: The students were chosen to participate in a three-day event in New York as part of the One Million For One Billion (1M1B) flagship programme “Future Leaders” with the opportunity to present their impact at the annual 1M1B Activate Impact Summit at the UN Headquarters. 1M1B is a social innovation and future skills programme centred in Bengaluru that is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs).

  • The program’s goal is to develop a new generation of socially conscious leaders who approach societal problems sustainably in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • The summit provides a stage for young change-makers to present their initiatives that address issues such as poverty, unemployment, mental health, wage inequality, and global impact.

Different initiatives: In addition to promoting mental health awareness, the students have also worked on initiatives to help women from economically weaker sections obtain health insurance, promote menstrual hygiene, resolve the water crisis, and promote education.

👩‍💻 New tech & innovation museum

The first of its kind in India, a technology and innovation museum will open soon in Bengaluru.

Story so far: The Bengaluru museum will present the history of India’s IT capital and those who contributed to its accomplishments. It was designed in the style of the Bezos Centre for Innovation in Seattle, Washington, and the Peres Centre for Peace & Innovation in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Karnataka government’s ambition to build a museum is still in the planning stages.

  • The former New Government Electrical Factory (NGEF) location in Byappanahalli, east Bengaluru, will serve as the site of the museum.
  • The museum will also discuss the city’s rapid ascent to popularity as a major commercial hub since the 16th century.

Favourable aspects: The effort to move forward with the museum proposal, it seems, is to draw attention to the city’s more positive features and lessen the impact of its unfavourable ones, which include its deteriorating infrastructure, declining quality of life, and rapid loss of green space due to unplanned and uncontrolled urbanization.

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🗞️ In other news…

  • Bengaluru is slated to host the first G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting from December 13–15, 2022.
  • After being declared by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) four years ago, the solar rooftop project has now begun to be implemented by the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom).
  • From December 29 onward, passengers should be able to fly out of Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport’s (KIA) newly-opened Terminal 2.
  • From Visakhapatnam to Bengaluru and from Bengaluru to Visakhapatnam, Akasa Air inaugurated its 10th route on Saturday in the city.
  • On Saturday, bicycle enthusiasts in Bengaluru organised a ride to raise awareness of the Active Mobility Bill throughout the city’s business district.

That’s it for today. Have a great day!

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