Good morning, Bengaluru!
⛅ Today’s weather: Cloudy skies and warm temperatures are expected for today.
🧐 Did you know? As many as 25 international departures take place at Kempegowda International Airport daily.
⛔ Forgery case against Narayana Olympiad School
The Kodigehalli police have pulled up the private school for alleged forgery and cheating.
Story so far: Narayana Olympiad School is accused of fabricating a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) letter from the department of fire and emergency services, and the Kodigehalli police have filed a case of cheating and forgery against them. The Chief Fire Officer, in his complaint, stated that the management of the school, located in AMCO Layout, forged the NOC letter with the signature of a fictitious officer in order to apply for the renewal of the license to operate.
- The forgery was brought to light based on a tip-off cross-checked by officials.
- Following this, a report was filed with the department before legal action was initiated.
Mandatory NOC: All commercial establishments are required to get clearance from the fire department and acquire a NOC. The department representatives will examine the building and provide a recommendation based on the National Building Code, taking into account the dangerous and hazardous aspects.
🐕 Injury to pets will not attract rash driving clause
The Karnataka High Court, in a judgment, clarified that injuries caused to pets or animals will not attract the rash driving clause.
Story so far: In a recent decision, the Karnataka High Court ruled that injuries to pets or animals during traffic accidents would not fall under the purview of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Motor Vehicles Act. The court specifically stated that hasty driving under section 279 of the Indian Penal Code only applied to people and not to pets or other animals.
- Justice Suraj Govindaraj issued the ruling after hearing a plea from a 21-year-old seeking to stop legal action taken against him after he was charged with killing a pet dog.
Section 279 of IPC: Charges filed under Section 279 of the IPC, according to Justice Govindaraj, would not be pursued because the section did not recognize or make any injury to animals illegal. Additionally, he said that an accident involving a pet or other animals would not trigger the application of Section 187 of the Motor Vehicle Act, which deals with penalties for causing accidents.
🏥 NIMHANS organizes event for World Stroke Day
Observing World Stroke Day on October 29, NIMHANS conducted a slew of awareness events.
Story so far: Under the Karnataka Brain Health Initiative (KaBHI), NIMHANS organized various screening clinics in Chikkaballapur, Ramanagara, and Kolar to commemorate World Stroke Day, which was marked on October 29. On Saturday, almost a thousand people were checked.
- Many events, including training programmes for nurses and other staff, an e-poster competition, a poster exhibition, and other awareness initiatives, were organised throughout the month.
- Four videos in Kannada about stroke awareness and a stroke awareness booklet were released.
Facilities at NIMHANS: With a dedicated 24-bed unit for acute and chronic stroke care and management, NIMHANS is a hospital that is prepared for strokes. It provides round-the-clock therapies and procedures, including acute stroke interventions like intravenous thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy, with state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced neuroimaging equipment.
⛵ Yelenahalli Lake rejuvenated
The Yelenahalli Lake was restored with the help of the participation of the neighbourhood community and BBMP.
Story so far: A resident claimed that a few years ago, there was no pathway around the lake and sewage was drained into it. After numerous demands for the BBMP to commence lake rejuvenation projects, the project to restore the lake finally got underway last year.
- Entry of sewage into the lake was restricted post the restoration process of the lake.
- External fencing around the lake has also been done.
Resurrected lake: The combined efforts of the BBMP and residents of the area have led to the restoration of the lake. As many as 65 bird species have been spotted at the lake over the past four years. The scope for the plantation of fruit-bearing trees around the lake is also ample.
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🗞️ In other news…
- A biography of Dr B.N. Suresh, Onto Rocket Ship, was released by CM Bommai on Saturday. He is a renowned former ISRO scientist.
- As a part of the Bharatmala project, there are plans to widen the Nelamangala-Tumakuru national highway from a four-lane to a 10-lane expressway.
- In his monthly address, ‘Mann Ki Baat,’ PM Modi praised a Bengaluru local ecologist, Suresh Kumar, for his passion for protecting the environment and nature.
- The Namma Yatri app has already registered about 6,000 autorickshaw drivers and carries out 500-1,000 rides daily.
- BMRCL is planning to spend ₹10 crores to resume work with the tunnel boring machine (TBM) which is currently stuck.
That’s it for today. Have a great day!