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NRIs eager to vote

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🗳️ NRIs keen to vote

A growing number of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from Karnataka are eager to participate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Increase in voters: The number of registered NRI voters in the state has risen to 3,200, up from around 1,000 in 2019. Bangalore South, Bangalore North, and Bangalore Central are the constituencies with the highest NRI voter registration.

  • Many NRIs believe that voting is a crucial right that can impact the security of Indians abroad.
  • Some NRIs face challenges in travelling to India to vote due to work commitments.

A privilege: Despite obstacles, many NRIs are making efforts to vote, viewing it as a privilege and a way to contribute to India’s future. The increased registration indicates a growing interest among the diaspora in the country’s political process.

🚇 Delta Electronics & BMRCL partnership

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Delta Electronics India partners with BMRCL to name Bommasandra Metro Station, marking its 20th anniversary in India.

What’s it about? Delta Electronics India Pvt Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) for the naming rights of the Bommasandra Metro Station on the yellow line of the Bangalore Metro. The company will contribute ₹65 crore towards the station’s construction, with an initial payment of ₹10 crore already made.

  • The station will be named “Delta Electronics- Bommasandra Metro Station” for 30 years.
  • Delta Electronics is known for its power management and smart green solutions, aligning with the sustainable development goals of Bengaluru’s metro project.

Phase-II Metro: The Bommasandra Metro Station is a key part of the 19.15 km yellow line under Phase-II of the Bangalore Metro Rail Project, aimed at reducing traffic congestion and pollution in Bangalore.

💧 Water from air

Bengaluru adopts atmospheric water generation technology to combat water crisis.

What’s it about? Several institutions in Bengaluru, including government schools and hospitals, are utilising Atmospheric Water Generators (AWGs) to produce fresh drinking water from air moisture. The technology converts water vapour into clean, microbe-free water through condensation and filtration processes.

  • KR Puram Government Hospital has been using two AWGs for four years, providing 50-100 litres of water daily for drinking and medical purposes.
  • A new 250-litre capacity AWG has been installed at Government Higher Primary School in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, benefiting 300 children.

Limitation: While the technology is proving beneficial, especially in the rainy and winter seasons, yield decreases during summer due to lower humidity. The cost of water production is approximately ₹2 per litre, with minimal maintenance required.

🏭 SAIL’s green initiative

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SAIL collaborates with a Bengaluru startup to reduce carbon emissions in steel production.

What’s it about? Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has partnered with Bengaluru-based startup to implement cutting-edge software that tracks and manages carbon dioxide emissions. The initiative, starting at SAIL’s Durgapur Steel Plant and its Environment Management Division, aims to identify strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of steel production.

  •’s software utilises AI and blockchain technology to provide a comprehensive view of emissions and prioritize decarbonisation strategies.
  • The partnership underscores SAIL’s commitment to sustainable practices and its role in the steel industry’s move towards zero emissions.

Green effort: The collaboration between SAIL and is a significant step towards minimising the environmental impact of steel production, aligning with global efforts to decarbonise the economy.

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