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Team Netherlands in the city

Good morning, Bengaluru!

⛈️ Today’s weather: Cloudy day with a couple of spells of thundershowers.

🧐 Did you know? The Netherlands cricket team lost to the Karnataka team in a warm-up game recently, ahead of the ODI World Cup.

🏏 Netherlands’ pre-World Cup camp

(Image credit: Ewout de Wit’s X post)

Team Netherlands is in high spirits during their pre-World Cup camp in Alur, Bengaluru, as they prepare for the upcoming 50-over World Cup.

What’s it about? The Netherlands cricket team is making the most of their time in Bengaluru, engaging in various activities, from Instagram lives to discussing blockchain and bitcoins. The event, organized by UAE-based technology firm Nordek, their team sponsor for the World Cup, is a rare opportunity for the players to interact with fans, journalists, and each other.

  • Bas de Leede, whose father Tim de Leede played in the World Cup in India 27 years ago, is experiencing India’s “super passionate” cricket culture.
  • The team has been hosted by the Karnataka State Cricket Association, with top-notch facilities at their disposal for training.

More outings: The team plans to explore Bengaluru’s eateries and will visit the Netherlands’ High Commission in the city before heading to Trivandrum for World Cup warm-ups. They will return to Bengaluru for their final league game against India on November 12, hoping to secure some significant victories.

🗑️ Fastest organic waste composter

(Image credit: Waste is Gold’s website)

Bengaluru-based “Waste Is Gold Technologies” has developed the world’s fastest organic waste composter, revolutionizing green waste management.

What’s it about? As sustainability takes the spotlight, especially with “Tourism and Green Investments” being the theme for World Tourism Day, “Waste Is Gold Technologies” is at the forefront of offering eco-friendly waste management solutions. Founded by Sandeep Tiwari in 2013, the firm is dedicated to transforming waste into valuable resources, thereby reducing landfill burdens.

  • The company introduced a gold composter in 2016, which they claim is the world’s fastest organic waste composter.
  • Their energy-efficient composting technology uses a unique combination of specialized bacteria and an advanced bio-reactor to break down organic waste efficiently.

Other initiatives: The firm is working on developing affordable energy-efficient portable composters for individual houses and villas, promoting urban farming and a greener environment. The company also actively engages with local communities and authorities to raise awareness about responsible waste management.

🏘️ Township project sells out in 36 hours

Birla Estates Pvt Ltd’s phase 1 of Birla Trimaya in Bengaluru has been completely sold out within 36 hours of its launch, achieving a booking value of ₹500 crore.

What’s it about? Located in north Bengaluru’s Devanahalli, Birla Trimaya comprises 556 units spread across 52 acres. The project was developed in a joint partnership with MS Ramaiah Realty LLP. Birla Estates, the real estate arm of Aditya Birla Group and a subsidiary of Century Textiles and Industries Limited, anticipates a revenue of ₹3,000 crore from this project.

  • North Bengaluru, initially an industrial area, has transformed over the past two decades, with landmarks like Bengaluru International Airport and Manyata Tech Park spurring its growth.
  • Land prices in north Bengaluru currently start at ₹6,000-8,000 per sq ft, while apartment prices range between ₹10,850 and ₹17,870 per sq ft.

CEO says: KT Jithendran, MD & CEO of Birla Estates, emphasized the influx of global companies and the demand for luxury real estate in the city. He noted that North Bengaluru has become a hub for professionals seeking homes that match their aspirations and success.

🚌 Bandh halts inter-state commute

(Image credit: Hayathkhan, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Bengaluru bandh, organized in protest against the Cauvery Water Management Authority’s order, has disrupted inter-state traffic between Hosur and Bengaluru.

What’s it about? Kannada outfits called for the bandh to protest the Cauvery Water Management Authority’s directive to Karnataka to release water to Tamil Nadu. This resulted in a standstill in interstate commute, leaving passengers stranded at the Hosur main bus stand. All Karnataka-bound buses from Tamil Nadu were halted at the inter-state border in Hosur.

  • Over 400 buses of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) that were headed to Bengaluru were stopped in Hosur.
  • Private vehicles with Tamil Nadu registration plates attempting to enter Bengaluru were turned away by the Hosur police stationed at the Zuzuvadi inter-state border check post.

Relief for some: To avoid potential incidents, buses were prevented from entering Karnataka from the border starting Monday night. However, vehicles registered in Karnataka coming from Tamil Nadu were allowed to cross the border. Many passengers were seen walking from the bus stand to the interstate border at Zuzuvadi, where they tried to find space in the limited number of Karnataka state buses and private buses available.

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  • I like Rahul Dravid: 100.0% 🏆
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That’s it for today. Have a great day!

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