Famous art of ‘Etikoppaka’ dolls finds mention in PM’s “Mann ki Baat”

News: The famous art of ‘Etikoppaka’ dolls of Visakhapatnam district was mentioned in the Prime Minister’s “Mann ki Baat” programme. Facts: ‘Etikoppaka’ dolls: Etikoppaka is a small village on the banks of Varaha River in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.In 2017, the Etikoppaka toys acquired a Geographical Indications(GI) tag. Features: Toys are made of soft… Continue reading Famous art of ‘Etikoppaka’ dolls finds mention in PM’s “Mann ki Baat”

Janasevaka scheme

News:The Karnataka government has launched a doorstep delivery scheme- called Jana Sevaka scheme. Facts: About the scheme: Aim:To provide citizens with easy access to important government services at a doorstep delivery. Under the scheme, the citizens will have to place the request for the service through the website or mobile phones.  After the request is… Continue reading Janasevaka scheme

Karnataka anti-superstition law

News:Karnataka Government has formally notified the Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Act,2017. Facts: Key provisions of the act: The act bans performing any black magic, inhumane act and evil practices in search of treasure or bounty, tantric acts. The practices such as barring menstruating women from entering houses of… Continue reading Karnataka anti-superstition law

Karnataka: Supreme Court upholds disqualification of 17 rebel MLAs, can contest bypolls

News:The Supreme Court(SC) has upheld an order by former Karnataka Assembly Speaker disqualifying 17 Karnataka MLAs.However,the court has allowed all the disqualified MLAs to contest in the upcoming bypolls. Facts: Background: Karnataka Assembly Speaker had disqualified 17 MLAs under the tenth schedule of the Constitution(anti defection law). The disqualification had barred the legislators from contesting… Continue reading Karnataka: Supreme Court upholds disqualification of 17 rebel MLAs, can contest bypolls

Kittur Utsav

News:Chief Minister of Karnataka has inaugurated the Kittur Utsav festival. Facts: About Kittur Utsav: Kittur Utsav is a three-day festival which celebrates the Queen Rani Channamma’s victory over East India’s company in 1824. The festival organizes sports, cultural programmes and lectures by resource persons on the kingdom of Rani Channamma. About Kittur Chennamma:  Kittur Chennamma… Continue reading Kittur Utsav

Karnataka Speaker exits House with plea for electoral reforms

Karnataka speaker has defended his decision to disqualify 17 rebel MLAs. He asked the assembly to pass a resolution seeking electoral reforms and review of the 10th Schedule as both have to be looked into by the Parliament. He said that the 10th Schedule of the Constitution dealing with the anti-defection law is not equipped… Continue reading Karnataka Speaker exits House with plea for electoral reforms

Karnataka speaker disqualifies 3 MLAs, case may go to Supreme Court today

Karnataka Assembly Speaker has disqualified three rebel MLAs as they have violated the provisions of the 10th Schedule of the Constitution (anti-defection law). The speaker has said that the rebel lawmakers would now no longer be MLAs with immediate effect and are barred from contesting elections till 2023.However,the disqualification is open to judicial review. The… Continue reading Karnataka speaker disqualifies 3 MLAs, case may go to Supreme Court today

Supreme Court to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on petitions filed by the rebel legislators of the ruling government in Karnataka. The plea seeks a directive to the speaker of the Karnataka state assembly to decide on their resignations from the Legislative assembly. During the hearing,Supreme Court said that the position and powers of the Speaker… Continue reading Supreme Court to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook

Modi fans celebrate victory with all-night Yakshagana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi fans has hosted an all-night Yakshagana show in Mangalore for his second victory in the Lok Sabha elections.The event was sponsored by ‘TeaMModi’ group for fulfilling their ‘harake’ (wish) to get him re-elected. Yakshagana is a traditional theatre form that combines unique blending of music, extempore dialogues, phenomenal dancing moves, rich… Continue reading Modi fans celebrate victory with all-night Yakshagana

National Institute of Nutrition stands by its report on no onion, garlic in its meals

The National Institute of Nutrition(NIN) has said that it stands by its report of nutritional adequacy of the midday meals supplied by Akshaya Patra Foundation(APF) to the government schools in Karnataka. Recently,section of civil society has written a letter to the NIN to withdraw its report endorsing the APF refusal to follow a directive given… Continue reading National Institute of Nutrition stands by its report on no onion, garlic in its meals