Meanwhile, the alleged Karnataka Police sub-inspector exam scam got a fresh political twist Monday with the opposition Congress alleging that an influential minister in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had prevented a candidate’s arrest by the criminal investigation department (CID). The Congress also alleged that the candidate had cleared the police recruitment exam after paying Rs 80 lakh to the minister’s brother.
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar’s remarks over the border row was a ploy by the neighbouring state government for political survival. He was reacting to Pawar’s comments on May 1, where he said “On this Maharashtra Day, we still regret that several Marathi-speaking villages at the state border, including Belgaum, Nipai and Karwar, couldn’t be part of our state yet. I assure you we’ll keep supporting the fight by the people of these villages to become a part of Maharashtra.”
A study to evaluate the performance of low-cost sensors (LCS) that measure PM 2.5 (particulate matter with a size less than or equal to 2.5 microns) has found that PM2.5, temperature, and relative humidity measurements of LCSs can be used to identify specific days or locations that are more polluted than others.
The study, conducted by the Bengaluru-based Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and ILK Labs and titled ‘Performance Assessment of Low-Cost PM2.5 Sensors’, was funded by Google.