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Bengaluru Live News: Fire service personnel with volunteers take part in a walkathon during the ‘Fire Service week’ organised by Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Services, in Bengaluru, Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (PTI Photo)

Preparations in place for conduct of PU exams: K’taka Education Minister

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister B C Nagesh on Tuesday said preparations including security arrangements have been made for the conduct of second year pre-university exams which will be held from April 22 to May 18. According to him, 6,84,255 students have enrolled for the exam which will be held at 1,076 centres across the state. “The Education department has made all the preparations for the secondary PU exams from April 22 to May 18,” Nagesh said at a press conference at the Vidhana Soudha.

Uber hikes fares by 10% in Bengaluru

Cab aggregator service Uber has raised trip fares by 10 per cent in Bengaluru to help cushion drivers from the impact of the recent fuel price hike.

“We listen to feedback from drivers and understand that the current rise in fuel prices is causing concern. Over the coming weeks, we will continue to track fuel price movements and take further steps as needed,” Nitish Bhushan, head of central operations, Uber India and South Asia, said in a statement.

Cab aggregator Ola is yet to take a decision on hiking fares.

Uptick of Covid-19 cases in Delhi gets Karnataka on toes

With an uptick in the daily cases of Covid-19 in Delhi, the Karnataka government advised the usage of masks in closed spaces as a precautionary measure to prevent a possible spike in the number of cases in the state.

“We have been observing data from Delhi and two other states on a weekly basis. In the last two weeks, there has been a consistent increase in the number of cases but I have sought information on the hospital admissions and virulence. We are holding a review meeting of the health department today (Wednesday) and we shall look at this aspect as well,” Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said Wednesday morning.

“We have issued an advisory for the use of masks but people are not using them. They should be used at least indoors and during meetings in closed spaces. There has also not been much interest in availing the third doses of the vaccines. Around 20 lakh to 30 lakh people have not even taken the second dose,” Sudhakar said.

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