Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has backtracked on his decision to ban firecrackers this Deepavali. But we can still push the administration to ensure that only green crackers are burnt in Bengaluru, that too during the specified timings.
Yield of many fruits, vegetables and nuts are dependent on pollinators like bees and butterflies. Take the survey by ATREE on how the dwindling number of pollinators is affecting Benglaureans’ food habits and how this problem could be dealt with.
Santosh Doddaiah, 25, founded Covidbeds.org when he realised that government’s data on COVID hospital beds was wrong. He and his team have been directing patients to the right hospitals, and are now offering counselling and ambulance services too.
Many private hospitals that the government empanelled for COVID treatment don’t have the necessary staff and facilities. Also, despite government orders, hospitals are only willing to treat patients who are routed by BBMP.