Virat Kohli becomes first cricketer to have 100 million followers on Instagram
India captain Virat Kohli has recorded another century, albeit not on the pitch this time, as he became the first cricketer in the world to have 100 million followers on social media platform Instagram.
The 32-year-old Kohli is also the first person in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve the feat.
R. Nischal and B. Shreevatsa Acharya, MBBS interns from Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru, emerged winners in the Mangaluru round of the Ramnarayan Chellaram Rotoquiz on Saturday. They won the prize for the second year running
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in dispute over Cauvery water; SC asked Karnataka to release 5,000 cusecs for 15 days; activists arrested; shops closed; coalition calls for Bengaluru bandh; CWDT's 2007 award and SC's 2018 judgment spell out sharing system; 740 tmc ft available in basin; TN needs water for irrigation, drinking; CWMA should take initiative to evolve distress-sharing formula.
Minister Kamalakar appeals to Union Minister Goyal to reconsider KYC regulations from humanitarian perspective, as it poses significant hurdle for Telangana residents, Gulf countries, and those working in cities like Mumbai. Majlis Bachao Tehreek leader Khan and Right to Food Campaign member Masood express concerns that exercise could lead to exclusion of poor people, especially migrant workers. Govt. urged to provide better facilities for locals, and consider simple declaration from card holders instead of KYC.
Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shobha Karandlaje on Monday directed banks in Udupi district to give priority in lending for food processing and similar other industries that generate more employment
Sanjay Varma, Managing Director (Additional Charge), Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., on Monday said Mangaluru can be positioned as a key economic hub by enhancing connectivity through air, rail, and national highways
CM Siddaramaiah launched "Our Monument: Our Heritage, Our Identity, Our Pride" campaign to boost tourism & economy. 280 monuments identified for project; 60 lakh women benefitted from free bus travel scheme. MoUs signed for renovation of Venkatappa Art Gallery & project mgmt unit. 3D laser scanning of monuments demonstrated.
Kozhikode district to maintain restrictions on public events till Oct 1; educational institutions, except those in containment zones, resume offline classes; 42 animal body fluid samples test negative for Nipah virus; Health Minister Veena George to review situation on Sept 26; those in medical isolation must complete 21-day period.
Perambalur district police launch Kalviyum Kaavalum initiative to create confidence among students & drive home message that "law-enforcers are friends of children". 103 schools, mostly govt, visited in 3 months to explain duties & responsibilities of police & create awareness that "police are our friends". Objective also to make students bold in lodging complaints to police.
MSMEs in western districts of TN stopped ops on Mon, demanding withdrawal of hike in fixed charges & removal of peak hour charges. Representatives submitted memorandum to Collector & Tangedco officials. Over 20K units closed in Salem, 2L workers stayed away from work in Erode. Govt urged to reduce tariff slab, fixed charges & levy on solar power.