Mandya MP Sumalatha Ambarish tests covid positive

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July 6, 2020

Mandya, Jul 6: Mandya Lok Sabha MP Sumalatha Ambarish tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, July 6. Confirming the same, she tweeted, “It (test result) is positive with very mild symptoms and I have been advised home treatment,” she confirmed.

“I had developed mild symptoms of headache and throat irritation on Saturday, July 4. I decided to get myself tested as I might have been exposed to COVID-19 during the course of my constituency duties and tours. The results arrived today. It is positive with very mild symptoms and I have been advised home treatment,” she said in a tweet.

The MP sad she was going through the prescribed treatment as per her doctor’s instructions. “By God’s grace, my immunity level is strong and I am confident that I will soon get through this situation with your support,” she said, adding that she had already given the authorities the details of the persons who she might have come in contact with.

“But I would still urge those who have come in contact with me, if you have any symptoms, to get tested immediately. Let’s win the war against COVID-19,” she further said. Sumalatha had been involved in COVID-19 activities in her constituency which has recently seen a spike in the number of cases.

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January 10,2021

Mangaluru, Jan 10: Dakshina Kannada Youth Congress president Mithun Rai who was one among the candidates for the post of State president of Youth Congress has withdrawn his nomination on Saturday. 

In a post on Facebook, Mithun Rai said that as per the advice and suggestion of state Congress president D K Shivakumar, he has decided to withdraw his nomination. 

"Dear Youth Congress Volunteers, as you all know, The Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee elections are to be held on the 10th, 11th and 12th of January 2020.

As I am closely associated with the KPCC President Shri D K Shivakumar, as per his advice and suggestion, I have now decided to withdraw my nomination from the elections for the post of State President.  Requesting you all to kindly follow the process and vote for the contestants, " his Facebook post read.

It may be recalled that, Mithun Rai from Dakshina Kannada was one of the frontrunners for the post.

With Rai withdrawing his nomination, Mohammed Nalapad from Bengaluru, Raksha Ramaiah, H S Manjunath, Sandeep Naik, Mohammed Khalid and a lone woman contender, Bhavya are in the fray. 

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January 7,2021

Bengaluru, Jan 7: To provide technical assistance to Agriculture farmers time and again, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday flagged off 'Krishi Sanjeevini' mobile testing lab.

On the occasion, he called upon the farmers to make best use of the vehicle allotted to their Centre. In all 40 such vehicles were rolled out.

Stating that this testing mobile lab will help the farmers for testing soil, water and diseases, if any. It would submit a report to the Agriculture department for necessary actions. More such labs will be provided in the coming days across the state.

Minister for Agriculture B C Patil said it was a lab to land project and an ambulance-style siren was fitted to the farm's Sanjeevani vehicle.

A total of 40 'Krishi Sanjeevini' vehicles are being rolled out to farmers across the State, ranging from small districts to large ones. The Mobile Plant Health Clinic (Agrobiology), agricultural production and productivity depends on natural disasters such as erosion, overgrowth, cyclone, pest and disease, as well as soil fertility and other factors.

He said that the department's priority is to provide farmers with information on improved agricultural production technology, supply of quality agricultural tools and adequate use of recommended fertilizers, pest and disease management, nutrients available in the soil, and encourage proper crop growth.

He said that the Mobile Plant Health Clinic (Agricultural Sanjeevani) Scheme is being implemented in all districts of the state to provide guidelines on pest, disease and weeds and control measures on soil nutrient deficiency and adequate management.

He said necessary steps have been taken to provide for establishment of 40 Traditional Plant Health Clinics in all districts under the National Agricultural Development Program by 2020-21. Similarly, in the districts of Bellary and Koppal, in the respective districts, under the grant of action of the District Mineral Foundation, the Mobile Plant Health Clinic (Agricultural Sanjeevini) is being integrated, he added.

Conducting surveys at all stages of the crop periodically and informing farmers on possible pest, disease and weed management practices. He said that the State Level Surveillance and Advisory Committee is already in existence at the State level and the District Disaster Surveillance and Advisory Committee at the district level.

He said that these Committees include Scientists from Agriculture Universities, Indian Agricultural Advisory Organization, officials of the Central Comprehensive Disease Management Center and technical officers of the Agriculture Department. He explained that farmer surveillance and advisory units are more efficient and more efficient with the establishment of agricultural livelihoods.

The main objective of the project is to reduce the cost of production. Farmers can buy quality fertilizers at their own level and find cheap fertilizers. In this section, farmers will be given easy test demonstrations to check if the fertilizers are contaminated or duplicated by easy tests. Farmers can start buying quality fertilizers at their own stage.

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January 9,2021

Bengaluru, Jan 9: Karnataka Minister for Animal Husbandry Prabhu Chauhan said there was no case of bird flu (H5N8) reported from any part of the state, however, officials have been asked to maintain utmost caution and alertness.

The State is already on high alert after Bird Flu was reported in two districts of neighbouring Kerala State.

The Minister, who held a high-level meeting of senior officials of various departments concerned, instructed that a meeting under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioners of respective Districts be held immediately to keep a vigil and take all precautionary measures against the Bird Flu, according to a release from the Minister's office.

Transportation of poultry and its products from Kerala into the state had been totally prohibited, he said.

Bird flu has been reported in parts of Alappuzha and Kottayam, prompting officials to cull birds, including ducks and chicken there.

Deputy Commissioners of the districts in the border have been directed to take preventive measures by holding district-level disease control committee meetings.

Chauhan said directions have also been given to have proper coordination between forest, urban and rural development, and police departments.

Forest officials have been directed to be vigilant about symptoms of flu or unnatural death of birds in Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Mysuru and Chamarajanagar districts bordering Kerala, he added.

The Minister also said officials have been asked to maintain utmost care at poultry areas, especially bird sanctuaries and water bodies.

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