Applying the “Sponge City” concept in Bengaluru

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH Bengaluru faces recurrent flash floods due to erratic rains driven by climate change. Experts suggest applying the “Spong City” Concept by building massive underground tanks in low-lying areas to capture floodwater, a concept successfully implemented in cities like Munich, Beijing, Tokyo, and Pittsburgh.   What is the “Sponge …

Bengaluru: India’s first 3D-printed post office

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: IE It has been inaugurated in Bengaluru’s Cambridge Layout. The post office was constructed in just 43 days, ahead of schedule, with technological support from IIT Madras and guidance from Professor Manu Santhanam.   3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, involves creating three-dimensional objects layer by layer using …

Cubbon Reads

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: PIB Cubbon Reads, a reading community in Bengaluru, gathers in Cubbon Park every Saturday to enjoy literature amidst nature. This initiative has inspired similar reading communities in 30 cities across India and beyond. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has appreciated the efforts of Cubbon Reads in promoting the …

India’s 1st 3D printed post office

Source: PIB Bengaluru (Cambridge Layout in Ulsoor) is set to have India’s first post office built using 3D printing technology. Benefits: The 1,100 sqft building is expected to cost 30-40% less than conventional buildings.   Significance: The successful completion of this project may encourage other government organizations to explore the use of 3D printing technology …

Nadaprabhu Kempegowda

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Famous Historical personalities Source: Indian Express  Direction: Just go through the life of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda and his achievements. Revise the Vijaynagar Kingdom.   Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda installed at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. Called the Statue of Prosperity, it weighs 220 tonnes …