* Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS): The KKGSS, in Bengeri in Hubli, is the only unit in India that is authorized to manufacture and supply the Flag of India. Set up in 1957, the khadi flag conforms to the Bureau of Indian Standards benchmarks.

* Hub of Raw Silk Production - Karnataka state accounts for more than 85% raw silk production in India. It is one of the most popular facts about Karnataka.

* Akashvani (All India Radio): This is what the All India Radio is officially known as since 1956. The term Akashvani was coined by MV Gopalswamy of Mysore after setting up the nation’s first private radio station in his residence, “Vittal Vihar” in 1936. Akashvani means celestial announcement.  The word, of Sanskrit origin, is often found in Hindu mythology. When the gods wished to say something, an akashvani occurred. Literally, “akash” means “sky” and vani means “sound” or “message”. Thus, Akashvani seemed suitable for  a radio broadcaster and was later adopted by the All India Radio after independence.