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A Helping Hand—Student Council’s e-Grievance Cell for Placement and Internships

The placement season is a crucial time for students and the guidelines listed, as well as the various eligibility criteria, add on to their stress. While students prepare for tests and interviews, the e-Grievance Cell for Placements and Internships ensures that all their doubts get clarified. It also serves as a forum which provides a quick redressal to any grievances raised by the students.

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act—Amendment, 2020

The government has proposed an amendment for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 to encourage investment in businesses. This, however, could prove to be highly detrimental for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and fails to protect the best interests of this community. As activists all over the country raised their concerns over this, the proposal for an amendment was recanted.

COVID-19 and the Crisis of Black Gold

The world is paralysed, the driving force of the economies is running low on fuel. The irony? We now have a surplus of oil. With the oil markets crashing as a consequence of an ominous venture of the novel coronavirus, this article expands on the debilitating condition of oil industries during the pandemic and its global impact that has stranded the oil-dependent countries in uncertain waters.

Octopus—An Alien in the Ocean

Octopuses are mysterious creatures that inspired a bizarre mixture of curiosity and horror in humans to such an extent that they were thought to be aliens. Their defence mechanisms and overall structure have often inspired technological advancements. With their genome being sequenced, we are now a step closer to understanding them.

The Right Kind of Peer Pressure—Students Teach Students Program

The Student Council of MIT Manipal has established the Students Teaching Students Program, an ambitious and advantageous project where students can learn and improve upon subjects with the help of fellow students. This will enable them to learn topics they might have missed out on in class at their own pace with flexible timings.

The Open Electives (2020-21)—Semester V

Open Electives offer you the opportunity to take up a subject well-tailored to your interests, but making the right choice is not always an easy decision. To help you know your options and decide what’s best for you, here is a list of all the Open Electives on offer for the fifth semester.

Super Cyclone Amphan–Compounding Crises

Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan recently wreaked havoc in the states of West Bengal and Odisha. Millions of people were displaced as the storm showed no mercy in destroying livelihoods and depleting natural resources. These states now have to navigate their way through a natural disaster while also reeling with the ill effects of the coronavirus pandemic.