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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Let’s Talk—AIESEC’s World Cafe on Mental Health

In this mighty labyrinth of a world, we often stumble along dead ends and lose ourselves in that maze. Instead of offering help, society turns a blind eye to this mental struggle. This talk raises questions on how to navigate through those struggles and move forward and counter the stigma around mental health.

AdmitKard Webinar

Admit Kard organised a webinar on 11 July 2020 in an effort to address the concerns of the students who are seeking admissions to foreign universities. Mr Rachit Agarwal, the co-founder of Admit Kard, was the guest speaker at the event and took questions from the students. The event was well organised and gave the attendees a fair idea of the state of education abroad. Everyone who attended was given access to a mentorship programme free of cost by Admit Kard.

Connect to Online Learning—Sitting Down With Sumer Rajpurohit

The Manipal Conclave’20 launched its latest enterprise, Connect, which features talks by inspiring personalities. The MIT Post had the opportunity to interview Connect’s first speaker, Sumer Rajpurohit, who gave an insight into his YouTube channel, Last Minute Tuitions, and how it all fell into place.

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.

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