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Monthly Archives: October 2020

India’s Foray Into Gaming

Gaming is one of the most profitable industries in the world. However, it seems like India has a lot of catching up to do in the video game domain. The country is ridden with limitations against the gaming industry, but there is undeniable progress being made in this hugely popular field of entertainment.

We Don’t Have a Planet B—TEDxMAHE 2020

On 25th October 2020, the first edition of TEDxMAHE brought to us Countdown- the first edition of a global initiative to champion solutions to the climate crisis. Six global speakers from all walks of life come together to ensure a brighter future for the entire world.

Research and Robotics—Webinar by The Research Society

The most exciting things in science are some of the most far fetched ones. Robotics is a field that is still finding its footing in the research world due to its ever-evolving and vast nature. The Research Society Manipal recognised this and arranged for a session with one of MIT’s alumni, Debasmita Ghose, to speak about the scope of the field along with her experiences as a research student abroad.

Hacking COVID—Sitting Down with Pranav Agrawal

A series of virtual hackathons hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aims at creating solutions to improve problems that have arisen during the pandemic. Pranav Agrawal and his winning team ‘Ulinzi’ designed ‘Sterilo’—a pliable surface that can be used to sterilise contact points in hospitals. We, at The MIT Post, had the opportunity to interview Agarwal on his experiences at the 48-hour virtual event ‘India: Turning the Tide’.

A Guide to Using Your @learner.manipal.edu Email Address

An educational email address, or a .edu ID, allows university students to use and avail discounts on several helpful online services. From price reductions on music streaming apps like Apple Music to free Grammarly Premium accounts, there is a lot that students can benefit from. Read on to learn more about the perks of the .edu email address.

The Mid-Term Playlist [Odd Sem’20]

With two months of online classes culminating into a mid-term examination, motivation is of the essence in these stressful times. Let the playlists curated by the Post help ease this burden, as you persevere through these sleepless nights.

Buddy Love—The Student Buddy Programme

The excitement of coming to a new place, common among freshers, is often mixed with a healthy dose of nervousness. With their minds buzzing with questions, having a convenient source of information is incredibly helpful. Enter MIT’s Buddy Program. Read on to know more and register.

India’s GDP Contraction—Myths and Realities

The pandemic has halted financial growth across the globe. Economies—from the most prosperous ones to the ones growing the fastest—have found it challenging to satisfy the needs of their citizens. People across India have been reeling under the recent statistics released by the government that claimed a 23.9 per cent contraction of the GDP. This article busts the various myths surrounding this contraction and its relevance to India’s economic health.