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Project Rakt—A Move to a Movement

Project Rakt is the brainchild of Devyani Mehta, a third-year student of Civil Engineering at MIT. Through this organisation, she aims to break the silence and stigma around menstruation, equip women and girls with the required sanitary supplies while promoting environment-friendly menstrual products.

The Economics of Space—A Talk by Arun R

When one thinks of the space industry, rocket launches and satellite deployment are the first to come to mind. However, there is much more to it, from propulsions systems to research and development. Arun R, senior research fellow at Bellatrix Aerospace Pvt. Ltd., spoke about the space industry and its economy.

An Adventure Into the Winds of Change

Sitting in the relative safety of home, with the COVID-19 pandemic raging around the world, life in Manipal seems like a dream away. Now, with online classes in full swing, I reminisce about the year and a half I spent there, where I stepped out of my hobbit-hole of comfort, to be swept off on an adventure.

Placement Training Platform–A Student Council Initiative

As final year students gear up for placement tests and interviews, doubts and questions flood their way. The Centralised Placement Training Program is an initiative by the Student Council of MIT, Manipal. It contains practice tests with a repository of questions and are aimed to better equip students in their bid to enter the professional world.

A Dance With the Dragon—India’s Amendment to the FDI Policy

China’s FDI has grown five-fold since 2014 and, as of December 2019, its cumulative investment in India exceeded $8 billion. On 17 April 2020, India modified its FDI policy such that all countries sharing a border will have to gain government approval before investing in a home business. Understandably, this caused quite an uproar on the world’s economic stage.

Hope for a Better Tomorrow—Aashayein by Youth For Volunteering

With the onset of COVID, the usual hubbub of activities have come to a halt. However, Youth For Volunteering has overcome the boundaries placed on their regular social service activities. Through Aashayein, volunteers and children were able to connect and interact in the virtual world. Regardless of the current situation, this fun-filled event put a smile on everyone’s faces.

Stranded in a Home Away From Home

With the country gradually lifting lockdown, there is no knowing when students stranded in Manipal will be able to make their way home. Living away from family and friends for an indefinite amount of time has its pitfalls. However, MIT is doing all it can to ensure their students are well taken care of.

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.