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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.

A Map for the Higher Semesters – The Mentorship Program

Students from the third year mentored their juniors from second-year on how to handle the plethora of opportunities and troubles that they will encounter. The juniors were given tips to handle academic and non-academic activities simultaneously. Students across branches are looking forward to the resumption of classes in college along with being ready to plunge into newer opportunities and create new memories.

Packing During a Pandemic

As a pandemic brought the world to a grinding halt, a large number of students in Manipal were left stranded in hostels, or had hastily left their belongings behind. In these uncertain times, packaging and moving companies across Manipal have come as a boon, as they dole out their services of safely, securely and professionally, handling belongings right to the doorstep.

Sports During CoVID-19

The sporting industry has been one of the worst affected due to the global pandemic, with a dip in viewership, a loss of investment and a lack of willingness by players to resume training. As fans remain apprehensive about the future of their favourite sports, players and managers prepare themselves for new safety regulations, along with the atmosphere of isolation that will surround games in the future.

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.

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.

Dealing with Disasters—An Insight into Kerala’s Management

Following three consecutive disasters that put Kerala’s disaster management model to the test, the coastal state now stands firm in its battle against the ongoing pandemic. The fine tuning of the model, coupled with a united front by the people of the state, continues to stand as an excellent example for the rest of the country to follow.

Peeking Through the Window–A Tech Talk by Miri Rodriguez

IOSD organised an interactive tech-talk session between the students and Miri Rodriguez, the global head of Internship at Microsoft. The students were briefed on the nuances of working in the corporate world and the various opportunities available to them at Microsoft. The importance of empathy in a workspace was also stressed upon by the speaker as she interacted with the audience.

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