Jet Airways, an airline company that once ruled the sky, shut down its operations on 17th April 2019. Thousands of employees have lost their jobs while banks and lenders are attempting to revive the airlines. With Jet undergoing bankruptcy proceedings, its future remains uncertain.
The Data Science Club, Manipal organised a one day workshop on Natural Language Processing (NLP) on 4th April 2019. The workshop gave its participants an opportunity to learn about NLP and how it could be used to create a deep learning model. This model was then used to generate scripts for the popular animated sitcom, Rick and Morty.
The Scio Foundation organised a talk on sustainable menstruation by Nishant Bangera, founder of Muse Foundation and A Period of Sharing. The talk focused on health issues related to the menstruation and promotion of sustainable and safe solutions for the same. The informative and interactive talk served the purpose of creating awareness about an issue which is often not discussed openly.
Blindfolded Conversations organised by The Psych Club, Manipal on the 13th of January 2019, involved participants talking to each other for long durations while being blindfolded. The conversations allowed the people to see each other in a new light, without their sense of sight, in an event that was considered a relaxing experience before the upcoming assignment week.
Britain is set to leave the European Union in March of this year. The Government has negotiated and a withdrawal deal is on the floor. But if a majority of the UK population voted to leave the EU then why hasn’t the deal been passed yet? Why is there opposition from the Parliament and the public, if the PM is delivering on what the people demanded? Brexit is a web of diplomatic bureaucracy that holds the power to shape the global economy, and the longer it takes to unravel, the more the uncertainty around Britain’s future increases.
IECSE organised a workshop on the basics of Git and Markdown in support of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with the aim of combining technical knowledge and environmental awareness. The workshop helped students learn about the web-hosting portal, GitHub and also allowed them to rake up a few hours on their Swachh Bharat Internship.