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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.

The Nation Stands Still—COVID-19 Lockdown in India

In December 2019, when news arrived from Wuhan about a deathly new strain of coronavirus, hardly anyone could have predicted the worldwide pandemic that was on the horizon. As the nation comes to a halt and health care workers battle this disease from the front lines, the migrant workers and farmers have their own struggle underway.

Sailing Towards a Global Epidemic

In a haunting parallel to the barges that brought the Black Death to Europe, an isolated cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan has become the symbol of the COVID-19—the disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain that has already taken more than 3,000 lives. Read on to learn more about the origins of this virus, and how it is gradually bringing the whole world to its knees.

An Electrifying Change—Campus Patrol Switches to Electric Cars

MAHE recently undertook the task of upgrading its Campus Patrol jeeps to electric cars. One of them is ever-present at MIT and can often be seen taking rounds around campus or parked near the Student Plaza. These vehicles are a step towards being a more environmentally conscious campus by adopting a cleaner source of energy.

From Script to Stage—Sitting Down With Mahesh Dattani

In the world of theatre, turning thoughts into words and staging them for everyone to see is no easy feat. Mahesh Dattani, an award-winning playwright and director, has established an immensely successful career doing this. The MIT Post had the chance to converse him during m.i.l.ap. 2019 and perceive his ideas on theatre and drama.

Manipal Birds Relocated After Felling of Trees

A number of trees in Manipal are being cut down to widen the roads on National Highway 169, due to which many resident birds have been dislocated. Manipal Birders’ Club, as well as the forest officials, undertook the initiative to provide a new home for these birds.

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