The second wave of COVID-19 has shaken India to the core. A crumbling healthcare system coupled with poor and reckless decisions taken by the government has led to a catastrophe of monumental dimensions. Read on to know more about the reality of the COVID-19 surge and the lethal consequences being faced by the country.
As the world begins to inch back to normal, so does MIT. With mandatory testing, clearance cards, and thorough sanitisation, MIT has taken a multitude of measures to ensure the safety of staff and students alike. Read on find out more on MIT’s new normal.
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’.
As the Manipal COVID Challenge came to a close, four students advised by two mentors emerged winners with their Hybrid Bio-Suit. Reducing the rising problems that come with plastic PPE kits, the suit uses biodegradable polymers, minimising plastic waste while maintaining the same safety levels against the deadly virus.
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.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently organised an international virtual Hackathon to tackle the major problems related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Two teams with students hailing from Manipal Institute of Technology placed first in their respective tracks by building innovative solutions and tackling real-world problems effectively.