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.
Tushar Khandker is a well-known personality when it comes to hockey in India. We, at the MIT Post, had the opportunity to interview him when he interacted with students on ‘Connect’, a video call session on Instagram Live by the Conclave Committee of MIT Tech Tatva.
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.
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.
India is one of the most multi-faceted and fascinating countries in the world. The spirit of our country lies in our celebrations. Patriotism overpowered every other emotion, on 15th August 2019, as students and staff gathered to celebrate the day India earned her independence from the British.
“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”
On 15th August, the Hindi literary society of M.A.H.E., Goonj, orchestrated a cultural event, to honour and celebrate India’s 73rd Independence Day.
An event full of rhetoric, the National Security talk by Udupi Talks was one attended by people from all walks of life. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a Member of Parliament and Major Surendra Poonia, an ex-Special Forces operative were the key speakers at the event which aimed at resolving doubts related to national security.
Aaron Friedland answers questions and talks about his initiative, The Walking School Bus, explaining the reasons behind this project along with its importance and some of the difficulties faced while implenting it.
The Smart India Hackathon, one of the biggest in the world, was organised in MIT, Manipal on the 2nd and 3rd of March, 2019. It was a gruelling competitive coding event, which saw 24 teams from all over the country participate in the event in Manipal. The Hackathon encouraged students to work towards finding solutions to real-world problems that were presented by industry professionals.
Manipal celebrated India’s 72nd Independence Day with a flag-hoisting ceremony and a marching parade at the EDU Building. The ceremony was mercifully spared by the rain gods! Read on to find out more.