Covid-19 impacts internships as institutions decide on canceling them or going virtual, due to the pandemic outbreak

COVID 19

The Job scenario has never been good enough, to begin with. Organizations are always on the lookout for more experienced candidates and the likeliness of hiring someone who’s just graduated and holds no work experience is practically meager. The only hope, in such a case, for beginners was to bag themselves an internship.  The beauty of an internship is that it counts as an experience, and puts you on the radar for beginners to get off on the right note. With the Covid-19 outbreak, internships stand drastically affected. Youngsters who…

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s death shocks nation; brings attention to mental health issues.

Sushant Singh Rajput

In what could be considered yet another shock, Bollywood has lost yet another of its star. And this time, the cause being Suicide. Sushant Singh Rajput was deemed to be one of the rising stars of Bollywood and displayed impeccable potential to leave a lasting mark in the annals of the industry. However, the country was swept with shock on Sunday as news surfaced of Sushant Singh Rajput committing suicide in his house in Bandra. A Rising Star The star rose to fame with Zee TV show Pavitra Rishta as…

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Nirmala Sitharaman speaks about a special meeting to be held in July to discuss State compensation.

Nirmala Sitharaman

There is no denying the fact that these are uncertain times and the government is feeling the heat as the national economy takes a dramatic hit. To palliate the blow faced by the economy, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Finance Minister said on Friday that there will be a meeting held next month. The agenda of this meeting is to mainly discuss the compensation to states.  Sitharaman said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council will discuss borrowing to compensate states and ideally who will pay it back.  The minister said,…

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Locals worry about the impact on biodiversity as it would take four weeks to restore the damage done by Assam gas well leak

Assam gas Leak

On Tuesday afternoon, Oil India Limited’s (OIL) gas well blew out in Assam’s Tinsukia district. The consequent fire will take around four weeks to be completely restored, as reported by OIL authorities.  On Tuesday, OIL authorities reported that the well caught fire while clearing procedures were being undertaken at the site. However, considering the severity of the incident, the OIL put out a statement: “No casualty has been reported. Fire tenders are at the site controlling the spread of fire… there’re violent protests around the well site.” Furthermore, the statement…

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Maharashtra in grave danger as overall Covid-19 cases outnumber China’s

Maharashtra

If there is one state in India where Coronvirus has evidently wreaked most havoc, it is Maharashtra. No other state shows as many cases as just Maharashtra does. This raises concerns about what strategies are being implemented and what has been going wrong in Maharashtra to have led to this situation.  While the Coronavirus case in India, as a whole, has crossed the 250,000 mark on Monday, Maharashtra alone has 85000 of those numbers. These latest numbers have been released by the Ministry of Health as per which there are…

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On the occasion of World Environment Day, environmentalists urge to stop mask pollution.

Mask Pollution

The pandemic has affected various parts of our lives and changed the very definition of normalcy. However, there were many reports emerging about nature on a healing streak ever since humans decided to go on lockdown. But has it really been all that great for Mother Nature? Environmentalists don’t quite agree.  Ever since the pandemic has struck, there has been a dramatic rise in the usage of face masks. Due to health regulations demanding people to be mask-clad when outdoors, the demand for masks has increased on a global level. …

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Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall as Mumbai receives early showers

Nisarg

Cyclone Nisarge is on its way to Mumbai and has made landfall between Murud and Revdanda in Maharashtra’s Raigad district. Authorities have declared red alerts in these areas and are evacuating thousands of people. These evacuations are mainly happening in coastal areas of the state and in Gujarat, as reported by officials.  The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for seven coastal districts of Maharashtra. Many districts along Gujarat are also expected to receive heavy rainfall.  When it comes to the cyclone, Mumbai falls right in its…

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George Floyd death causes mayhem as Protestors step up in retaliation

George Floyd

Just 4 days ago, on May 24th, 2020, America saw one of its most gruesome examples of police brutality. A 46-year old, George Floyd was killed on the street by a Minneapolis Police officer. The Officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for at least seven minutes, during which Floyd pleaded to be released as he complained of difficulty in breathing. The officer with the knee on Floyd’s neck happens to be Derek Chauvin.  Onlookers videoed this incident and it has left America shell-shocked. Protestors have overlooked lockdown criteria and taken to…

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JK Rowling is back and this time, it is nothing to do with Harry Potter

Jk Rowling

We all have, at some point in our childhood, come across the mystical world of Harry Potter and have found repose in the pages that take us to the school where Magic is the curriculum. And while JK Rowling formed a major part of our childhood, growing up without her comforting words did seem to be a bit too harsh.  That would not, however, be the case for long, as Rowling has come back with what she does best. The Harry Potter Author tweeted, “Over 10 years ago, I wrote…

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Airlines functional once again, as Indians collectively feel on cloud Nine

Indian Airlines

For the span of over two months, traveling anywhere in the country was deemed practically impossible. However, with eased out lockdowns now being implemented in India, the airlines are functional once again, providing respite to thousands of Indians stuck in various parts of the nation.  The Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri praised the resumption of air travel in India by tweeting live images of the air traffic in the Indian skies.  The tweet read: “Indians soar in the skies again! A beautiful live capture from #FlightRadar24 shows how our…

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