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Nikhil Sonna, a B.Tech. in Electronics and Telecommunications, was placed at an MNC as a web developer, but he wanted to pursue a career in core electronics. After the completion of the final semester exams, all his friends were gearing up for post-graduation, while he was confused as to what to do next. So, looking out for something new and exciting, he finally decided to get himself an internship experience. Soon enough, he was hired by a startup. There, Nikhil’s work domain was Analog and Digital Design, and he couldn’t be any happier. He finally got to follow his passion and therefore, performed exceptionally well during the internship. In the end, he was offered a pre-placement offer which he gladly accepted instead of joining the MNC he previously had a placement offer from.
Summer is the most popular season for internships among the students. With summer approaching, the hunt for internships has started. Gone is the time when students just wanted to spend their vacations lying on their couch, binge-watching their favourite TV series. Now, they want to do something productive during their vacations and what can be more productive than doing an internship, right?
Students are now voluntarily drifting off-course from the norm and are keen on interning with startups for they have understood the importance of the learning opportunities in a startup. Some of you might be confused why would someone go for startups instead of MNCs. Let me help you understand with the following points as to why you should also intern with a startup this summer:
- True learning experience: Unlike MNCs, startups have a flat hierarchy and smaller teams which makes it easier for the mentors to pay a concentrated attention to each intern under their umbrella, thus resulting in a better learning experience for the students. Also, you are often given responsibilities which require you to work on crucial projects right from ideating to planning and executing it. In fact, you might even be given an opportunity to handle a team of other interns and mentor them.
- Develop an entrepreneurial spirit: Startups are usually incubated with an aim to achieve something truly disruptive. Contributing even a little to its journey towards success might turn out to be one of the most valuable experiences in your career and life. Most probably, you’ll work directly with the founders or co-founders on projects they are passionate about and gain entrepreneurial qualities like critical thinking, taking calculated risks, passion and perseverance to make things happen, optimism, leadership, team management, etc.
- Explore your career options: Startups often have a limited staff and therefore, you are required to handle multiple responsibilities from time-to-time. While working on them, you get to perform tasks of varying conventions and thus, learn and explore different career paths you can follow and finally decide where your interests truly lie. In addition to the exposure, you get to work with other teams of the startup, which can be of great help in understanding different aspects of a business.
Another attraction point of interning with a startup is that the work environment is not too formal. You are not required to follow a certain dress-code and courtesy of the flat hierarchy, you don’t have to go through a long process in order to reach out to the senior members. Also, while working with diverse teams, you’ll meet people from different backgrounds which can prove to be helpful when you are looking for full-time jobs in future. So, what are you waiting for? Go grab yourself an internship with a startup from the abundance of opportunities out there!
Courtesy: Sarvesh Agrawal is the founder and CEO of Internshala, an internship and trainings platform (internshala.com)
There will be no chief guest at the Republic Day parade this year also as the plan to host state heads of five Central Asian countries -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan -- seems to have been cancelled due to the Covid situation in India as well as in the respective nations. Though the Ministry of External Affairs is yet to confirm this officially.
If the guests arrive, then this would be the second time when India hosts a group of state heads as the chief guests on the Republic Day. In 2018, state heads of ASEAN countries graced the occasion with their presence. Apart from Kazakhstan, none of these countries' state heads had been invited as the chief guests on the Republic Day. In 2009, Kazakhstan's then president Nursultan Nazarbayev was the Chief Guest.
The Government of India is in no mood to take any risk to invite any foreign guest. Mitul Gajera / Unsplash
As per sources, due to the corona situation, the Government of India is in no mood to take any risk to invite any foreign guest, so the plan seems to have been cancelled. Last year, British Prime minister Boris Johnson was invited for the same, but later cancelled due to rising corona cases in the UK.
In the past, there have been occasions when the Republic Day ceremony was celebrated without any foreign guest. In 1966, there was no foreign chief guest in the Republic Day parade ceremony as the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri had passed away in Tashkent in January, and Indira Gandhi took oath as Prime Minister on January 24. (IANS/SP)
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A team of scientists from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have found a cure for those suffering from chronic wounds, particularly with diabetic foot ulcers. The team led by Prof Gopal Nath of the department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, said that wounds that took months and years to heal, could now be cured in days or months. The findings of study have been published in the National Centre for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health, US.
Prof Nath said that a wound is defined as a breach in the skin or body tissues due to injury. An acute wound is defined as a "recent break that is yet to progress through sequential stages of healing". The wounds where normal healing process is stalled due to underlying pathology (vascular and diabetes) or infection beyond three months is defined as chronic wound. While chronic wounds always get infected, the contaminated wounds are reasonably susceptible to infection.
A significant improvement could be achieved in the form of complete wound epithelization within a few weeks.Towfiqu barbhuiya / Unsplash
Infection with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and biofilm formation halt healing progress. These wounds cause significant psychological and physical morbidity. The traditional treatment strategies often succeed in healing wounds, he said adding that many wounds have been observed recalcitrant to them, leading to persistence and recurrent infections. Search for alternatives to antibiotics has now become a compulsion. Fortunately, bacteriophage therapy is a re-emerging solution to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Prof Nath's team carried out phage therapy of acute and chronic infected wounds in animals and clinical studies. It showed efficacy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a mice wound model. Furthermore, they evaluated the efficacy of phage cocktails in animal models' acute and chronic osteomyelitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. They also observed biofilm eradication from K wire in rabbits' wound infection model. Clinical trials of phage therapy initiated by the BHU have reported the efficacy of topical phage in healing chronic wounds in three prospective exploratory studies and no adverse events mimicking the results in vivo animal models.
Scientists have found a cure for those suffering from diabetic foot ulcers. Unsplash
A clinical study by Gupta demonstrated the significant role of bacteriophage therapy in the chronic wounds associated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The study employed a total of twenty patients with chronic non-healing ulcers for more than six weeks duration. A significant improvement could be achieved in the form of complete wound epithelization within a few weeks. Another study, employing 48 patients having a minimum of one eligible full-thickness wound that did not heal in six weeks with convention wound management, showed the promising result, and significant improvement was observed in the wound healing.
The study projected that specific phage therapy is equally effective regardless of the diabetic or non-diabetic status of the patient though the healing was relatively delayed in diabetic patients. Another successful study has shown encouraging results on healing process of infected acute traumatic wounds. The average number of days required for complete granulation of wounds and attaining sterility and healing was half compared to conventional therapy. (IANS/SP)
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By Anna Melnikova
The Indian cricket lovers have been waiting for a ton from Virat Kohli for a long time, and he finally has made it. However, not in the batting as most fans expect, but in catching balls.
The second day of the 3rd Test in Capetown between local Proteas and the Men in Blue was rich for interesting occasions. Thus, South Africa was waiting for a good scoring result after stopping all Indian batters on the first day. Their opponents, however, have been looking for nice bowling not to lose the game just in the first innings. And while Bumrah added five wickets to his score, one of the dismissals should go to Virat Kohli. By the way, if you want more cricket news in India, we recommend subscribing to the specified site using the link.
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The legendary captain was great in batting but now can not score a ton for more than two years. But the three-digit result came from another side, where he is also quite successful. And while most of his catches came from opponents' misses, he proved he can be effective in the outfield parts of the pitch. According to experts, Kohli has a unique ability to be energetic on the pitch and still be concentrated for long shots by opponents, which rarely come in Test format.
Kohli has a unique ability to be energetic on the pitch. Unsplash
Even a legendary Gavaskar, who was the first Indian with such a result, praised the ability of the recent captain to catch. He admitted the ability to grab slipping balls, which are hard to cope with. Interestingly, Virat became only the sixth Indian to achieve a milestone in this component in the Test format. Kohli needed 99 games to find the needed number, although he is focused on making the 28th century first of all.
Another three-digit achievement can happen just today. He opened the 3rd day of the Test in Capetown along with Pujara and stayed alive at the moment of writing this article. If you are fond of sports betting, we recommend that you go to the rating of sports betting sites in India and choose a reliable bookmaker.
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