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It is only apparent when we look deeper into the extent of medical help that is provided to the students with financial problems, how healthcare assistance is a privilege and not a service. Rani Viroja observed this unfortunate situation for the students when she saw patients having their teeth pulled without a local anaesthetic and yet, expressing their gratitude after the procedure.   Viroja, who worked in...

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It was not long ago, before the occurrence of Coronavirus, that the World Health Organisation (WHO) experts were consistently predicting that the next pandemic will happen in South Asia or East Asia, citing the unhygienic population boom as one of the main reasons. The prediction was amplified when a deadly mysterious virus caused the death of a Chinese individual and the infection spread among 40-45...

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As the pages of history turned, the wealthiest states often turned out to be those with the greatest access to resources and technology. In some cases, where resources are aplenty but there is an absence of the technology required to harness their full potential, economic success is harder to observe. Colonial powers from the West, for example, made the best use of their advanced technology...

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On the first view, it is glaringly obvious that gender discrimination is magnified in a corporate sphere. It goes beyond wages and often operationalises itself in social interactions, behaviour in formal meetings, and of course, power dynamics at work. Women are often spoken over, their voices ignored or simply not accorded the same credibility and their mobility slowed down. In Neo-conservative circles, the wage gap...

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Unconscious bias is a way of thinking that rapidly sorts people into groups, bypassing logical and rational thinking. This can affect our decision-making process, especially in the workplace. All humans are subjected to unconscious bias and the more we are made aware of it, the more we can work towards mitigating it. Our brain can be blamed for creating such distinctions- with the huge amount...

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The skill gap between the graduates and the employers

Most of the people out of college, even after acquiring a degree, are not employable. This is because they do not possess the skills required by the rapid developing industries. Employers want fresh talent and innovative ideas in their new recruits but they also want them to know about the basics of the industry. Many educational institutes focus on the basic study of a subject...

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Overfishing

Climate change and preserving the ecological balance is very important. Regulations on overfishing have been put in place for many years now to give the fishes a chance to replenish themselves. These regulations have, to some extent helped replenish the fisheries population, but on the other hand, these restrictions also affect the livelihood of the fishermen.   “There is policy in place that says that we have...

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