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August 16, 2018

Remote medical teams from Amrita Hospital are at work to provide treatment in remote areas affected by Kerala’s floods. These places have limited access to medical care facilities and in some, the teams have had to deliver service by boat due to deep flooding. So far, 67 people have died as a result of the floods and about 150,000 are displaced from their homes.

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August 13, 2018

AYUDH Amritapuri is calling for aid for people in Kerala who have been hit by flooding from torrential rains. So far, 39 people have died as a result of the storms and more than 60,000 are homeless. The AYUDH group is collecting donations of essential supplies for relief camps and will begin clean-up drives in the affected areas on Wednesday, August 15th.

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August 8, 2018

The Sikkim-Darjeeling belt in the Himalayas is at the highest risk of landslides in India and is one of the highest locations globally. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in partnership with the Indian Government is installing a real-time landslide detection system in the North Eastern area. The wireless sensor-based system is considered more accurate than the rainfall threshold model used worldwide.

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August 2, 2018

What is it that constitutes true happiness? How does one find it? How can today’s generation of youth ground themselves in it to bring a better future to our world? These questions were explored at the culmination of AYUDH Europe’s 14th Annual Summit. Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, the Vice-Chairman of MA Math, lead a session on The Science of Happiness.

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July 25, 2018

More than 100 engineering and biotechnology students with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham traveled to 13 villages across Rural India. During their 10-day visits, the goal was to give the students the experience of seeing how people in India’s villages live. In this way, they can think about how their university studies can be practically applied to help people’s lives.

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July 18, 2018

GreenFriends North America has started a project to share information on the simple but effective ways to reduce the detrimental footprints of plastic pollution on our world. The project is aptly named “The Plastic Challenge” and shares crucial information on how even small adjustments can make a big difference.

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July 9, 2018

For many long years, wheelchair users in India have wished for a chair that can safely drive to their destination without their constant control and concentration. Self-driving wheelchairs are available in other countries, but largely too expensive for the Indian market. Now, three Bachelor of Technology students at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have come up with an affordable version.

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July 5, 2018

A learning app for adults with low literacy skills developed by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has entered the finals of the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE in the US. As one of the five finalists, AmritaCREATE now enters the last stage of an award where the grand prize is $3 million USD.

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June 25, 2018

Android tablets running monitoring apps such as eAttendance and Whatsapp provide friendly and low-cost methods for attendance reporting of both students and teachers in isolated regions. They also have apps that assist teachers in lesson planning and draw students to learn because of the fascinating interaction technology provides.

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June 21, 2018

Events for International Yoga Day included classes across Amrita SeRVe’s villages in 21 states. More than a thousand adults and children gathered to celebrate the traditional practice of their ancestors. But beyond today, classes are taught on a regular basis in the communities.

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