What Ireland Can Learn From The UK

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The UK carried out a massive COVID-19 vaccination program, inoculating more than 85% of its population in less than 4 months. There were several roadblocks for the UK, the most important being the supply delay of 10 million AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine from India due to rising corona cases there.

Ireland shares a border with the UK and its population is merely one-fifteenth or just 7% of the population of the UK.

However, till mid-May, Ireland has vaccinated just 38% of its population. …


The list doesn’t include Venezuela

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According to World Economic Forum, a record number of countries are piling up on public debts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The rating firm S&P Global has reiterated its concern for several sovereign defaults.


Outlook of Gen Z Employment in Europe after the COVID-19 pandemic

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Generation Z includes all those born between 1995 and 2009, who are considered the first to have no memory of society before the internet.

They were the most affected by the economic effects of the pandemic crisis. In all OECD countries, the youth unemployment rate has skyrocketed.

A lot of generation Z people, especially those in the 20s, haven’t been able to make an entry into the workforce. A delay in the start of a career means losing precious years of experience and training.

Furthermore, even before 2020, the…


A Saga of Interest Rate and Currency Devaluation

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During my internship in France in 2017, I opened a current account with Société Générale bank. I was really surprised to know that the European banks don’t pay any interest on the current account. For the savings account, the interest paid out was a mere 1%.

Why was I surprised?


Why I just shorted OIL futures and bought naked Put Options today?

Indian Oil Petrol Stations in India

India is battling the largest COVID-19 surge since its beginning in late December 2019. The current COVID tsunami in India threatens a Global Oil Recovery. The new double and triple-mutant coronaviruses have proved so deadly that the cases in India have now exceeded the peak seen in the U.S. and are still rising.

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing harsh criticism over a surge in coronavirus cases that began shortly after his government declared the country was ‘in the endgame of the Covid-19 pandemic’, allowed large election rallies in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and gave the go-ahead to…


A detailed analysis of Spotify stock

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Spotify Technology S.A. (Ticker Symbol: SPOT) was founded in 2006 in Sweden. It provides audio streaming services and operates in a freemium business model, offering both Premium and Ad-Supported versions.

In 2020, Spotify stock has recorded an amazing increase of 105% from the March low. However, in Q4 of 2020, the quarterly results disappointed expectations and this has given rise to a negative trend, with a YTD performance of -28%.

So, it is really important to analyze what the future holds for Spotify? …


Scope, job roles and salary expectations for a biomedical engineer

In 2017, my internship experience in France was a Eureka moment for me. I realized that my interest and competence lies in biomechanics and biomaterials. Hence, I would like to pursue a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering after completing my mechanical engineering degree. So, here I am, 3 years later, writing this blog post from Trinity College campus in Ireland.

Growing up in a suburb in India where high-speed mobile internet was a distant dream until 2015, finding the right career advice was very difficult. Even before I started my postgraduate Master’s in Europe, I had very little understanding of the…


Microfluidics is a key technology to develop miniaturized diagnostics and analysis systems. The ‘Organ-on-a-chip’ market is estimated to reach over $6 billion by 2025 (Source: Research and Markets). Here are 32 innovative lab-on-a-chip startups making an impact in high throughput drug screening and point of care diagnostics.

1. Micronit

2. Emulate Bio

3. MIMETAS

4. BEOnChip

5. Nortis Bio

6. TisssUse

7. InSphero

8. Elvesys

9. Mesobiotech

10. AxoSim

11. Tara Biosystems

12. Hepregen

13. Hurel Corporation

14. Cherry Biotech

15. Alveolix

16. BiomimiX

17. BioIVT

18. 4D Cell

19. Fluigent

Fluigent is an ISO-9001 certified organization involved in manufacturing and R&D of microfluidic pressure control valves and OEM microfluidic devices. As of March 2020, Fluigent has more than 4000 instruments being used in over 40 countries. It has two subsidiaries, one in the US and the other in Germany.

20. 1Drop Diagnostics

21. Achira Labs


How to be self-discipline as an entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey. As an entrepreneur, you have a vision and you have several tasks in hand. You are a dreamer and you want to create an innovative product or service that disrupts an extant business. However, it is often very difficult to track your tasks and schedule your daily routine without a boss. It’s a tough journey and it takes courage to think about being an entrepreneur. The newspapers and media have glamourized ‘entrepreneurship’. However, it’s a tough journey and to be successful one has to be self-motivated and self-disciplined.

“I am not a self-disciplined person”, a…


Learn about SEO tricks, Google ranking algorithms and successful companies using dot xyz domain

Stephen: Is .xyz a good domain and trustworthy? I think you should have named your website as ‘www.edtech.com' or something like that.

Me: Absolutely, dot xyz domain is reliable.

Stephen: Don’t you think the dot com domains are given preference by Google during the ranking of websites?

Me: No. Only .gov and .edu carry more weight than any other gTLD.But these are not easy to get.

Stephen (looking puzzled): Then why do people mostly own dot com domains?

Me: That’s because dot com is one of the first Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) dished out to the people. Alphabet Inc…

Suraj Panigrahi

Education Blogger | Biomedical Engineer | Mechanical Engineer

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