My thoughts on why government hiring is broken and needs system-level redesign to improve.
I first heard of Monty Hall problem around four years ago. In class, a professor showed us how we weren’t willing to change our decisions even after suggestive evidence showed us otherwise. What’s Monty Hall problem, you ask? Monty Hall problem is a brain teaser based on probability, inspired by the show Let’s Make a Deal. The problem goes like this: Suppose you’re on a game show, and you’re given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats.
Are COVID-19 numbers reported by countries altered? I test the validity of COVID-19 new daily cases for every country using Benford’s Law. Since the pandemic gained global centre stage, there has been a surge in data manipulation accusations. Independent media agencies questioned country-level data, and all of us made our own conclusions if the data is correct. Benford’s law tells us that in many naturally occurring collections of numbers, the leading digit is likely to be small ( Wikipedia).
For preprint of the actual paper, click here. Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a Plasmodium, a malarial parasite. Although Malaria is not life-threatening by its nature, it can cause severe illness and prove to be fatal if left untreated. In February 2019, a new Malaria vaccine RTS,S — known by the trade name Mos-Quirix — was approved for human trials in three countries Ghana, Malawi and Kenya, coordinated by WHO.
IPM, IIM Indore is an unconventional programme. In a country like India when most high school students think of engineering or medicine as the only possible career option, clearly an eclectic course like IPM will attract attention – and rightly so. However, being relatively new programme (less than ten years old), little reliable information is available. Many aspirants of the programme have previously contacted me for “tips” to the entrance. Here’s an anthology of preparation that I usually suggest.
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