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Greetings from the editor’s desk. This is Sneha Bhattacharya from the EEE Association. I am your Editor in Chief. We are pleased to welcome you to the third issue of The EEEA Review under our tenure. In this issue, we have focused on Cryptocurrency, a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank. Today cryptocurrencies have become a global phenomenon known to most people. While still somehow geeky and not understood by most

people, banks, governments and many companies are aware of its importance. This issue focuses on the various aspects of Cryptocurrency and the current sports events. We are honoured to have our Ex-heads of the association (Technical 20152016), Varunkrishnan Ravi and Pranav Bharadwaj, Prateek Gulati (Technical) and Kallol Chatterjee(Design)(2016-2017), contribute to this issue. Parth Sharma, our ex-head (Sponsorship 2016-2017), has done us proud by scoring immensely well in GRE and TOEFL, and he has shared his tips and tricks with us in this issue. We have also included a “Photography” section where the talented photographers can showcase their inimitable skills to the world. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any suggestions or comments for this issue. I look forward to receiving your contribution. - Sneha Bhattacharya EEE, 3rd Year

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1. Elektra ‘18

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2. Bitcoin Mining

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3. Cryptocurrency: What it is and how it works

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Vice President

3. How Blockchain Will Transform Global Business

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Divi Bharadwaj

4. Security Aspects of Cryptocurrency

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Editor in Chief Sneha Bhattacharya

5. Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

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6. 2018 Will Usher In The Green Cryptocurrency Revolution

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7. Future of Cryptocurrency 8. FIFA World Cup 2018

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ELEKTRA ‘18

The third edition of EEE Association's most awaited Techno-Cultural-Management-SportsCreatives fest is coming this February 13th, 14th, and 15th . Brace yourselves for an electrifying experience. Here is what you can look forward to:

TECHNICAL Get a chance to prove yourself. This is a great opportunity for those budding innovators at SRM. The project expo is the technical event where you get a chance to display your project to the public. Get recognized! The chance for you is here! Rules and Regulations: 1- A team may consist of a maximum of 4 members. 2- Projects are not confined to any specific stream. 3- Poster(s) should be prepared describing the project. 4- Basic requirements i.e., electric power supply of 230V AC will be made available to members. Members are asked to arrange any additional requirement (if any) by themselves.( Eg. Extension cords) 5- Students are solely responsible for security and safety of their equipment. Date: 15th February

Are you too smart and intelligent? Then hello, Sherlock Holmes, we have a game for you. Find your way towards the treasure! Crack the hints and be the ultimate detective! The treasure is waiting! Rules: 1.Participants can register for the event on the first day of Elektra and also can register on spot on the day of the event. 2.Number of participants per team- 2/3 3.On day 2 of Elektra the event will start at a particular time. 4.There will be 10 sets of clues, so that each team will get a different set. 5.The event will take place in main campus. The event will be of 1 and a half hour approximately. Date: 14th February

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Tech pong is a classic game where you have paper cups at both the teams. Each of the teams will have a ball which has to be thrown into their opponents cups by taking turns and if you did, you ask them a technical question. And if the opponent failed to answer that, he/she has to drink a glass of juice. Could you be the ultimate winner? Let’s find out! Tech Pong is generally played by teams of two in which each team takes turn throwing a table tennis ball into the other team’s cups. 1. Once a ball lands in a cup, the cup is taken away and the opponent then drinks the contents of the cup or answers the technical question. 2. The contents of the cup are not easy to consume so it would be better if you answer the technical question. 3. If both teammates hit cups, the balls are rolled back and they get to shoot again. 4. The team that successfully hits all of the opponent’s cups wins the game. Date: 13th February (MB 38)

The quiz is a very mind bending game. The game consists of many participants fighting to be the ultimate quiz master. The top three participants, who get through the two rounds, compete in the finals to become the ultimate quiz master. 1.The Quiz event will consist of 3 rounds. Each round has to be played individually. 2. There will be elimination at the end of the first and second round. 3. The top 3 will compete to be the Quiz master. Date: 13th - 14th February (MB 32)


ELEKTRA ‘18 CULTURAL This event is for all the talented dancers in the college. 3 rounds in the way, crack them and you become the best dancer in the house. Solo or Group, Classical or Western, prove your talent in the ultimate competition of the dance. Round-1 Everyone who registers for the competition can dance. Both solo as well as groups are allowed. The song is your own choice and will be played from either the phone or usb. Maximum time limit is 2 minutes. Any dance form and any song is allowed as long as the steps and the song is decent and does not contain any derogatory words. If the songs contain any bad words , the participant will be disqualified. The song will be cut off after 2 minutes. Round 2: Details - This is a dance to express round. The 6 teams that qualify from round 1 will now be given 5 poems/famous lines each, they have to dance and express it in such a way that it is clear to the judges. Instructions - Each team gets 5 minutes to dance and express all the poems. If it is a team of two or more then every member should dance at least once. Round 3: Details- The 4 teams /individuals qualified from round 2 will have a dance battle. They will be given a song at the moment. Instructions- Two teams will have a face off.Each team will get 2.5 minutes in level 1 and 1.5 minutes in level 2. Date: 13th - 15

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To all the best and the sweetest voices, the competition is here. Tune your vocals sing from your heart and win the prize! Participate in the competition to have crack 3 rounds of singing and be the ultimate vocalist! 1st RoundAuditions- singers will be judged based on their singing skills. 2nd Round: Knockouts- Pairs of participants will be made to sing one song together and based on singing and improvisation skills one will go further and another will be eliminated. 3rd round: Mashup- each participant will be given 2 songs and they have to prepare a mashup of their own and perform it. They will be judged on their creativity, transitions and improvisation skills Date: 13th – 15th February Good at writing poetry? Then come give your creative thoughts here. The topic would be given on-spot and put your poetic thoughts into the paper. Round 1 : Participants have to perform with a piece of their choice. Time limit is 2 mins. Round 2 : Participants will be given topics on the spot through chits. They will have to make poetry within 20-25 mins. Time limit is 3 mins. Date: 13th -15th February Music around us? Yeah, sense the music around you and make the ear drums vibrate with music and without the instruments. It is an online event. The entries will be judged based on creativity and originality. Date: 11th – 13th February


ELEKTRA ‘18 CREATIVEs

MANAGEMENT

1.Pencil shading and dot matrix sketching and

1. Turncoat Debate:

Comic sketching using ball point pens. This

The participant will be given a topic in which

event will be held on the 14th of February from

he/she will have to speak for or against the motion

10:30 to 12:30pm. (MB-46)

as per the given instructions. When the judge says “Turn” or “Switch”, he/she will have to change the

2.Still life - participants will have to draw and

motion immediately and continue speaking.

paint the objects that will be put infront of them. Event date : 14-02- 2018 (day 2).

This will be running simultaneously with the

Venue: Main block (MB48)

pencil shading event. (MB-46)

2. Market Kshetra:

3.Body art ( including face painting, nail painting, tattoo or anyform of body painting).

Each participant will be shown a few daily use

In this the participants are allowed to do any

items. The participant will have to quote an approximate price for each of the items. The player

form of body art and the best will be choosen

who gets most number of prices closest to the

for the cash prize. This will be held only for a

actual price wins.

day and that is the 13th of February from 10 to Event date: 15-02- 2018 (day 3).

4 pm. (MB-46) 4.Photography

and

videography-

Venue: Main block (MB48)

The

participants will be given a theme and will have

Mad Ad:

to click pictures or create videos accordingly.

A product will be given to a team. They will be

This event is spread throughout the span of

given some time to come up with an ad that they

three days, starting from the 13th to 15th. Each

will have to demonstrate in the form of a skit. Whichever teams delivers the best ad, wins.

round will be held will be held on each day. (Round 1, Day 1,MB-47- Round 2,Day 1,MB-

Event date: 13-02- 2018(day 1).

32)(Round 3 and 4,Day 2, MB-47)(Final round,

Venue: Main block (MB48)

Day 3,MB-47)

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Racktracking a bit, let’s talk about “nodes.” A node is a powerful computer that runs the bitcoin software and helps to keep bitcoin running by participating in the relay of information. Anyone can run a node, you just download the bitcoin software (free) and leave a certain port open (the drawback is that it consumes energy and storage space – the network at time of writing takes up about 145GB). Nodes spread bitcoin transactions around the network. One node will send information to a few nodes that it knows, who will relay the information to nodes that they know, etc. That way it ends up getting around the whole network pretty quickly. Some nodes are mining nodes (usually called “miners”). These group outstanding transactions into blocks and add them to the blockchain. How do they do this? By solving a complex mathematical puzzle that is part of the bitcoin program, and including the answer in the block. The puzzle that needs solving is to find a number that, when combined with the data in the block and passed through a hash function, produces a result that is within a certain range. This is much harder than it sounds. How do they find this number? By guessing at random. The hash function makes it impossible to predict what the output will be. So, miners guess the mystery number and apply the hash function to the combination of that guessed number and the data in the block. The resulting hash has to start with a pre-established number of zeroes. There’s no way of knowing which number will work, because two consecutive integers will give wildly varying results. What’s more, there may be several nonces that produce the desired result, or there may be none (in which case the miners keep trying, but with a different block configuration). The first miner to get a resulting hash within the desired range announces its victory to the rest of the network. All the other miners immediately stop work on that block and start trying to figure out the mystery number for the next one. As a reward for its work, the victorious miner gets some new bitcoin. At the time of writing, the reward is 12.5 bitcoins, which at time of writing is worth almost $200,000. Although it’s not nearly as cushy a deal as it sounds. There are a lot of mining nodes competing for that reward, and it is a question of luck and computing power (the more guessing calculations you can perform, the luckier you are). Also, the costs of being a mining node are considerable, not only because of the powerful hardware needed (if you have a faster processor than your competitors, you have a better chance of finding the correct number before they do), but also because of the large amounts of electricity that running these processors consumes. And, the number of bitcoins awarded as a reward for solving the puzzle will decrease. It’s 12.5 now, but it halves every four

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years or so (the next one is expected in 2020-21). The value of bitcoin relative to cost of electricity and hardware could go up over the next few years to partially compensate this reduction, but it’s not certain. The difficulty of the calculation (the required number of zeroes at the beginning of the hash string) is adjusted frequently, so that it takes on average about 10 minutes to process a block. Why 10 minutes? That is the amount of time that the bitcoin developers think is necessary for a steady and diminishing flow of new coins until the maximum number of 21 million is reached (expected some time in 2140). For the first time, we have a system that allows for convenient digital transfers in a decentralized, trust-free and tamper-proof way. The repercussions could be huge.

There a new concept called “cloud mining“. This means that you do not buy a physical mining rig but rather rent computing power from a different company and get paid according to how much power you own. At first this sounds like a really good idea, since you don’t have all of the hassle of buying expensive equipment, storing it, cooling it, etc. However, when you do the math it seems that none of these cloud mining sites are profitable in the long run. Those that do seems profitable are usually scams that don’t even own any mining equipment, they are just elaborate Ponzi schemes. If you do want to take a look at cloud mining I suggest using Genesis Mining – the only cloud mining company that has been around long enough to prove it’s not a scam. But make sure to do the math before putting your money into any of these plans. Mining Altcoins as an alternative to Bitcoin One more option you can consider is mining Altcoins instead of Bitcoins. Today there are hundreds of Altcoins available on the market and some of them are still real easy to mine. The problem is that because there are so many Altcoins it’s hard to tell which ones are worth investing your time in. Some good examples for Altcoins are Litecoin, Dogecoin and Peercoin. In order to understand which Altcoins are profitable you can find website indexes such as CoinChoose that give you a complete Altcoin breakdown. On CoinChoose you can see the difficulty for each Altocoin, where can you exchange them and what are the chances to profit Bitcoins by mining each specific Altcoin. So is Bitcoin Mining Profitable ? My guess is that in the long run you could make a profit from Bitcoin mining but only if you invest a considerable amount of money in a good mining rig (e.g. Antminer s9). If you don’t have the time or the money – stay away from mining and just invest in buying Bitcoins for the long run.


Trade has become the most essential form of social interaction in today’s day and age. The community has grown to be a co-dependent entity to such an extent that even the most essential survival needs for any human being is a direct product of trade. It is being developed in all the new ways possible with the introduction of debit and credit cards, we no longer need to carry physical cash ourselves. The same goes for the newer payment methods such as Apple Pay or Samsung Pay. But the common ground is that there needs to be an organisation that governs all these trade-offs such as the banks and the government in general. The paper cash we all carry has no value in itself, but it is the amalgamated agreement to assign it some value by everyone. A good example is the long forgotten barter system where salt was the currency. It may seem very complex but essentially any group of friends can start a currency. Just spread the word that you would accept trade-offs with plastic bottles and slowly people would start buying or selling stuff with it. Now a plastic bottle just became your currency.

payments they intend to make sometime in the future like- Vishal pays Belle 20, Chandan pays Anthony  50 and so forth only to tally up all the payments at the end of the week and settle. This ledger will be public and accessible to all four with freedom to add new lines. The drawback is that we can’t stop Vishal from adding a line stating- Chandan pays Vishal  1000. To avoid this Chandan should be able to add something to the transaction line that proves he has seen it and has approved of it. This should be infeasible to forge and here is where the role of comes in. How this works is that everyone generates a Secret Key (SK) - Private Key (PK) pair. The SK is a string of 0’s and 1’s that they keep for themselves. The digital signature is a function that depends on both the transaction or the message and the SK, so the signature is 256 bits long and is different for every single transaction. To verify its authenticity is where the PK, available to everyone, comes in. The PK is used to verify whether the signature is a result of the SK associated with the PK and it outputs True or False.

is one such form of currency which takes it a step further. In this type of currency these is neither physical cash or items nor a central governing body who holds accounts. It is basically every trader keeping their own record. Cryptocurrency is nothing but a ledger which notes down all the trade-offs by the traders but minus the trust in between them. So now except for a single ledger, everyone maintains a copy of the same ledger for themselves, now just add the amazing mathematics of cryptography and we arrive at the basic concept of cryptocurrency. To understand this better and for the sake of this article, let us assume a group of friends viz. Anthony, Vishal, Belle and Chandan. If they regularly exchange money they might decide to keep a communal ledger which records the

The idea is that it should be completely infeasible to find the correct signature without knowing the SK. There are 2256 possible signature and a 1 of 2256 chance of guessing it is astronomically low. So if someone does produce the correct signature it is certain that the person is aware of the SK. Now, assume that Belle has racked up 10,000 in debt and just refuses to settle up. To avoid this everyone just needs to initially pay for example  500 into the pot and the ledger would read- Anthony gets  500, Belle gets  500, Vishal gets  500 and Chandan gets  500.

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Now just don’t accept transactions where someone is spending more than what they have on that ledger. If Anthony has already exhausted his 500 and tries adding another line exhausting some more, it would be invalid. This idea means that for all transactions, the knowledge of previous transactions is necessary. This actually breaks the bond with actual cash. So in theory if everyone in the world was in the ledger, you could live your whole life off the transactions in the ledger. To emphasize let us assume the INR as Ledger Rupee (LR). Although anyone is free to exchange the LR with actual INR or vice versa. For example Belle could pay Anthony  100 and in exchange Anthony would add- Anthony pays Belle 100 LR. It is analogous to any other currency exchange in the open market. This is cryptocurrency in a nutshell. The transaction history is the currency. So far, we assumed that the LR ledger was a single communal transaction history,

So, the same input will always have the exact same hash. But, if we have a hash, it is incredibly difficult and outright infeasible to come up with the correct input as a single bit change in the input would change all the 256 bits of the hash completely. So if someone comes up with a number and adds it at the end of the ledger and applies the hash function to it, such that the hash begins with 30 zeros. For a random message, the probability of the hash beginning with 30 zeros is 1 of 230 which approximately 1 in a billion. So the person who came up with the number has certainly gone through a billion numbers before arriving at that particular number. It is really quick to verify, we just plug the number into the function and check the hash. So we can be sure the person had gone through a large amount of work without going through it ourselves. This is known as the All this is intrinsically tied to the number of transactions, so even a small amount of change in the ledger would completely alter the number and would require a new proof of work with its hash starting with 30 zeros. So now even though there is no single authority and everyone is maintaining their own copy of the ledger, if everyone agrees to give preference to the most computational work then we arrive at decentralised consensus. This distributed ledger system along with a proof of work is how all cryptocurrencies work. The value of cryptocurrencies changes periodically just like any other currency. It all depends on the number of people mining it and also the time taken on average to create a new crypto coin. This means that as the average lowers there will arrive a time when the currency will reach its peak value as the number of minable coins will decrease drastically. This is also analogous to how regular currencies work by periodically changing its value according the countries’ national reserve. Now, there is a huge boom of cryptocurrency in the market as more people are realising its potential. Many have already tasted huge profit and soon there may come a time when cryptocurrencies will be favoured over the traditional.

To remove the trust issue with the host, everyone gets to keep their own copy of the ledger. Anytime a new transaction happens, it is broadcasted for everyone to note down in their own ledger. When Vishal receives 50 LR from Belle and notes the same in his ledger he should be sure that everyone else has done the same so that he can use the 50 LR later. Vishal should be confident that his ledger looks exactly the same as everyone else’s. On a higher level, the solution is to trust whichever ledger has the most computational work put into it. The main tool now is . The general idea is that if you use computational work as the basis of what you trust, you can make it so that fraudulent transactions and conflicting ledgers would require an infeasible amount of computations to bring about. Cryptographic Hash functions are functions which takes an input and produces a pseudo random output or the “Hash” of the function. It is a string of 256 0’s and 1’s which seem to be in random order but are not.

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of an asset, much like gold. Blockchain is the tech that

Varunkrishnan Ravi (Ex-Technical Head 2015-2016)

HOW BLOCKCHAIN WILL TRANSFORM GLOBAL BUSINESS

Bitcoin, as we know, is a cryptocurrency — a digital version underpins it. It’s a powerful concept and has the potential to change the world pretty drastically. When blockchain technology first appeared in 2008, the world was a different place. Smartphones had existed for only a year. Modern conveniences like ride sharing and mobile banking had barely made their mark. Just as smartphones disrupted industries from journalism to consumer retail, blockchain disrupted the economic landscape. Blockchain’s impact is more fundamental than even its early proponents could have imagined. It’s not just a new way to do business – its changing business itself.

Blockchain is known as “distributed ledger” technology. Almost everything we do, whether it’s getting ill, buying a house, using a credit card, voting, traveling by car, or using public transport, involves the creation and movement of data. Blockchain is a new way of storing and moving that data, where instead of being held all in one place, the information is atomized and spread over thousands of nodes across a network, all locked together with clever cryptography.

At the moment, the data that rules our lives is — for the most part — kept in big lumps in one place, whether on a private server, in the cloud, or on paper in libraries or archives. That’s fine for a lot of things, but it can also be vulnerable to attack. Similarly, in business today, we still require trusted administrators to manage and record the numbers and databases – auditors, supervisory boards and so on. The potential of blockchain is that it offers the chance to “distribute” these digital ledgers to others through a network of computers across the world. It could actually dispense with those businesses that are based on trusted relationships – such as banking, auditing, solicitors, even aspects of government.

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The beauty of blockchain is that something can be unique and stored digitally with ease, without need-

Not necessarily. Blockchain can’t stop hackers

ing an equivalent in the real world. For example,

getting into your computer system if your admin

things like contracts, wills, deeds and share certifi-

password is “password. But other times,

cates might only require a piece of code stored on

hackers use brute force — sheer computing

the blockchain that represents the exchange. In-

power — to attack a system; blockchain makes

stead of a trusted intermediary verifying transac-

that nearly impossible.

tions, the computers of the shared network of users

The technology breaks the data into a million

themselves perform the verification at no cost to

tiny pieces, which are then spread across

those involved in the transaction.

thousands of computers. Instead of breaking into a house, you now have to break into an entire town.

Today, companies across a diverse set of indus-

Blockchain is going to become more and more

tries use blockchain to bring innovative solutions

normalized as the gold standard—for security, at

to their customers.

least. As a base for currency, it will face some challenges, but most large banks now have

In logistics, blockchain saves carriers billions of

departments specializing in cryptocurrencies,

dollars. Maersk, the international shipper, has

and some are considering building their own

teamed with IBM to digitize their supply chain with

private blockchains.

blockchain technology. Cargoes can now be shipped with significant reduction in paperwork

Some countries are, too. Georgia has built a

costs. All transactions are confirmed and cap-

blockchain system for its land title registry;

tured on the distributed ledger system. This dra-

some U.S. states are reportedly considering a

matic cost-reduction measure will impact trade

pilot scheme to move voting onto a blockchain.

on a global level. Meanwhile, start-ups Prove-

There’s talk of using it to secure the New York

nance and Hijro are making their own waves in

stock exchange. Walmart, Nestlé, and Unilever are looking into using a blockchain to underpin

supply chain management.

their supply chains. Blockchain will be used to Blockchain technology is also improving business

capture identity and secure contracts. It will be

on a more personal scale. The Gem Health Net-

so prevalent that people will not know it, but will

work, launched by start-up Gem, uses Ethereum

use it everywhere. It’s an emerging technology

technology to create a secure data-sharing infra-

with many interesting areas of untapped

structure for the healthcare space. Hospitals can

potential that will certainly change the business

share medical records securely and efficiently

world as we know it.

through blockchain, helping patients receive more

Blockchain is the future — but getting there may

personalized and effective care.

be a bumpy ride.

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he boss of JP Morgan was unequivocal about bitcoin at a recent conference in New York: the digital currency was only fit for drug dealers and would eventually blow up. “[It] isn’t going to work,” said Jamie Dimon. “You can’t have a business where people can invent a currency out of thin air and think that the people who are buying it are really smart.” A few days after Dimon’s comments, the value of bitcoin plunged when the Chinese authorities announced a crackdown on it. It has been an eventful month, even in the context of a currency that is less than a decade old. Since the start of the year the value of a single bitcoin has gone from $1,000 (£750) to almost $5,000. The spiraling price of the cryptocurrency, along with the controversy it has attracted in the past few weeks, has meant that interest from buyers has peaked and more consumers are considering whether to invest – or gamble, as some commentators say – in it. So amid the warnings, should investors see the spiraling price as reason enough to buy?

Electronic payments expert Dave Birch has said in the past that “one doesn’t invest in bitcoin, one gambles on bitcoin”. Those working in the area advice anyone planning to buy the currency to only invest as much as they are prepared to lose. “The general sensible view is that the more volatile the investment, the smaller proportion of your wealth you should consider storing in it,” says Marc Warne, founder of bitcoin exchange Bittylicious. “I have heard of people moving their life investments into bitcoin and this is a bad idea. Because the typical protections surrounding investment are not present with bitcoin, prospective investors should ask for help from those who have traded in them already, says Halford-Thompson. “My advice to anyone thinking about investing in bitcoin is to do their own research, but also to speak to people who have already gone through the experience of investing in it,” he says.

Concerns about the security of the cryptocurrency have continued to shadow it. Last year, almost 120,000 bitcoin worth around $78m (£58m)were stolen from Hong Kongbased Bitfinex, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, which resulted in a 20% drop in the value of the currency at the time. “Similar to online banking, people need to take care with their bitcoin account credentials,” says Nwosu. “Whether you secure your bitcoin yourself or with a third party like Coinfloor, we recommend the safest way to go is to keep your security credentials offline.” Daniel Scott of Coincorner says the currency itself is secure, but the problem surrounds businesses in the industry and the wallets where the bitcoin are stored. “Unfortunately, IT security is a real-world issue, not just for bitcoin but within any industry that uses technology.

You only have to do a quick Google search for recent hackings of large global companies to see that any company is open to security issues regardless of size or industry.”

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7 Reasons why one shouldn’t invest in cryptocurrencies: : Investing in cryptocurrencies involves very high risk, as prices have been extremely volatile. Many experts are sceptical about bitcoin as an investment primarily because there is nothing for them to analyse. Vivek Belgavi, Partner and Fintech Leader, PwC says, “There isn’t enough of an ecosystem surrounding bitcoins to allow fundamental analysts to study it as an investment. People are therefore investing with imperfect information and joining the h .. : The lack of clarity about its origin is another big issue related to bitcoin. In olden days, highly priced metals like gold, silver, etc. were used as currencies. Then came currencies printed by governments (or central banks) and these are called ‘fiat currencies’. Though its proponents claim that cryptocurrency is ‘mined’ using complex mathematical formulae, they are reluctant to call it a commodity. They also claim that it is not contr .. : Some global bankers and experts have warned investors against investing in cryptocurrencies, because they are of the opinion that it is nothing but a bubble that is just about ready to burst. Jamie Dimon, CEO, JP Morgan, for instance, has recently expressed his doubts about the value of bitcoins, saying “It’s worse than tulip bulbs. It won’t end well. Someone is going to get killed.” However, owners and operators of bitcoin exchange .. : Unlike other investment avenues, cryptocurrencies are not regulated by government entities or banks. “There is no authority like Sebi that you can approach for grievance redressal,” says Vikram Pandya, Director, Fintech, S.P. Jain School of Global Management. Sharma concurs, “If we buy something with a credit card and get ripped off, we can call the bank and ask to be compensated. But if we get ripped off in a bitcoin transaction, it is impossible .. : One major hurdle in the path of Indian investors who are interested in investing in cryptocurrency, is the confusion about its legal status. While they haven’t been declared illegal, cryptocurrencies are not recognised by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) or any other authority in India, as a ‘currency’. In December 2013, the RBI issued a press release cautioning users, holders and traders of virtual currencies, including bitcoins, about the potenti ..

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: Aside from the operational issues of trading in cryptocurrencies, there is also a high risk of fraud. There is still a good deal of misinformation and lack of clarity regarding bitcoin trading, and fraudsters have taken advantage of this to launch Ponzi schemes, which promise ‘guaranteed high returns’. Some companies claim to double the initial investment within a very short period of time. “The growing use of virtual currencies in the global marke .. : Due to the lack of government control, terrorists and extortionists are also utilising the cryptocurrency space to their advantage. “Bitcoins users on either end of a transaction can remain relatively anonymous and cybercriminals have found ways to mask their addresses, so it can be difficult for government authorities and companies to trace such illegal activities,” says Reshmi Khurana MD .

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by Shruti Maharana Initial Coin Offering is a means of crowd funding the release of a new cryptocurrency. In easy words, it is a purchase of a coin or token, before it is released on an exchange, or before the project has working wallets. It is investing at the lowest phase of development. Before ICOs there are sometimes preICOs of only a couple of days. And some coins even have disclosed or undisclosed private sales before the ICO. At the ICO you usually send Bitcoin or Ethereum to the address of the ICO and automatically the tokens are connected to your Bitcoin or Ethereum address. Some ICOs accept dollars as well, but not most of them. Only afterwards you receive the coins or tokens. Now Wabi is already listed on Binance and is 20 times the ICO price. INS is just added to list, while Caviar was running the ICO till the end of January, but now it announced to accept Binance BNB token as payment in Crowdsale.

4 The best projects and ICO crowdfundings. It only lists the projects it considers worth following and investing. 5. CryptoCompare is an interactive platform where you can discuss the latest crypto trends and monitor all markets in real time. 6. Blog that posts commentary on several new ICOs. 7. Listings of crowdsales, assets and funds. 8. Gives spotlight to new crypto projects with a focus on crowdfunding methodology. Also says it conducts due diligence to ascertain viability of these projects. 9. Lists a variety of token sales. 10. Services for launching ICOs. 11. ICOrating specializes in evaluating companies that are planning an ICO. Its analysis seems thorough and objective, reviewing companies as potential investment objects. 12. Partial list of ICO projects.

List of websites with ICO resources (in alphabetical order). 1. With Ambisafe you can quickly issue any type of asset on the blockchain, and add it to cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide. 2. Alternate cryptocurrencies and Altcoins forum discussion. 3. Diverse discussions about token sales.

Not all coins go up from the ICO price, some go down after the ICO, while others are listed like Wabi 5 times the price of the ICO. It depends and demand, on supply and other factors.

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Headlines sounding the death knell of fossil fuels and the internal combustion engine do not quite add up to the birth of a global green economy. For that, we need green money as much as we need clean technology. Far too often, buying green still means paying more. Policies and subsidies have helped lower consumer premiums for renewable technology over the past decade, but the political appetite for using taxpayers' money to buy down the cost of green products and services is waning. Meanwhile, businesses not only have to foot the upgrade bills and pay for certification, they also risk losing market share if they get too far ahead of the competition. Green cryptocurrencies will rise in 2018 – and with them, a new form of financing that is as transformative as common stock issues were in their day. This will come from a marriage of technologies such as blockchain and smart contracts with better environmental data and growing corporate interests in raising finance for green-frontier investments. In turn, these cryptocurrencies will incentivise innovation and leadership, reward cleaner purchases and help tackle some of the thorniest policy issues. With blockchains, supply-chain information from different economic sectors can be pooled into a global, trusted dataset that is fully interoperable. This level of specificity (and transparency) will make it possible to quantify specific environmental benefits – whether that's clean jet fuels, green proteins or renewable power – and turn them into market commodities. Such data will be included in the "smart contracts" already supported by Ethereum, for instance, which provides a mechanism for exchange, not only of payments but also the life-cycle implications of production processes. That the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, an opensource blockchain alliance, has attracted companies such as BP, Microsoft and UBS also signals its readiness for widespread adoption. How much energy does bitcoin mining really use? It's complicated

Big corporates are already using blockchains to optimise their complex supply chains. The same technology can also track and manage environmental performances and embed the information – whether carbon avoided or waters saved – in financial and other transactions. On

the other end of the supply chain, this will give consumers greater confidence in buying green. Workplaces will become more like nature. Amazon's new headquarters in Seattle will feature temperature- and humidity-controlled biospheres, filled with rare plants, and flexibleworking spaces for employees. If the true power of green cryptocurrency lies in changing the nature of money itself, so far the early movers have failed to capture wider attention. They include GENERcoin, a cryptocoin which can be redeemed for a specific solid biofuel, or traded like bitcoins. The EnergyCoin works more like a local or community currency. Producers can earn SolarCoins, a bitcoin with a twist, by presenting their solar renewable-energy certificates. In 2018, we will see the emergence of new green cryptocurrencies built on the back of blockchainenabled global datasets of environment-related life-cycle data. Armed with precise data, energy companies could be the first movers in 2018. Pilots abound for peer-to-peer energy transactions and trading platforms – especially where "prosumers" enter the market with rooftop solar power. The entry of these big players will change the markets, though it remains unclear who will win long-term. These green cryptocurrencies will also provide a novel way of tackling the so-called "rebound effect": when environmental benefits get cancelled out by changes in behaviour. It happens when, having cut our electricity bills through efficiency, we turn up the air conditioning or, more indirectly, when spare cash from less food waste at home goes into an extra holiday or more taxis. Rebound effects could be countered by offering consumers units of green cryptocurrencies as reward for efficiency savings, for example, which could be redeemed as payments for green electricity or other blockchain-verified environmental services – be it organic detergent, charging for electric vehicles or household insulation. Airlines could offer these same cryptocurrencies in place of more traditional offsets. The past few years saw great hype around distributive-ledger technologies. The signs are that 2018 will be the year that a revolution in green finance begins. http://www.wired.co.uk/article/cryptocurrencyenergy-green-blockchain-economy

Pranav Bharadwaj (Ex-Technical Head 2015-2016)

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The cryptocurrency market is in constant flux, regulators worldwide are grappling with ways to control trading, and traditional banking systems are far from isolated from the global phenomenon. Cryptocurrency, developed through the backbone of Blockchain technology, was once only associated with sales in the underbelly of the Internet. By design, it is difficult, although not impossible, to track transactions made through Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and other popular virtual currencies. A cryptocurrency is a digital currency that is created and managed through the use of advanced encryption techniques known as cryptography. Cryptocurrency made the leap from being an academic concept to (virtual) reality with the creation of Bitcoin in 2009. While Bitcoin attracted a growing following in subsequent years, it captured significant investor and media attention in April 2013 when it peaked at a record $266 per bitcoin after surging 10-fold in the preceding two months. Bitcoin sported a market value of over $2 billion at its peak, but a 50% plunge shortly thereafter sparked a raging debate about the future of cryptocurrencies in general and Bitcoin in particular. So, will these alternative currencies eventually supplant conventional currencies and become as ubiquitous as dollars and euros someday? Or are cryptocurrencies a passing fad that will flame out before long? The answer lies with Bitcoin. It is estimated that cyber attackers managed to steal close to $400 million from investors participating in ICOs since 2015. India's government has ruled out cryptocurrency as legal tender, Vietnam has banned payments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on the pain of heavy fines, and China has outlawed ICOs altogether. "Increasing value and legitimacy of cryptocurrencies is not only good for investors but also brings attention from regulators and policymakers," Bianchi told ZDNet. "As Bitcoin and altcoins are becoming more mainstream, being constantly in the spotlight, we are seeing regulators becoming more active to crack down on illegal uses.""The bottom line is that, although governments need to put in place efficient regulations that prevent investors getting into difficult situations, the way such regulations are drafted will largely depend on their view of crypto as an useful financial innovation rather than a threat," the professor added .It is this difference of outlook which is causing such widespread diversity among regulators .As cryptocurrency is a global concept and exchanges can pop up in any country, without an unified position, it is unlikely that any bottom line and true control of the marketplace will ever be possible for both regulators and those in traditional finance."States and countries seem to be opting for one of two alternative positions, that of, wait and see how regulations work out before acting, or, banning aspects of cryptocurrency exchange completely," Giguere commented. The market, due to its decentralized nature, is in constant flux. It is not reliant on trade deals, relationships between countries, or services, but can be impacted by political changes -- such as when reports emerged that South Korea was considering a full ban -- as well as cyber security disasters and the public perception of

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value, rather than a coin's technical merits."Regulation and other restrictions have also resulted in interesting knock-on effects," commented Juho Vähä-Herttua, Futurism senior software engineer. "Ironically the increased regulations around trading may be contributing to the current high price of cryptocurrencies, as the increased difficulty of "cashing out" encourages people to hold their coins for longer, meaning there are fewer coins in circulation to meet the increasing demand, therefore the price goes up." Regulators are not just concerned with the blurring lines between trades of traditional legal tender and cryptocurrency, but also the outpouring of investment into ICOs, alt coins, and funds away from IPOs and traditional investments. FinTechs have begun to bridge the gap by offering Blockchain and cryptocurrency-related investments and services, which has prompted some traditional financial institutions -- such as Falcon Bank -- to offer cryptocurrency-linked bank accounts, while the Nasdaq plans to offer cryptocurrency futures contracts later this year. Fiat currency is still top dog, but the general shift from cash to card and now, in some cases, cryptocurrency, is a market trend that neither financial institutions nor regulators can ignore.China has called cryptocurrency a "disruption to the financial order," and this attitude appears to be reflected by South Korea, which intends to ban virtual accounts currently used for cryptocurrency trading while allowing authenticated bank accounts for new trades. In other words, the country's Financial Services Commission (FSC), Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) and the Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KoFIU) want to make sure that cryptocurrency investment and trading comes under the umbrella of traditional financial structures, rather than remaining on a decentralized, anonymized platform which prompted the growth of Bitcoin. Over in Japan, regulators punished Coincheck after a $540 million heist, demanding that the cryptocurrency exchange get its act together, or else. The UK and EU are planning a crackdown on cryptocurrency trading, and in the US, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has enforced actions against ICOs believed to be related to fraud. In addition, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has decreed cryptocurrency to be a commodity, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now requires profit made on virtual currency to be declared.However, the country has yet to decide on a federal level, what to do about the phenomenon. "Bitcoin is an underdog people's hero chasing and disrupting the establishment of fiat currency exchange," Giguere says. "It makes sense that stakeholders, in that industry would use their regulatory influence not to stop it, but to slow it and steer it until such time that they can pivot themselves into still being the controlling profit center for it."

by Aravindra Singh


Adarsh Gaikwad

Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. This might even be the last chance for both to win the world cup with their national teams, which only one of them might be able to fulfil. The other thing that is to be looked out for is the performance that the teams will be able to put out, based on qualifiers it can be said that this time each nation is blessed with exciting talents that just might make the difference. With Neymar getting back on world cup pitch to play after that horror last time exit it is once again his time to shine. Similarly, Messi has the opportunity to win an international cup for the first time with his national team. Where as at the same time many teams shockingly, like Italy and Chile will not be present in Russia due to which likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Bonucci, Chiellini and Alexis Sanchez will be missing from the world stage due to national team not able to qualify for the World Cup. This time it could become the first world cup to witness VAR technology in its matches, as FIFA has already tried and tested it in Under 20 World Cup, Confederations Cup and Club World Cup. This matter has been of great importance over the year. Assisting the referees to make correct decision and to make the game human error free are the main reasons for VAR induction, as at the biggest level of football not even a single error will be accepted. The World Cup of 2018 will have a lot of thrill, drama, twist, happiness, heartbreaks and lots of entertainment all packed in it as it has always been in past. It has never disappointed and it never will because this if the game of football which has bound the whole world together as one. Now the only wait is for the celebration to begin in Russia and as well as across the globe.

People who don’t know the native language will be walking all over Russia from and even before 14th June of 2018. The Country will be flooded with people who don’t share the same colour, race and language but share the same reason to unite and celebrate the biggest celebrated sports, Football. FIFA World Cup 2018, Every nation will be playing for the pride of their motherland. For how long they have been preparing for this, you ask? Just say, from the time that they were born, just from the time that they touched football for the first time and seeded the dream to win the world cup for their nation one day, just from the time when they left everything and gave themselves to this beautiful game. Now the day has come to full fill the dream, the chance which out of millions only few get to fulfil in their whole lifetime. Just try to feel what will be going through all the teams who will be making them self-ready for this opportunity and once you have felt that, just try to think what will be going through the hearts of the fans who are spread all over the globe looking forward and hoping to see their team to lift the golden trophy. 736 players, 32 national teams, 64 matches, 11 cities, more than 1.5 million fans to attend the event, expected billions of fans to join the event all over the globe on broadcast, that’s how big it is going to be. World Cup 2018 will be a highly anticipated event as there is so much to look forward to, it can be the last world cup for the two of the two most legendary gift that football has received in form of Leo

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Anjaneya Kumar Olympic Games bring together thousands of the

inspirations, share the Koreans’ warm unique hospitality, and experience the excitement of the Olympic and Paralympics Spirit. “Connected” signifies the openness of PyeongChang where all generations can participate anytime and anywhere through Korea’s cutting-edge technology and cultural convergence. It also showcases the meaning of a new beginning and opening New Horizons for winter sports in Asia to spread further throughout the ” expresses world.Combined, “ PyeongChang’s vision to expand the enthusiasm for and participation in winter sports to a wider audience throughout Asia, opening New Horizons for winter sports and the Winter Games. The mascot of this year's Winter Olympics is ‘Soohorang’, the white tiger. It is considered as a guardian in the history of Korea.

world’s finest athletes. It plays an important part not only in the world of sports ,but also in the cultural life of the global community, not only for those interested in sports, but entire nations come together in support and competitive excitement. This year, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games will be held for 17 days from 9 to 25 February 2018 in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, The Republic of Korea. Athletes those are going to take part in the Games PyeongChang will compete in about 102 different events. It will be the first time ever that Olympic Winter Games will have over 100 gold medals for which athletes compete. PyeongChang 2018 will be the stage for the highest number of women’s participation and various mixed

The Olympic flame will make its way through 17

events in the history of Olympic Winter Games. The

different cities and provinces across the Republic of

International Olympic Committee added some new

Korea, shining a spotlight on the nation’s culture,

events this year, namely, big air snowboarding,

technological progress, and enabling people across

freestyle skiing, mass start speed skating and mixed

the host country to share in the excitement of the

doubles curling.

Olympic Torch Relay. The torch is exactly 700mm in length, representing the altitude of PyeongChang,

The

International

had

which is 700 meters above sea level. The torch was

announced in December that it will be barring

designed by Korean designer Young Se Kim, who set

Russia's

from

out to create something that would inspire

participating as a punishment for its alleged state-

happiness in all those who behold it. It has been

sponsored cover-up of doping by its athletes. Some

designed so that the flame will continue to burn in all

Russian athletes will still be allowed to participate in

weather conditions, and that will withstand the

the Games by competing individually under a

strong winds and heavy snowfall that can be

neutral Olympic flag.

expected in the Republic of Korea.

national

Olympic Olympic

Committee committee

The main aim of this year's Games is to break all The slogan for the Games is “ ” and the two simple words express the objectives and the legacies of the PeyongChang 2018 Games.

language barriers through the world’s best automatic

“Passion.” symbolises PyeongChang2018 as the stage of a global festival where people will exchange

to stand up from its glorious past , but also leave an

interpretation and translation technologies. The Games PyeongChang Olympics is not only expected impact in the hearts of its spectators.

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Souvik Chowdhury

The Vivo Indian Premier League 2k18 has been one of the most interesting events. Ben Stokes held on to his title as the costliest player for the second year running. Sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 125 million, Stokes was aggressively bid by multiple teams. Last year, he was picked up by Rising Pune Supergiant (no longer in the IPL) for Rs 145 million).

CSK

There were some surprises in terms of the players that went unsold. West Indies heavyweight Chris Gayle, South African batsman Hashim Amla, England team captain Joe Root (for whom it was the first time being in the IPL auction), New Zealander Martin Guptill, Australian all-rounder James Faulkner and India’s Murali Vijay remained unsold in the first session of this year’s auction. Indian wicketkeepers Sanju Samson, Dinesh Karthik, and Wriddhiman Saha had the teams in a bidding war. While Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians were involved in an interesting duel for Sanju Samson, the former prevailed and picked him up for Rs 80 million.

While Stokes was the costliest player of the inaugural session, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey followed close in second place, both attracting bids worth Rs 110 million each. Rahul will play for the KXIP while Pandey will don the colours of Surisers Hyderabad. Kolkata Knight Riders picked up only two players in the first session, but bid aggressively in both cases. Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla owned team picked up Chris Lynn for Rs 96 million along with Mitchell Starc for Rs 94 million.

Dinesh Karthik found suitors in Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians but finally went to the Knight Riders for Rs 74 million. The two most costly players in this year is Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat both being bought by Rajasthan Royals. Still as a team point of view CSK seems to be a more balanced one under the captainship of MS Dhoni and likely to lift up the trophy this season once again. RCB too has a good team like every other year but they choke at critical points in the tournament, still this year since Virat Kohli is in a great form along with AB de Villiers and Brendon Mccullum and many more young players they'll emerge as a strong team in the race of winning this IPL.

TOP BUYS IN THIS IPL ( in Rs million)

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RR - Jaydev Unadkat (Bowler)

115

SRH - Manish Pandey (Batsman)

110

KXIP - KL Rahul (Batsman)

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KKR

- Chris Lynn

KKR

- Mitchell Starc (Bowler)

DD - Glenn Maxwell

(Batsman)

(All-Rounder)

78

KXIP-Ravichandran Ashwin(All-Rounder) 76

Teams seemed to favour all-rounders as four of the top eights buys came in the category. Glenn Maxwell cost Delhi Daredevils Rs 90 million while CSK forked out Rs 78 million for Kedar Jadhav and Kings XI Punjab shelled out Rs 76 million for R Ashwin.

RR - Ben Stokes (All-Rounder)

-Kedar Jadhav (All-Rounder)

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Hope to enjoy a great game in this season.

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DO IT YOURSELF Prateek Gulati

BUILD YOUR OWN BLOCKCHAIN: A PYTHON TUTORIAL

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN CRYPTOCURRENCY

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Bengaluru to get charging stations

e-vehicle

Karnataka's Energy Minister DK Shivakumar has said that the state's capital Bengaluru will get charging stations for electric vehicles and the first station will be inaugurated on February 15. He added that 11 more such stations will be added in six months in the city. The stations can be used to charge a vehicle in about 25 to 30 minutes.

Uber agrees not to use Waymo selfdriving tech, pays $245mn Ride-hailing startup Uber has agreed to not use self-driving technology allegedly stolen from Google's self-driving unit Waymo to settle a trade secrets lawsuit. Uber will pay Waymo equity valued at about $245 million as part of the settlement, a spokesperson for Waymo said. A trial to decide the case, which started earlier this week, has been dismissed by the judge.

1,218 drones set record at Winter Olympics opening ceremony As many as 1,218 drones outfitted with LED lights were used during a light show at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Friday, setting a world record for the 'most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously'. The drones, controlled through an automated software program, flew in sync and created light-up images of Olympic sports and the Olympic rings.

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FLASHMOB The EEE Association got together to promote “Elektra ‘18” via a flash mob in front of Hi-Tech, Main campus on the 2nd of February, 2018. A large crowd gathered and the promotion was done successfully.

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ROADSHOW The EEE Association got together to promote “Elektra ‘18” via a flash mob in Java, Annexure campus on the 5th of February, 2018. A large crowd gathered and the promotion was done successfully.

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How to Prepare for the GRE and TOEFL Parth Sharma Before I go on to elucidate my opinion on how to best prepare for the GRE and TOEFL, let me first tell you that I scored a 322. It’s not a very great score but it’ll get you to most colleges that you apply to. Plus the total prep I did was only about 3 weeks in total so more prep will obviously result in a higher score. Most of you will look for a coaching centre to go to and SRM does have a fairly good amount coming to give classes in the campus itself. I too joined a coaching centre but found it to be very tiring and hence not beneficial. If you can overcome the lethargy of sitting in class for two more hours after a full work day, then you may join a class otherwise online classes are undoubtedly the best. I personally suggest Empowergre and Crunchprep with Magoosh for online. And for classroom coaching Princeton or Magoosh might be best. Apart from buying the official GRE guide by ETS. Be sure to get Barron’s GRE guide. too. It’s inexpensive and a thorough reading of this will boost your score and confidence. Apart from this, Crackverbal flash cards and Barron’s 800 word list will cover all vocabulary words appearing in the GRE. Be sure to give at least 5 external mocks before the main exam and take up the 2 GRE mocks given by ETS. Apart from the necessary prep, very practical things like getting enough sleep the day before your test and visiting the test centre before hand will go a long way in paving the road for a smooth GRE test day. Utilising the 10 minute break in between is also necessary. Eat a light snack. Drink some water. Stretch your muscles. And go to the loo for a bio break. Even if you feel like you don’t need it. Also wear something warm as the test centres tend to be a bit cold. Remember to carry your passport as it’s the only valid proof of ID accepted at test centre’s and be sure to remember the 4 colleges that you want to send your scores to for free.

Practical tips for this would be to keep your ear phones on tightly as when you have your listening portion some people may have their speaking portion and it may disturb you. For extra practice you can buy the Barron’s TOEFL guide.

If you want to apply for the 2019 fall term. You have to finish your applications by mid December of 2018. Some colleges might have mid January 2019 as their last date to apply but that depends on college to college. You will need a scanned copy of your college transcript, a statement of purpose and 3 letters of recommendation from professors or internship/research mentors. Apart from your GPA and academic achievements, research papers, LoR, SoP, and extra curricular matter a lot too. You may take some help from professional consultants but since I didn’t I can’t can’t recommend anyone in Chennai. You can apply to countries other than the US. Europe has exciting prospects and many colleges don’t even ask for GRE scores making it easier to get admission. Be sure that you’re clear about what you’re doing and you have a financial plan to pay for a masters abroad. Do not leave everything for the last minute, it will cause stress and half-hearted applications. Best of luck to you!

Parth Sharma

To be honest I didn’t really study for the TOEFL, yet scored a 118 out of 120. However you do need to take 2-3 mocks just to get a hold over the testing software and to listen to a few sample answers in the speaking section.

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“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”

nd Shivam Shukla, RA1611005010281 EEE 2 Year

Here’s how talented SRM University is when it comes to art!

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Isha Sharma RA1511019010115 Aerospace, 3rd Year

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Pranjal Srivastava RA1511017010109 EIE, 3rd Year

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Anamitra Baruah RA1611005010371 EEE, 2nd Year

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Nilanjan Sardul RA1611005010366 EEE, 2nd Year


’ ‘Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhwere in the world’

Kaartik Rajapantula EEE 2nd Year

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Here are the Association Core members. They will be in charge of the student body of the Electrical and Electronics department PRESIDENT

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CO-ORDINATORS :

DR. K. VIJAYAKUMAR Ms T.M. THAMIZH THENDRAL Ms S. USHA Ms A. GEETHA

VICE PRESIDENT :

DIVI BHARADWAJ

TECHNICAL :

SNEHA BHATTACHARYA PRATYUSH TRIPATHI

SECRETARY

:

T.H.H. THAPASE

JOINT SEC

:

TARANA KAOVASIA

PR AND MEDIA`

:

SHWETA KURIAN

AYUSH SINGH

CULTURAL

:

PRATYUSH SHUKLA

RAJAN KUMAR

ADARSH MURALI FINANCE :

MANOJ PENMETSA

SPORTS

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ANAMIKA RANJAN

P PAVANI

CREATIVE

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DEVARCHANA DEV

DOCUMENTATION :

AISHWARYA SINGH

RITURAJ

PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN

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EMCEE

:

SIDDHARTH BASU

DISCIPLINE

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AMANDEEP BHARDWAJ

SPONSORSHIP

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AKHIL SHAH

SOHAM MANDAL

AKSHAT AGARWAL

NEHAL CHANDAK

PUBLICITY

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PIYUSH KUMAR YADAV

TARUN YADAV

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