Times Of India : Apr 8, 2017, 06.17 AM IST
Rukaiya Abuwala, 17, topped the Science Olympiad Foundation‘s (SoF) seventh International English Olympiad by beating students from 42,800 schools across 1,400 cities in 25 countries. “I love reading. Many times, I have been caught reading secretly in class,” she told TOI.
Thanking her teachers and parents for their support, Rukaiya said she hadn’t expected to bag the first rank. “At first, I was shocked when I heard that I had topped,” said the teenager who writes regularly for her school magazine.
THE HINDU :
Conquering the English Olympiad
Our XII & XI (SCIENCE) students won Third Place in IBM Bluemix Teen Hackathon held on 10th December 2016. Name of the students are as follows: Karan Panjabi(XII), Anirudh Bhatija(XII) , Dhanesh Prabhu(XI) , Soumyadeep Banerjee (XI). They developed an app Mini Beta which could translate languages and summarises text. It also convert audio to text and recognises images.
BHUVAN, KUSHI WIN TITLES From Hindu date 03/05/2016
Top seed Bhuvan Ambekallu and second-seeded Kushi Santosh, both from Karnataka, won the under-14 boys and girls singles title respectively on the concluding day of the AITA Talent Series tennis tournament, conducted by Inner-Wheel Mysore Central at the R. Nagaraj’s Tennis Centre, SJCE Complex here on Monday.
In the u-14 boys’ singles final, Bhuvan scored a 6-1, 6-2 win over Tamil Nadu’s Tharakesh Ashokar while in the girls’ final, Kushi got the better of fourth-seeded Deepshika Sriram 6-1, 4-6, 10-8.
The results (u-14):
Boys (final): Bhuvan A. (Kar) bt Tharakesh Ashokar (TN) 6-1, 6-2; Semifinals: Bhuvan bt Ashwin M. Bhat (Kar) 9-6; Tharakesh bt Arya Rajath Raj (Kar) 8-8(10-8); Quarterfinals: Bhuvan bt Srihari Aravindakshan (Kar) 8-4; Ashwin bt L. Monil Rohit (Kar) 8-4; Tharakesh bt N. Dhurv (Kar) 8-3; Arya bt Shubham Kundu (Kar) 8-3.
Girls (final): Kushi Santosh (Kar) bt Deepshika Sriram (Kar) 6-1, 4-6, 10-8; Semifinals: Kushi bt Sharon Williams (Kar) 8-8(7-0); Deepshika bt H.C. Akanksha (Kar) 9-7; Quarterfinals: Kushi bt Akanksha Sreenivas (Kar) 8-5; Sharon bt M. Gayathri Rajesh (Kar) 8-4; Deepshika bt Darshana Dinesh (TN) 8-4; Akanksha bt Sagarika Sonni (Kar) 8-4.