Three Mumbai students bag gold medals in international Olympiad
Three Mumbai students bagged gold medals in an international Olympiad that was conducted last year.
Of 4.5 lakh students who took the tests internationally, Arnav Nigam from Vibgyor High School, Malad, Aryaa Rojekar from Bombay Scottish School, Mahim and Advait Sangle, Hiranandani Foundation School, Powai, stood first.
Participants were tested in mathematics, science, and cyberspace. The Olympiads saw participation from 42,800 schools across 1,400 cities in 25 countries.
Aryaa has bagged the gold medal in the science Olympiad for the third year in a row. “It is a hat-trick for Aryaa. She has always been an over-achiever,” said Supriya, her mother.
Nine-year-old Arnav, who topped the math Olympiad, received an academic scholarship of Rs5,000 from the Maharashtra and Goa governments.
“He does well in Olympiads,” said Reema, his mother.
Advaiit, who topped the cyber Olympiad, said tinkering with computers had helped him. “I did not mug up the answers for computers. Instead, I practised regularly, so I knew the commands,” he said.
The students received a cash prize of Rs 50,000 each, a gold medal and a certificate.
“Mumbai students came out with flying colours,” said Mahabir Singh, founder and director, Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), which conducted the tests and felicitated the winners on June 4.
The top 3 SOF international rank holders from classes 1 to 12 were awarded. There were 177 awards in total. About 42,000 students from 5,100 schools have been awarded for their state ranks. In addition, over 8 lakh students have been awarded “Medals of Excellence” their school ranks.
The National Highway Authority of India has approved two over-bridges, which are likely to reduce travel time between Kalka and Zirakpur and alleviate traffic jams on the stretch by next year. NHAI has already floated tenders for the 60-m wide over-bridges, which will be constructed at a cost of ₹50 crore. It has invited bids for the “construction and site improvement of the four-lane national highway (NH-22) on the Zirakpur-Parwanoo junction.”
Fifteen students had a narrow escape after their school bus skidded into a waterlogged open drain in Daulat Singhwala village in Phabat area of Zirakpur. The bus, which was ferrying students of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula, was making way for another school bus when it skidded into the overflowing drain. The bus tilted in the drain, but passersby and parents were able to rescue the children through the driver's window.
Tricity residents woke up to heavy rainfall for the second time this month on Wednesday. Three people went missing after a taxi, shuttling two commuters, was swept away in a flashflood in the Patiala-Ki-Rao rivulet as the driver attempted to cross the causeway in Tanda Village near Nayagaon. The owner of the vehicle, Rakesh Kumar told the police that Gaurav had called him saying two people, travelling to Baddi, had booked his cab.
Chandigarh received 97mm rainfall between 6am and 8.30am, the heaviest rain in July since 2017, as per the India Meteorological Department. It received another 0.9mm of rainfall during the day. The maximum precipitation till 8.30am was recorded at the Sector 39 observatory (97mm), 49.2mm rain was recorded at the airport observatory, 77.5mm rain in Panchkula and 74.5 mm rain in Mohali.
A flight from Mumbai was cancelled and 19 others were delayed at the Chandigarh International Airport due to inclement weather on Wednesday. Go First flight G8-2506, was unable to take off due to heavy downpour in Mumbai. While 11 flights arrived late, eight departed late. Two Alliance Air flights from Himachal Pradesh were delayed by over an hour due to heavy rainfall in the hill state.