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Two Indian teenagers among finalists in Google Science Fair 2016

Google Science Fair 2016 has 16 global finalists out of which are two Indian teenagers. These students will compete for the $50,000 scholarship. Shriyank,16, is from National Public School, Bengaluru and Mansha Fatima, 15 is from Sadhu Vaswani International School, Hyderabad.

  • Updated: August 12, 2016 7:05 PM IST
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Google announced that two Indian teenagers are among the 16 global finalists for the sixth annual “Google Science Fair 2016” and will compete for the $50,000 scholarship. All 16 finalists will travel with their families to Mountain View city located in Santa Clara County, California, and the winner will be announced at a ceremony on September 27. From a breathalyzer test that could predict lung cancer to a carbon filter that may significantly decrease styrofoam waste, these top 16 projects from nine countries around the world represent the brightest ideas to make things better through science and engineering , said Andrea Cohan, Program Lead, Google Science Fair, in a statement. Also Read - Google will not store your bank card details from January 1, 2022: Here’s how it will impact you

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Shriyank, 16, from National Public School, Bengaluru, submitted his project titled KeepTab: A novel way to aid memory with deep learning algorithms! KeepTab is a wearable device-based solution which uses a cloud-based deep learning framework to aid human memory recall the location of day-to-day objects. Mansha Fatima,15, a junior at Sadhu Vaswani International School, Hyderabad, focused on creating an Automated Water Management and Monitoring System in Paddy Fields .

The project aims to help farmers monitor water levels in rice paddy fields as well as automate water levels for the best possible crop yields. Talking about Google and India, Google said that it has set a target of taking the number of Indians using internet to a whopping one billion-mark. We have a very simple mission in India. We want to get a billion Indians online, its Vice President for South East Asia and India, Rajan Anandan said at an event in Mumbai. However he did not give any timeline for the target, but said India has 350 million internet users now and the number is expected to reach 600 million by 2020.

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  • Published Date: August 12, 2016 7:00 PM IST
  • Updated Date: August 12, 2016 7:05 PM IST



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