Singapore sources reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi today felicitated the six winning teams, including three from India, of the first India-Singapore Hackathon, a platform for the youth of the two countries to harness and showcase their innovations. Accordingly the top six teams, three each from India and Singapore, participated in a 36 hour Hackathon Grande Finale in Singapore.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted "PM Narendra Modi met and felicitated the winning teams of India Singapore Hackathon, agreed to during the visit of PM to Singapore in June 2018". Meanwhile Prime Minister Modi presented the awards to the winning teams at an awards ceremony which was also attended by Education Minister of Singapore Ong Ye Kung. As per report the teams were chosen after a final pitching session with first prize of Singapore Dollar 10,000, second prize of SGD 6,000 and third prize of SGD 4,000 was announced for each of the three winners from India and Singapore.
Moreover previously during his official visit to Singapore in June, PM Modi proposed to his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong that India and Singapore should organize a joint Hackathon to harness and showcase the innovation potential of their youth and the proposal was welcomed by Prime Minister Lee.
IFF kick-started in Chennai Accordingly the 16th edition of the Chennai International Film Festival was kicked off in the city on Thursday with an inaugural function held at Kalaivanar Arangam. Reports added the festival will continue for a week until December 20. It is spearheaded by Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF), CIFF is an annual event that showcases some of the best National and International films and draws a huge crowd of cinephiles, both young and old from across the state.
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