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Ludhiana girl bags international laurels

Ludhiana girl bags international laurels

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 22

Ekjot Kaur, a student of Class XI at Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, has made the nation proud by winning silver honour in junior category (U-18 age group) in International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition (IAAC) 2021.

The IAAC is regarded as one of the largest astronomy competitions in the world with 4,700 students competing from various nations, including the US, the UK, Russia, Canada, Germany, China, France, Italy, Spain, South Korea and New Zealand. The competition included three rounds-- the qualification round, the pre-final round and the final round, testing participants in -depth knowledge of astronomy and astrophysics.

The whole competition involved seal-tight invigilation using online proctoring and web-based tracking, mouse pointer tracking, webcam tracking among other tech savvy means. Ekjot aims to pursue a career in astrophysics in the near future.

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