Washington: Indian-American students have swept the prestigious National Geographic Bee, bagging the top four positions of this year's tough national competition, where US President Barack Obama played a quizmaster.
Rahul Nagvekar (14) from Texas bagged the first position, by beating 13-year-old Vansh Jain from Wisconsin at the finals of the annual competition held on Friday. Both are class eighth students.
The third and fourth positions went to Varun Mahadevan from San Francisco and Raghav Ranga from Arizona respectively.
Nagvekar has won a $ 25,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and a trip for two to the Galapagos on an expedition aboard the National Geographic Endeavour....more
05:37 PM, May 26, 2012
Washington: In the end, it came down to an educated guess as to which Bavarian city located on the Danube River was a legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806. Answer: The German city of Regensburg. And with that, 14-year-old Rahul Nagvekar took the top prize on Thursday at the National Geographic Bee. It was a close victory. He and runner-up Vansh Jain had finished the...
08:05 AM, May 25, 2012