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Microsoft 'Imagine Cup' begins in Agra

August 07, 2006 13:45 IST
'Imagine Cup', an international competition for young technologists organised by global IT giant Microsoft, began in Agra with about 100 finalists from 41 countries participating in it.

Around 65,000 students from 100 countries had entered the competition, the theme of which was "Imagine a world where technology enables us to live heathier lives," Joe Wilson, director, academic initiatives, Microsoft, said.

The skills of participants will be put to test under the categories - software design algorithm, IT programming battle, short film and interface design, he said.

The winners in various categories will be honoured at a function in Delhi after the competition ends on August 9. Last year, the competition was held in Yokohama, Japan.

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