For the winners of the first “India-Singapore Hackathon 2018” Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give awards, a 40-team competition which began here Monday. Singapore Education Minister Ong Ye Kung will be present at the award ceremony. The Prime Minister will visit Singapore on November 14-15 for a series of regional summits related to East Asia. Singapore has designated the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and its innovation and enterprise arm –- NTUitive — to conduct the Hackathon. India has designated the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). High Commission of India in Singapore facilitated the event in collaboration with Singapore’s Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs. In the Hackathon went teams, each from both the countries comprising university and college students selected on a nationwide basis, are participating to harness and showcase the innovation potential of the youth. Each of these teams has three students and one mentor. From India, an 83-member delegation comprising 60 students, 20 mentors and three officials of the AICTE is visiting Singapore for the Hackathon. The 36-hour Hackathon began 9 am Monday at the NTU and ended on 9 pm Tuesday. First prize of SGD 10,000, second prize of SGD 6,000 and third prize of SGD 4,000 have been announced for each of the three winners from India and Singapore. In the areas of mapping, the synchronized output of diverse social media shared digital identity verification, effective number estimate, space management and allotment, effective learning, and personal security the ‘Problems Statements’ presented to the participants. The solutions will help to address larger problems in these areas in society.