Encyclopædia Britannica – Knowledge Partner for Hindustan Times Inquizitive 2016
August 8th 2016
The 16th edition of the annual HT–Pace (Hindustan Times – Partnerships for Action in Education) inter school quiz –
Inquizitive took place on August 8, 2016 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. Encyclopædia Britannica (EB) was
the Knowledge Partner for the much loved quiz show which was powered by Mr Siddhartha Basu and his team – Tree of Knowledge
and hosted by the very dynamic and entertaining TV anchor, Mr Rajiv Makhni.
The event drew around 4,000 school students from over 300 schools. The six finalists qualified after
getting the highest scores in the written qualifier. After six nail biting rounds of stimulating quizzing,
Springdales – Dhaula Kuan came in third, while DPS – Sector 45, Gurgaon clinched the second position, and
the winners were from Modern School, Barakhamba. The winners and participants received trophies, mementos,
and bikes and as Knowledge Partners, EB, gave the winners and other finalists exciting prizes.
The winners received a Merriam Webster Unabridged Dictionary each. Each of the first runners up
received an URS 2016 DVD and a MW Advanced Learner's Dictionary. The second runners up were given a
MW Desk Dictionary and a Concise DVD. The consolation prize for the teams in the fourth, fifth, and
sixth positions was a MW Dictionary. The audience also got a chance to answer questions and win Britannica
CDs in the Encyclopædia Britannica Audience Round.
Britannica organises Know for Sure Quiz – III with Narayana Group of Schools in Hyderabad
March 19th 2016
Encyclopædia Britannica India (EBI) organized Know for Sure Quiz–III on 19th March 2016 in association with the Narayana
Group of Schools in Hyderabad, Telangana. A total of 230 teams from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh participated in the prelims
of the quiz, which was in the form of a written examination. Out of 230 teams, a total of six teams qualified for the final
round, which was conducted by India's legendary quizmaster, Mr Siddhartha Basu.
The team from Hyderabad – SBD was the winner and they were given Rs. 1 lac cash and Britannica Global Edition.
Second Prize winners were from Hyderabad – NTR, who won Rs. 50,000/– cash and Britannica Illustrated Science Library.
Third prize winners were from Kurnool – ADONI and they won Innovators and Inventors series, Britannica Visual Dictionary
and Ultimate Reference Suite.
Encyclopædia Britannica and Sanako collaborate to help create confident English Language communicators across India
February 26th 2016
Sanako, the global leader in language labs and language teaching solutions and Encyclopædia Britannica,
a leading provider of trusted information and digital learning products worldwide, together have created
a state–of–the–art digital solution, Sanako Pronounce combined with Encyclopaedia Britannica content,
for schools to enhance English language learning.
The software solution, Sanako Pronounce, combines the latest text–to–speech technology with voice recognition,
creating a powerful tool for language learning. One can listen to authentic speech models, record his/her own
voice for comparison and receive immediate feedback – all within the same software. The solution has met with
a positive response from the market with a number of prestigious schools across India adopting the solution as
a part of their curriculum.
To find out more visit: http://www.sanako.com/en-in/
Tatachem DAV School, UP installs EBI's Language Lab
Babrala, February 24th 2016
Tatachem DAV School (TCDAV), Babrala, UP believes in providing the best for its students and to help their students
master the English language, the school has recently installed Encyclopædia Britannica's state–of–the–art digital
English learning solutions. Language Lab and Sanako Pronounce are the two technologically advanced and easy to use
learning solutions that have been installed by TCDAV, and in doing so they have become the first school in West UP to
be equipped with these learning solutions.
S Bhaskar Kumar, Chairman, TCDAV inaugurated the Language Lab and Pronounce learning solutions at the institute.
Jagdish Singh, Principal, TCDAV expressed his happiness about the initiative and the advantage these solutions
will bring to the students at the school. He said, “By equipping our school with this technology we are bringing
our students closer to global methods of education. It will also create a successful learning environment for
students to learn how to read and write well in English and also to pronounce English words in the correct way”.
He also felt that by equipping the school with Language Lab and Pronounce, the students will be able to achieve
the best in the academic field.
Britannica Organizes the Know for Sure Quiz–III with Narayana Group of Schools in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, February 13th 2016
Encyclopædia Britannica India organized Know for Sure Quiz–III on 13th February 2016 in association with
the Narayana Group of Schools in Bengaluru, Karnataka. A total of 225 schools with over 1,00,000 students
participated in the preliminary rounds leading to the quiz. Out of these, a total of 6 teams qualified for
the final round, which was conducted by India's legendary quizmaster, Mr Siddhartha Basu.
The group school from Kolkata won the competition. Winners were given Rs. 1 lac cash and Britannica Global Edition worth
Rs. 35000/–. 2nd Prize Winners were from Chennai – AD who won Rs. 50000/– cash and Britannica Illustrated Science Library
set worth Rs. 17000/–. 3rd prize winners from Mumbai won Rs. 25000/– cash and Britannica Inventors & Innovators,
Britannica Visual Dictionary and Ultimate Reference Suite worth Rs. 9000/– .
Encyclopædia Britannica Organizes the Know For Sure Inter School Quiz Competition in Varanasi
Varanasi, January 28th 2016
Encyclopædia Britannica India (EBI) organized the Know For Sure Inter–School Quiz; held at the St. John's School, DLW,
Varanasi on January 28, 2016. The quiz show was conducted by Mr Vinay Mudaliar.
Over 50 teams from thirty five top schools of Varanasi participated in the qualifying round of the quiz. Six teams were short
listed based on the written test and they faced each other at an exciting and interactive live quiz contest conducted by Mr Mudaliar,
who tested the contestants with interesting and knowledgeable rounds of questions.
The winners were from St. John's School, DLW and each team member received an Ultimate Reference Suite 2016 DVD and a Merriam – Webster's
(MW) Advanced Learner's Dictionary. First Runners up from St. John's School, Ledhupur received a Deluxe Reference Suite DVD and a MW's
Compact Dictionary each. Little Flower House were the Second Runners up and were given a MW Dictionary each. Other three teams were
given a MW Pocket Dictionary each as consolation prizes.
Visitors experience Britannica Library Unplugged at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2016
New Delhi, January 9th 2016
The New Delhi World Book Fair has been a regular fixture in Encyclopædia Britannica India's (EBI) event
calendar and its innovative themes and interactive displays are a big draw for visitors of all age groups.
This time EBI unveiled its e–library offering – Britannica Library Unplugged to the visitors at the New Delhi World Book
Fair 2016. In order to enable visitors to experience the e–library, laptops installed with the e–library were displayed
and visitors were given a demo and also encouraged to navigate the e–library on their own. They were also shown the
various titles that the e–library offers. Britannica Library Unplugged is an award–winning e–library solution, it
offers 1000+ reference titles to assist curricular learning and covers a wide range of subject areas. In November,
2014 the pilot project of the same was also conferred with the Skoch Order–of–Merit during the 38th Skoch Summit.
The exclusive radio partner of the World Book Fair 2016 was 92.7 Big FM. The live studio set up by them at the Book Fair
conducted live and interactive games with the visitors. Owing to EBI's affiliation with quizzes, Encyclopædia Britannica
CDs were handed out as prizes to the winners of the General Knowledge quiz.
There were around 4,000 visitors and each visitor received a gift coupon worth ₹299 , redeemable at the Britannica
online store. In addition to the e–library demo zone, the display zone also showcased Britannica's new arrivals
and best–selling titles, which were available over the counter at attractive discounts – up to 50% in few selected titles.