Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicChess Olympiad

Topic: Chess Olympiad

More cricket, no chess — India’s sports channels are hurting national pride

If golf can be telecast, why not chess? 187 countries are competing at the Chess Olympiad in Chennai, but cameras are elsewhere.

From BoJack in veshti to black queen’s triumph, Chess Olympiad’s ‘Tamil identity politics’

Assertions of Tamil Nadu's autonomy & identity are at play in ongoing 44th Chess Olympiad, with DMK-led state govt continuing its discourse on federalism, say political observers.

Afghan chess players hold Taliban flag in Chennai, shows ‘good relations’ with India says Kabul

According to the Chess Olympiad 2022 website, the Afghan team is playing under the country's old tricolour. But it was seen displaying the white Taliban flag outside the venue.

Chequered bridge, knight mascot, welcome song — Chennai ready for 1st India-hosted Chess Olympiad

India was handed task of hosting 44th Olympiad with just 4 months' notice & DMK govt in TN has pulled out all stops to impress visitors. PM Modi will inaugurate event at 7 pm Thursday.

PM flags off first ever torch relay for Chess Olympiad, plays a mini match with Koneru Humpy

The torch will be taken to 75 cities over a span of 40 days before arriving in Mahabalipuram. At every location, chess grandmasters of the state will receive the torch.

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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