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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tamil Nadu plans to make chess compulsory in schools

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Chess, the game which brought India many laureals in the sports world, is becoming a topic of study in schools. Tamil Nadu has adopted Gujarat's strategy of introducing chess in all schools as a compulsory item. This aims to improve the cognitive skills of students. This is known to be launched in government and aided schools next academic year onwards.

The inspiration was the "chess in schools" programme run by the World Chess Federation, whose president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov had met Tamil Nadu Chief minister Jayalalithaa earlier in the year.
Chess is a proven practice in improving concentration and brain skills like analysing and sysnthesising capacities.

Who kows another Viswanathan Anand will emerge through this. Afterall Tamil Nadu is the home state of the chess maestro Anand.

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Knighthood to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan!

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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, India-born US citizen whose pioneering work in molecular biology won him the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry, has been honoured with a knighthood. This has been given by the royal establishment in recognition of achievements by foreigners based in Britain.
58-year-old Ramakrishnan, known to most as Venki, is based at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. He is getting knighted with two other foreign-born Nobel Laureates, Professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov of Russia.
Profs. Geim and Novoselov, the joint winners of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics, are working at the University of Manchester.