Tamil Nadu CM launches logo and mascot of 44th Chess Olympiad.

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has launched the official logo and mascot of the 44th Chess Olympiad.
  • The mascot is names as Thambi and is a knight dressed in the traditional Tamil attire Veshti (Dhoti) with a shirt and is seen with folded hands, apparently extending the Tamil greeting Vanakkam.
  • Chess Believe is written on its shirt.
  • It is the 2nd major international chess event to be hosted by Chennai, after World Championship match in 2013.

PM Modi inaugurates development initiatives during Gujarat Gaurav abhiyan.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives during Gujarat Gaurav Abhiyan in Navsari.
  • A M Naik Healthcare Complex and Nirali Multi Speciality Hospital in Navsari.
  • Headquarters of Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) in Bopal, Ahmedabad.
  • Madhuban dam-based Astol regional water supply project.
  • Development initiatives worth about Rs 3,050 crore at Khudvel.

Book containing selected speeches of Shri Ram Nath Kovind "Loktantra Ke Swar" and "The Republican Ethic" released.

  • Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan along with Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Sports Shri Anurag Thakur released a book Loktantra ke Swar and The Republican Ethic having selected speeches of the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind.
  • This the fourth volume of the series featuring the fourth year of presidency of Shri Ram Nath Kovind.
  • The Minister highlighted that this book captures President’s thoughts on varied topics such as public service, ethics, education, aspirations of our youth, contemporary global issues.

Krishna Srinivasan appointed as Director of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Monetary Fund.

  • India's Krishna Srinivasan has been appointed as the director of the Asia and Pacific Department of the International Monetary Fund.
  • Srinivasan's new appointment will begin from 22 June. His predecessor, Changyong Rhee, announced his retirement on 23 March.
  • He is currently a Deputy Director in the Asia-Pacific department.
  • He has more than 27 years of work experience at IMF.
  • Srinivasan led the IMF's work on G20 during the Global Financial Crisis as an integral member of the research department.

India's 1st Biotech Startup Expo 2022 inaugurated at Pragati Maidan, Delhi.

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India's first Biotech Startup Expo 2022 at Delhi's Pragati Maidan.
  • The department of biotechnology and the biotechnology research assistance council (BIRAC) organized the event.
  • It is being conducted to commemorate BIRAC's tenth anniversary.
  • The theme of the expo is Biotech startup innovations: towards AatmaNirbhar Bharat.
  • Biotech expo is a two-day event that will host over 300 stalls displaying biotechnology applications in a variety of disciplines such as the pharmaceutical industries, agriculture and industrial biotechnology as well as waste-to-value and renewable energy sources, as per available reports.

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