Viswanathan Anand Current Affairs, GK & News

Chess Legend Viswanathan Anand named ambassador of WWF India

On April 17, 2020, the Chess legend Viswanathan Anand was named the ambassador of World Wide Fund India. He has joined the organization for its environment education programme. Highlights The environment education programme was started in 1976. It undertakes initiatives to reach out to  youth, school children and citizens in the country. The main aim ..

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AICS reconstituted to 18 Members from the earlier 27

As the Olympic year begins, The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has reconstituted the advisory body, All India Council of Sports (AICS) and extended the tenure of the body to three years. V. K. Malhotra remains the President of the Council. The number of members of the advisory body was reduced to 18 from ..

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Viswanathan Anand writes book “Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life”

The book titled “Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life” has been authored by Indian Chess legend Viswanathan Anand. Through the book, Anand revisits his greatest games and worst losses, his unique experiences of playing against the best minds, and the methods he employs to prepare for wins, cope with disappointments and, simply, stay ..

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Prithu Gupta becomes India’s 64th Grandmaster

15-year-old Prithu Gupta from Delhi has become the India’s 64th Grandmaster as he crossed the 2500-mark. He beat IM Lev Yankelevich in the fifth round of the Portuguese League 2019 to cross the Elo threshold. Gupta has joined an elite list, 31 years after Viswanathan Anand became India’s first Grandmaster.

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Viswanathan Anand joins as mentor of ChessKid

Viswanathan Anand, India’s first Grandmaster and five-time World chess champion has become mentor for Indian edition of chesskid.com, a US-based chess platform. Under the guidance of 49-year-old Anand who has inspired a generation of young chess players, online platform chesskid.com would release curated chess content and hold annual online competitions for India’s aspiring young chess ..

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