First International Book Fair
- The First ever international book fair of Chennai will be held at the YMCA ground, Chennai.
- Publishers and booksellers from nearly 40 countries including Singapore and Sri Lanka will set up stalls.
- TN Chief Minister MK Stalin will inaugurate the 46th Chennai Book Fair and present the Kalaignar Porkizhi and BAPASI awards at the event
Kalaignar Porkizhi Award recipients
- Devi Bharathi (Novel)
- Chandra Thangaraj (Short Stories)
- Devedeven (Quotes)
- C Mohan (Translation)
- Piralayan (Drama)
BAPASI award recipients
- M Pattazhagan
- K Rathina Sababathi
- Deepak Mathiyalagan
- Devi Natchiyappan
- S Thirugnasampantham
- Aisha R Nadarajan
- Vivek (Cinema Lyricist)
TN govt launches toll-free number to help devotees raise temple related grievances
- The Ministry for Hindu religious and charitable endowments launched a toll-free telephone number 18004251757 and a 24-hour helpline to help devotees report grievances and get information on temples in Tamil Nadu 24×7.
- A grievance centre was launched on June 25, 2021 to help public and devotees register grievances related to temples. However, the centre used to function only between 10 am and 6 pm.
- Now, the newly launched centre will function 24×7.
Special Cover on IMSc issued
- The Department of Posts, Chennai City Region, released a special cover on ‘60 Years of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc)‘ at Taramani.
- The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) is a research centre located in Chennai, India.
- The institute was founded by Alladi Ramakrishnan in 1962.