First International Book Fair

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
  • Indumathi
  • Aisha R Nadarajan
  • Vivek (Cinema Lyricist)
  • Mervin

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.
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