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14-year-old Nihal Sarin becomes India’s 53rd Grandmaster

Nihal Sarin (Photo Source: (Nihal Sarin/Twitter)

Nihal Sarin, the 14-year-old international chess player from Kerala, on Tuesday, became India’s 53rd grandmaster after attaining his third and final GM-norm in the Abu Dhabi Masters. Nihal reached the stipulated rating of 2500 to be a grandmaster. Nihal has now become the third Grandmaster from Kerala, following GN Gopal and SL Narayanan.

Nihal became the grandmaster despite losing the ninth and the final round to Richard Rapport of Hungary. During the eighth round, Nihal drew in 21 moves with Temur Kuybokarov from Uzbekistan to reach 5.5 points and attain the norm.

During Abu Dhabi Masters, Nihal defeated fellow Indians Niranjan Navalgund, Chinmay Kulkarni and Australian IM Junta Ikeda in the initial rounds. In the subsequent rounds, he performed brilliantly against Georgian GM Ivan Cheparinov and Romanian GM Mirea-Emilian Parligras. Nihal has now 2556 rating points.

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Active COVID cases near 30,000 mark in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally, on Tuesday, January 25, reached 5,43,064 (till 5 pm) as 4028 (972 from rural and 2956 from city) new cases were recorded in a single day. 

Also, active COVID cases, as on Tuesday, could be seen inching closer to 30,000 mark in the district.

Six people lost their lives (one from rural and five from city) on Tuesday. Till now, 10,183 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the district. Total tests taken were 11,377.
While patients who recovered on Tuesday were 2519, the total number of recovered patients stood at 503729.

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Nagpur reports 90 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday, January 2 reached 4,94,193 (till 5 pm) as 90 (73 city, nine rural) more people tested positive for the virus. 

Also, five patients recovered on Sunday taking the number of recoveries to 4,83,664. 

Till now, 10123 people have lost their lives due to COVID in the district. As of now, there are 406 active COVID patients in the district. 

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ALARMING! Nagpur reports 88 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur registered 88 (81 from city) new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, December 31. Nagpur previously had recorded as minimum as six cases on December 24. 

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