Tamil Nadu’s young chess player P Inian raised Rs 1.21 lakh from a 72-hour online chess marathon (competition) to fund relief against the Kovid-19 epidemic. This amount will be donated to PM Cares Fund and CM Relief Fund.
The competition started on Friday (15 May) at 2:15 pm Indian time while it ended today (Monday). According to the release issued here, a total of Rs 1,21,199 was collected from the total donations of players and non-players.
Inian played 271 matches during this period, out of which he won in 250 while in 12 he faced defeat and drew nine matches. He himself donated 20,000 rupees. Earlier, other players including Vishwanath Anand had raised funds for relief campaign from online chess competition.
Let us know that the number of people so far infected with the Corona virus in the country has crossed the worrying figure of one lakh (100,000). In the last 24 hours, several thousand new issues of Kovid-19 have come up in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and many other states. According to the Ministry of Health, 3163 people have died so far.
According to the bulletin issued by the Ministry of Health at 8 am on Monday, so far 96,169 people have been infected with the Corona virus in the country while 3,029 people have died due to this virus infection. At the same time, 36,824 people have returned to their respective homes after getting rid of infection after treatment.
The lockdown continues in India from March 25, which was initially applicable for 21 days, that is until April 14. But it has been increased to three May, then 17 May and now 31 May. However, several concessions have been made in the fourth phase of lockdown. At the same time, states and union territories have been empowered to declare red, orange or green zones of any big and small administrative unit in their jurisdiction based on the criteria set by the Union Health Ministry.