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8Born on December 11, 1969, Viswanathan “Vishy” Anand is an Indian chess Grandmaster and a former World Chess Champion. He became India’s first grandmaster in 1988.[3] He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002. He became the undisputed World Champion in 2007 and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008. He then defended his title in the World Chess Championship 2010 against Veselin Topalov and in the World Chess Championship 2012[4] against Boris Gelfand. In the World Chess Championship 2013 he lost to challenger Magnus Carlsen and he lost again to Carlsen in the World Chess Championship 2014.In April 2006 Anand became the fourth player in history to pass the 2800 Elo mark on the FIDE rating list, after Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov.[6] He occupied the number one position for 21 months, the 6th longest on record.He was also the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991-92, India’s highest sporting honour. In 2007, he was awarded India’s second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, making him the first sports person to receive the award. Anand learnt chess from age six from his mother and a close family friend named Deepa Ramakrishnan. Anand was educated at Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Egmore, Chennai and holds a degree of Bachelor of Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.Personal life[edit]
In August 2010, Anand joined the board of directors of Olympic Gold Quest, a foundation for promoting and supporting India’s elite sportspersons and potential young talent.On 24 December 2010 Anand was guest of honour on the grounds of Gujarat University, where 20,486 players created a new world record of simultaneous chess play at single venue.


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Questions of this week:
1.    Name the teams which have sealed berth in the semifinals of the ongoing World T20?
2.    Who is the president of J&K Chess Association?
3.    By how many wickets West Indies defeated India in ongoing World T20?
4.    Who is the highest run-getter from J&K in First Class Cricket?
5.    Who is Jagtar Singh?
Answers of the last week:
1. Australia 2. Kuldeep Handoo 3. Three wickets 4.Ashwani Gupta 5. J&K’s former Ranji Trophy skipper.
The best entry of this week was received from Sanjay Dhar, Lane-1, H.No-3, Upper Laxmi Nagar, Sarwal, Jammu.
The other entries of the week were from Ramesh Chander, Gagansoo, Marh, Jammu; Sourav Chopra, 126 Bakshi Nagar, Jammu; Kuldeep Kumar, H- No 10, Ustad Mohalla, Jammu; Ramesh Singh Jasrotia, Samba; Tahir Ahmed, Kishtwar.