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Ravichandran Ashwin buys stakes in Global Chess League franchise

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has become a co-owner of a chess franchise. He has bought stakes in American Gambits, a team that will feature in the second edition of the Global Chess League. The tournament is a joint venture between Tech Mahindra and the International Chess Federation. Notably, American Gambits are now among the six teams in the competition.

Sports

Ravichandran Ashwin buys stakes in Global Chess League franchise

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has become a co-owner of a chess franchise. He has bought stakes in American Gambits, a team that will feature in the second edition of the Global Chess League. The tournament is a joint venture between Tech Mahindra and the International Chess Federation. Notably, American Gambits are now among the six teams in the competition.

Politics

What's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, on Modi's Russia itinerary?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow during his two-day visit for the 22nd India-Russia annual summit. As the name suggests, the tomb honors the unknown soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. Designed by architects DI Burdin, VA Klimov, Yu R Rabayev and sculptor Nikolai Tomsky, it was unveiled on May 8, 1967.

Technology

Earth's on time! No leap second needed for 2024

The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS), has announced that no leap second will be added to universal time in 2024. This decision is based on the insignificant discrepancy between atomic clock time (UTC) and Earth's rotation time (UT1). The statement released by IERS on behalf of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), indicates that no adjustment is necessary this year.

Entertainment

Rapper Diddy deletes entire Instagram feed, including Cassie apology video

Sean 'Diddy' Combs, the infamous 54-year-old rapper, has wiped his entire Instagram page clean amid ongoing legal troubles and sexual assault lawsuits. This action includes the removal of an apology video to his ex-girlfriend, Casandra "Cassie" Ventura, posted last month. Sources told TMZ that this was not a strategic move against Cassie or related to his legal issues but a decision to "reset" his posts, something Combs has done previously.

Business

Nearly half of Dell's workforce rejects return-to-office policy

Dell, the PC manufacturing behemoth, is encountering significant resistance from its employees over its recent return-to-office initiative. The company's new policy, introduced earlier this year, necessitates workers to categorize themselves as either remote or hybrid employees. The latter are mandated to spend a minimum of 39 days per quarter in a physical office, while those who choose to work remotely are not considered for promotions or new roles within the company.

Miscellaneous

What's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, on Modi's Russia itinerary?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow during his two-day visit for the 22nd India-Russia annual summit. As the name suggests, the tomb honors the unknown soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. Designed by architects DI Burdin, VA Klimov, Yu R Rabayev and sculptor Nikolai Tomsky, it was unveiled on May 8, 1967.