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  • 20-May-2019
  • AI training to 15,000 people by Microsoft by 2022

    Software major Microsoft has decided to train and certify 15,000 workers on Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills by 2022, in partnership with education provider General Assembly (GA). The training will revolve around technologies including data science, Machine Learning (ML), Cloud and data engineering among others. "According to the World Economic Forum, up to 133 million new roles could be created by 2022 and to address this challenge, Microsoft and GA will power 2,000 job transitions for workers into AI and ML roles in year one and will train an additional 13,000 workers with AI-related skills across sectors in the next three years," the company wrote in a blog-post on Friday. 

  • Dwayne Bravo in reserve list for World Cup 2019

    Former West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo, who had announced his retirement from international cricket in October 2018, has been included in the team’s list of reserve players for the World Cup. The list, put up on the website of Cricket West Indies (CWI), also included Kieron Pollard, who hasn’t played an ODI since October 2016.

    Bravo has not played an ODI since October 2014. His last appearance in West Indies colours came in a T20I match against Pakistan in September 2016.

  • Bangladesh bans fishing for 65 days

    Bangladesh has banned fishing off its coast for 65 days to try and boost depleted fish stocks.

    The government told the BBC that all types of fishing vessels would be covered by the ban and coast guards would enforce it from Monday.

    Thousands of fishermen have planned protests - arguing that they will be left without a source of income.

  • 16-May-2019
  • Nepali Sherpa Kami Rita Scales Mt Everest For 23rd Time; Creates World Record

    A 49-year-old veteran Nepali sherpa has scaled Mount Everest for the 23rd time, breaking his own record in reaching atop the world's highest peak, media reports said Wednesday.

    Kami Rita Sherpa, who summited Everest 22nd time last year to set record of most summits on Mt. Everest, stood on top of the 8,850-metres peak together with other Sherpas on Wednesday morning.

  • China To Host 2023 Asian Cup Football Tournament

    South Korea have abandoned their bid to stage Asian Cup Football tournament in 2023, leaving the sole other bidders China with a free run to become hosts. 

    The Korea Football Association (KFA) said in a statement that it had pulled out to strategically focus on a joint bid with North Korea to host the Women's World Cup in the same year.

  • 15-May-2019
  • UN Imposed Sanctions On Terror Group ISIS Khorasan

    The UN has imposed sanctions on terror group ISIS-Khorasan, ISIS-K, for its links with Al-Qaeda and involvement in several attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is now subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo. The group, formed in 2015 by a Pakistani national and a former commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, has killed over 150 people.

  • 14-May-2019
  • Cannes Film Festival Begins In France

    One of the most prestigious international events from the world of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival, begins in France today. 

    American director Jim Jarmusch's zombie film, 'The Dead Don't Die', the story of a small town under siege from the dead, will be the opening movie at the 12-day long festival.

  • CEAT Cricket Rating Awards 2019 Announced: Complete List of Winners

    CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) Awards 2019 were announced in Mumbai. India captain Virat Kohli bagged the International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year award during the CCR International awards. Pacer Jasprit Bumrah was adjudged as International Bowler of the Year.

    Here is the complete list of winners of CEAT Cricket Rating Awards 2019:

    Sl. No.

    Category Winner


    International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year

    Virat Kohli


    International Bowler of the Year

    Jasprit Bumrah


    International Test Cricketer of the Year

    Cheteshwar Pujara


    International ODI Cricketer of the Year

    Rohit Sharma


    International T20 Player of the Year

    Aaron Finch


    Outstanding Performance of the Year

    Kuldeep Yadav


    International T20 Bowler of the Year

    Rashid Khan


    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Mohinder Amarnath

    09   Domestic Player of the Year

    Ashutosh Aman

    10   International Woman Cricketer of the Year

    Smriti Mandhana


    Junior Cricketer of the Year

    Yashasvi Jaiswal

  • 13-May-2019
  • Madrid Open 2019: Complete List of Winners

    The 2019 Madrid Open (sponsored by Mutua) is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts at the Park Manzanares in Madrid, Spain. It was the 18th edition of the event on the ATP World Tour and 11th on the WTA Tour.

  • International Nurses Day: 12 May

    International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on 12 May. It celebrates the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.
    The theme for 2019 International Nurses Day 2019 is "Nurses – A Voice to Lead – Health for All". It was first celebrated by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in 1965.

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