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Friday, September 13, 2019


1.        India declared free from H5N1 avian influenza
India has been declared free from H5N1 avian influenza (commonly known as bird flu) by OIE-World Organisation for Animal Health. The flu was last reported in 2017 with disease outbreaks in Odisha, Bihar, and Jharkhand.
India’s first iWTC in Kozhikode
ü  Kerala will set up India’s first International Women’s Trade Centre (iWTC) in Kozhikode to boost women entrepreneurship and secure gender parity.
  1. 76TH Venice International Film Festival Awards- held at Venice Lido.
ü  List of Winners:
       Golden Lion for Best Film: Joker
       Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize: J’accuse (An Officer and a Spy)
       Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Luca Marinelli
       Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Ariane Ascaride

3.         “Global Top 50 IB Schools 2019″ list
ü  In the “Global Top 50 IB Schools 2019″ list by ‘Education Advisers ltd’, India’s Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS), Mumbai, Maharashtra was ranked at 10th position in the list.
ü  It is also the only Indian International Baccalaureate (IB) school featured in the list.
4.        Alibaba Group’s chairman Jack Ma steps down
ü  Jack Ma, Founder & Chairman of Chinese firm Alibaba Groups has stepped down from his post at his 55th birthday and will remain on board till 2020.
ü  Jack will be replaced by Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Daniel Zhang as its new chairman.
5.        Typhoon Faxai hits Tokyo, Japan
ü  Typhoon Faxai has hit Tokyo, Japan. There were winds of up to 216 kilometres (134 miles) per hour.
ü  The Rugby World Cup 2019 (9th Edition) is scheduled to be held in Japan from September 20 and the typhoon has affected the preparations.
6.        world’s highest marathon
ü  The 8th edition of Ladakh Marathon for 2019 was held  in Leh, Ladakh. It is the highest marathon in the world as it is held at over 11,000 feet above the mean sea level. There were more than 5500 participants from 26 countries. The event was organised by Rimo Expeditions.
7.        World Suicide Prevention Day 2019-10 September
ü  with a theme “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”.



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