May 31 News Roundup | Goa Environmental Film Festival, Indian football season to kick off & more

May 31 News Roundup | Goa Environmental Film Festival, Indian football season to kick off & more

Catch up on the latest news and updates from across the country.

From Microsoft planning to support social impact startups in India and the Indian football season kicking off from June 1, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our May 31 news roundup.

Microsoft and Accenture to empower 13 social impact startups in India

Microsoft and Accenture have announced the 3rd cohort of their collective Project Amplify programme. In this cohort of the programme, both companies will back 13 social impact startups in India from a slew of fields including agriculture, skilling and clean tech.

55% of cardiac deaths in India caused by delay in seeking care, finds Lancet study

According to a study published in Lancet journal, nearly 55% of cardiac deaths reported in India are caused due to a delay on the part of the patient in seeking care. The study stated that only a small fraction of patients suffering from cardiac problems seek medical care early.

2023-24 season of Indian football to kick off from June 1

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on Wednesday that the 2023-24 season of Indian Football will kick off on June 1, 2023 and run till ?May 31, 2024. The window for professional football clubs in India to register their players will be thrown open from June 9, 2023.

Amazon's Alexa discontinues celebrity voice feature: No more Amitabh Bachchan, Samuel Jackson voices

The celebrity voices feature in Alexa will no longer be available with Amazon announcing its discontinuation on Wednesday. Voices of stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Samuel L Jackson and Shaquille O'Neal will no longer be available for purchase.

A record-breaking 11,801 Kerala govt officials to retire today

A record 11,801 Kerala government officials, out of nearly half a million actively working, are scheduled to retire on Wednesday. The main reason why so many employees are retiring on the same day is because of their date of birth being adjusted earlier to enable children to get admission in schools with the academic year starting from June.

Gold surges ₹455; Silver prices up by ₹500

According to HDFC securities, gold prices in the national capital went up by ₹455 on Wednesday to touch ₹60,400 per 10 grams, in the midst of strengthening global trends. Silver prices, on the other hand, surged ₹500 to reach ₹72,750 per kilogram.

Goa Environmental Film Festival to open with Oscar-winning 'The Elephant Whisperers'

The very first edition of the Goa Environmental Film Festival will kick off on June 3. The festival will begin with the screening of India's Oscar-winning documentary 'The Elephant Whisperers', which will be followed by films from Canada, Croatia, Finland, Bulgaria, and Portugal among other countries.

Stay tuned for more updates from across the globe and follow-ups on these stories.

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