Thursday , 24 January 2019

Science & Tech

UAE Space Agency sponsors eclipse observation events

Residents can witness the longest total lunar eclipse of the century on Friday, July 27 The UAE Space Agency is sponsoring a series of observation points at a number of astronomy centres throughout the UAE, to provide residents with the opportunity to witness the longest total lunar eclipse of the century on Friday, 27th July. Residents are invited to visit …

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Hamdan bin Mohammed appoints CEO of Corporate Technology Support Services, RTA

AbdulAziz Essa Ahmed Hareb AlFalahi as CEO of Corporate Technology Support Services at Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority Government of Dubai Media Office : Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Resolution No. (35) of 2018 appointing AbdulAziz Essa Ahmed Hareb AlFalahi as CEO of Corporate …

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Kuwait to get e-cars

Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry has requested all concerned authorities to provide necessary requirements for the entry of electric cars to Kuwait’s market KUWAIT CITY – Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has requested all concerned authorities to provide necessary requirements for the entry of electric cars to Kuwait’s market, reports Al-Rai daily. Report added KCCI received a …

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Saudi’s growing e-commerce market offers global tech opportunities

Saudi Arabia’s e-commerce sector is set to explode, and the IT sector in the country will see increased demand as a result The battle for Saudi Arabia’s e-commerce market is hotting up, after US tech giant Amazon purchased Gulf retailer Souq.com last year, in a bid to spread its reach into the kingdom. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s first homegrown mega e-tailer, …

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Saudi king Salman approves health care programs

Clinical coding licenses and standards will be included in unified national standards for accreditation of health facilities King Salman on Sunday approved the implementation of an electronic sick-leave system, and directed relevant authorities to coordinate with the Civil Service Ministry in case of any amendments to the terms for granting sick leave. He also approved a program to train Saudi …

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E-commerce portal noon opens buying offices in China and Hong Kong

Noon launched in the UAE and Saudi Arabia last year By Yasmine Saleh, ZAWYA UAE-based online shopping portal noon has announced plans to introduce products from China and Hong Kong on its e-commerce portals in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a noon official said. “We have opened sourcing offices… We spotted a gap in the market for high …

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Etisalat plans 5G technology in the UAE by year-end: official

The UAE-based telecom company plans to introduce the upgraded 5G technology on mobile phones in late 2019 Etisalat plans to introduce 5G technology that will enhance internet speed and image resolution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the end of this year, senior vice president for mobile network at Etisalat in the UAE, Saeed Al Zarouni, told reporters on …

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UAE MoF launches its Unified Smart Platform Service to link all e-revenue collection systems of the Federal Government

The platform was designed to connect all revenue collection E-Systems Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) launched a smart unified platform service (a unified e-service system) that links all e-revenue collection systems of the federal government, during a workshop held by the Ministry, which included more than 20 federal government entities. The platform was designed to connect all revenue …

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Abu Dhabi launches crypto asset regulatory framework

The new ADGM crypto framework instils proper governance, oversight and transparency over crypto asset activities Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has launched its framework to regulate spot crypto asset activities, including those undertaken by exchanges, custodians and other intermediaries in ADGM. This follows the successful completion of a public consultation on the introduction …

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DIFC collaborates with France’s Finance Innovation to promote fintech growth

The collaboration will support the development of the fintech ecosystem in both markets Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Finance Innovation, France’s official innovation cluster for the financial industry, based in Paris. The collaboration will support the development of the fintech ecosystem in both markets and facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration between their …

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