Monday , 22 January 2018

Science

Meeting of Arab Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research concludes

The Arab Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research have highlighted the importance of coordinating plans for higher education and scientific research to cope up with the needs the labour market in the Arab countries and the priorities of their respective national plans for sustainable development. Concluding their 16th meeting at the Arab League HQ on Wednesday, the ministers urged …

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Supports Gambia’s Agriculture With US $ 17.5 Million Syndicated Murabaha Financing

The Facility will be used to support the agriculture sector in Gambia through the import of inputs (fertilizers) and the purchase of Agricultural Produce The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group (IsDB.org), signed on November 29, 2017 with the Government of The Gambia a syndicated Murabaha financing Agreement in an amount …

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Space time: What applicants need to know to win a seat on the UAE Astronaut Programme

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day. Participation in the United Arab Emirates’ recently announced astronauts programme is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity that should not be missed, two of the initiative’s top officials said on Monday. Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum last …

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Dubai Airshow: Emirates Mars mission on track for 2020 launch

Project manager Omran Sharif said the UAE expects to learn more about changes to planet’s atmosphere. The Emirates Mars Mission is on track to launch its first probe in 2020, with the programme helping to continue developing the UAE’s knowledge economy and inspiring a new generation of scientists, according to project manager Omran Sharaf. Speaking at the Dubai Airshow on …

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MeRck KGaA marks the launch of Merck Foundation during the Fourth edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Cairo, Egypt

More than 450 African healthcare providers, policy makers and researchers from Africa and Asia benefit from several educational and social development sessions Fourth Luminary held in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt brings together African and Asian countries from 24th – 25th October 2017 in Cairo, Egypt to contribute towards building healthcare capacity. “Merck …

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The need for co-ordinated African research and development claimed top spot on rail conference agenda

Hon. Okello addresses first summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Science and Technology. Hon. Okello who is leading a 9-person delegation is attending the First Summit of the OIC on Science and Technology which runs from 9-11th September 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Affairs, Hon. Henry Oryem Okello, has …

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Workshop for Building Capacity of Analyzing Disrupted Health Systems

EU/Libya Health System Strengthening Project 2: Strengthening Health information system And Medicines Supply chain management SHAMS Project in Libya An intensive workshop was launched on Monday aiming to build capacity of analyzing disrupted health systems. The workshop is part of the EU funded SHAMS project workplan that is technically led by WHO Country Office in Libya. This capacity building activity …

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Iraq expects to produce 250,000 tonnes of rice in 2017 season

Iraq’s Agriculture Ministry said on Saturday it expected to produce 250,000 tonnes of rice in the 2017 season. The figure suggests gap to be filled by imports of about 1 million tonnes, as demand annually stands at between 1 million to 1.25 million tonnes, according to government sources. “The expected production is around 250,000 tonnes for this year, the harvest …

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Saudia to carry record 10.3mln passengers this summer

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has released its summer plan, outlining the preeminent operational aspects during the upcoming peak season starting from June 24 to Sept. 16. The plan shows a record increase in the number of flights and seating capacity both internationally and domestically, to prepare for the dramatic increase in the demand for air travel in the summer period. …

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Dubai’s Emirates considers introducing augmented reality aboard

As part of its plans to further revolutionise its services, boost its competitiveness and survive the headwinds besetting the aviation industry, the Emirates Airlines is reportedly studying ways to equip staff with augmented reality glasses that display a passenger’s name and travel habits! “We could enhance customer service tremendously,” said Christopher Mueller, Emirates’ Chief Digital and Innovation Officer in statements …

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