UAE becomes first country in Arab World to produce nuclear energy

Facts: Barakah nuclear power plant: It is the United Arab Emirates’s first nuclear power station and the first commercial nuclear power station in the Arab World. The Nuclear plant has achieved criticality and has successfully started towards power production. Additional Facts: Criticality: It is a term that signifies the initiation of a controlled but sustained… Continue reading UAE becomes first country in Arab World to produce nuclear energy

United Arab Emirates launches mission to Mars

News: The United Arab Emirates has launched its Emirates Mars mission from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center. Facts: HOPE Spacecraft or Emirates Mars Mission: It is a Mars mission launched by the United Arab Emirates.It is also the first interplanetary mission for the Arab World. Aim:  To search for the connection between current martian weather and… Continue reading United Arab Emirates launches mission to Mars

Explained: What is Hope spacecraft?

News:The United Arab Emirates has used a novel approach to build the Hope spacecraft which will be launched in July,2020. Facts: About HOPE: HOPE Spacecraft is also known as the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM).It will be Arab world’s first spacecraft to Mars. Aim:To collect information on Mars and meteorological layers.It also seeks to study the… Continue reading Explained: What is Hope spacecraft?

Marawah Island

News:The World’s oldest known natural pearl was discovered at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Facts: About the discovery: The pearl has been named as the ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl  that have been radio dated to 5,800-5,600 BCE. The discovery proves that pearls and oysters were being used in the… Continue reading Marawah Island

India,UAE discuss areas of cooperation to strengthen economic ties

News:The seventh meeting of the UAE-India High Level Joint Task Force on Investments was held in Abu Dhabi,UAE. Facts: About the task force: The Task Force was established in 2012 as a key forum to promote economic ties between the UAE and India.  It aims to promote and facilitate investments between the two countries and… Continue reading India,UAE discuss areas of cooperation to strengthen economic ties

PM to visit UAE, Bahrain from 23 Aug in bid to boost ties

Indian Prime Minister(PM) will be on a three day visit to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates(UAE). During the UAE visit,Indian PM will be honoured with the “Order of Zayed” which is the highest UAE civilian award.It is conferred due to distinguished leadership of Prime Minister for giving a big boost to bilateral relations between… Continue reading PM to visit UAE, Bahrain from 23 Aug in bid to boost ties

Abu Dhabi to host first ISA’s joint security exercise ISALEX19 beginning today

Abu Dhabi is hosting International Security Alliance(ISAs) first joint security exercise named ISALEX19. Representatives of 50 law enforcement agencies from the member countries in the International Security Alliance(ISA) will be taking part in the first joint security exercise. The exercise will simulate a real-life security threat in a virtual context to test the readiness of… Continue reading Abu Dhabi to host first ISA’s joint security exercise ISALEX19 beginning today

UAE launches UN-developed anti-money laundering platform

The UAE Central Bank’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has launched the new anti-money laundering platform called goAML. The platform will help facilitate law enforcement authorities in the receipt, analysis and dissemination of suspicious transactions including money laundering. The goAML system is the first platform to go live in the Gulf countries.It was developed by the… Continue reading UAE launches UN-developed anti-money laundering platform

UAE Cabinet adopts “National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031”

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has adopted the National Strategy for Well-being,2031. The Strategy aims to make the UAE a world leader in quality of life through a number of strategic objectives and initiatives. The Strategy is based on a national framework of three main levels which are (a)individuals (b)society and (c)country. The strategy aims… Continue reading UAE Cabinet adopts “National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031”

UAE launches ‘Golden Card’ scheme to woo wealthy investors, exceptional talents

The United Arab Emirates(UAE) has launched a permanent residency scheme called as Golden Card programme. This scheme was introduced to attract wealthy individuals and exceptional talents such as doctors, engineers, scientists, students and artists. The Golden card visa categories include (a)real estate investors who can get a visa for 5 years (b)general investors who will… Continue reading UAE launches ‘Golden Card’ scheme to woo wealthy investors, exceptional talents