Friday 3 July 2020

Injaz Bahrain to host annual Young Entrepreneur Competition virtually

Injaz Bahrain, a leading non-profit organisation focusing on youth economic empowerment, announced that its annual Young Entrepreneurs Competition will be held online for the first time in its history.    Held on July 6 and 7 via the popular video conferenc


Microsoft to help 25m acquire skills fit for Covid-19 economy

Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday announced a new global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year.   The announcement comes in response to the global economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pande


Summer outdoor work ban kicks off in Bahrain

A ban on afternoon work in open spaces throughout Bahrain begins today (July 1), reported BNA, citing the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.   The annual ban prohibits work from noon until 4 pm throughout July and August.  


Aries Homeplex turns over a new leaf

In view of Covid-19, Aries Group has come with a solution to fulfil people’s educational and entertainment needs from home.    E-learning has taken an unexpected leap since lockdown. But the change is only for the best as children are exposed to much


India working on resettlement plan for returning expats

With a growing number of Indians returning from abroad, including the Gulf, on account of global disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is collecting information from arriving passengers on repatriation flights that will explore


All UAE government staff back in offices from July 5

UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has announced that all government employees will be back in offices from July 5.    The staffing capacity in all ministries will be 100 per cent, an important step that contributes to achieving the


Tawazun partners with top defence firms for SEEDS programme

UAE-based Tawazun Economic Council has unveiled an innovative virtual training solution through its partnership with six defence and aerospace companies and four universities to ensure continuance of the Sustain and Enhance Emiratisation in Defence and Security (SEEDs) programme by creating v


MBC Academy welcomes applications for 2020 programme

MBC Group, the largest and leading media company in the Middle East & North Africa, announces the commencement of MBC Academy’s programmes.    An educational and training platform, MBC Academy was established by the group in support of developing


HFZA ready to bring 50pc of employees back to offices

The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) in Sharjah has announced that the necessary preparations have been completed and all Covid-19 precautionary measures are in place to facilitate the return of 50 per cent of its employees to the offices.    This comes


New centre for strategic philanthropy set up at Cambridge

A new Centre for Strategic Philanthropy has been established at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School dedicated to examining strategic philanthropy within and from the world’s highest-growth markets, including the Middle East, Developing Asia, and Africa, at a time when phil

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