Friday 3 December 2021

New Covid variant poses very high global risk, warns WHO

The heavily mutated Omicron coronavirus variant is likely to spread internationally and poses a very high risk of infection surges, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.   The infection surge could have "severe consequences" in some places, WHO war


Qatar introduces ‘International Expo 2023 Horticulture Doha’

Qatar will host the Expo 2023 Horticulture Doha, which will witness the participation of 80 countries along with a number of international organisations and representatives of the private sector.   It will be the first Horticulture Expo in the Middle East and No


Shell brings carbon neutral lubricants to the Middle East

Oil Major Shell’s recently launched portfolio of carbon neutral lubricants is now available for customers in the Middle East.    Shell’s expansion plans not only ensure product availability in the region but is a step towards realising its commi


EGA to decarbonise its gas turbines teaming up with GE

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) will work towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions from its existing GE natural gas turbines by exploring hydrogen as a fuel, as well as carbon capture, utilisation and storage solutions.     For this, EGA and GE


Nominations open for $250,000 Aster nursing award

The Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award worth $250,000 is now open for nominations from nurses worldwide including Middle East, Indian sub-continent, Africa, North and South America, Central Asia, Europe, and Oceania.   The winner of the First Prize would be aw


Omicron transmissibility potential still not clear: WHO

Researchers around the world are currently conducting studies to better understand the aspects of Omicron, but as of right now, it is not clear whether it is more transmissible compared to other variants, including Delta, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) in an update. &ld


Swiss at Expo 2020 Dubai hosts ‘No time to Waste’ exhibition

The Swiss pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is hosting a waste management exhibition entitled ‘No Time To Waste’ to showcase circular economy solutions on managing and recycling waste to generate value. The exhibition is running until December 10, 2021.  


Bahrain to host dermatology, laser & aesthetic conference

The most recent developments in dermatology and cosmetic medicine post-pandemic, as well as new treatments for incurable skin diseases like psoriasis and vitiligo will feature at a conference in Bahrain.   The four-day event, Dermatology, Laser & Aesthetic C


PCR tests able to detect new Covid variant: WHO

Currently used PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests are able to detect a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, B.1.1.529, which was assigned the name ‘Omicron,’ the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement. "The B.1.1.529 variant was first reported to WHO from Sout


iGA CE receives Shaikh Isa Bin Ali Al Khalifa Award

Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive, Mohammed Ali Al Qaed was presented with the Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa Award for Voluntary Work. The award recognises iGA’s technological contributions to the National Taskforce for combating Covid-19.  

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