Sunday 29 January 2023

Nepalese ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Ruit wins Isa Award

Nepalese ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Ruit has been selected as the winner of the fifth edition of the Isa Award for Service to Humanity.   The winner was announced at a press conference by Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Special Representative of His Majes


KACST, WEF to launch innovation accelerator

The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) of Saudi Arabia and the World Economic Forum have signed a letter of intent (LoI) to establish a new accelerator programme to help ignite innovation in the kingdom.    This follows the participation


Poor farmers need investment not handouts: actor Idris Elba

The poor of the world are not just looking for aid and handouts, they are looking for investment - investment in people, in nature, in innovation, said actor Idris Elba.      “With greater access to finance, markets, resources, technology and kno


Gates Foundation to spend $8.3bn to fight poverty, disease

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will spend $8.3 billion this year, a 15% increase over the 2022 forecast payout, to continue its work fighting poverty, disease and inequity.    In his annual letter, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman al


GPRC Summit 2023 to find loopholes in risk management

The GPRC Summit 2023 will bring together government, risk, compliance, audit and Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) professionals from across industries.    They will discuss key topics such as governance, risk and compliance (GRC)-related challenge


Dubai Municipality calls entries for Front Yard Competition

Dubai Municipality has opened the registration for the Most Beautiful Green Front Yard Competition that aims to promote aesthetic gardening culture and encourage people to preserve and care for the beauty of their residential areas.    This initiative align

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