The mandatory three-month midday-break period starts from 15 June and will continue till 15 September 2016. The Ministry of Human Resources, UAE, has planned 80,000 field visits to monitor the implementation of midday break ban that prohibits any work under direct sunlight between 12.30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Maher Al Obed, Assistant Undersecretary for Inspectional Affairs at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, said the ministry has urged employers to provide all necessary means to protect workers against injuries and illnesses. Violating companies will be fined AED 5,000 per worker; a maximum of AED 50,000 for more than one worker; Companies will be degraded or even temporarily stopped from operations. In exceptional cases, employers must provide workers additional facilities to the workers like cold water, first aid, air-conditioners, sunshades and cold water as per Health Department’s standards.
The decree, now in its 12th consecutive year, is based on health and safety procedures that the UAE adopts in order to prevent any sort of work-related injuries, in accordance with international standards.
Microsoft all set to buy LinkedIn: Reports say that Microsoft is buying the professional social network LinkedIn with over 433 million members worldwide for $26.2 billion in cash, in its biggest-ever deal, combining the software giant’s fast-growing cloud services business with the world’s largest online network for professionals. Jeff Weiner will remain chief executive of LinkedIn and will report to Microsoft Chief Satya Nadella, says the report. An in-house mailer from Microsoft’s Nadella says that the deal reflects Microsoft’s new focus on cloud computing and services.
‘Nerve damage makes playing guitar tough’ Eric Clapton: English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Eric Clapton says that nerve damage makes playing guitar tough. Referred as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time, the 71-year solo artist has been suffering from peripheral neuropathy. According to an interview given to Female First, Clapton said “…It turned into what they call peripheral neuropathy, which is where you feel like you have electric shocks going down your leg…. (It’s) hard work to play the guitar and I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that it will not improve… Because I’m in recovery from alcoholism and addiction to substances, I consider it a great thing to be alive at all. By rights I should have kicked the bucket a long time ago. For some reason I was plucked from the jaws of hell and given another chance.”
Nayif -1 , the UAE's first Nanosatellite that was developed by Emirati engineering students, has successfully passed all stages and tests, and is now ready for launch into space aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket, said a press release from MBRSC (Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre).More News..
The 2016 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 17th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honouring the best Hindi films of 2015, ended this weekend in Madrid, Spain on a very high note as celebrities enthralled the audience with power packed performances, cheerful anecdotes and stunning red carpet best.More News..
H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, launched a nationwide initiative titled “Express Your Love for UAE” on Wednesday in UAE.More News..
The space agency of the Indian government, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), successfully launches PSLV – C34, its earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series into earth’s orbit this morning. The vehicle is carrying 20 satellites including those of Google company Terra Bella’s SkySat Gen2, and earth observation and imaging satellites from US, Canada, Germany and Indonesia.More News..
Inaugurating International Yoga Day 2016 celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people this morning at Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, India, to embrace yoga for better physical and mental health. He said that Yoga has become a mass movement like no other in the world.More News..
In line with Dubai Municipality’s transparency policy, the department has launched a Whatsapp number +971 50 1077799 to which residents can send a message seeking the authenticity of any rumours. Dubai Municipality will verify the news' sources and respond to the sender with a clarification within eight hours.More News..
Discussing ways of promoting parliamentary cooperation between the UAE and India as part of the distinguished and growing strategic partnership the two countries, Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), and T.P. Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, at the FNC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi on Saturday decided to set up an Emirati-Indian Parliamentary Committee.More News..
Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) announced today that the Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) successfully carried out the first organ transplant surgery in Dubai, in collaboration with Mediclinic City Hospital. The surgery was performed on 8 June, on a 29-year old Emirati woman.More News..
Individuals are banned to own wild and other domesticated but dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, apes and monkeys, as well as pit bulls, mastiffs and Japanese Tosa dogs, says a draft law passed on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi by the Federal National Council. It also warns that pet owners who fail to control their pet dogs in public places will face tough penalties including one month jail term.More News..
Formerly named Wudeema Law, the UAE’s Child Protection Law takes effect on June 15 under which reporting cases of child abuse or negligence has become mandatory for all members of the community. The law will come in force from today onwards with the ultimate goal of transforming families and society.More News..