Jun 19, 2016

Emirati-Indian parliamentary committee to be set up soon

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.

Dr Al Qubaisi during the meeting stressed the importance of activating parliamentary relations between the FNC and the Indian Parliament through the proposed committee, and by prompting parliamentary visits between the two sides. He that it is important for the two sides to continue to strengthen relations in all fields and achieve the required communication for parliamentary diplomacy, in addressing security and stability issues, and challenges facing the region.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a friendly Emirati-Indian parliamentary committee, and highlighting existing areas of cooperation between the UAE and India in various political, economic, cultural and investment sectors, will be soon signed between the two countries.

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Indian passports to be issued in five days:  “We started renewing all passports within five working days (if applicants fulfill all legal requirements) from the beginning of this month. This is applicable to passports issued by all other Indian passport authorities in India and abroad, including the Indian Consulate in Dubai,” said T.P. Seetharam, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, in an exclusive interview to the Gulf News. Until now it used to take a minimum of 40 working days to renew passports. What’s more, from now on the ambassador said Indian residents in Abu Dhabi can approach the embassy immediately if their passports were not renewed within five days, via email cons@indembassyuae.org or cons1@indembassyuae.org.

Smart Mosque Systems To Reduce Energy Consumption:  The Abu Dhabi based research university, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has revealed its smart mosque technology which will minimize the power consumption of mosques while also helping with the overall management of the mosques. Masdar Institute has been working with the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments to get the smart sensor system installed and tested at a number of local mosques. Currently, the smart mosque sensor system is fully installed and being tested at two Abu Dhabi mosques – Masjid Fatah and Masjid Al Haq. The challenge of reducing the energy demand of mosques is due to the nature of their daily use. Mosques experience sudden influxes of users at five specified times throughout the day, corresponding with the five daily Islamic prayers. In between the appointed prayers, mosques sit idle for several hours, either empty or nearly empty. These multiple peak times of sudden crowding followed by hours of dormancy, coupled with mosques’ open space, differentiate mosques from other buildings, and thus require a specialized sensor system.

Google celebrates Father’s Day with a fine Doodle:  The tech giant, Goodle created very expressive doodle to celebrate Father’s Day. The doodle shows a pair of dad’s shoes on a rug with the word Google on it, accompanied with a pair of kiddie shoes that probably indicate how we, as kids, follow our dad’s footsteps so closely. Many countries celebrate Father's Day on the third Sunday of June, to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.


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UAE’s first satellite 'Nayif-1 Nanosatellite' is all set to Launch
Jun 28, 2016 :

UAE’s first satellite 'Nayif-1 Nanosatellite' is all set to Launch

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).

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IIFA 2016 ends in Spain on a high note
Jun 27, 2016 :

IIFA 2016 ends in Spain on a high note

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.

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‘Express your love for UAE’: Nationwide initiative launched
Jun 23, 2016 :

‘Express your love for UAE’: Nationwide initiative launched

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.

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Creating history: India’s PSLV –C34 successfully launches 20 satellites into orbit in a single mission
Jun 22, 2016 :

Creating history: India’s PSLV –C34 successfully launches 20 satellites into orbit in a single mission

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.

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Yoga for better physical and mental health: Mr. Modi
Jun 21, 2016 :

Yoga for better physical and mental health: Mr. Modi

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.

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Get rumors clarified from Dubai Municipality before getting alarmed!
Jun 20, 2016 :

Get rumors clarified from Dubai Municipality before getting alarmed!

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.

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Emirati-Indian parliamentary committee to be set up soon
Jun 19, 2016 :

Emirati-Indian parliamentary committee to be set up soon

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.

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First successful organ transplant surgery in UAE
Jun 18, 2016 :

First successful organ transplant surgery in UAE

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.

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UAE FNC’s new law to ban ownership of exotic animals
Jun 16, 2016 :

UAE FNC’s new law to ban ownership of exotic animals

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.

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The UAE Child Protection Law 2016 takes effect on June 15
Jun 15, 2016 :

The UAE Child Protection Law 2016 takes effect on June 15

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.

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