Monday, 30 September 2019

8 killed and 6 injured in a major traffic accident in Dubai.

Last updated on September 30, 2019 at 11:20 am

During accident eight people were killed and six suffered severe injuries in a major traffic accident which happened  on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road in Dubai on September 30, Monday morning.
The Dubai Ambulance authority announced that the accident involved of truck and a micro bus along Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road before Mirdif City Centre, towards Sharjah.

Executive Director of the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Khalifa bin Draiy, said that the Dubai Ambulance team rushed to the spot and took the injured to Rashid hospital.  He urged motorists to be cautious and pay attention on the road while behind the wheels. 

Source from Khaleej Times,

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Granted license for Hindu temple and 17 churches in UAE

Last updated on September 22,2019

In UAE the Capital's 17 churches and one Hindu temple were granted licences in a historic ceremony held at Emirates Palace.
After long time Non-Muslim places of woinworship in Abu Dhabi and including decades-old churches, were officially given legal recognition or certification on Sunday on historic ceremony.
Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi (DCD) Under the banner 'A Call for Harmony', the decided to bring all the religious institutions under one licence umbrella so that the authority could support them in their operations.

"For decades, our greatest leaders have welcome people from various religions from various countries making the UAE a place for all. In tolerance and co-existencebu Dhabi is now a leading model ," Dr Mugheer Al Khaili, chairman of the DCD, said during the special event.

He said that unlike before, the religious bodies can now rely on one official government channel whenever they need advice or support.
The DCD has developed legal frameworks, policies and procedures to ensure that people of all religions would be able to practise their faith, in accordance with UAE laws and without affecting the country's customs and traditions.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Things we must know UAE doing to boost rainfall in the country.

Last updated on September 22, 2019
The campaign is spearheaded by UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science.
A research campaign has been launched to investigate the efficiency of innovative and unique new cloud seeding materials by flights and testing that took place from Al Ain Airport over the eastern and northern parts of UAE.
Linda Zou, professor at Khalifa University and one of the three awardees of Programme's First Cycle, and team carried out tests on core and shell composite nanomaterials for their effectiveness as cloud condensation nuclei by dispersing them into clouds.
A custom-designed Learjet research aircraft equipped with sophisticated sensors and measurement probes is being utilised to gather data of the cloud components, which is being led by the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), in cooperation with global experts in the field.
"This result demonstrates how NCM through the programme is succeeding in attracting significant participation from leading international scientific experts and helping to boost water security for those at risk around the world."
Dr Abdulla Al Mandous, director of the NCM and president of Regional Association II in the Asia Region, said:  "I am delighted that the highly creative work undertaken by Professor Zou's team has progressed to the extent that the groundbreaking materials developed are ready for field testing and potential large-scale production.
This campaign is an important part of the NMC's implementation and testing plan, which consists of a titanium dioxide nanoparticle layer coated on the salt crystals.
Experimental results obtained so far through laboratory testing and analysis suggest that the materials have a much higher ability to initiate condensation of water vapour and droplet growth in the clouds than the salt crystals that is currently used for rain enhancement in the UAE.
The originality of Professor Zou's research project is demonstrated in the filing of two worldwide patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2017 and 2018 for a new application of cloud seeding through nanotechnology. Now, the technology has moved from laboratory to the scale-up process. The nanomaterials could potentially be cost-effective when produced on a large scale.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

New Banking Rule: No need for physical verifying of Emirates ID in UAE at banks

In line with new rule announcement Central Bank gives notice to all banks.

Banks and finance companies in the UAE can make use of online validation gateway of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship for identity verification of potential customers when opening their bank accounts.

This will take away the requirement for physical checking of the Emirates ID card of individual and corporate customers, the Central Bank stated in the notice sent to all the banks and financing institutions operating in the country.

"The UAE Pass Platform is based on on the online validation gateway of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship for identity verification, which removes necessity for actual physical examining of the UAE ID card. Banks and different financial institutions may very well utilize the UAE Pass in the processes for opening bank account and carrying out transactions/deals for individuals and representatives of corporate clients," says the Central Bank notice sent to banks in the UAE.

Introduced in October 2018, the UAE Pass is the very first national digital identity platform that is open for Emiratis and expatriates through a single mobile identity, enabling people not only gain access to services but also to digitally sign legal documents.

All UAE residents can have a digital national identity that can be utilised to gain access to federal government services and create transactions online. Residents can easily log in any kind of government website to make a transaction after installing the mobile app and creating an account on UAE Pass.

The Central Bank and the UAE Banking Federation welcome the digital transformation initiative - UAE Pass Platform - introduced jointly by Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA), in partnership with Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and Smart Dubai.

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