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Large number of absconding workers held in surprise raids in Jleeb

 

 

The campaigns that were organized by a joint committee formed by the Council of Ministers over the past few days in the suburb of Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh on the stores and restaurants resulted in the seizure of a large number persons reported absconding by their employers.

A few days after the committee’s crackdown on the Jleeb Al- Shuyoukh the shop owners and violating workers did not expect another similar campaign would follow within a short time, which created a state of confusion and did not give sufficient time for the shop owners and the violating workers to make a quick escape. The committee had earlier, targeted some sites in the area, after it had been previously monitored by inspectors from the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), and it was discovered that there were many violating files hiring a number of bulk workers in the shops and commercial markets.108 violators were arrested during the two campaigns, including domestic workers and others who were reported absconding by their sponsors, in addition to a number of workers who were staying in the country after their residence permits had expired.The committee also discovered a number of shops were operating without a licence and some outlets such as eateries had employed workers who did not hold a ‘FIT” health card. -A.T.

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Heguru Right Brain Development School Receives Award

HEGURU RIGHT BRAIN EDUCATION SCHOOL

--by Madhulika

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HEGURU RIGHT BRAIN EDUCATION SCHOOL, Chennai, has been adjudged among India's Top 5 pre schools amongst 750 assessed by the Education World Preschool Grand Jury Awards 2019-20.

The award was presented at a glittering function at Sahara Hotel, Mumbai. It was Received by it”s Chennai  Director Ms Jayashree R . These Awards have been instituted to felicitate preschools making Heguru centre extraordinary efforts to introduce innovative practices in early childhood education. 

Heguru is an educational program for young children, headquartered in Tokyo with centers spread across 13 countries. In India, the 1st center was established in Chennai  and is committed to providing ideal early childhood education and develop the bond with their parents in the early stages of their life.IFL 

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 Heguru classes start from the prenatal stage, when the baby is still in the mother’s womb. Next is the infant and toddler stage which is the most crucial for building“foundational strength” that starts with nurturing the “mind and heart”. 

Right brain development is not an overnight task and Heguru classes are available for your children from 6 months onward. Heguru is the best early childhood program as attested by our numerous parent testaments and the greatest gift you can give your child.

Visit  @ Heguru Right Brain Development School, Sucons Sivagami Square, 1st Floor, G.N Chetty Road, T. Nagar , Chennai-17. Mobile : 98846 20022

Website : www.heguruindia.com

 

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Never put your feet on the car dashboard

 

 

A stern warning to the amateurs of putting the feet on the car dashboard while it was driving, after a lady was hurt by this reckless act.

A British woman was seriously injured after a terrible traffic accident, the consequences of which could have been avoided in a simple step.And the British police published an x-ray image showing that the woman's hips were severely broken, according to the British newspaper, "Metro".

The first hip of the woman, whose name was not mentioned, was completely dislocated, while the other suffered severe fractures.According to British police, the woman was lifting her legs over the car dashboard when the collision occurred, without giving further details about the accident.

Police say that the passenger in the front seat should put his feet on the floor of the car, not the dashboard, in order to avoid a terrible injury at the time of the collision, then the airbag does not help.

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Protect your WhatsApp from hackers by following simple steps that do not take more than a minute

 

 

Sometimes the electronic WhatsApp attacks are not due to national security holes, or because of engineering errors in the application, but rather because of our ignorance of protecting our accounts on the application of the most famous messages in the world.

According to "Forbes", we can protect ourselves from account hacks on the WhatsApp application, by following simple steps that do not take more than a minute.When it comes to hacking the WhatsApp app, or other messaging platforms, the hacking methods and their impact on the user vary.

In the past year, we saw cyber attacks targeting spyware targets, the application also witnessed dangerous multimedia files, which are exchanged in conversations, and we have also seen cases where a user is banned from logging into his WhatsApp account.All of these problems were largely solved by the WhatsApp team, whose security system was repaired to protect users, but this did not prevent "hackers" from discovering new methods of attack.

To avoid a private account being "hacked" by hackers in the future, users can make a small change to their settings.The site says that the user can assign a personal identification number, which will represent an additional security cover, which the user will have to enter to use WhatsApp from a new device.

Hackers usually resort to obtain a message with a confirmation number, which is sent to a new phone number, in order to take over the WhatsApp account from their device, but the additional setup will prevent them from taking over the account.So even if you get tricked and send the code to the hackers, they won't have your PIN.The WhatsApp ID feature can be found under Account Settings from within the app, under the phrase "Two-Step Verification", and it takes less than a minute to set it up.

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Visa trafficking company found hiring expat laborers for begging

 

 

Following the referral of an Arab mandoub and the owner of a company to the Public Prosecution for selling hundreds of commercial visas to expatriates, the Public Prosecution studied the company’s file and discovered that it had hired expatriate laborers for begging.As per the report, two expatriate beggars were caught, and they revealed during interrogation that they were brought by the company.Accordingly, a security block was placed on the company file in order to prevent the company from hiring any more laborers.

The security block was lifted, and the company sold commercial visa to hundreds of expatriates at sums ranging between KD 200 and KD 250.Ministry of Interior will summon for investigations the officers who lifted the security block on the company which enabled the latter to practice its suspected activity.-A.T.

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Indian Embassy in Kuwait celebrated India’s 71st Republic Day

Indian Embassy in Kuwait celebrated India’s 71st Republic Day

Indian Embassy in Kuwait celebrated India’s 71st Republic Day at the embassy premises. At a colorful open-air ceremony, Indian Ambassador K Jeeva Sagar hoisted the national flag in the presence of embassy officials and a large crowd of Indian nationals who gathered at the embassy to celebrate the remarkable day in India’s history.

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His Excellency the Ambassador of India Shri. Jeeva Sagar unfurled the tricolor flag, the band played the National anthem with 1000s of Indians gathering at the Indian Embassy, Embassy Enclave, Kuwait.

His Excellency welcomed and thanked the gathering and read the message of Sri Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, which he had delivered to Indians yesterday on the eve of 71st Republic Day. His Excellency congratulated all Indians in Kuwait for the happy 71st Republic Day. The event was attended by many prominent Indians along with the community.

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Soon after his speech, various school students gave colorful entertainment which was enjoyed by the public. Many popular restaurants arranged their stalls in the embassy campus to provide breakfast, snacks and drinks to.

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On the special occasion of India’s Republic Day, various Kuwait media and web portals issued special supplement.

www.iflkuwait.com  also brings out a special for celebrating republic day with valuable matters and potos..It can be viewed on this link; https://iflkuwait.com/images/IFL-Republic-Day-2020.pdf

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Jleeb violations clearing team resumes raids

The joint ministerial committee formed to follow up the situations in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh yesterday toured the area where they raided unlicensed makeshift markets, arrested peddlers and tracked down violators.

In this regard, Farwaniya municipality manager Mohammad Sarkhouh said that a plan had been set to launch sudden inspection campaigns, adding that the most recent one resulted in confiscating eight truckloads of used clothes, six truckloads of scrap, used furniture and electric devices, and seven truckloads of fruits and vegetables, in addition to filing 38 peddler citations.

Meanwhile, Sarkhouh added that power supply was disconnected in 70 violating properties, and promised that more striking campaigns would be launched within the coming few days to put an end to violating stores in the area.

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Foreigners can not enter Kuwait with punctured civil ID

Deputy Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Essam Al- Naham has sent a circular to all concerned sectors that the Civil ID of the bearer must be ‘punctured’ if the bearer is given a temporary residence or if the bearer is leaving the country so that the bearer cannot enter the country using the same ID.Because there are no offices affiliated to the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) in some departments, and it is not possible to cancel the civil ID, it has been agreed with PACI to puncture a hole in the civil IDs of foreigners upon granting temporary residence or in the event of them leaving the country.Therefore, in the event if a foreigner is holding a civil ID with a punctured hole, that ID must be considered null and void, meaning the person is not entitled to enter the country using that civil ID.’ The information has been relayed to all concerned officials in the Ministry of Interior.--A.T.

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Message of H.E. Mr. K. Jeeva Sagar on Republic Day of India

Message of H.E. Mr. K. Jeeva Sagar, Ambassador of India to Kuwait On the Occasion of the 71st Republic Day of India

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On this joyous occasion of the 71st Republic Day, I convey my warm Greetings and Best Wishes to all my fellow Indians in Kuwait. I would specifically like to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation and gratitude to all the friends and well-wishers of India in Kuwait, particularly to the leadership, the people and the Government of Kuwait, for their steadfast commitment to the continued close and friendly relations between India and Kuwait. I would like to reiterate that Government of India reciprocates this commitment and is keen to further strengthen and expand this mutually enriching relationship. Multifaceted bilateral relations between our two friendly countries are rooted in history and have been sustained and nourished by age-old linkages and the ever-deepening people-to-people affinities.

As you are all aware, Republic Day commemorates the day when the Indian Constitution came into effect. This year shall be our nation’s 71st Republic Day. This is an occasion when we commemorate the values of our democracy and Republic and reaffirm our commitment to the most prized national inheritance - the Indian Constitution – and its eternal values and guiding principles. The 26th day of January is a historic one in the annals of our long and rich history as it marked the completion of India’s transition towards becoming an Independent Republic. We, as a nation, have come a long way since that historic day by building on the untiring efforts and hard work of every successive generation. However, we must be mindful of the fact that our journey is far from complete. We must continue to move ahead together in a much more determined way in this wonderful voyage of ours to redeem the pledge we made not only for the well-being of the people of our nation but also to the larger cause of humanity.  

India remains one of the most sought after investment destinations in the world with ever-growing foreign direct investments. During the year, our government continued to undertake various structural reforms (taxation, corporate affairs, labour, FDI) and introduce economic growth measures (credit availability, infrastructure investments) to fasten the pace of growth and development. It is a matter of pride for all of us that our efforts to reform our business environment is bearing fruit. In the latest Ease of Doing Business rankings, released by World Bank in 2019, India stood at 63, an improvement of an unprecedented 79 places since 2014 – a phenomenal achievement for a major economy. Our economy, currently approximately $2.7 trillion, is already the sixth largest in the world (third largest on a purchasing power basis). A nation of skilled, innovative and talented youth, possessing a favourable demographic dividend and a stable Eco-political environment, it is well within our reach to reach $ 5 trillion GDP in the next 5 years and even $ 10 trillion by the turn of the decade. We are also poised to be the 3rd largest consumer market by 2030, and there is no wonder then that we are seen as the land of opportunities, of growth, of a bright and prosperous future, and without a shadow of doubt, a major driver of global economic fortune.

In 2019, we celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who remains the moral compass of our nation and whose teachings and way of life continue to be a yardstick to measure our deeds and actions. Successful launch of the Mission to Moon (Chandrayaan 2) was yet another historic first which reinforced the rapid technological strides made by India in space science and other scientific disciplines and has also bolstered our credentials as a leading scientific nation. Indians all over the world can not only take pride in our achievements but also be confident of our country assuming a leadership position in many of the new age industries – Robotics, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence etc. Further, continuous reforms and qualitative upgrade of the education system should equip the youth of our country to stay ahead of the curve and be torchbearers of the next century in every sphere of human endeavour.

‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ is the guiding principle of India’s external policy. This is also in line with India’s ancient belief of Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam: the world is a family. In this spirit, our policy has always aimed at creating an environment of peace and security in which the world can be a better place for entire humanity to live with dignity and in prosperity.  One prime example of how India’s foreign policy is oriented towards greater good of the world is our leadership and commitment to sustainable environment. India is a co-founder of the International Solar Alliance, which is a global alliance of more than 120 countries for development and promotion of solar energy. India has an unwavering faith in multilateralism, we work bilaterally, regionally and globally with like-minded countries to tackle issues of common concern such as climate change, energy security, food security, international terrorism, and the reform of multilateral institutions, including the UN Security Council. 

The Gulf and Middle East region is an extended neighborhood for India. Peace, security and stability of countries in this region is imperative for prosperity and economic development of India. We have shared interests in the areas of energy, trade, investments, security and human capital. The region is one of our largest trading partners, an important source for India’s energy (oil & gas) requirements and is home to about 8.5 million Indians. Through bilateral and regional institutional mechanisms, India has built closer ties with all the nations in the region. 

Allow me to inform all our friends that India-Kuwait relations continued to strengthen and expand during the year 2019. Minister of State for External (and Parliamentary) Affairs of India Shri V. Muraleedharan paid an official visit to Kuwait in September 2019 and held productive discussions with senior dignitaries in the Government of State of Kuwait. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my special gratitude to the Government of State of Kuwait for the warm and gracious hospitality accorded to the visiting delegation. Other high level visits, including the visits of Director General of Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and Chairman of the Kuwait Society for Engineers to India, under various existing Institutional mechanisms were also undertaken resulting in considerable progress on cooperative frameworks in the areas of S&T, defence, manpower, external policies etc.

Bilateral commercial ties have also witnessed a renewed momentum with increasing trade and investment exchanges. A delegation led by the President of Kuwait’s Civil Aviation visited India and many business delegations from Kuwait have visited India to participate in various business events. To facilitate commercial exchanges between the two countries, Embassy of India successfully organized a Healthcare Exhibition, a Seminar on Indian tourism, an Exhibition and Seminar on the Education opportunities in the State of Gujarat, business roadshows for delegations from the States of Goa and Tamil Nadu and G2B meetings for an official delegation from the State of Andhra Pradesh. It is heartening to inform that Indian Companies  continue to operate successfully and are setting newer highs with every passing year; thereby, reinforcing Brand India – as one that stands for quality and excellence. Kuwait is a major investing nation while India is a highly rated profitable investment destination; this synergy, given the level of confidence in the relationship, needs to be explored further for mutual benefit. 

Embassy also organized various other events, including Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, 5th International Yoga Day, World Environment Day, World Cycling Day, Hala Diwali, Constitution Day and various other events to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The year has also witnessed celebrations in connection with the 550th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Devji. I am delighted to convey my hearty Felicitations and cordial Greetings to all my Sikh friends resident in Kuwait on this important landmark. In this regard, I would also like to extend my sincere gratitude to all the esteemed guests who graced our events with their presence and to all the friends of India who collaborated with the Embassy to make all these events highly successful and memorable.     

Significance of people-to-people dimension in our bilateral relationship cannot be overemphasized. These ties form the bedrock of this strong, close and abiding friendship between our two friendly countries. Presence of over a million Indians in this friendly, peace-loving and vibrant nation of Kuwait is a testimony to the enduring spirit of cooperation between the two countries and its peoples. In all my interactions with the Kuwaiti leadership at various levels in specific, and with the people of Kuwait in general, a consistent theme that stood out was the generous appreciation of the Indian Community in Kuwait and a recognition of their contribution towards the development of the State of Kuwait. I have been repeatedly reassured that the Indian Community in Kuwait enjoys the highest level of trust and confidence of the friendly people of Kuwait. This is reflective of the values that we espouse and cherish, our law abiding nature, peaceful and friendly disposition and our pluralistic values that  celebrate diversity. I am quite confident that my dear Indian citizens in Kuwait will continue to uphold these high ideals, values and standards, abide by local laws and regulations and exert their utmost efforts in contributing towards the economic development of this friendly host country. Embassy will continue to place welfare and well-being of the Indian Community in Kuwait at the forefront of its endeavours. In cooperation with the Kuwaiti authorities, Community associations, and well-wishers & volunteers of the Community, Embassy will strive with even more vigor to address all issues and ensure the welfare of the Indian Community in Kuwait so that it can continue to provide a strong impetus to India-Kuwait relations.

Once again, on this joyous and proud occasion of the Republic Day of India, I wish every Indian national in Kuwait good health and happiness. I also take this opportunity to convey my Best Wishes for the continued good health and well-being of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Hamad Al-Sabah, His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasir Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah, and to the friendly people of the State of Kuwait. 

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Commercial visit visa sold for KD 200 to 250 by fake company

 

 

An unidentified Kuwaiti and his Egyptian partner have been arrested for running a fictitious company which specialized in issuing commercial visit visas.According to security sources the arrest came after investigation personnel from the General Administration of Residence Affairs received a tip-off about the activities of the suspects and checked the company’s file.In light of the information received, a specialized team was formed to verify the authenticity of the information and after careful follow-up it became clear to the detectives that the company through which commercial visits are issued does not exist, and that all transactions submitted by the delegate were forged. Each commercial visit visa was sold for between 200 and 250 dinars.-A.T.

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Driving license replacement online will start on Sunday

 

 

The online issuance of replacement lost or damaged driving licenses will start on Sunday, well-informed security sources announced, adding that the Interior Ministry’s new decision to renew driving licenses online had largely contributed to reducing the number of people having to show up at traffic departments to do so. The sources said 31,884 licenses have been renewed over the past two months.-K.T.

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Customs officers foiled an attempt to smuggle large quantity of imitation goods

 

 

Customs officers of the General Customs Administration have been exerting efforts to foil all attempts to smuggle illicit items into the country.At the beginning of this week, the Customs officers in the North Port foiled an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of imitation goods into the local market. The imitation goods were confiscated and will be destroyed in order to protect intellectual property and curb the smuggling of such items into the local market of the country.Also, the Customs officers in Shuaiba Port suspected a container that arrived from an Asian country and checked it to discover it contained a huge quantity of mobile phones, wrist watches, batteries and accessories of international brands. A sample of these items were sent for checking in order to determine if they are counterfeit. A customs report was prepared to send the file on the smuggling to the court-A.T.

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ISRO’s half-humanoid Vyommitra will go to space before astronauts

 

 

About 10 seconds after its camera system captured the image of Dr S Somnath, director of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, at a booth at an  international conference on ‘Human Spaceflight and Exploration’ at Bengaluru on Wednesday, ‘Vyommitra’, a “half-humanoid”, said: “Hello Dr Somnath, director VSSC’’. Introducing itself to the audience, Vyommitra (vyoma-space, mitra-friend) said: “Hello everyone. I am Vyommitra, the prototype of the half-humanoid, made for the first unmanned Gaganyaan mission.”

The artificial intelligence-based robotic system is being  developed at a robotics lab at the VSSC in Thiruvananthapuram for an unmanned flight of ISRO’s GSLV III rocket in December 2020, which, along with a second unmanned flight in July 2021, will serve as the test of  ISRO’s preparedness for its maiden manned space mission, Gaganyaan, being targeted for 2022 to mark 75 years of India’s independence.

Vyommitra, equipped with a head, two arms and a torso, is built to “mimic crew activity inside the crew module of Gaganyaan”, a scientist from the robotics lab at VSSC said. “It is basically an artificial intelligence-based system. It recognised the face of the VSSC director from the attached computer database and converted text to speech to speak out the identity,’’ the scientist said.Once it is fully developed, Vyommitra will be able to use equipment on board the spacecraft’s crew module, like safety mechanisms and switches, as well as receive and act on commands sent from ground stations.

Explaining its role, Vyommitra told the audience: “I can monitor through module parameters, alert you and perform life support operations. I can perform activities like switch panel operations…” It said it can also be a companion and converse with the astronauts, recognise them and respond to their queries.

“Attaining launch and orbital postures, responding to the environment, generating warnings, replacing carbon dioxide canisters, operating switches, monitoring of the crew module, receiving voice commands, responding via speech (bilingual),’’ are among its functions listed. It will have a human-like face, with lips synchronised for movement to mimic speech.

The robotic system has been developed even as ISRO works to make the GSLV III rocket system suitable to fly humans. “Work is in progress for human-rated GSLV Mk III. It will be ready for the first unmanned flight by the year-end with a humanoid,’’ said Somnath.

“There will be a lot of ground testing. The unmanned flight will be the first test flight. We are designing a crew escape system — whether it is functioning properly will be tested in flights before the first unmanned test flight. The unmanned test flight with a humanoid will be the first human rated flight of the GSLV Mk III,’’ said ISRO chairman K Sivan.

“In Gaganyaan, many systems need to be tested before the flight — the human rating of the propulsion modules, crew escape system, air drop tests… We are targeting the first unmanned mission soon. A major part of the work will be done this year,’’ he said.

With ISRO set to be the first to attempt to send a manned mission to space without carrying out tests with animals, the flight with Vyommitra will serve as a test of the capabilities of the rocket system to take a human to space and back. Among the key parameters that will be tested is the efficacy of the crew module where astronauts will fly, whether its environment is conducive for human flight, and the safety factor.

“We are now moving rockets from mission-critical to safety-critical launch nature, where the human being comes into play in a rocket — where human life becomes more important,’’ said Somnath.

ISRO has used robotic and autonomous system for many of its missions, including the recent Chandrayaan-2 mission where the Vikram lander was functioning in autonomous mode — using data stored in its systems — while attempting to make a soft landing on the moon’s surface.

Meanwhile, four Indian Air Force pilots have been picked, from a pool of 60 pilots, after a rigorous selection process in India and Russia, to be the first astronauts on Gaganyaan. “Astronaut selection has been completed from a pool of IAF test pilots and their generic test flight training will commence shortly. Thereafter, mission specific training will be conducted in India using a host of simulators and other facilities,’’ the ISRO chairman said.

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14,697 Kuwaitis are waiting for appointment to various private sector jobs

 

 

The latest statistics released by the National Employment Sector in the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) showed that 14,697 Kuwaitis are waiting for appointment to various private sector jobs and 55 of these citizens are holding university certificates.The statistics revealed a remarkable decline in the number of nationals waiting for appointment to private sector jobs; indicating the number decreased by 1,000 compared to the figures recorded in 2019.The number of citizens who want to work in the private sector increased by eight percent in 2019 compared to the previous year.

In the last five years, the number of Kuwaitis who want to work in the private sector did not exceeded 37 percent of the total number of job seekers (6,000 out of 18,000) and this increased to 47 percent last year . Meanwhile, PAM has unveiled a plan to provide 150 private sector job opportunities in various fields of specialization which will be announced soon.-A.T.

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The new airport project will open in August 2022

 

 

Deputy Minister of Public Works Ismail Al-Failakawi announced that the new airport project will open in August 2022, according to the schedule, indicating that the second package project for the airport has been recommended for award at the lowest prices, and we are awaiting the final approval of the agency.He explained that the project is going According to the schedule, there is no delay, as the completion rate was 26.9 percent.The Ministry is responsible for implementing the airport project, which is one of the important development and strategic projects to achieve plans on Kuwait 2035.

The project is an architectural masterpiece at the international level as it is an international icon calculated for Kuwait, because it contains complex engineering and architectural works in addition to being compatible and harmonious with the schedule, pointing out that the work continues in a very positive way, according to the project management standards

According to the project schedule, it is scheduled to be completed in 2022 at a total cost of 1.312 billion dinars, noting that the number of challenges that the project faced is eight, and more than 75 percent of it has been overcome.Regarding the labor force in the implementation of the project it takes 11 thousand workers in various specialties, while the current number of employment amounts to 6900, including 168 Kuwaitis, adding that this project comes within the framework of implementing an important policy of the development plan policies, which is regulating the market Air transport and infrastructure development for Kuwait International Airport with the aim of developing the facilities and services provided by Kuwait International Airport according to the highest international specifications and increasing the airport’s capacity to reach 25 million passengers upon completion of all stages.There are other packages for the projects accompanying the terminal building project 2 for parking lots and the other for the airstrips, and they will be put on schedule, and the General Secretariat for Planning and Development does not find any clear impartiality from the plan that started the project.-A.T.

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Losses for PUMC in expat workers city project

 

 

The Public Utilities Management Company signed a contract with the State Property Affairs Sector at Ministry of Finance to manage, operate and carry out maintenance work of the expatriate workers city project in Shedadiyah for 20 years. The contract signed since 2016 will run until 2036.The project covers 23 residential buildings, each of which is four-storey in structure. The entire land space of the project is 100,648 squaremeters of which each building covers 4,376 square meters.The landed property is worth KD300,000 at KD3 per squaremeter and the company has been able to rent out 10 out of the 23 buildings it constructed, which is just about 43 percent; thus incurring KD564,247 after spending KD118,800 to tar the road serving the city, while additional KD28,000 was spent on alarm and fire safety-related works.-A.T.

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KSE rejected about 11,000 unaccredited certificates most of them of Asian Engineers

 

 

Head of the Federation of Arab Engineers and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Society of Engineers Faisal Al-Atel affirmed that the society rejected about 11,000 unaccredited certificates since the start of the application of professional tests for expatriate engineers in March 2018, revealing that, “The vast majority of the holders of these certificates are Asian nationals.”

In a statement issued on the sidelines of the society’s volunteer reception, Al-Atel said, “There are several reasons for refusing the accreditation of these certificates, including the holders’ failure in obtaining the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, the failure of their universities to be part of the accreditation lists even with their countries, as well as the presence of several certificates that do not deserve the title “engineer”. Some of them did not pass the professional aptitude test”. He added that this number constitutes a quarter of the expatriate engineers working in the Kuwait market who passed the tests and have accredited certificates, warning that there are “engineers” in the labor market who do not have a Bachelor’s degree.-A.T.

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Education Minister of Gujarat meets Minister of Higher Education Kuwait

Delegation led by Education Minister Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama holds a roadshow in Kuwait under the maiden ‘Study in Gujarat’ campaign

 

The ‘Study in Gujarat’ is an initiative by the Department of Education, Government of Gujarat to showcase Gujarat as an education hub of India and invite students from abroad and other states of India to pursue higher education in the state.

Department of Education led by Minister of Education Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and Principal Secretary Smt. Anju Sharma along with representatives of 19 universities of Gujarat with Ganpat University as the lead partner, in association with Embassy of India in Kuwait organised the maiden roadshow under the ‘Study in Gujarat’ campaign.

Educators, principals, teachers, parents, students, and representatives from universities in Kuwait, were present during the roadshow in large numbers. Ambassador of India to Kuwait Mr.K.Jeeva Sagar was also present on the occasion.

During his address, the Minister of Education said, “Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi puts a great emphasis on collaboration through Education. With his inspiration and guidance by our Chief Minister Shri Vijay Rupani, we have initiated the Study in Gujarat program to showcase to achievements of Gujarat in education sector before the India and the world.” 

In his address, the Minister lauded Kuwait’s efforts in giving utmost importance to the education sector. He said, “I have learnt that the country places a great emphasis on education which further strengthens our bond. With Gujarat having some of the finest world class institutes with state-of-the-art infrastructure, Kuwait and Gujarat can show the world the true meaning of a Knowledge based economy.”

Talking about Gujarat, Shri Chudasama expressed, “As per the All India Survey on Education 2018-19, Gujarat is one of the top 7 states in India having 28 or more colleges per 1 lakh population. It is also one among the top 7 states with the highest number of colleges in India. One of the prime reasons for Gujarat’s consistent green run is its safe environment coupled with a dedicated system of law and order.”

Principal Secretary Smt. Anju Sharma said “The state accounts for 46% of the emerging start-ups in India.  A number of policies have been formulated to promote small, medium and large sized companies, thus, number of students graduating from universities in Gujarat are “Going the start-up way. In addition to the entrepreneurial youth talent, we have a rich heritage coupled with industry growth and the safest environment to learn and grow. There are 493 patents filed under the Student Startup and Innovation Policy. There are more than 10,000 foreign students studying in various universities and colleges of Gujarat at present.”

She also elaborated on the growth model of Gujarat in each and every sector. The development is policy driven, transparent and goal oriented. The aim is to make students as job givers.  

6 MoUs were signed during the event. The first MoU was signed between Swarnim Start-up University and Box Hill College in Kuwait in the field of design and innovation. The second MoU was signed between Gujarat Technical University and Box Hill College in the field of design and architecture. The third one was between CEPT and Box Hill College, the fourth being between GNLU and Box Hill College, fifth being between Sankalchand Patel University and Box Hill College, Kuwait , and the sixth one being between PDPU and Box Hill College.

The Road show followed an exhibition by the 19 partner universities, which was visited by more than 500 students. 

On the second day, Hon’ble Minister Shri Chudasama also met Dr. Saud Al-Harbi, Minister of Higher Education, Government of Kuwait. Both the leaders agreed to strengthen the bonds of cooperation between Kuwait and Gujarat in the education sector. Dr. Saud Al-Harbi expressed his sincere desire for collaboration with Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in the areas of petroleum engineering and research. The minister also held meetings with the Indian diaspora and the Gujarati Samaj. The Chairman of Indian Business and Professional Council Shri Anant Kapadia lauded the efforts of Gujarat Government and showed keen interest in the Study in Gujarat campaign. The delegation also visited the Kuwait University and met their President and visited couple of Indian Schools and interacted with the students.

 

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MOI broadcast a video clip in the social media on how to complete residence and driving licence renewal online

 

 

The Ministry of Interior has broadcast a video clip in the social media listing the documents which are required to complete transactions on its websites.The duration of the clip is not more than one minute but details how transactions can be completed, including residence and driving licence renewal online.In the meantime, a security source confirmed that the General Department for Residence Affairs is in the process of giving finishing touches to the program which will enable expatriates to complete residence renewal transactions online.-A.T.

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Expect rain from Tuesday evening to Wednesday afternoon

 

 

Weather forecast observer in the Department of Meteorology Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi expected rain from Tuesday evening to Wednesday afternoon. Al-Qarawi in his Twitter account  pointed to an activity in the wind on Wednesday morning, amounting to 60 km of dust, especially in desert areas. Al-Qarawi confirmed that there is a case of severe cold 

The astronomer Saud Al-Mukhallad said that the weather tomorrow, Wednesday, will be heavy rains to very heavy rains north of Kuwait, especially the far north. After the rain, the cold wave begins to enter and increases during the coming days gradually to reach zero percent during the evening and dawn, and the first wave continues for 10 days.But the astronomer, Adel Al-Saadoun, stressed that the weather cannot be predicted for more than 4 days, indicating that the temperature will reach 5 degrees, but will not reach zero.-Al Anba

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