Oman Current Affairs - 2020

IOR countries to pursue open regionalism to stimulate growth

Trade and industry ministers of Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IORARC) member nations agreed to promote trade within the grouping to encourage economic cooperation and development in the strategic Indian Ocean region. India (Gurgaon) and Mauritius co-hosted the first economic and business conference under the theme of “Deepening Economic Linkages for Balanced, Inclusive Read More…

Saudi Arabia switches weekend to Friday-Saturday

As per a royal decree, Saudi Arabia will switch its weekend to Friday-Saturday to better serve its economy and “international commitments”. This move will make Saudi Arabia the last of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)– which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates – to abandon the Thursday-Friday weekend to be closer to the world’s Saturday-Sunday weekend. Saudi Read More…

Global Peace Index 2013: India ranks 141 of 162 countries

The Global Peace Index (GPI) that measured peace in 162 countries ranked India at 141st position for year 2013.  To prepare the Index, 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators of the absence and fear of violence were used. Where did India fall short? The main indicators that deteriorated India’s ranking are militarisation, domestic and international conflicts, and corruption. Read More…