Qatar Current Affairs - 2020

East India Company launches new office in Qatar

The East India Company which had ventured into India in around 1600 AD for the purpose of trade and which later became the precursor of British rule in India has launched a new office in the Qatari capital of Doha in collaboration with local partner Nasser Al Ansari of Octagon International. Although the Company was Read More…

India launches “Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana” Scheme in UAE

India’s Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) in a tie-up with Alankit Assignments launched “Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana” Scheme in UAE. The implementation of this scheme will be facilitated by the UAE Exchange.It is intended to introduce its services to all 17 ECR countries that include the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Malaysia. [icon Read More…

“Rani-ki-Vav and GHNP” nominated by India for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Status 2014

India nominated Rani-ki-Vav and the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Status for 2014. The World Heritage Committee will convene in Doha, Qatar, in June 2014 to review the nomination and take a final decision. Process to confirm World Heritage status Only countries that have signed the World Heritage Convention and Read More…

RBI grants license to Doha Bank to start banking operations in India

The Reserve Bank of India has granted license to Doha Bank to start banking operations in India and has allowed it to open a branch in Mumbai to provide full-scale banking services. Doha Bank which is the largest commercial bank in the state of Qatar intends to expand its operations at the local, regional and Read More…

WEF ranks India 101st on global gender gap index

The Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) placed India at a low 101st rank on a Global Gender Gap Index which ranked 136 nations on how well resources and opportunities are divided between men and women in four broad areas of economy, politics, education and health. Despite India’s improvement on the Index by four positions since 2012, the performance indicates Read More…