Saudi Arabia Current Affairs - 2019

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Acenture study: India ranked 8th in demand for digital governance

Screenshot_13As per new comparative study by Accenture, India ranked eighth in the list of ten countries in terms of digital governance. Singapore topped the list, followed by Norway and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

As indicated in the report, high-performing digital governments are focusing on their digital strategy, continuing long-term investment in key information and communication technology (ICT) assets and leveraging the power of new technologies viz. social media, mobility, analytics, big data, cloud computing, etc. These countries are also connected across agency boundaries and have a strong culture of collaboration and data sharing.

  • Countries where survey conducted by Acenture: Brazil, Germany, India, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the United Kingdom and the United States. (Gave a cumulative score from one to 10).
  • Parameters that are taken into account to measure the countries digital governance: Citizen Service Delivery Experience, Citizen Satisfaction and Service Maturity.
  • Citizens’ perception of digital government in the survey:  81% – would like their government to provide more services through digital channels and 64%- would like to use social media to engage with government. 

Note: Digital governance means to offer online portals to access public services to employing digital channels and social media to communicate and engage with citizens.

Month: Categories: InternationalScience & Technology

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India-Saudi Arabia inked pact to protect interests of Indian domestic sector workers

India and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement to protect the interests and rights of Indian domestic sector workers in the Gulf Kingdom. The pact signed by Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi and visiting Labour Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel bin Mohammed Fakeih in New Delhi.

Salient  features of the agreement
  • Protects the rights of both the employers and domestic workers
  • Regulates the contractual relation between them

Ensures authenticity and implementation of the employment contract, takes measures against recruitment agencies that will violate laws and establishes a mechanism to provide 24 hours assistance to the domestic sector workers

Month: Categories: International

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