UAE Current Affairs - 2019

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ISALEX19: ISAs joint security exercise begins

Abu Dhabi, capital of United Area Emirates (UAE) is hosting International Security Alliance (ISAs) first joint security exercise named ISALEX19.

About ISALEX19

Activity Undertaken: It will simulate a real-life security threat in a virtual context, to test readiness of different teams and to evaluate strategies, procedures and tools developed jointly between member countries since formation of Alliance in 2017.

Participants: Representatives of 50 law enforcement agencies of ISA are taking part in 1st joint security exercise in Abu Dhabi.  Participants include representatives from tactical teams, communications, civil defence, rapid intervention units and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams.

About International Security Alliance

It is an international working group to confront organised, transnational and extremist crimes by joint security cooperation projects and exchange of expertise on practices implemented across ISA member countries.

It was launched in 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Headquarters: Abu Dhabi.

Members (9): ISA now comprises of nine countries viz. Bahrain, Morocco, France, Italy, Spain, Senegal, Singapore, Slovak Republic and United Arab Emirates.

Month: Categories: International


Indian Charity sets Guinness Records for holding Longest Iftar

PCT Humanity, a charity run by an Indian named Joginder Singh Salaria in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), sets a new Guinness World Records for ‘Longest Line of Hunger Relief Package’ in Abu Dhabi.

Key Highlights

  • Indian expat Joginder Singh Salaria is the founder of PCT Humanity, which set the Guinness world record with Iftar distribution. The PCT stands for Pehal Charitable Trust.
  • The Hunger Relief Package efforts were in continuation to vegetarian iftar which is held daily by PCT Humanity at premises of Salaria’s company Pehal International in Dubai Industrial Park, Abu Dhabi.
  • PCT Humanity’s record-breaking Iftar line contained seven meal items spread in a line without keeping any gap which continued for about a kilometre in length.
  • The charity was held for hunger relief efforts during the Muslim’s holy month of Ramzan.

Month: Categories: Awards & Honours