Friday 9 December 2016

World’s largest solar power plant launched in India

India is now home to the world's largest solar power plant with the launch of its 648-megawatt (MW) facility at Kamuthi in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Funded by Adani Green Energy, a part of India’s leading business house Adani Group, the solar power plant in Kamu


Dubai hosts biggest international event on quinoa

Leading scientists and industry experts are in Dubai to attend the biggest international conference dedicated to quinoa, considered one of the world's most popular health foods. The three-day ‘Quinoa for Future Food and Nutrition Security in Marginal Environments,'


Al Dahra opens rice factory at Kizad

Al Dahra Holding and Abu Dhabi Ports have launched the Gulf region’s largest and only rice factory of its kind at Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the UAE capital. Owned by Al Dahra Kohinoor, a subsidiary of Al Dahra Holding, the factory spans a total area of 100,106 sq m


Over 10,000 refugees benefit from coding course

More than 10,000 Middle East refugees and youth boosted their digital economy career prospects with coding courses, as part of the inaugural Refugee Code Week held recently in Beirut, Lebanon. Across Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey – which are among the world’s lar


Top Indian leader J Jayalalitha dies at 68

J Jayalalitha, the chief minister of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu and one of India's most influential politicians, has died at 68. The chief minister suffered a heart attack on Sunday night and died at 23:30 local time (18:00 GMT) on Monday, Chennai's Apollo Hospi


Dubai Crocodile Park launch delayed to 2017-end

Dubai has postponed the launch of its ambitious crocodile park, a 20,000-sq-m development coming up in Mirdif area of the emirate, to the end of 2017, said a report. The annoucement comes from Dubai Municipality at a time when only 43 per cent of the work has been completed, repo


33 killed in California warehouse blaze

Nearly 33 people were killed after a fire ripped through a late-night dance party in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California, said media report citing senior officials. Late Sunday night, the City of Oakland released the names of seven deceased victims who had been identifie


Russia delivers S-300 air defence system: Iran

Russia has fully delivered all parts of S-300 air defence system to Iran and the two countries have agreed to develop logistical and technical cooperation, a senior Iranian government official said. The air defence system was finally handed over to Iran despite the ups and downs


India, Qatar sign key deals on visas, cyberspace, investments

India and Qatar have signed four agreements on visas, cyberspace and investments following delegation-level talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Qatari countepart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. India enjoys close and friendly relations with Qatar, w


Sial 2016 set to open with 900 exhibitors

Sial Middle East, the regions fastest-growing professional trade exhibition for the food, drink and hospitality industries, is set to open tomorrow (December 5) with over 900 exhibitors in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Now in its seventh year, the event will run at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitio

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