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Third Open House Session at Indian Embassy to focus on Indian Engineers in Kuwait

The next Open House meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 02, 2020. Open Houses will continue to be held every Wednesday at 3:30 P.M. at the Embassy premises. Ambassador/Deputy Chief of Mission/Heads of Community Welfare, Consular and Labour Wings and other concerned officers of the Mission will be present at the Open House meetings. These open house sessions will be in addition to the dail...

No E-Pass Needed: Unlock 4 Opens Inter-State Travel For All People, Goods

Unlock 4: All restrictions on inter-state or inter-district movement of people and goods have been removed under the new guidelines meant to start more activities outside containment zones amid the coronavirus pandemic. New Delhi: Starting September 1, people will no longer need to get e-passes or register their details on government websites to travel anywhere within the country, rules issued by ...

Sinovac’s coronavirus vaccine candidate approved for emergency use in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s coronavirus vaccine candidate CoronaVac was approved for emergency use as part of a programme in China to vaccinate high-risk groups such as medical staff, a person familiar with the matter said. China National Biotec Group (CNBG), a unit of state-owned pharmaceutical giant China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), also said it had obtained em...

Embassy set up committee to handle Community Welfare Fund

Indian Embassy had set up a three-member committee headed by Deputy Chief of Mission to examine all request for Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF). “We have opened ICWF Application boxes at the Embassy and also at the three passport offices to make the fund accessible to the Indians in distress”, Ambassador Sri Sibi George said in his second Weekly Open house meeting held at the Emba...

Visa expiry extended till November 30th for those inside Kuwait

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh, today, Wednesday, issued a ministerial decision No. “59/2020” to provide a 3-month automatic extension of the residence and visit visa, which will expire at the end of this August. The extension will be from September, 1st and will expire on November 30th. This decision applies to all s...

Kuwait MoE approves remote learning for all stages in coming semester

Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Saud Al-Harbi on Tuesday approved a decision to leverage the remote learning system across all educational .stages in the coming semester The decision allies to all public and private-run main schools, and religious and thematic schools, according to a press release from the Ministry. It is subject to revision in November in the light of t...

97,612 Expats Above 60 Yrs Of Age Will Not Be Able To Renew Their Residence

Statistics issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information show there are 97,612 expatiates who have reached the age of 60 and above and renewal of their residence as of permits will not be possible because they hold only higher secondary certificates, lower education or no education at all, reports Al-Seyassah daily. This coincides with the law which is expected to be enforced from Jan 1, 20...

New law for transfer of residence from one sponsor to another

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 24: The Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower, Ahmed Al-Mousa, announced new requirements related to the transfer of workers from one employer to another. As per the new instructions was issued by the Minister of Social Affairs and the Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Maryam Al-Aqeel, and to have control on the labor market and the keeping control on demogra...

WHO: Kids aged 5 and under should not wear face masks

WHO clarifies mask guidance for children, citing psycho-social and developmental reasons

World’s tallest Ferris wheel ‘Ain Dubai’ gets first passenger pod

The world’s tallest observation wheel that is nearing completion has got its first passenger pod. A spokesperson for Ain Dubai said the attraction is “shaping up well” and the first capsule was installed on to it last weekend. “Over the coming period, the remaining 47 capsules are scheduled for gradual installation,” the spokesperson added. The Ferris wheel towers 250...

Child residency can transfer to Mothers sponsorship

General Administration of Residency Affairs has reversed its earlier decision to stop transferring child residency to their mothers in the event that the father leaves the country permanently or his residency expires while outside the country, or even in the event of his death. As per the new instructions, given to the residency affairs departments, the residency of a child can be transferred to t...

Indian Ambassador made a surprise visit to the Passport outsourcing centres at Jleeb

Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sri Sibi George made a surprise visit to the Passport outsourcing centres at Jleeb. Ambassador interacted with the community members and enquired their issues and problems faced mainly in terms of various facilities and service while renewing the Passport and related services. Earlier in the last week open house meeting, community associations had brought the issue of v...