ISRO successfully launches India-Bhutan developed PSLV-C54 rocket.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday successfully launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C54 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, ISRO said.The satellite jointly developed by India and Bhutan was launched along with eight other nanosatellites on an Indian rocket, paving the way for the Himalayan country to use high-resolution imagery for the management of its natural resources.India’s Earth Observation Satellite-06 (EOS-06), a third-generation...

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Ethanol pumps will be installed across India soon: Nitin Gadkari.

Union minister of road, transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the day may not be far when bikes, auto-rickshaws and cars would completely run on ethanol across the country.Inaugurating a week-long agro-exhibition In Nagpur on Friday, Gadkari said soon there would be ethanol pumps at various locations. “We will soon see ethanol pumps set up at various locations,” said the minister.“Toyota has put its 100% ethanol-driven car on display at the expo and soon other brands like BMW,...

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Terrifying video of massive landslide in Italian holiday island, 8 die.

Eight people died on the Italian holiday island of Ischia when a landslide caused by heavy rain engulfed some buildings, infrastructure Minister Matteo Salvini said."There are eight people dead in the Ischia landslide. Rescuers are working in difficult conditions," he said. Earlier it was reported that thirteen people were missing after the landslides.In Casamicciola Terme, on the north of the island, "a landslide engulfed a house, and searches are under way for possible missing persons", the fire...

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US bans authorizations for Chinese devices.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it adopted new rules “prohibiting communications equipment deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security from being authorized for importation or sale” in the US. “This is the latest step by the Commission to protect our nation’s communications networks,” the FCC said in a statement.The new rules “prohibit the authorization of equipment through the FCC’s Certification process, and makes clear that such equipment cannot...

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Kuwait banks to provide SWIFT money transfer for Egyptian expats.

According to informed sources, major exchange companies in Kuwait have completed their preparations to provide a service for transferring the value of dollar deposits to Egyptian residents who wish to export their cars to Cairo, reports Al- Anba daily. They explained that the traditional transfer system provided by exchange companies in Kuwait via online does not comply with the requirements of the law on customs exemption for cars of Egyptians abroad in exchange for a dollar deposit, as it requires...

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Property owner must set conditions for implementing contractor.

Director of the Safety Department in Hawally Municipality Al-Hamidi Al-Mutairi revealed that there is an intention for a unified linking project to extract safety licenses, building, warehousing, and container contracts at the same time, reports Al- Rai daily. He said this during a field tour of the department to Zahra area on Monday to ensure the availability of licenses and safety regulations in the construction and restoration sites within the private housing Al-Mutairi stressed the need for the property...

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Most Kuwaitis happy with 1 wife.

It seems that the percentage of fidelity to the first wife among Kuwaitis ranks very high, as statistics show about 94 percent of 176,093 Kuwaitis are married to one woman, out of a total of approximately 187,145 thousand married men, reports Al-Rai daily. As for the enumerators, who apply the rule of ‘one wife is not enough’ the statistics showed about 5.5 percent of have more than one wife at the same time, and such men number 10,213 Kuwaitis who have two wives.It is clear there are about 0.4 percent...

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CBK warns over trap of swindlers.

Despite the growing awareness-raising operations locally, there are still victims who are convinced that they can get rich overnight at a time when the Central Bank of Kuwait has been warning against falling into the trap of swindlers who most often than not call from abroad with unknown numbers for promotion, and sometimes the caller data appears to be local, reports Al-Rai daily.The daily said you may receive a call from people claiming to represent investment companies affiliated with the Kuwait...

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‘Work suspended until row solved’; ‘Darwaza Tunnel’ in limbo.

After a two-year hiatus and the commencement of work to repair it nearly two months ago, informed sources revealed that the Minister of Public Works Dr. Amani Bouqammaz decided to suspend work on Darwaza Al-Abd Al-Razzaq Tunnel until the dispute over the tunnel works is resolved, reports Aljarida daily. The sources explained that a specialist in the Government Performance Center had submitted a report to stress that the mechanism of implementing the tunnel repair is wrong and poses a threat to it. However,...

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Al-Salem shows negative effects of excessive use of social media.

Platforms describe as ‘means of divergence’A professor of electronic media and journalism at Kuwait University, Dr. Fatima Al-Salem, who recently assumed the position of director of the “KUNA” agency, presented at one of the sessions of the Arab Media Forum in Dubai in 2015, on “Means of Social Divergence”, where she reviewed the negative effects of the excessive use of these platforms and concluded, through a random sample of 800 people, that Kuwaitis’ excessive preoccupation with...

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