Youth meet inspires budding entrepreneurs, leaders
DOHA AROUND 200 students of schools and universities in Qatar have come together for a weekend of innovative learning about entrepreneurship at the 'The Youth Change Everything' conference which kicked off on Friday.
|Indian minister listens to expats' grievances at community meet |
|DOHA MEMBERS of the Indian community who met the Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi raised the usual issues of voting rights for expatriates, exploitation of job aspirants by recruitment agencies in India as well as some social security schemes.
While interacting with the community Vayalar Ravi said that the proceedings to grant voting rights to the Indians living abroad were under way.
As regards a scheme to provide a safety net for the expatriate workers returning home, the minister said that the government of India has launched a security and pension scheme for low-income expatriates. "To prevent any exploitation or malpractices indulged in by recruiting agencies at home or the employers abroad, the government insists on all the employees keeping with themselves all important documents recommended by the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry before leaving the shores of the country to take up jobs abroad. The Government of India grants between Rs 1million and Rs 1.5 million as the community welfare fund to each Indian embassy," the minister pointed out... |
|Qtel partners World Economic Forum for Istanbul meeting |
|DOHA IN A strong show of support for increased economic development in its key markets, Qtel Group has signed an agreement with the World Economic Forum to champion its upcoming regional meeting taking place in Istanbul, Turkey in June this year.
The agreement was signed by Qtel Group CEO Dr Nasser Marafih and witnessed by Qtel Chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud al Thani and Deputy Chairman Ali Shareef al Emadi.
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
"Mobile communication has the power to quickly and irrevocably change peoples' lives, and have witnessed the important impact it can have in the events of the Arab World in recent months.
Through our partnership with WEF, Qtel Group intends to further demonstrate our support for dialogue, communication and the importance of connecting people and nations," said Dr Marafih.
|Qatar, Japan discuss climate change |
|TOKYO CHAIRMAN of Administrative Control and Transparency Authority HE Abdullah bin Hamad al Attiyah, who is also the president of the 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference/COP 18 met with the Japanese Environment Minister Goshi Hosono in Tokyo on Friday.
During the meeting, the two leaders discussed bilateral relations and means of bolstering them. A number of other issues related to the climate change were also on the meeting's agenda.
The meeting was attended by Qatar's Ambassador to Japan HE Yusuf bin Mohamed Bilal and members of the accompanying delegation.
Attiyah, who is also chairman of the Japanese Parliamentary Association for Friendship with Qatar, met with the chairman of Japanese Association's Parliamentary Chairman Yutaka Bano.
The two leaders discussed issues of mutual interest.
Qatari envoy took part in the meeting along with members of the country's delegation.