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May
2017

QATAR FOUNDATION HOSTS COMMUNITY-INSPIRED RAMADAN ACTIVITIES

Annual Ramadan Activities Designed for Whole Family


Qatar Foundation (QF) has organized a range of exciting activities to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. The events, which take place in venues across Education City, cater for families and children of all ages and nationalities.

 

QF is holding a series of religious activities at Education City Mosque, including Qur’anic recitations, daily prayers, and family programs. The mosque will also host prominent preachers, and provide lectures to non-Arabic speakers throughout the month.

 

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29
May
2017

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND INITIATIVE RECEIVES 376 RESEARCH PROPOSALS

The National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), the flagship funding program of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), has attracted 376 proposals for its current cycle.

 

The NPRP, now in its 10th annual edition, has recently been re-engineered to place greater focus on research projects that demonstrate the potential to make both a societal and a tangible economic impact on Qatar without sacrificing either scientific excellence or the advancement of knowledge.

 

The 376 research proposals received have come from 16 local submitting institutions, with 343 passing administrative screening to go on to QNRF’s two-tier review process.

 

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27
May
2017

Death toll rises in Sri Lanka due to floods

More than 100 people fears dead due to the heavy rain and floods in the  Southern part of Sri Lanka. Meanwhile 99 people went missing and relief operations underway by the Military forces in Sri Lanka.South-West monsoon unleashing torrential rains, which ravaged fourteen districts in the western and southern parts of the country during last two days in what was described as the worst-ever calamity since the 2003 floods.

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26
May
2017

PM asks all countries to come together and help vulnerable countries from climate change

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has again asked all the countries to come together and help the vulnerable countries such as Fiji from climate change.

While giving his opening statement during the 8th Petersberg Climate Dialogue, Bainimarama says that Fiji would not be able to give voice to the most vulnerable as president of this process without the help of Germany.

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29
May
2017

Fiji is now awaiting US President Donald Trump’s decision on the Paris Agreement

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s numerous calls for US President Donald Trump not abandon the Paris Agreement will be answered this week.

US President Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key climate change deal this week.

 

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27
May
2017

Death Toll Rise to 91 in Sri Lanka

The death toll from floods and landslides caused by the torrential rain had reached 91. In its situation report, the DMC said a total of 61,315 were affected in the Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern Provinces due to the torrential rains. “According to the report, more than 300 houses were fully damaged.

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26
May
2017

Move away from low-lying areas near rivers

Home Affairs Minister Wajira Abeywardhane requests all people who are living in low-lying areas near the rivers to evacuate immediately as there is a threat of the rivers over-flowing.

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