Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Current Affairs, GK & News

Saudi Arabia opens up Armed Forces for Women

Saudi Arabia has opened up the armed forces for Women. Following the order, the female recruits can now trade their abayas for military uniforms. Key Facts Women will now be recruited as soldiers, lance corporals, corporals, sergeants, and staff sergeants. The government has also added some additional criteria for female applicants. This move aims to ..

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23 September: 89th Saudi National Day 2019 celebrated

Every year 23 September is observed as Saudi National Day as a day to commemorate the name changing of what was previously known as the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The day is now a public holiday in the Kingdom. Saudi National Day 2019 The year 2019 marks the 89th ..

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Saudi Arabia:  Travel abroad restriction on women lifted

In a landmark reform, Saudi Arabia has allowed women above 21 years of age to receive passports (issue or renew) and travel abroad without permission from a male guardian. Saudi Arabian Women have for long required permission from their male guardians (which includes husband, father and other male relatives) for these tasks. These restrictions have ..

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Saudi Arabia raises India’s Hajj Quota by 30,000

In a significant step, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia increased India’s Haj quota by 30,000 thus lifting the figure to 200,000 per year (from 170,000). This move will pave the way for more Indians to go for the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi kingdom. Key Highlights Background: In 2018, Saudi Arabia increased India’s Haj ..

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