Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Current Affairs, GK & News

Saudi Arabia excavates ‘forgotten kingdoms’

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to excavate ‘five kingdoms’ related to Dadanite and Lihyanite civilisations. Highlights Excavation will be done by a team of French and Saudi Archaeologists. They will excavate five nearby sites related to Dadanite and Lihyanite civilisations. Both of the civilisations were important regional powers, some 2000 years ago. Kingdoms were ..

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Union Minority Affairs Ministry announces Hajj 2022

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced Haj 2022 on November 1, 2021 at Hajj House in south Mumbai. Highlights Online application process has started and last date to apply is January 31, 2022. People will be able to apply through Hajj mobile app. The Hajj The Hajj is an Islamic pilgrimage, performed ..

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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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