Saudi Arabia Current Affairs, GK & News

Saudi Arabia launches National Infrastructure Fund

Saudi Arabia launched a “National Infrastructure Fund” on October 25, 2021 to invest 200 billion Riyals in projects over the next decade. Highlights National Infrastructure Fund will invest in water, transportation, energy, education, health, digital infrastructure, and communication. The fund will finance privatized infrastructure projects as well as create investment opportunities for these projects. It ..

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Saudi Green Initiative Forum

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has opened the “Saudi Green Initiative forum” on October 23, 2021. Key Facts The forum was launched in Riyadh, along with the announcement of Saudi Arabia’s new “green” objectives. The forum will discuss the environmental efforts made by Saudi Arabia with guests including international personalities and high-profile government leaders. In ..

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Saudi to launch a Second National Airline

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman announced plans of launching second national airline as part of broader strategy to turn kingdom into global logistics hub in a bid to diversify from oil. Key Points Creation of another flag carrier will put Saudi Arabia into 5th rank worldwide in terms of air transit traffic. ..

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What is Jordan Crisis?

Jordan is a unitary state that is ruled under a Constitutional Monarchy. Unitary state is a state that is governed as a single entity where the central government is ultimately supreme. In a Constitutional monarchy, a monarch (ruler or king) exercises authority in accordance to a written or unwritten constitution. What is Jordan Crisis? The ..

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Pakistan permits Dubai Royals to hunt “Houbara Bustard”

Pakistan recently issued special permits to Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and five other members of their family to hunt Houbara Bustard during the 2020-21 hunting season. Key Highlights The controversial private hunting expeditions of Houbara Bustard by the Dubai Royals date back over four decades. The hunting continued even after the Pakistan ..

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