UAE: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

What is Golden Card Visa issued by UAE?

Published: November 17, 2020

The United Arab Emirates recently approved the issuance of Golden Card Visa with several changes. The Visa is for ten years. The visa is being provided for professionals, physicians, engineers and PhD holders from certain universities. About Golden Visa Card The visa grants 10-year residency to the holders and their families as well. Apart from ..

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UAE allows cohabitation of unmarried couples, relaxes Islamic laws

Published: November 8, 2020

On November 7, 2020, the United Arab Emirates announced major changes to its Islamic laws. It includes loosening of alcohol restrictions, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate and loosening criminalization of honour killings. Key Highlights Previously the users had to purchase license for liquor and to have alcohol at homes. The new rule now allows Muslims ..

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Sudan joins UAE, Bahrain in recognizing Israel

Published: October 24, 2020

On October 23, 2020, Sudan became the third country to join UAE and Bahrain in recognizing Israel. The United States recently brokered pacts between Israel and UAE and Bahrain. Under the agreement, UAE and Bahrain agreed to recognise Israel as an independent state. Key Highlights In September 2020, UAE, Bahrain and Israel signed the first ..

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Under air bubble agreement, Indians with any valid VISA can fly to US, UK and Canada

Published: August 15, 2020

Indians holding any kind of visa valid under the ‘Air Bubbles’ agreement can travel to the UK, USA, Canada and the UAE, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. This comes after the earlier rule of the European Union that only those holding essential visa were allowed for travel abroad. What is Air Bubble ..

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UAE became the first Gulf country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel

Published: August 14, 2020

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the first-ever Gulf country and the third in the Arab world to establish diplomatic relations with Israel as part of a deal to halt the controversial annexation of parts of the West Bank that Palestinians see as part of their future state. US President has hailed this move. ..

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