Now weekend will be on Saturday-Sunday in UAE, work will have to be done for four and a half days in a week

Now weekend will be on Saturday-Sunday in UAE, work will have to be done for four and a half days in a week

 Now the Official Working Week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be from Monday to Friday. People have to work four and a half days a week. Saturday and Sunday will be a weekend holiday. This decision will be applicable from next month i.e. January 2022. With this, the UAE will join the few Gulf countries where there will be no working week from Sunday to Thursday. The announcement said that government employees would work for half a day on Fridays and then take Saturdays and Sundays off.

Private industries and schools will follow what has been an Islamic workweek (Saturday-Wednesday) since 2006. Islamic workweek is followed in some Muslim countries like Iran and Afghanistan Appreciating the decision, the government claimed that the UAE has become the first country in the world to have a working week of less than five days. It is said that its aim is to promote work life balance and social well-being. 

The UAE has taken several steps over the past year to attract foreign investment and talent to its economy at a time of growing economic rivalry with neighboring Saudi Arabia. The working week for government agencies will start on Monday and end on Friday at 12 noon. The government said in a statement that this will improve the working life balance for the employees. The government said the move would ensure smooth financial, trade and economic transactions with countries observing the Saturday-Sunday weekend. This will benefit thousands of UAE-based and multinational companies.

Mohamed Ali Yassin, Chief Strategy Officer, Al Dhabi Capital, said the financial sector would benefit from being able to settle payments with developed markets and the tourism industry would also benefit from this. This could be a good experiment for other countries in the region.

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Tonga Volcano: 'Terrifying' scene captured in satellite pictures, see how giant volcano erupted under sea, panic for many countries

Tonga Volcano: 'Terrifying' scene captured in satellite pictures, see how giant volcano erupted under sea, panic for many countries

In the island country of Tonga ( Tonga Volcano ), the situation became worrying after a sudden volcanic eruption inside the sea on Saturday . The sound of volcanic eruption was heard in many neighboring countries. Videos and satellite pictures of this incident are being shared fiercely on social media since evening ( Volcano Eruption ) . In which a very dangerous scene can be seen. Whereas there is a video in which the beach area after the explosion is seen to be completely submerged in water. At the time of the incident, it seemed as if a bomb had exploded.

Ashes and small pebbles were raining everywhere, while the sky was covered in darkness. Smoke and gas were also seen coming out of the water (Tonga Volcano New Zealand). After the volcanic eruption, a tsunami warning was issued from nearby countries New Zealand, Fiji, Japan, Australia and Samoa to Alaska in the US, although the tsunami threat had started to subside by Sunday, but how much damage has been done to Tonga so far (Tonga Volcano is Located Where). It could not be estimated.

New Zealand will help soon
New Zealand has said that it is monitoring the situation closely. And as the water waves subside, the neighboring country will extend help to Tonga (Tonga Volcano Eruption Aash Cloud). Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the capital of Tonga, Nuku'Olfa, had suffered a lot. But there is no news of any injury or death (Tonga Volcano Eruption Tsunami Warning). He has said this at a time when countries and humanitarian groups in the Pacific are trying to contact Tonga. Telephone and internet services were snapped here after the incident. Due to which about 105,000 people have been affected.

high plume of smoke was observed
Satellite images showed that plumes of smoke caused by the volcanic eruption were seen up to about 20 kilometers (12 mi) above sea level (Tonga Volcano Tsunami Advisory). Boats parked on the seashore were washed away in the water and people's houses were drowned. Residents were sent to higher places in time. Tsunamis occurred in Tonga, as well as tsunami waves were seen in Australia and Japan (Tonga Volcano Satellite Video). US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Twitter that he is 'deeply concerned for the people of Tonga due to the volcanic eruption and tsunami (Tonga Volcano Latest News). America is ready to provide assistance to its neighbors in the Pacific region.

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