(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The second edition of Al Basta Market was launched in the Southern Governorate on Friday under the auspices of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport Chairman, Bahrain Olympic Committee President and Royal Charity Organisation Board of Trustees Chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
The market is supported by Tamkeen and aims to promote Bahraini entrepreneurs, as well as Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Shaikh Nasser stated that Al Basta Market is a project to develop and support private sector establishments and SMEs. He affirmed that the market is a push forward for Bahraini youth and entrepreneurs who can benefit from the income they gain from the market in order to improve their products and expand their businesses.
Capital Governor attends 'Prayer for Peace' event
Capital Governor Shaikh Hesham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa patronised on Saturday a 'Prayer for Peace' event, which was organised by the Bahrain Society for Tolerance and Religious Coexistence at the National Anglican Church.
Prayers for peace was performed in various languages in order to spread peace throughout the globe as a message from Bahrain, the cradle of peace and peaceful co-existence, to the world.
The Capital Governorate aims to achieve community partnership and consistently through seeking to consolidate cohesion among various religions and sects, in order to promote the approach of the Kingdom of Bahrain as a deep-rooted role model of religious co-existence and an oasis of peace.
76% clients prefer I-banking
A study conducted by University of Bahrain (UoB)'s IT College student Zahra Abdullah Al Nasser concluded that Internet-banking (or I-banking) services usage has increased by 25 per cent reaching 76 per cent last year (2013) compared with 51 per cent in 2010.
Most frequently visited services are: account statement, payment and money remittance. The study explored the theme of gauging customer satisfaction with regard to internet banking services in the Kingdom of Bahrain for the year 2013.
Interior Ministry gets award
The Interior Ministry has won the Arab Award for best awareness-enhancing documentary film. The Arab Interior Ministers' General Secretariat launched the prize as part of efforts to anchor security awareness.
Bahrain swooped the prize in the contest themed "Police and Community.. Partnership for Development". Results of the contest were announced on the sidelines of the 37th Arab Police and Security Conference, convened in Tunisia.
Senior Arab security officials, representatives of the Arab League, the International Criminal Police Organisation, the United Nations Office on Drugs, Crime and Terrorism Prevention, Nayef University of Security Sciences and Arab Police Sports Federation attended.
Education Ministry provides 976 interactive projectors for 60 intermediate schools
Education Minister Dr Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi stated that the ministry had provided 976 Interactive Projectors in each classroom for the kingdom's 60 intermediate schools so as to implement the interactive electronic lessons with unprecedented accuracy and clarity.
The minister asserted that the first batch of these devices had already been given to the intermediate schools, and that 234 devices would be provided for secondary schools in the next phase, pointing out that such a device, the first of its kind in schools, uses two digital pens to achieve more interaction between the teacher and students through the advanced technologies it contains.
Interactive projectors provide interactive features with high precision, which makes the setting process faster and smoother. Teachers will be able to turn any flat surface into an interactive surface without having to connect the device to the computer. Installing the device on the desktop will make collaborative work on documents or multimedia files easier.