Bahrain Exports Fell to $1.4 Billion in Q2
The Kingdom's trade deficit fell to BD485 million ($1.29) during the second quarter 2020 compared to BD492 million ($1.31) for the same quarter of the previous year, recording a 1.4% decrease on an annual basis, the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) stated.
Bahrain Bought 385,000 Surgical Masks, Masks to Prevent Dust and Odors Worth BD10 Million within 2 Months
Over the past two months, Bahrain has imported 10,850,653 million dinars (approximately $70.149,018 million) worth of surgical masks and face masks to prevent dust and odors, according to the Information and E-Government Authority, among the top 50 non-oil commodities imported.
Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway Contact Tracing Apps among Most Dangerous for Privacy: Amnesty
Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway have rolled out some of the most invasive COVID-19 contact tracing apps around the world, putting the privacy and security of hundreds of thousands of people at risk, an Amnesty International investigation reveals.
BD 12.27 Million Transactions through eGovernment Portal in August
Recent statistics released by the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) showed that the total value of financial transactions since the launch of the national portal on May 23, 2007 until the end of August this year exceeded 412 million dinars.
Bahrain Thwarted 50 Million Hacking Attempts since February 2018: Minister
Minister of Electricity Abdulhussein Mirza said that the Information and E-Government Authority has thwarted several attempts to hack a number of ministries and government institutions, including 5,000 viruses, 2.7 million unsolicited e-mails and about 50 million data hacking.
Identity Card Centers in Isa Town and Muharraq to Open on Saturdays
The Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) announced that identity card centers at Isa Town and Muharraq (Seef Mall) will be open an extra day every week on Saturdays for Bahraini nationals only during the summer holidays.