Summary of Local News Released Thursday -1-

- The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and its partners are marking the World Hand Hygiene Day, which falls on May 5 every year.

- Qatar University (QU) has achieved yet another remarkable milestone in the field of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, as it climbs in the QS Subject Ranking. In the recently released 2023 edition, QU has been ranked in the top 150 worldwide (101-150), an outstanding improvement from its previous ranking in the top 250 in 2022, and a significant leap from its debut ranking in the top 300 in 2021.

- The Ministry of Municipality will organize 3rd Recycling Towards Sustainability Conference & Exhibition 2023, on 9th & 10th June 2023, under the slogan 'Together we make the difference.. For a sustainable future.' - Hamad Bin Khalifa University's (HBKU) College of Science and Engineering (CSE) hosted a special panel discussion inviting locally based experts to outline chatbots' impact on society and debate the ethical implications of their usage.

- The 21st session of the Global Counterterrorism Forum in Cairo, with the State of Qatar participating with a delegation from its Embassy in Egypt.

- The general index of the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) gained 494,520 points, during the current week, with a growth rate of 4,870 percent, reaching 10,639 points, with the support of various sectors.

- Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) (a Qatari public shareholding company) announced Thursday a net profit of QR173.153 million for Q1 of 2023, a 611 percent surge compared to the same period the previous year when the net profit was QR24.344 million.

- A ceremony was organized on Thursday in the Omani capital Muscat to honor workers in the field of youth for the year 2023 in the GCC, on the sidelines of the 36th meeting of the Committee of Ministers of Youth and Sports.

- HE President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, attended the opening of the meeting of the Ordinary General Assembly of the International Judo Federation (IJF), held on Thursday at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel.

- Qatar SC defeated Al Ahli 2-0 in Week 21 of the 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League at the Al Duhail Stadium on Thursday.

- Qatar Volleyball Association (QVA) revealed on Thursday, the details of the final match of the 45th edition of the HH the Amir Cup for the 2022-2023 season, which will bring together Al Rayyan and Al Arabi at the Qatar Womens Sports Committee Hall in Aspire Zone.

- Defending champions Al Sadd prevailed over title contenders Al Duhail 3-1 in their penultimate Week 21 clash of the 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League at the Al Duhail Stadium on Thursday to set a thrilling finale of the league championship.

- Al Arabi defeated Al Gharafa 3-0 in their crucial Week 21 fixture of 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League at the Al Arabi Stadium on Thursday to stay in contention for a shot at the championship title.

Source: Qatar News Agency