Bank of Israel signs MoU with the Reserve Bank of India

The signing of the MoU is intended to strengthen the ties between the Reserve Bank of India and the Bank of Israel, and reflects the commitment of the authorities to the principles of consolidated supervision and cooperation among banking regulators.   The Bank of Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information” with the Reserve Bank of India.The MoU was signed by Mrs. Parvathy V. Sundaram, Chief General ... [Continue Reading]

Innovation program for start-ups in the Arab sector

Hybrid, funded by the Ministry of Economy and Industry and operated by the 8200 Alumni Association, will run out of the Nazareth Business Incubator Center.   (Communicated by the Ministry of Economy and Industry)The Ministry of Economy and Industry is proud to announce the launch of Hybrid, a new and innovative program for promoting start-ups in the Arab sector, at the Nazareth Business Incubator Center (NBIC), in cooperation with the 8200 Alumni Association. The program aims to help ... [Continue Reading]

Israel building world's tallest solar tower in the Negev

Israel is aiming to generate 10% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. With its ample sunshine, Israel has excellent potential to tap into solar as a renewable energy source.   Copyright: Reuters A 240 meter (787-foot) solar tower is currently being built by the Israel-based Megalim Solar Power, which when completed will generate up to 121 megawatts of power, providing about 1% of Israel’s electricity consumption. Construction completion is expected in late 2017. Israel ... [Continue Reading]

“Breaking the ice” on organ banking

Hebrew University researchers develop a solution for long-term preservation of cells and organs for transplant, as part of a global alliance to bank organs   Copyright: Dr. Amir Bein After decades of studies, scientists now believe that a breakthrough in preserving body organs for the purpose of saving lives is close at hand.A heart or lung is kept viable for transplantation for only six hours before deterioration begins. Pancreas or liver would go to waste after 12 hours in storage, and a ... [Continue Reading]

Knesset committee approves raising threshold of air quality

The committee updated the thresholds for the six most known carcinogenic or toxic substances to humans, making Israel one of the most advanced countries in the world in terms of environmental regulation.   Copyright: MoEP (Ministry of Environmental Protection)A recent decision by the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee of the Knesset (Parliament) makes Israel one of the most advanced countries in the world in terms of environmental regulation. On Monday, February 29, 2016, the ... [Continue Reading]

Israeli scientific discoveries that affected the world

The exhibit will feature approximately 60 discoveries and developments selected for the innovative and pioneering qualities, and their direct and indirect influence on the lives of millions of people around the world.   Copyright: Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (Communicated by the Science, Technology and Space Ministry Spokesperson) The Ministry of Science, Technology and Space will, on Monday, 7 March 2016, at Ben-Gurion International (BGI) Airport, in the presence of Science, ... [Continue Reading]

A new generation of open field fertilizer

Haifa Group, a world leader in specialty soluble and controlled release fertilizers, made a strategic decision to enter the arena of open field complex fertilizers. The result is the innovative Haifa Turbo-K™ product, a new grade of complex granule generated from Multi-K™ Potassium Nitrate.   Copyright: Haifa Group Avi Stein, Product Manager at Haifa Group, explains the unique benefits of the Haifa Turbo-K™: “Most complex fertilizers up until today made use of sulfur of potash, or potassium ... [Continue Reading]

Israeli grower leads the world in microgreens

The world is discovering microgreens (also known as ‘cress’ or ‘micro leaves’) – tiny leaves and sprouts harvested at 10 days, rich in vitamins and antioxidants. The microgreens garnishing dishes at Buckingham Palace, and in British Airways’ first class dishes, are grown at TAP’s farm in Israel, 2BFresh.   Copyright: Teshuva Agricultural Projects Micro leaves are tiny plants full of flavor and nutrition. They are smaller and more tender than baby ... [Continue Reading]

An Israeli space odyssey

The 66th International Astronautical Congress, hosted by the Israel Space Agency, was an opportunity for the young generation of Israeli scientists to introduce their own inventions and meet the world’s leading space programs.   Copyright: MFA video Heads of all the major space agencies, along with over 2,000 representatives of space industries from 58 nations, gathered in Jerusalem in October 2015 to participate in the 66th International Astronautical Congress. The Congress focused ... [Continue Reading]

Buy Israeli chocolate from Tokyo to Rio

According to the Foreign Trade Administration at the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry, chocolate exports from Israel exceeded $10 million last year and can be round in 43 countries, including South Korea, Egypt and Angola.   Copyright: MFA video (Communicated by the Foreign Media Adviser to the Ministry of Economy & Industry)Valentine’s Day is also unofficially "international chocolate day." Cocoa beans have been found over the last decades to have impressive ... [Continue Reading]