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Conclusion of the final qualifying tests for the Syrian Scientific Olympiad

Today, the final qualifying tests for the Syrian Scientific Olympiad for the year 2019-2020 were concluded.

The final qualifications were held by the Excellence and Creativity Commission in mathematics, physics, chemistry, informatics and biology with the participation of 411 students who represent the scientific elite from various governorates.

The final qualifications included two rounds of tests over a period of two days to choose the members of the national teams that will participate in international Olympiad competitions next year.

A star and a planet named after Ebla & Ugarit by International Astronomy Union

The International Astronomy Union has decided to name the star HD 218566, which lies near Pisces, Ebla. While the planet discovered near it Ugarit.
The statement released by the Syrian Astronomy Association said that the International Astronomy Union endorsed the new names,which are considered a new achievement for the Syrian Astronomy Association.
Earlier, the International Astronomy Union called the planet, which rotates around the star of the Shepherd, Palmyra in 2015.
Head of the Syrian Astronomy Association Dr. Mohammad al-Asiri affirmed commitment to hoist the Syrian flag high at the international arenas specialized in space and astronomy.
Founded in 2005, the Syrian Astronomy Society has been working to spread astronomy in Syria and the Arab states by all possible means.

A Syrian engineer creates a wind turbine for energy production and investment in heating

Suwayda, ST- A young engineer from Suwayda governorate creates a wind turbine with a height exceeding three meters to produce energy and invest it directly in heating, which confirms the Syrians ability of creativity and innovation.

Engineer Diaa Al-Abdullah, 30 years old, explains to SANA correspondent that his main motive for this innovation was to face the lack of energy resources and the effects of the crisis that resulted in long hours of electric rationing and large costs during the winter for heating in addition to supporting the work of searching for clean and free energy sources.

Qualifying more than 250 students for the finals of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad

The Excellence and Innovation Commission announced today the qualification of more than 250 students from the start of secondary school from different governorates for the finals of the Syrian scientific Olympiad for 2019-2020, which is held in cooperation with the Ministry of Education in mathematics, physics, chemistry, IT and biology during the last week of this month in Damascus.

The Syrian scientific Olympiad competitions are held in a hierarchical and consecutive manner starting with schools then expanding to regions and governorates and then covering all of Syria.

Agriculture Ministry, FAO sign four cooperation agreements

Four cooperation agreements on agricultural planning and statistics and on developing the National Agricultural policy, agricultural Education and fish wealth were signed yesterday, between the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The agreements provided for updating the Agricultural policy Center ‘s database by FAO depending on modern techniques, for developing the agricultural education curricula to obtain better outputs and graduate qualified agricultural technicians who are capable of entering the labor market. In addition, the agreements provided for the development of the agricultural policy center in order to work out suitable plans to develop the agricultural sector, rehabilitate the fish wealth sector and train breeders and fishermen to achieve sustainability in production.