Saudi Arabia issues SR20 banknote to mark G20 presidency

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) said it will release a new SR20 banknote to mark the Kingdom’s presidency of the G20 summit. (SAMA)
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Updated 24 October 2020

Saudi Arabia issues SR20 banknote to mark G20 presidency

  • The new banknote will be put into circulation on Sunday
  • It will feature King Salman and the G20 Saudi summit logo on one side, and a world map on the other

LONDON: The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority said on Saturday it will release a new SR20 banknote to mark the Kingdom’s presidency of the G20 summit.
The new banknote will be put into circulation on Sunday, and will feature King Salman and the G20 Saudi summit logo on one side, with a world map highlighting G20 countries in a darker shade on the other.
The G20 summit will take place on Nov. 21–22, 2020 in Riyadh.


Aramco partners with global STEM education contest F1 in Schools

Updated 25 November 2020

Aramco partners with global STEM education contest F1 in Schools

  • The F1 in School World Finals will instead take place from March 12 to 19
  • The competition challenges students to design and manufacture a miniature car

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Aramco has announced a long-term partnership with global education challenge F1 in Schools, which will be held in Melbourne next year.
The global science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition challenges students to design and manufacture a miniature car.
Originally set to happen in September this year, The F1 in School World Finals will instead take place from March 12 to 19, coinciding with the F1 Australian Grand Prix.
The partnership, according to an Aramco official, reflects the company’s belief in investing in young people who are into STEM.
“This partnership is another example of Aramco’s engagement to developing young people for STEM careers. From building technology-based classrooms to conducting STEM summer camps, we’re focused on accelerating human potential through the next generation of young talent – equipping them with the tools they need to turn their ideas into reality,” Aramco Vice President of Corporate Affairs Nabil Nuaim said.
Founder and Chairman of F1 in Schools Andre Denford lauded Aramco’s decision to sponsor the event, participated in by “future F1 engineers.”
“Introducing our students to a leader in the fuel and energy sector, with ambitions that fit well with our Challenge, will offer huge learning and career opportunities. We look forward to introducing Aramco to our F1 in Schools global community at our World Finals in Melbourne,” he said.