Tag: Asia

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  • 50,000 tested positive for dengue across Pakistan

    50,000 tested positive for dengue across Pakistan

    Reports suggest that at least 750 dengue patients are currently undergoing treatment at different hospitals in the twin cities, where the health staff taking care of the numbers only 35.

    October 13, 2019
  • Challenges in digital space

    Challenges in digital space

    Google Pay, which has 55 million monthly active users in the country, announced it is working to tap the over 12 million ubiquitous, neighbourhood or ‘kirana’ stores in India.

    September 22, 2019
  • Environment on fire

    Environment on fire

    These are areas of intense heat detected by satellite that indicate a likely fire. Air quality has reached dangerous levels in the worst-hit areas of Indonesia, prompting school closures and flight cancellations due to low visibility.

    September 21, 2019
  • Asia’s trade war

    Asia’s trade war

    The confrontation began in July when the Abe government restricted exports to South Korea of three materials critical to the manufacture of semiconductors and smartphone displays. The move threatened to disrupt the tightly linked supply chains and drive up the price of everything ~ from memory chips to iPhones. Both Japan and South Korea continue to suffer from the baggage of history. Given the rigid stance of both countries, no easy solution seems likely.

    August 9, 2019
  • Lunar Eclipse 2019: India to witness last partial lunar eclipse of the year, know the date and time

    Lunar Eclipse 2019: India to witness last partial lunar eclipse of the year, know the date and time

    Lunar eclipses are not eye-damaging. Therefore, it is perfectly safe for people to watch it through their naked eyes.

    July 15, 2019
  • Asia’s homicide rate lowest globally: UN study

    Asia’s homicide rate lowest globally: UN study

    Countries such as China, Japan and Korea-all boast less than one homicide per 100,000 people in a year.

    July 8, 2019
  • Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

    Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

    Taiwan made history last week when it became the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage, sparking jubilation among huge crowds of gay rights supporters on the streets of Taipei.

    May 24, 2019
  • Mobile networks suspending orders for Huawei smartphones

    Mobile networks suspending orders for Huawei smartphones

    The inclusion of Huawei on an export blacklist means the Chinese company can no longer source software or components from US suppliers without a license. Existing devices are unaffected but the restrictions threaten future Huawei products and its leading position in building super-fast next generation 5G networks,

    May 23, 2019
  • 70 countries urge North Korea to scrap nuclear, ballistic weapons

    70 countries urge North Korea to scrap nuclear, ballistic weapons

    With two missile launches in a week, Pyongyang is walking a fine line between increasing pressure on the US and not derailing nuclear negotiations -- all while giving itself room to escalate, analysts say.

    May 11, 2019
  • Sensex recovers over 200 pts in early trade

    Sensex recovers over 200 pts in early trade

    The 30-share index was trading 169.69 points, or 0.44 per cent, higher at 38,770.03. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty was up 38.70 points, or 0.33 per cent, at 11,636.95.

    May 7, 2019
  • The global challenge

    The global challenge

    The GEO-6 report, covering the theme ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People,’ is particularly relevant for India. It notes that East and South Asia have suffered the highest number of deaths due to air pollution. As the country's population grows, agricultural yields are coming under stress due to the increase in average temperature and erratic monsoons.

    April 11, 2019
  • India, US renew triangular development cooperation in Asia and Africa

    India, US renew triangular development cooperation in Asia and Africa

    India and the United States on Friday signed the First Amendment to the Statement of Guiding Principles (SGP) on Triangular Cooperation for Global Development in Asia and Africa as part of their Indo-Pacific cooperation.

    March 29, 2019
  • 2,400 athletes swim in Bosphorus Strait from Asia to Europe

    2,400 athletes swim in Bosphorus Strait from Asia to Europe

    Around 2,400 athletes swam from Asia to Europe on Sunday, in a cross-continental swimming race in Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait.

    July 22, 2018
  • India fastest growing economy in Asia; on track to meet FY18 target: ADB

    India fastest growing economy in Asia; on track to meet FY18 target: ADB

    The ADO published in April said that India's economic growth will rise to 7.3 per cent this fiscal and further to 7.6 per cent in the next financial year

    July 19, 2018
  • Analysis: A world without America

    Analysis: A world without America

    While the United States grapples with its internal demons, the world and Asia are moving on without the sole superpower

    July 18, 2018
  • Child labour in Asia: Wages of innocence

    Child labour in Asia: Wages of innocence

    An estimated 122 million children (5 to 14 years) are compelled to work for their survival in the Asia Pacific Region, according to an ILO report

    July 10, 2018
  • Roll on 2022: Asia seeks more World Cup shocks in Qatar

    Roll on 2022: Asia seeks more World Cup shocks in Qatar

    Asian teams weren’t expected to make an impact at the World Cup but a record points haul and some stunning performances against top sides have lifted their hopes for Qatar 2022. South Korea’s 2-0 dethroning of defending champions Germany could have been viewed as a one-off, if not for Japan’s heartbreaking defeat to star-studded Belgium …

    July 5, 2018