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Korean firm goes all out to cope with waste plastics

Korean firm goes all out to cope with waste plastics

By Seok-jae Kang Vice President of the Asia Journalists Association  SEOUL: As global plastic consumption increases rapidly, the amount of waste discharged is also surging. The Korean Ministry of Environment reported recently that the total amount of waste produced in the country has continued to increase, with the latest figure tallied at 497,238 tons per day […]

Singapore lifts quarantine for German and Brunei visitors

Singapore lifts quarantine for German and Brunei visitors

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: From September 8, fully vaccinated travellers from Germany and Brunei will be able to visit Singapore for leisure without having to serve a 14-day quarantine. Under this Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme, they will only be required to take four virus tests and undergo a […]

Limited media attention is ruining the Earth

Limited media attention is ruining the Earth

By Neelima Mathur India-based Executive Producer-Researcher-Writer, Mentor & Trainer Director of Lakeside Doc Festival NEW DELHI: It’s amazing how we talk of Climate Change like a new phenomenon. Floods, droughts, cyclones, melting glaciers have been staring in our face for decades. We also tend to equate global warming as climate change. Whereas, in fact, global warming […]

Vietnam expects to produce Covid-19 medicine by late 2021

Vietnam expects to produce Covid-19 medicine by late 2021

By Phong Lan Deputy Head of the World News Desk Dantri  HANOI: Vietnamese scientists have successfully produced antiviral medication called Vipdervir that is expected to be used for Covid-19 treatment by the end of this year. At a meeting held on August 10, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health announced that Vipdervir has proved to be […]

COVID Delta variant registers rise in Pakistan’s coastal city Karachi

COVID Delta variant registers rise in Pakistan’s coastal city Karachi

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative KARACHI: Pakistan is currently experiencing the fourth wave of COVID-19 amid Indian Delta variant, which has registered significant rise in Karachi, the largest city of country and capital of Sindh province, located on the Arabian Sea Coast. This emerged in the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) meeting hosted by […]

Reincarnated Straits Times unlikely to see government grip easing

Reincarnated Straits Times unlikely to see government grip easing

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: A government-backed rescue exercise was mounted recently to save Singapore’s flagship English newspaper, The Straits Times, from possible demise as it found itself unable to reverse advertising revenue losses and a decline in readership subscription. And fortuitously, it took the unseen hand of the year-and –a- […]

As Asian cities sink affecting 600 million people, managed retreat must be tabled

As Asian cities sink affecting 600 million people, managed retreat must be tabled

By Crispin Maslog MANILA: Even as Asia’s megacities continue to submerge, officials of one small Philippine city are planning a major US$460 million reclamation project that will damage or sink their beautiful seaside city into the dark blue southern sea. Scientists and environmentalists have called on the local government of Dumaguete to scrap the reclamation project, […]

Covid-19 upsurge derails Singapore’s normality push

Covid-19 upsurge derails Singapore’s normality push

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Just when things seemed to be looking up, a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases has pushed Singapore off course from the government’s much-heralded plan to move into an endemic phase of living with the presence of the virus as a form of perennial influenza. As daily […]

Vietnam’s economic hub struggles to curb new Covid-19 outbreak

Vietnam’s economic hub struggles to curb new Covid-19 outbreak

    By Phong Lan Deputy Head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspaper HO CHI MINH CITY: Vietnam’s biggest economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City is experiencing the largest ever Covid-19 outbreak which seems hard to curb despite strict preventive measures by local authorities. Medical staff shortage Ho Chi Minh City authorities […]

Korea: Spiteful reviews haunting restaurant owners amid boom of delivery apps

Korea: Spiteful reviews haunting restaurant owners amid boom of delivery apps

  SEOUL: Kim Tae-han (alias), a 27-year-old former restaurant owner in southern Seoul, said one of his most important daily routines was checking reviews of his store on food delivery platforms. Kim, who has now quit his restaurant business, said that one day he had to drive his car to visit a reviewer during the […]

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