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Contact-free smart libraries rise in pandemic era

Contact-free smart libraries rise in pandemic era

By YONHAP News Agency SEOUL: On her way home from work, Lim Kyung-nan, a mother of two living in Anyang, occasionally borrows books from a smart library, an unmanned book-rental machine, usually installed at subway stations. “I usually can’t go to community libraries since I leave my work in the late evening,” Lim said. “Besides, the […]

Ecological Transformation and ESG

Ecological Transformation and ESG

By Choe Jae-chun, CEO, Biodiversity Foundation SEOUL: Let’s connect the keyword of ecological transformation to ESG. Together with Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom, I am serving as the co-chair of the Corona 19 Daily Recovery Support Committee. Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom is representing the government, and I am representing the private sector. Because I care more […]

AsiaN forum Beyond COVID19: Next Leadership Toward Active ESG on February 22

AsiaN forum Beyond COVID19: Next Leadership Toward Active ESG on February 22

SEOUL: Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, will deliver the keynote address at the AsiaN 10th Anniversary Forum later this month. AsiaN Chief Executive Office and Asia Journalists Association (AJA) Founding Member Lee Sang-ki Lee said that the forum will be held under the theme, “Beyond COVID19: Next Leadership, Toward Active ESG” […]

2022 GCS International Board Meeting held at GCS HQs in hybrid format

2022 GCS International Board Meeting held at GCS HQs in hybrid format

SEOUL: The 2022 GCS International Board of Directors Meeting was held in a hybrid format at the conference room of GCS International in Seoul, Korea on January 26, 2022. The board members unanimously approved the 2021 income-expenditure report and the 2022 budget and business plans. Board members attending the meeting in person were Dr. Chungwon […]

Kyrgyzstan registers first case of Omicron strain of coronavirus

Kyrgyzstan registers first case of Omicron strain of coronavirus

Tests being conducated in Kyrgyzstan (Habar) By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: An omicron strain of coronavirus infection has been registered in Kyrgyzstan. The National Center for Phthisiology conducted sequencing to determine the strain of coronavirus. Samples were taken in early January among those hospitalized and two of them had an omicron strain, the Republican Headquarters for […]

Vietnam reports first Omicron variant infection case

Vietnam reports first Omicron variant infection case

Vietnam reports first Omicron infection (Dantri) By Phong Lan Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HANOI: A person who recently arrived in Vietnam from the UK has been found infected with the Covid-19 Omicron variant, which is the country’s first, the local Ministry of Health announced Tuesday. According to the Ministry, the person arrived at Hanoi-based Noi […]

Yearender: Top events in Kyrgyzstan in 2021

Yearender: Top events in Kyrgyzstan in 2021

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: 2021 has started in Kyrgyzstan with elections and ended with elections. In general, 2021 was rich in elections and political events. The country continued to fight with novel coronavirus and at last the economic activity started to be restored. The early presidential elections and a referendum The early presidential elections were […]

The year that was: Looking for satisfaction, inner peace and happiness in life

The year that was: Looking for satisfaction, inner peace and happiness in life

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, Germany (1) Pondering over the major impressions in 2021 is truly challenging. Challenging because I am trying to sort, solve, and find my own satisfaction, inner peace and happiness between my interests and and those of the community. The challenge is compounded when events happen unexpectedly and a person has to deal […]

Lessons learned: A divided world will continue to struggle in 2022

Lessons learned: A divided world will continue to struggle in 2022

Bu Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Although 2021 cannot be really described as “annus mirabilis” compared with 2020, a dramatic “annus horribilis”, I will always recall it as the year of renewed hope even though new tragedies have struck a world that has lamentably remained divided and lacking in general care. No matter how many books and […]

Bahrain tops Nikkei’s COVID-19 Recovery Index for November

Bahrain tops Nikkei’s COVID-19 Recovery Index for November

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Bahrain topped the list of the countries on the Nikkei’s COVID-19 Recovery Index for November as the Kingdom consolidate its achievements in confronting the pandemic and returning to a normal way of life. The index, first published in July, assesses 122 countries and regions in terms of COVID recovery by calculating […]

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