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IMF
IMF Revises Down Asia Economy Growth Forecast To 6.5%

Most of the downgrades in the region come from emerging market and low-income countries, led by India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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Sea Level In Asia Rising At Faster Rate: Indian Scientist On IPCC Report

The South and Southeast Asian monsoon has weakened in the second half of the 20th century (high confidence).

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India Leads Mobile Ad Fraud Across Asia

New Delhi: India is leading mobile ad fraud in Asia with a rate of 62 per cent as marketers are spending nearly 20 per cent of their advertising budget on ad fraud, a new report said on Monday. Nine out of 10 marketers said there is scope for improvement in ad fraud prevention methods while […]

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Suspected Chinese hackers attack global telecom carriers

Washington: Suspected Chinese hackers have infiltrated into the networks of over a dozen telecommunication providers in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East — gaining control and stealing hundreds of gigabytes of data of individuals, a US-based cyber security firm has revealed. Any entity that possesses the power to take over the networks of telecommunications […]

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Op-Ed: Smaller Wetlands, Too, Need Attention

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s exclusive obsession with Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lake, has practically sealed the fate of  comparatively smaller wetlands which play an equally important role in preserving the state’s rich biodiversity. The plight of Ansupa, a freshwater lake on the banks of Mahanadi in Cuttack district which is returning back to […]

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India emerges as leading seed hub in Asia: Study

Amsterdam: India has emerged as a major seed hub in Asia , with four Indian seed companies featuring in top 10 of the first ever “Access to Seeds Index for South and Southeast Asia”, a study said. While the list was topped by the Thailand-based East-West Seed, the four Indian companies to lead seed industry […]

Startup Venture
3 AI start-ups from India among top 50 in Hammerkopf Asia list

New Delhi: Three start-ups from India — Agara Labs, Tricog Health Services and SigTuple — have made it to AI50, a list of promising start-ups from Asia prepared by New Delhi-based consultancy firm Hammerkopf Consultants LLP. “The AI 50, from Hammerkopf, is recognition of the immense strides that some startups have taken to envision AI, […]

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More women falling prey to lung cancer: Study

London: Lung cancer mortality rate among women is expected to increase by 43 per cent from 2015 to 2030, according to an analysis of data from 52 countries. The highest lung cancer mortality rates in 2030 are projected in Europe and Oceania, while the lowest lung cancer mortality rates in 2030 are projected in America […]

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S. Korean President to visit India, Singapore next week

Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will embark on a two-nation Asia tour to India and Singapore next week aimed at enhancing his country’s relations with its Asian neighbours, the presidential office announced on Monday. Moon will head for India on Sunday for a four-day state visit that will include a bilateral summit with Indian […]

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Odisha's Chandrabhaga beach becomes Asia's first to get Blue Flag certification

  Bhubaneswar: The World Environment Day celebrations in Odisha are going to be a lot more merrier this time with the state’s Chandrabhaga beach on the coast of Konark becoming  Asia’s first to get the Blue Flag certification — a tag given to environment-friendly  clean beaches, equipped with amenities of international standards for tourists. “To […]

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PM Modi meets Chinese president Xi Jinping during his 2-day informal summit

  Wuhan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today began talks at an unprecedented two-day informal summit here during which they will have a series of one-on-one conversations focussing on bilateral, global and regional issues. PM Modi who arrived in Wuhan in the central Chinese city early today for the informal summit […]

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Data-friendly Twitter 'Lite' now available in 24 countries

San Francisco: After a successful trial in the Philippines, Twitter is rolling out its data-friendly “Lite” Android version in 24 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Available in Google Play Store, Twitter “Lite” (under 3MB size) loads quickly on 2G and 3G networks and offers offline support in case users […]

India among fastest growing medical tourism destinations: Official

Bengaluru: Estimating that medical tourism in the country can grow to become a $9 billion industry by 2020, a government official on Thursday said India is among the “fastest growing medical tourism destinations in Asia”. “During the early days of medical tourism, the attention was always given to developed countries,” said Rita Teaotia, Secretary, Ministry […]

Norwegian-Joy
Asia's largest cruise ship begins maiden voyage

Beijing: Asia’s largest cruise ship has begun its maiden voyage from China’s Qingdao city, officials confirmed on Sunday. The Norwegian Joy is capable of accommodating nearly 5,000 passengers and 1,900 crew members, Xinhua news agency reported. A total of 28 restaurants onboard offer international dining and two-level go-kart racing track, virtual reality games, and Broadway […]

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21st century belongs to Asia, Africa: Arun Jaitley

Gandhinagar: The 21st century will not only belong to Asia but also to Africa, hence India and Africa should navigate the journey together to shape their common future, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday. Addressing the 52nd annual meeting of the African Development Bank here, Jaitley said while India has been a bright spot […]

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Facebook is back after global crash

New Delhi: People thronged Twitter after social media giant Facebook on Tuesday faced an outage in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and some parts of North America. Facebook users got an error message: “Sorry, something went wrong and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.” Later, a Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch in an emailed […]

South Korea Ministry of Commerce
S.Korea's trade surplus reaches $13.3 bn in April

Seoul: South Korea registered a trade surplus of $13.3 billion in April, a data released on Monday by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy said. This was when the country’s exports, the main engine of its economy, increased for the sixth consecutive month, Efe news reported. In addition, South Korea’s trade balance in April […]