India major gainer of China+1, exports to soar to $835 billion by 2030: Nomura

India major gainer of China+1, exports to soar to 5 billion by 2030: Nomura

New Delhi: India and Vietnam are gaining the most from the China plus one strategy, which is also expected to unlock new growth opportunities for Asian economies, according to Nomura. India’s exports will likely surge to $835 billion by 2030 from $431 billion in 2023 with its large domestic market helping attract firms looking for … Read more

India-ASEAN free trade agreement most ill-conceived: Piyush Goyal

India-ASEAN free trade agreement most ill-conceived: Piyush Goyal

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday criticised the previous governments for allegedly not doing sufficient stakeholder consultations on free trade agreements, saying the India-ASEAN FTA is “most ill-conceived” and unfair to the domestic industry. Goyal also said that in the free trade agreements with Japan and Korea, India has opened its markets for … Read more

North Korea says latest launches tested first spy satellite

North Korea says latest launches tested first spy satellite

North Korea said on December 19 that it fired a test satellite in an important final-stage test for the development of its first spy satellite, a key military capability coveted by its leader Kim Jong Un along with other high-tech weapons systems. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency also released low-resolution, black-and-white photos showing … Read more

Itaewon, site of deadly stampede in South Korea, known for hip nightlife, chic restaurants

Itaewon, site of deadly stampede in South Korea, known for hip nightlife, chic restaurants

Itaewon, the site of Saturday’s deadly stampede that killed at least 149 people, is known for its hip nightlife and chic restaurants, making it a favourite hangout among young people in their 20s and beyond. Itaewon’s bars and clubs have long served American troops stationed in the country as the neighbourhood is located near the … Read more

South Korea to test AI-powered facial recognition to track Covid cases – ET HealthWorld

South Korea to test AI-powered facial recognition to track Covid cases – ET HealthWorld

South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of people infected with the coronavirus, despite concerns about the invasion of privacy. The nationally funded project in Bucheon, one of the country’s most densely populated cities on the outskirts of … Read more

N Korea ‘tried to hack’ Pfizer, say S Korea spies – ET HealthWorld

N Korea ‘tried to hack’ Pfizer, say S Korea spies – ET HealthWorld

As per reports, the spy agency said N Korean hackers tried to break into computer systems of the pharma giant for Covid vaccine details SEOUL North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea’s spy agency … Read more