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  • China mutes reaction to Chloé Zhao’s Oscars as South Korea lauds Youn Yuh-jung Apr 27, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    China mutes reaction to Chloé Zhao’s Oscars as South Korea lauds Youn Yuh-jung

    In China, where Chloe Zhao was born, her history-making success has not been trumpeted or celebrated. State media in China remained silent as of Monday afternoon, with no mention of her win by either CCTV and Xinhua, the two main state-run outlets.

  • Hyundai Motor to suspend South Korea production due to chip shortage: Report Apr 09, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    Hyundai Motor to suspend South Korea production due to chip shortage: Report

    The shortage had led to problems for Hyundai over powertrain control unit parts, the agency added.

  • North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles Mar 25, 2021 10:43 AM IST

    North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles

    North Korea is banned from developing any ballistic missiles under UN Security Council resolutions, and is under multiple international sanctions over its weapons programmes.

  • The last children on South Korea's ageing island Mar 18, 2021 01:50 PM IST

    The last children on South Korea's ageing island

    After decades of national urbanisation and a long-gone birth control drive, the island of Nokdo encapsulates the demographic slump that saw the population of Asia's fourth-largest economy drop for the first time last year.

  • South Korean island drenched in purple draws tourists Mar 15, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    South Korean island drenched in purple draws tourists

    Inspired by their native balloon flower, residents of the Banwol and Bakji Islands, known as the ‘Purple Islands’, have painted their houses, roads and bridges in shades of the hue, and planted purple flowers such as lavender and asters to transform their town into a tourist attraction.

  • South Korea agrees to 13.9% increase in its share of cost for US troops Mar 10, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    South Korea agrees to 13.9% increase in its share of cost for US troops

    The increase will take South Korea's contribution this year to 1.18 trillion won ($1.03 billion).

  • ‘Made in Korea, watched by world’: Netflix plans $500 million South Korea budget Feb 25, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    ‘Made in Korea, watched by world’: Netflix plans $500 million South Korea budget

    Netflix, the California-based streaming giant, has identified South Korea as one of its keys to its success in the massive Asian market. It plans to spend on local content to boost subscribers.

  • India’s 5G Challenge: All you need to know Feb 12, 2021 11:52 AM IST

    India’s 5G Challenge: All you need to know

    The slow progress in India has raised fears that 5G will tread the same path as its predecessors 2G, 3G and 4G, which were delayed by 4 years, 10 years and 7 years respectively, as compared to its global execution.

  • Seoul launches COVID tests for pets Feb 08, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    Seoul launches COVID tests for pets

    The programme in the sprawling South Korean capital comes weeks after the country reported its first case of COVID-19 infection in an animal, involving a kitten.

  • South Korea court upholds jail for ex-president Park Geun-hye, clearing way for chance of a pardon Jan 14, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    South Korea court upholds jail for ex-president Park Geun-hye, clearing way for chance of a pardon

    Park became South Korea's first democratically elected leader to be thrown out of office when, in 2017, the Constitutional Court upheld a parliament vote to impeach her over a scandal that also landed the heads of two conglomerates in jail.

  • General M M Naravane holds talks with South Korean counterpart on boosting bilateral military ties Dec 31, 2020 08:23 PM IST

    General M M Naravane holds talks with South Korean counterpart on boosting bilateral military ties

    Gen Naravane arrived in Seoul on Monday and held separate talks with Minister of National Defence Suh Wook, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Won In Choul and Minister of Defence Acquisition Planning Administration Gang Eun Ho.

  • South Korea’s artificial Sun burns at 100 million degrees for 20 seconds, sets new world record Dec 29, 2020 03:59 PM IST

    South Korea’s artificial Sun burns at 100 million degrees for 20 seconds, sets new world record

    This was the first time a fusion device sustained plasma for more than 10 seconds. More than 250 such tokamak devices have been built so far, but none have been able to achieve this feat thus far.

  • South Korea to decide on tougher distancing as COVID-19 count hits another high Dec 25, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    South Korea to decide on tougher distancing as COVID-19 count hits another high

    Level 3 restrictions would essentially mean a lockdown of Asia's fourth-largest economy, closing another 1.2 million businesses and allowing only essential workers into offices.

  • Mahindra & Mahindra's South Korean arm SsangYong Motor files for bankruptcy Dec 21, 2020 05:06 PM IST

    Mahindra & Mahindra's South Korean arm SsangYong Motor files for bankruptcy

    The troubled automaker has also applied for an autonomous restructuring support (ARS) programme which is a court designed process, M&M said in a regulatory filing.

  • Coronavirus Updates: South Korea virus cases hit highest level since March Nov 26, 2020 11:04 AM IST

    Coronavirus Updates: South Korea virus cases hit highest level since March

    Officials announced 583 new cases after several weeks of fresh infections ranging between around 100 and 300 - mostly from clusters at offices, schools, gyms and small gatherings in the greater Seoul area, as per the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency

  • 'Yogurt Ladies' of South Korea deliver more than dairy Nov 15, 2020 02:10 PM IST

    'Yogurt Ladies' of South Korea deliver more than dairy

    Yakult ajummas have been credited with helping to establish South Korea’s taste for dairy, and are so ubiquitous they have become minor pop culture celebrities.

  • South Korea tries to quell anxiety over flu shots after nine mysterious deaths Oct 22, 2020 03:13 PM IST

    South Korea tries to quell anxiety over flu shots after nine mysterious deaths

    The deaths happened over the past week, including five reported Wednesday. Officials said two of the deaths might have resulted from anaphylactic shock, a serious allergic reaction, but gave no further details

  • In South Korea, COVID-19 comes with another risk: online bullies Sep 20, 2020 07:20 AM IST

    In South Korea, COVID-19 comes with another risk: online bullies

    South Korea’s extensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been praised around the world but has led to harassment and slander, raising questions about privacy protections.

  • Artificial intelligence robot 'Aglio Kim' serves customers at Seoul restaurant Sep 15, 2020 04:53 PM IST

    Artificial intelligence robot 'Aglio Kim' serves customers at Seoul restaurant

    The A.I. robot is equipped with food trays which can carry up to 30 kilograms and an LCD screen and speaker that communicate in both Korean and English.

  • New COVID-19 outbreaks test South Korea’s strategy Sep 03, 2020 10:48 AM IST

    New COVID-19 outbreaks test South Korea’s strategy

    South Koreans have been proud of their government’s handling of the novel coronavirus. New outbreaks raise doubt.

  • Seoul schools go back online over coronavirus fears Aug 25, 2020 01:19 PM IST

    Seoul schools go back online over coronavirus fears

    South Korea reported 280 new infections on Tuesday, taking the country's total to 17,945.

  • South Korea, China hold highest-level talks since COVID-19 outbreak Aug 22, 2020 12:00 PM IST

    South Korea, China hold highest-level talks since COVID-19 outbreak

    Yang Jiechi, a member of the Communist Party Politburo, was meeting South Korea's new national security adviser, Suh Hoon, in the southern port city of Busan to discuss coronavirus cooperation, bilateral relations and the situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula, the South Korean government said.

  • South Korean EV maker meets UP CM Yogi Adityanath, expresses desire to invest in state Aug 18, 2020 12:22 AM IST

    South Korean EV maker meets UP CM Yogi Adityanath, expresses desire to invest in state

    More than 90 percent components will be made in the state which would benefit its MSME sector. Work on identifying land near Lucknow and Yamuna Expressway for setting up the plant was on, a government spokesperson said.

  • Nippon Steel to appeal South Korea ruling allowing seizure of assets Aug 04, 2020 11:36 AM IST

    Nippon Steel to appeal South Korea ruling allowing seizure of assets

    South Korea's Supreme Court in 2018 ordered Nippon Steel to pay 100 million won ($83,800) each to four South Koreans as compensation for forced labor during World War II, angering Japan which says the issue of compensation was settled under a 1965 treaty and that the ruling violated international law.

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