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  • ‘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.

  • South Korea records 113 new COVID-19 cases, most from overseas Jul 25, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    South Korea records 113 new COVID-19 cases, most from overseas

    The figures released by South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Saturday brought the national caseload to 14,092, including 298 deaths.

  • One in three South Korean COVID-19 patients improved with remdesivir Jul 13, 2020 10:51 AM IST

    One in three South Korean COVID-19 patients improved with remdesivir

    Remdesivir has been at the forefront of the global battle against COVID-19 after the intravenously administered medicine helped shorten hospital recovery times in a US clinical trial.

  • Seoul mayor Park Won-soon found dead after leaving message 'like a will' Jul 09, 2020 10:54 PM IST

    Seoul mayor Park Won-soon found dead after leaving message 'like a will'

    His daughter reported him missing at 5:17 p.m. (0817 GMT) and said his phone was off and that he had left a message "like a will", the Yonhap news agency reported. Hundreds of police took part in a search for the mayor.

  • Seoul mayor Park Won-soon reported missing, his phone off, search underway Jul 09, 2020 04:22 PM IST

    Seoul mayor Park Won-soon reported missing, his phone off, search underway

    A longtime civic activist and human rights lawyer, Park was elected as Seoul mayor in 2011 and became the city's first mayor to be voted into a third term in June last year.

  • Hundreds of drones light up Seoul night sky with coronavirus advice Jul 08, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Hundreds of drones light up Seoul night sky with coronavirus advice

    A horde of pin-point lights lifted into the air in military-like formation on Saturday before rearranging themselves to form the image of a white face mask, with red circles symbolising the new virus which has led to almost 300 deaths in the country.

  • South Korea, US urge North to implement denuclearisation pledges Jun 25, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    South Korea, US urge North to implement denuclearisation pledges

    A joint statement, issued by South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, comes a day after North Korea abruptly announced it would suspend steps that would have nullified 2018 tension-reduction deals and further raised animosities on the Korean Peninsula.

  • North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea: Report Jun 24, 2020 07:48 AM IST

    North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea: Report

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a video conference meeting of the ruling party's Central Military Commission on Tuesday, where members "took stock of the prevailing situation" before deciding to suspend the military plans, the report said, without elaborating.

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