Asia: News

22 May 2024

Climate Change

Why children, babies in South Korea are suing the government

In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in East Asia, a diverse group of plaintiffs, including babies, children, adults, and even an unborn child, have initiated legal action against the government in South Korea over its climate change policies.

09 May 2024


Olivia Rodrigo expands 'Guts' world tour to Asia, Australia

Pop music sensation Olivia Rodrigo has announced an extension of her Guts world tour to include Asia and Australia.

24 Apr 2024


Asia experienced highest impact of natural disasters in 2023: Report

Asia experienced the highest impact of natural disasters in 2023, with a total of 79 extreme weather events affecting over nine million people and causing more than 2,000 deaths, according to a report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

19 Apr 2024


China's major cities face land subsidence threat: Study

A significant number of China's major urban regions are grappling with substantial land subsidence, a situation that could potentially endanger millions of lives in the coming years, a study by Chinese scientists revealed.

18 Apr 2024


US to grant $6B to Micron for semiconductor chip production

Micron Technology Inc., a prominent US computer chip manufacturer, is poised to secure over $6 billion in grants from the US Commerce Department.

17 Apr 2024


India to lead global economic race with 6.8% growth: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised its global growth forecast to 3.2% for 2024, a slight increase from the previous year's projection of 3.1%.

Nestle adding sugar to infant products in developing nations: Report

Nestle, a leading global consumer goods company, is facing allegations of adding sugar and honey to infant milk and cereal products sold in developing countries.

Explained: US bird flu outbreak, concerns of next pandemic

The diagnosis of the H5N1 bird flu virus in a Texas farm worker in the United States, the second human case in the United States, has raised concerns.

05 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal in Tihar: CM spends time meditating, reading, doing yoga

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who is in a 15-day judicial remand in Tihar Jail spends his time meditating, writing, reading books, and doing yoga, a report has said.

29 Dec 2023


World population to reach 8 billion by January 1

The United States (US) Census Bureau has revealed that the world's population grew by 75 million people this year and is set to reach over eight billion by New Year's Day.

30 Nov 2023


World's most expensive cities and economic realities

As 2023 unfolds, the pervasive global cost of living crisis continues unabated, significantly impacting urban dwellers.

14 Nov 2023

Stock Market

Markets worldwide rise ahead of US inflation data, US-China summit

Global stocks experienced a mostly positive trend on Tuesday, as investors eagerly awaited major events such as the US-China summit and economic data releases from the US, Japan, and China.

02 Oct 2023


World Bank lowers 2023 growth forecasts for East Asia 

The World Bank recently adjusted its growth predictions for developing countries in East Asia and the Pacific, pointing to tighter financial conditions and a sluggish global environment.

10 Sep 2023

G20 Summit

Italy to withdraw from China's Belt and Road initiative: Report

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has privately informed Chinese Premier Li Qiang of her country's intention to withdraw from Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Italian media reported, per Reuters.

How Asia responded to EU's call for AI regulation

Countries worldwide are involved in discussions to formulate rules for governing artificial intelligence (AI). The European Union (EU) is at the forefront of most of these dialogues.

24 Apr 2023


K-pop: TWICE is set for world tour; city details inside

K-pop is experiencing an all-time high around the world. The fans are hooked to their favorite stars and now TWICE stans, we have some exciting news for you.

24 Mar 2023

OTT releases

OTT: Song Joong-ki's K-drama 'Reborn Rich' gets Thai remake 

Reborn Rich is one of the most acclaimed K-dramas. The Asian OTT giant VIU is set to remake the series in Thai. The OTT platform announced the same at an event in Bangkok on Thursday.

06 Mar 2023


Netflix to increase Asia content spending by 15%

The OTT giant Netflix is set to increase content spending in Asia by 15% in 2023 after seeing an exorbitant rise in the region.

24 Feb 2023

Adani Group

Adani Group to conduct roadshow in Asia to appease investors

Investor confidence in Adani Group stocks and bonds is at an all-time low following a damning report by Hindenburg Research.

22 Jan 2023

Music Industry

Cigarettes After Sex's Greg Gonzalez on breakup with Nour Petite

Cigarettes After Sex lead singer Greg Gonzalez has revealed that he broke up with writer Nour Petite in a recent interview with Hindustan Times.

31 Dec 2022

Indian Rupee (INR)

Indian rupee ends 2022 as Asia's worst-performing currency

The Indian rupee has had a lackluster 2022. It ended 2022 as Asia's worst-performing currency.

29 Oct 2022


Immigrants constitute quarter of Canada's population; largest proportion from India

As per Statistics Canada's latest census data, Indians constitute a major portion of the immigrant population in Canada.

17 Jul 2022


World Emoji Day: How emojis are changing world of expression

Emojis have become a popular tool for expressing emotions at a time when face-to-face contact has declined and most interactions take place via texting.

14 Jan 2022

Travel And Tourism

All about Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan

A fiery crater has been burning in the Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan for decades.

22 Sep 2021


Ajay Banga to retire from Mastercard on December 31

Ajay Banga, one of the topmost Indian-American corporate leaders, and a strong advocate of the India-US relationship would retire from Mastercard at the end of 2021.

15 Apr 2021


UN report: Women in poor nations can't say, 'No sex'

Less than half the women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to say no to sex with their partners, to decide whether to use contraception or to seek health care, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

30 Jan 2020


Five divine places to visit in Maldives

With serene white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, it's no wonder that Maldives is rated as one of the most exciting travel destinations in Asia.

24 Dec 2019


Facts about peacocks you probably didn't know

When it comes to the most stunning creatures in the world, nothing comes close to a peacock.

10 Dec 2019


Five lesser-known hidden gems of Malaysia you should visit

Offering a delightful mix of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and adventure, Malaysia counts among one of the most-visited countries in Asia.

11 Aug 2019


Top five best amusement parks in the world

If a humble foreign trip with family is what you are planning, Amusement parks should definitely be a part of the itinerary.

22 Jul 2019


Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

Just like weddings, honeymoons are also a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for that very reason, they must be unforgettably special.

17 Jul 2019


#TravelBytes: Five best places to visit in Southeast Asia

From beautiful beaches to surreal mountains, cultural diversity to historical significance, the South-eastern part of Asia has it all.

07 Jun 2019


Japanese company now sells deodorants that make woman 'smell younger'

Among the endless list of products that enforce traditional beauty norms on women, here's a new one.

Hundreds of same-sex couples get married in Taiwan: Details here

Taiwan, which made history by becoming the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage last week, held another proud moment for the queer community this week.

13 Apr 2019


Indians are biggest fans of 'GoT' in Asia, study reveals

There is no denying the fact that Game of Thrones is the favorite show for a lot of Indians.

30 Mar 2019


#HealthBytes: 5 types of tea and their benefits

Tea is one of the most consumed drinks around the world, second only to water.

16 Mar 2019


Tesla likely to be in India by next year: Musk

If you've been waiting for Tesla to show up in the Indian market (like me), there's finally some news to cheer you up.

21 Jan 2019


Chandra Grahan 2019: Last total lunar eclipse before 2021

On the intervening night between January 20 and January 21, certain parts of the world became witness to the only total lunar eclipse of 2019, and the last one before May 2021.

28 Nov 2018

Crime Against Women

#DomesticViolence: Home is most unsafe place for women, says UN

A disturbing report released by the United Nations says out of the total number of women killed around the world last year, 58% were murdered by their family members or intimate partners for dowry and/or 'honor-related' matters.

21 Nov 2018

Bharti Airtel

Sensex falls over 200 points on weak global cues

The BSE benchmark Sensex fell over 200 points in early trade today following weak global cues amid fresh foreign fund outflows.

Sensex rises 115.89 points on fresh fund inflow, strong rupee

The 30-share BSE benchmark Sensex rose 115.89 points, or 0.33%, to 35,257.88 and the NSE Nifty regained 10,600-mark today backed by gains in auto, pharma, energy, and financial stocks, amid fresh foreign fund inflows and easing global crude prices.

In 2017, China produced two billionaires a week

According to a report by Swiss bank UBS and auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), China produced billionaires at the rate of two a week in 2017.

25 Oct 2018

Delhi University

QS rankings Asia: IIT-Bombay named as top Indian institute

Having secured the 33rd position, IIT-Bombay has been ranked as the top Indian educational institute in the latest QS rankings for Asian universities, which was released on Wednesday.

12 Oct 2018

Maruti Suzuki

Sensex recovers 600pts ahead of key macro-data, Nifty reclaims 10,400

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) benchmark Sensex staged a strong comeback by recovering over 600 points in opening trade today following fresh purchases made by domestic investors ahead of key macroeconomic data to be released later in the day, amid fall in global crude prices and rupee recovery.

07 Sep 2018


India-US talks: Is an 'Asian NATO' on the cards?

The signing of the defense communication agreement between India and the US yesterday marks a significant development in India-US relations.

15 Aug 2018


India set example for South Asia by supporting democracy: Pompeo

India has set an example for South Asia and the world by supporting democracy, diversity, and the rule of law, the US said today while greeting the country on its Independence Day.

27 Jul 2018

Delhi Police

19-year-old, 'unaware of pregnancy,' delivers and abandons dead-foetus on flight

A woman who gave birth to a premature stillborn baby onboard an Imphal-Guwahati-Delhi Air Asia flight two days ago wasn't aware she was pregnant, she has said.

24 Jul 2018

Indian Railways

#IndianRailways: 5 rules every frequent railway traveler should know!

Indian Railways, which started its services 165 years ago, is considered the country's most economical mode of transportation.

19 Jul 2018


India fastest growing economy; on track to meet FY18-target: ADB

South Asia continues to be the fastest growing sub-region, led by India, whose economy is on track to meet the fiscal year 2018 projected growth of 7.3% and further accelerating to 7.6% in 2019, as measures taken to strengthen the banking system and tax reform boost investment, Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

27 Jun 2018

New York City

#CareerBytes: List of top 6 journalism colleges in the world

Today, journalism and mass communication have become one of the most sought-after fields as they offer exciting career options.

21 Jun 2018

Reliance Jio

26-year-old Isha Ambani gets an MBA from Stanford University

It's been a memorable couple of months for Isha Ambani, daughter of Mukesh Ambani. A little over a month after announcing her engagement, she has now completed her MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

19 Jun 2018

Sri Lanka

Einstein's travel diaries reveal racist and xenophobic views

Legendary physicist Albert Einstein, so far, had been known for his humanitarianism, apart from his scientific brilliance.

Millionaires now control half of the world's personal wealth

According to a new report by the Boston Consulting Group, half of the world's personal wealth now rests in the hands of millionaires and billionaires, up by 5% from their 45% share of personal wealth in 2016.

28 May 2018

Donald Trump

Asia energy firms dive with oil-prices; Trump-Kim summit revives hope

Energy firms plunged with oil prices in Asia today after Saudi Arabia and Russia signaled they could lift output, while indications that Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could be back on provided support to equity markets.

BSE seeks US regulator nod for its India International Exchange

Asia's oldest bourse BSE is planning to seek US regulator's nod for holding the status of Foreign Board of Trade (FBT) for its India International Exchange in GIFT city in Gujarat.

01 May 2018


Machine capable of storing liver for 24-hours enters India

In a revolutionary medical development, doctors in a Bengaluru hospital were able to assess the donor's liver before the transplant, a first in Asia.

25 Mar 2018


Apple's "foldable iPhone" may finally arrive in 2020: Report

Foldable smartphones are clearly the next big thing - while Samsung's foldable Galaxy X is going to launch in "a few years", latest reports claim Apple is going to release a foldable iPhone in just two years.

15 Mar 2018


Mastercard to help Indians tackle online fraud through newer technologies

Leading global payments company Mastercard is reportedly working on providing its Indian customers newer technologies to help them tackle the growing cases of online fraud.

01 Mar 2018

Pakistan Cricket Team

BCCI's refusal to send Indian-team leaves Pakistan cricket-tournament in doubt

The BCCI's refusal to send its team to the Asia Emerging Nations Cup scheduled in Pakistan this April has put a question mark on the tournament's organization in the country.

28 Feb 2018


Apple to launch three new iPhones this year

Apple will reportedly launch three new smartphones this year: the largest iPhone ever, an upgraded device the size of iPhone X, and a cheaper iPhone with some of the flagship phone's key features.