Articles about South Korea
26 Jun 2021
Will BTS enlist for mandatory military service next year?
The South Korean government seems to be keen on postponing the mandatory military service enlistment deadline for uber-popular group BTS.
28 May 2021
South Korea becomes tenth country to sign the Artemis Accords
On May 24, South Korea became the tenth nation to sign the Artemis Accords, a set of principles that define responsible exploration of the Moon.
27 Apr 2021
What's melting? BTS just announced their new English single, 'Butter'
BTS Army, get ready!
28 Feb 2021
Netflix to pump in $500mn for Korean content this year
Netflix is steadily spreading its branches.
03 Feb 2021
South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th
According to the latest Bloomberg Innovation Index, South Korea is the most innovative nation, marking the country's return to the top after losing out to Germany last year. The European nation has slipped to the fourth place.
21 Jan 2021
Death of 16-month-old, abused by adoptive parents, angers South Korea
Last week, a South Korean woman went on trial on the charges of murder and child abuse in Seoul following the death of her 16-month-old adopted daughter.
21 Jan 2021
Samsung releases One UI 3.1 update for Tab S7 series
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ users have started receiving the latest Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update in South Korea.
17 Jan 2021
UK PM invites Modi for G7; to visit India
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to attend the G7 summit in Cornwall.
14 Jan 2021
Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020
The market of mobile apps continued to grow in 2020 in spite (or rather because) of the pandemic.
10 Jan 2021
Despite pandemic, over two million Mercedes-Benz cars sold in 2020
In a proud moment for Mercedes-Benz, the company sold over two million cars for the fifth consecutive year in 2020, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
04 Jan 2021
South Korea's population declines for the first time ever
South Korea's population has dipped for the first time in its history as the Asian country recorded more deaths than births in 2020.
03 Jan 2021
LG incorporates Mini LED technology in its 2021 TV line-up
LG might be the king of OLED TVs, but LCDs are still the bread-and-butter for the television segment of the Korean electronics giant. The company has revealed details of its Mini LED-enhanced LCD television line-up for 2021.
18 Dec 2020
Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: A look at the winners
Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski won the best men's player at the Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich.
06 Dec 2020
BTS members can join military late, South Korea passes law
BTS, the Korean pop sensation, has been given a satisfying respite.
04 Dec 2020
ZTE Axon 20 5G, with under-display camera, launched globally
ZTE has launched its Axon 20 5G model in the global markets. The handset was introduced in China in September as the world's first commercial smartphone with an under-display camera.
30 Nov 2020
Samsung resumes release of One UI 3.0 beta for Fold2
Samsung has resumed the roll out of Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta update for the Galaxy Z Fold2. The firmware was released earlier this month but it was quickly suspended after a bug was discovered that prevented users from unlocking their phones.
30 Nov 2020
2021 Kia Carnival's first look: New design and more features
South Korean automaker Kia Motors unveiled the new-generation Carnival earlier this year, taking on rivals like Toyota Vellfire and Mercedes-Benz V-Class in the growing segment of luxury Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPVs).
19 Nov 2020
Conan O'Brien to end his decades-long TV career
Popular talk show host Conan O'Brien is making a landmark shift from TV as he concludes his namesake show Conan next year.
18 Nov 2020
Twitter Fleets launched globally; Audio Spaces coming to select users
Twitter has launched a new feature called 'Fleets' worldwide, after initially testing it in India, Brazil, Italy, and South Korea.
09 Nov 2020
BTS wins big at the MTV European Music Awards
At this year's MTV European Music Awards (EMAs), BTS once again emerged as the big winner, taking home the prizes for best song and best group.
26 Oct 2020
LG Q52, with MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, launched
As the latest addition to its portfolio of smartphones, LG has launched the Q52 model in South Korea. It comes as a successor to the LG Q51 that was unveiled earlier this year.
23 Oct 2020
LG Wing to be launched in India on October 28
LG is all set to launch its Wing smartphone in India on October 28, the company has confirmed through an invite.
30 Sep 2020
LG Velvet might be launched in India in October
LG's premium mid-range smartphone, the Velvet, which was announced in global markets in June, might be launched in India in October.
23 Sep 2020
Here's how much LG's dual-screen Wing flagship phone will cost
LG has finally announced the price of its premium smartphone, the LG Wing. The novel, dual-screen handset will carry a price-tag of KRW 10,98,900 (roughly Rs. 69,100) in South Korea and go on sale starting early October.
18 Sep 2020
In a first, Railways to levy "user-charge" to redevelop stations
To provide passengers with better facilities, the Indian Railways will, for the first time since its inception, charge a nominal user charge from them for crowded stations and the redeveloped ones, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said on Thursday.
09 Sep 2020
Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Here's why
United States President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering a deal between adversaries Israel and UAE, reports said on Wednesday.
08 Sep 2020
PUBG Corporation breaks ties with Tencent Games in India
PUBG Corporation, the original developer of PUBG, has announced the decision to break association with China's Tencent Games in India.
31 Aug 2020
International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30
As many expected, India is extending the ban on international passenger flights.
26 Aug 2020
Korea: 'Tenet' fares well, but coronavirus forces theaters to close
Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated film Tenet has had a glorious first two days in South Korea.
24 Aug 2020
North Korea's Kim Jong-un in coma, sister to take control
North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un has slipped into a coma and his sister Kim Yo-jong will become the de-facto ruler, multiple reports said.
18 Aug 2020
India plans bilateral 'air bubbles' with 5 neighboring countries
India has proposed to establish bilateral air bubble arrangements with five of its neighbors, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday. Notably, Pakistan is not among the list of neighbors.
07 Aug 2020
US reports 2,000+ COVID deaths in one day
Reeling under the coronavirus outbreak, the United States touched another grim benchmark on Thursday as over 2,000 people died in 24 hours, for the first time in three months.
29 Jul 2020
LG Velvet, with Dimensity 800 chipset, spotted on Play Console
A new variant of the LG Velvet has been spotted on Google Play Console. According to the listing (via 91mobiles), the handset will draw power from a 5G-ready MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset and pack 6GB of RAM.
10 Jul 2020
Mayor of South Korea's capital kills self after sexual-harassment allegations
Park Won-soon, the mayor of South Korea's capital Seoul, was found dead after a seven-hour long search, authorities said on Friday.
05 Jul 2020
UK also mulling to phase out Huawei's 5G network equipment
A few days ago, the US declared Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE "national security threats" and barred its telcos from buying network equipment from them.
30 Jun 2020
Coronavirus, that killed over 500,000, isn't even nearing end: WHO
It has wreaked havoc on countries, destroyed economies, stripped thousands of their livelihoods, and pushed millions to poverty, but the coronavirus pandemic is still not nearing its end, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a briefing on Monday.
28 Jun 2020
Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in human trials: Details here
As the world deals with the novel coronavirus pandemic, China National Biotec Group (CNBG) has announced a major milestone in the effort to develop a vaccine for the deadly respiratory disease.
26 Jun 2020
Samsung Galaxy S20-series gets camera improvements and July security patch
Samsung has started rolling out a new update for its flagship Galaxy S20 series of handsets, along with the latest July 2020 Android security patch.
26 Jun 2020
COVID-19: Who will be the first ones to get vaccinated?
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the world, leaving everyone desperate for a vaccine - a much-needed shot that prevents contraction or at least mitigates the severe impact of the novel coronavirus.
25 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: 5 states to receive first batch of Hetero's COVIFOR
Five states across India will be the first to receive Hetero Healthcare's COVID-19 drug, COVIFOR, the first generic brand of the experimental drug remdesivir.