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North Korea: 8,20,620 fresh COVID-19 cases in just 3 days

15 May 2022

World
North Korea: 8,20,620 fresh COVID-19 cases in just 3 days

Just days after North Korea reported its first COVID-19 case, an explosion in the number of cases rocked the country on Sunday.

North Korea test-fires submarine missile amid nuclear test concerns

07 May 2022

World
North Korea test-fires submarine missile amid nuclear test concerns

North Korea launched a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Saturday, its second launch in three days after the US warned Pyongyang could be planning a nuclear test.

Black Day: Celebrating singlehood in Korea

14 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Black Day: Celebrating singlehood in Korea

Black Day is observed every year in South Korea on April 14 to celebrate being single or unattached to someone romantically.

COVID-19: India reports 1,421 new cases, 149 more fatalities

27 Mar 2022

India
COVID-19: India reports 1,421 new cases, 149 more fatalities

India on Sunday reported 1,421 new COVID-19, a decrease of over 239 cases from the previous day.

South Korea logs record-high 6 lakh daily COVID-19 cases

17 Mar 2022

World
South Korea logs record-high 6 lakh daily COVID-19 cases

South Korea's daily COVID-19 case count has shattered the previous record on Thursday, recording over six lakh new cases for the first time ever since the pandemic broke out.

South Korea 'regrets offense' after Hyundai Pakistan's Kashmir post

08 Feb 2022

India
South Korea 'regrets offense' after Hyundai Pakistan's Kashmir post

The government of South Korea on Tuesday said it "regretted the offence caused to the people of India" with regards to the controversy over Hyundai's social media posts.

'Snowdrop' actress Kim Mi Soo (31) no longer among us

05 Jan 2022

Entertainment
'Snowdrop' actress Kim Mi Soo (31) no longer among us

Actress Kim Mi Soo, who used to predominantly perform in South Korean dramas, "suddenly passed away" on Wednesday.

Will BTS enlist for mandatory military service next year?

26 Jun 2021

Entertainment
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.

South Korea becomes tenth country to sign the Artemis Accords

28 May 2021

Technology
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.

Netflix to pump in $500mn for Korean content this year

28 Feb 2021

Entertainment
Netflix to pump in $500mn for Korean content this year

Netflix is steadily spreading its branches.

South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th

03 Feb 2021

World
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.

Death of 16-month-old, abused by adoptive parents, angers South Korea

21 Jan 2021

World
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.

Samsung releases One UI 3.1 update for Tab S7 series

21 Jan 2021

Technology
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.

UK PM invites Modi for G7; to visit India

17 Jan 2021

India
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.

Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020

14 Jan 2021

Technology
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.

Despite pandemic, over two million Mercedes-Benz cars sold in 2020

10 Jan 2021

Auto
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.

South Korea's population declines for the first time ever

04 Jan 2021

World
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.

LG incorporates Mini LED technology in its 2021 TV line-up

03 Jan 2021

Business
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.

Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: A look at the winners

18 Dec 2020

Sports
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.

BTS members can join military late, South Korea passes law

06 Dec 2020

Entertainment
BTS members can join military late, South Korea passes law

BTS, the Korean pop sensation, has been given a satisfying respite.

ZTE Axon 20 5G, with under-display camera, launched globally

04 Dec 2020

Technology
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.

Samsung resumes release of One UI 3.0 beta for Fold2

30 Nov 2020

Technology
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.

2021 Kia Carnival's first look: New design and more features

30 Nov 2020

Auto
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).

Conan O'Brien to end his decades-long TV career

19 Nov 2020

Entertainment
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.

Twitter Fleets launched globally; Audio Spaces coming to select users

18 Nov 2020

Technology
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.

LG Q52, with MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, launched

26 Oct 2020

Technology
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.

LG Wing to be launched in India on October 28

23 Oct 2020

Technology
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.

LG Velvet might be launched in India in October

30 Sep 2020

Technology
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.

Here's how much LG's dual-screen Wing flagship phone will cost

23 Sep 2020

Technology
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.

In a first, Railways to levy "user-charge" to redevelop stations

18 Sep 2020

India
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.

Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Here's why

09 Sep 2020

World
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.

PUBG Corporation breaks ties with Tencent Games in India

08 Sep 2020

Business
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.

International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30

31 Aug 2020

India
International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30

As many expected, India is extending the ban on international passenger flights.

Korea: 'Tenet' fares well, but coronavirus forces theaters to close

26 Aug 2020

Entertainment
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.

North Korea's Kim Jong-un in coma, sister to take control

24 Aug 2020

World
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.

India plans bilateral 'air bubbles' with 5 neighboring countries

18 Aug 2020

India
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.

US reports 2,000+ COVID deaths in one day

07 Aug 2020

World
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.

LG Velvet, with Dimensity 800 chipset, spotted on Play Console

29 Jul 2020

Technology
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.

Mayor of South Korea's capital kills self after sexual-harassment allegations

10 Jul 2020

World
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.

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