The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB)  will cooperate  to protect the oceans and support the sustainable blue economy. On January 15, 2021,EIB and the ADB signed an agreement for a new partnership to support clean and sustainable ocean initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region, and ultimately to contribute to achieving theContinue Reading

Prime Minister of Laos,  Thongloun Sisoulith has been elected as the new Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party. Laos based newspaper Vientiane Times reported: “ Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith was elected on Friday as Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee – the top post in the Party replacing retiring Party Chief Bounnhang Vorachit.  The PMContinue Reading

In its waning days, the Trump administration took another swipe at China and its biggest firms. The move came on January 14 when it imposed sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South China Sea along with investment ban on nine other firms. However, the Biden transition teamContinue Reading

Some Afghan lawmakers and experts have said that a recent offer by Iran to Afghanistan to use Iran-backed Shiite militias in the fight against Islamic State (IS) can be a threat to Afghanistan’s volatile security. It must be noted that Iran, since the beginning of the Syria’s civil war inContinue Reading

Capping more than a week of political meetings, North Korea on January 14, showcased its new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) at a parade. The rows of marching soldiers, along with a range of military hardware including tanks and rocket launchers was featured in the parade in Pyongyang’s Kim Il SungContinue Reading

Based on the information it receives constantly from its surroundings, a self-driving bus travels back and forth, making stops, swerving past obstacles, accelerating and decelerating on a four-kilometre (2.5-mile) road in the city of Wuxi in Jiangsu province. This has been made possible with the sensors, cameras and radars thatContinue Reading

At a time when China reported its first death from Coronavirus in eight months, a team of experts from the World Health Organization on January 14, arrived in Wuhan to begin with the controversial Coronavirus origin probe. The 10 scientists, who will complete a two-week quarantine in Wuhan before beginning theContinue Reading

Bhutan’s Ministry of Health has received   a consignment   of COVID-19   RT-PCR   test   kits   for   50,000   tests, delivered by India. This is the 10th consignment of medical supplies handed over by the Government of India to the Royal Government of Bhutan since March 2020. The timely delivery of these RT-PCR testContinue Reading

Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) has got an accreditation certificate from the Airports Council International (ACI) for adopting health and safety measures in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic in line with the International Airport Health Accreditation program The Airports Council International accreditation issued on 11 January 2021 hasContinue Reading

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered to stop  all mining operations n a small island in Tawi-Tawi whose environment has been “completely devastated,” Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles.  ““The President is very much concerned about reports that the island has been completely devastated as a result of mining operations in the area. The island has at this point, been mined out.Continue Reading