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India Celebrates Tagore’s 150th Birthday Anniversary with International Conference

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

On the 150th birth anniversary of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, India hosted a three-day international conference at the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR).

As a part of the celebrations, Tagore’s vision of the contemporary world and the relevance of his outlook on humanity was the central topic of the conference. It was held between October 10th and 12th at the Azad Bhavan in New Delhi, under the aegis of the ICCR. The Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, also a Bengali and a staunch student of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, inaugurated the conference.

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A Whisper of Hope Rises in Myanmar Again

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Myanmar today is an isolated political state. Years of international economic sanctions in protest against the suppressive rule there has led to severe economic struggle for citizens of this ethnically-divided nation. However, recent news from Myanmar indicates a whisper of hope that far-reaching changes could finally be coming soon.

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New Medical Welding Technology Introduced to Chinese Hospitals

Monday, December 26th, 2011

The Guangzhou General Research Institute for Industrial Technology (GGRIIT) has forged an agreement with Ukrainianbased NASU Institute to bring ‘tissue welding on human’ technology to hospitals across China.

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Faster Resistance RAM for Flash Memory Cards Developed in Korea

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

In a recent news report in “Nature Materials,” Samsung Advanced Institute of Technologybased Korean researchers announced the creation of faster non-volatile Resistance RAM (ReRam) chips. With switching speeds of 10ns, and capabilities of close to a trillion read-write cycles, they are faster by a million times than the current flash chips. These will now pave the way to upgrade to flash memory cards.

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North Korea: The World’s Fastest Growing Mobile Phone Market

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

It may not be surprising for many people to know that the biggest mobile phone market is in Asia, but what would surprise most people a great deal would be that the fastest growth rate in this industry is not in China, India or some developing Southeast Asian nation, but North Korea.

According to the Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper, mobile phone subscriptions in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea grew at a staggering rate of 18,750 percent, jumping from only 1,600 subscribers in 2008 to over 300,000 during the third quarter of last year.

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Clean Diesel Technologies in Asia

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

While a global rush is underway to seek renewable energy resources that will provide clean and sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels, efforts to improve conventional fuel sources persist in various parts of the globe, including the Asia-Pacific region.

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The State of Online Asia-Pacific Travel Services

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

The incredibly fast growing popularity of online and mobile channels in the Asia-Pacific has paved the way for tremendous growth in several vertical industries such as the travel and tourism industry.


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