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S.Korea reports 356 new Covid cases, 89,676 in total
Seoul, Feb 28 (IANS) South Korea reported 356 more cases of Covid-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 89,676.
2021-02-28
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
S. Korea: Innovative syringe to increase Covid vax doses
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS) South Korea's health authorities on Saturday issued a new guideline to vaccination centres across the nation, asking medical staff members to maximise the number of Covid jabs per vaccine bottle by utilising innovative syringes.
2021-02-27
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Over 18K people vaccinated on Day 1 in S.Korea
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS) As many as 18,500 beneficiaries were inoculated with the Covid-19 jabs on the first day of the vaccination drive across South Korea, a government agency said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
S. Korea begins vaccination amid hopes for herd immunity by Nov
Seoul, Feb 26 (IANS) South Korea started its first inoculation program against the new coronavirus on Friday over one year after its first confirmed case, as health authorities hope to attain herd immunity by November.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
S. Korea nears 13mn 5G users in Jan: Report
Seoul, Feb 26 (IANS) South Korea's 5G subscriptions jumped by over one million for the first time last month to reach nearly 13 million users, data showed Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korea mulling to extend distancing norms for 2 weeks
Seoul, Feb 26 (IANS) South Korea is mulling to extend its social distancing measures for another two weeks, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Friday, as the country continue to witness a spike in the coronavirus cases.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kia partnership with Apple for EV project 'still possible'
Seoul/New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Hyundai Motor along with its affiliate Kia have said they are not in talks with Apple for an electric car manufacturing project but now, a new has claimed that a partnership may still be possible for Kia, claiming that negotiations with Apple are not completely canceled.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korea ready for vaccine roll out as shipment begins for doses
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) South Korea has set the ball rolling for the nationwide Covid vaccination roll out as the first batch of about 1.5 million vaccine doses headed to the country, which is nearing 90,000 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in January last year.
2021-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Samsung's foundry biz market share to increase in Q1 2021
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) Samsung Electronics's market share in the global foundry industry is expected to increase in the first quarter of the year from the previous three months, though its growth was projected to be lower than the industry average amid high demand for chips.
2021-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Samsung tops global TV market for 15th straight year in 2020: Report
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) Samsung Electronics remained as the world's leading TV vendor for the 15th straight year in 2020 on the back of its QLED and large TVs, a report showed on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
LG to allow other brands to use its smart TV platform
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) LG Electronics said on Wednesday its smart TV platform will be used by other TV makers this year as the company eyes boosting its software capability.
2021-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
'1st Covid vaccine shipment in S.Korea a step towards normalcy'
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Wednesday said that the first shipment of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country marks the beginning of the long-awaited return to everyday life prior to the pandemic.
2021-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Samsung begins production of power-efficient SSD for data centres
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it has started mass-production of a power-efficient solid state drive (SSD) for data centres that also boasts enhanced security solutions.
2021-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Google to lower in-app commission rate in S Korea
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) The South Korean unit of tech giant Google is considering lowering its planned commission rate for in-app purchases, lawmakers said on Tuesday, amid complaints from local software developers over steep commission costs.
2021-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Hyundai unveils first model based on own EV platform
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) South Korean auto giant Hyundai Motor on Tuesday unveiled the IONIQ 5, the first model embedded with its own electric vehicle (EV) platform, as it strives to morph into a future mobility solutions provider.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Seoul stocks slump for 2nd day on US inflation concerns
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) South Korean stocks slumped on Tuesday for a second day amid lingering inflation concerns, with major tech and bio stocks coming under heavy selling pressure. The Korean won fell against the US dollar.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy
9 foreigners detained in relation to alleged assault in S Korea
Hwaseong, Feb 23 (IANS) The Gyeonggi Nambu Police Agency in South Korea arrested nine foreign nationals in a recent assault case that sparked public outrage after video of the attack went viral on social media, officials said Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'No relief money for violators of antivirus regulations'
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) Those who violate social distancing restrictions will not be eligible for an upcoming batch of emergency cash handouts, South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Seoul city vows strict response to illegal rallies on March 1
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) The Seoul city government vowed on Tuesday to respond strictly to all illegal rallies held in downtown squares on March 1 Independence Movement Day.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
WFP could cease operations in North Korea
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) The World Food Programme (WFP) could suspend its operations in North Korea this year as restrictions on imports remain in place due the coronavirus pandemic, a report on its website showed on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S Korea reports over 300 new Covid cases for 2nd day
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed below 400 for the second straight day Tuesday on fewer tests over the weekend, but authorities are vigilant over the rising reproduction rate amid eased social distancing measures and an increase in the number of patients infected with Covid-19 variants.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Hyundai Motor, Aptiv test autonomous vehicles in US
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) Motional, a joint venture between Hyundai Motor and Aptiv, said on Tuesday it has tested self-driving vehicles on public roads in the US, becoming one of the world's first companies to achieve Level 4 autonomy.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung unveils new image sensor with upgraded autofocus
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Tuesday introduced a new image sensor boasting an upgraded autofocus solution as the South Korean tech giant eyes to expand its presence in the mobile image sensor market.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Less than half of S Koreans willing to receive vaccine: Poll
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) Less than half of South Koreans are willing to receive COVID-19 vaccine shots immediately, without waiting for further reports on those vaccines' effects, an opinion poll showed on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,National
S Korea targets homegrown Covid-19 vax early next year
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) South Korea could produce locally developed vaccines against the novel coronavirus early next year, the ICT minister said on Monday, as the country seeks to prepare for a drawn-out fight against the pandemic.
2021-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,National,Health/Medicine
LG launches new office-use projectors
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) LG Electronics on Monday launched new office-use laser projectors as the South Korean home appliance maker eyes to expand its presence in the business projector market.
2021-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korea's FM seeks submission of extra budget bill by next week
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) South Korea's Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki on Monday instructed its officials to thoroughly prepare to submit an extra budget proposal next week in a bid to buttress smaller merchants hit hard by the pandemic.
2021-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea's export posts double-digit growth in 1st 20 days of Feb
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) South Korea's export posted a double-digit growth in the first 20 days of February owing to solid demand for tech products and automobiles, customs office data showed on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Politics
S.Korea reports 332 more Covid cases, 87,324 in total
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) South Korea reported 332 more cases of Covid-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 87,324.
2021-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
S.Korea to start using Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine from Feb 27: PM
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) South Korea will begin administering Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines to medical staff on February 27, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Sunday.
2021-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
South Korea's PM joins Clubhouse
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Already a favourite among tech billionaires, the popularity of audio chat-based app Clubhouse appears to be only growing by the day as South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has also reportedly joined the platform.
2021-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Politics
S.Korea's ONE store grows amid Google's Play store policy row
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) South Korea's app market ONE store appears to be emerging as a possible alternative to Google's Play store in the country as local app developers worry about increasing costs over the US tech giant's decision to expand its 30 per cent commission fee to all in-app digital goods purchases later this year.
2021-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung may launch two Galaxy Watch models running Wear OS
Seoul, Feb 20 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to launch two new Google's WearOS-based smartwatches.
2021-02-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Apple likely to launch second store in S Korea this month
Seoul, Feb 19 (IANS) Apple is expected to open its second store in South Korea later this month, expanding its presence in the country to compete with local tech giant Samsung Electronics.
2021-02-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Moody's upgrades LG Electronics' credit ratings by one notch
Seoul, Feb 19 (IANS) Global rating agency Moody's Investors Service on Friday upgraded credit ratings of LG Electronics for the first time in seven years after the South Korean tech giant reported record earnings last year.
2021-02-19
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
S Korea's mobile game market surges 24% to $4.5B in 2020
Seoul, Feb 18 (IANS) The mobile game market in South Korea logged sharp growth of over $4.5 billion last year amid the pandemic, data showed on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
This Samsung kiosk machine highlights security, hygiene features
Seoul, Feb 17 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Wednesday said it has launched a kiosk machine in South Korea that highlights advanced security and hygiene features, as the tech giant enters the self-service machine business amid the pandemic-induced contactless trend.
2021-02-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
New Samsung laptops may include OLED screens, S Pen support: Report
Seoul, Feb 17 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is working on two new laptops -- Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 -- that may feature OLED displays and will be compatible with S Pen stylus.
2021-02-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Kim Jong-un's wife makes 1st public appearance after over 1 year
Seoul, Feb 17 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's wife Ri Sol-ju has made her appearance in public for the first time in more than a year as she attended a concert commemorating the birthday of late leader Kim Jong-il, state media reported on Wednesday.
2021-02-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea worried about lax Covid alertness amid surge in cases
Seoul, Feb 17 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Wednesday expressed concerns over the citizens seemingly waning vigilance against the Covid-19 pandemic, even as the daily new infections have risen substantially since the authorities eased social distancing norms a few days back.
2021-02-17
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Samsung develops AI processor-embedded memory chip
Seoul, Feb 17 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) processor-embedded high bandwidth memory (HBM) chip that boasts low energy consumption and enhanced performance.
2021-02-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N. Korea hackers tried to steal Covid-19 vaccine tech: NIS
Seoul, Feb 16 (IANS) North Korea has attempted to hack into South Korean drug manufacturers' computer systems to obtain information related to coronavirus vaccines and treatment, South Korea's intelligence agency told lawmakers on Tuesday.
2021-02-16
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung top tablet vendor in Europe, Middle East, Africa in Q4
Seoul, Feb 16 (IANS) Samsung Electronics was the top vendor in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) tablet market in the fourth quarter of 2020, a report showed on Tuesday, amid the pandemic-induced stay-at-home trend.
2021-02-16
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
S.Korea secures additional Covid vaccines for 23mn people
Seoul, Feb 16 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Tuesday the government secured additional Covid-19 vaccines for 23 million people, raising the total secured volume to doses for 79 million people.
2021-02-16
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Restructuring inevitable for Renault Samsung for survival: CEO
Seoul, Feb 16 (IANS) The chief of Renault Samsung Motors said on Tuesday that restructuring will be inevitable for the survival amid the prolonged coronavirus pandemic and lower demand for its models.
2021-02-16
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Google Play Store fees to jump on new billing policy in S Korea
Seoul, Feb 16 (IANS) Google Play Store fees could increase by more than $136 million in South Korea due to new billing policy that expands its service commission to all in-app digital content purchases, a lawmaker said on Tuesday.
2021-02-16
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S Korean telcos pin hope on further 5G adoption this year
Seoul, Feb 15 (IANS) South Korean mobile carriers are aiming for mass user migration to 5G networks this year after failing to meet their subscriber targets in 2020 amid the pandemic.
2021-02-15
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Tesla launches Model Y in South Korea
Seoul, Feb 12 (IANS) US electric vehicle maker Tesla on Friday launched its compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), the Model Y, in South Korea as it tries to boost sales in the country.
2021-02-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
AI-based 5G-enabled system to detect human emotions
Seoul, Feb 12 (IANS) Researchers have created an AI-based 5G-integrated virtual emotion recognition system that detects human emotions using wireless signals and body movement.
2021-02-12
Category: International, South Korea,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Technology
N.Korean Foreign Minister elected as politburo member
Seoul, Feb 12 (IANS) North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon has been elected as a member of the politburo of the ruling Workers' Party, an official media report said on Friday.
2021-02-12
Category: International, South Korea,Politics