ABB and Green.TV launch World EV Day ‘drive electric’ pledge campaign

As a global leader in e-mobility, ABB is committed to driving innovation in the sector, supporting greater adoption of electric vehicles. ABB has unrivalled expertise in electrification, having sold more than 14,000 DC fast chargers across more than 80 countries. ABB recently received the Global E-mobility Leader 2019 award for its role in supporting the […]

World Bank announces 2-year conditional non-debarment of Indian company for corrupt practices

World Bank on Wednesday announced a two-year conditional non-debarment of an Indian company in connection with corrupt and fraudulent practices in two road infrastructure projects in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. Egis India Consulting Engineers Private Limited is accused of corrupt and fraudulent practices in the Second Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project and the Uttar Pradesh […]

Vietnam’s military-run telco among Asia’s most influential companies: ACES Awards

Viettel, owned and operated by the Ministry of National Defense, is known for its pioneering use of digital technology to create a more tech-savvy society thanks to several of its digital transformation schemes, including a focus on developing e-government management, smart cities, and digital transformations in the health, education, and transport sectors.

Apple, Google ban one of the most popular games in the world

Apple and Alphabet’s Google on Thursday removed popular video game “Fortnite” from their app stores for violating the companies’ in-app payment guidelines, prompting developer Epic Games to file federal antitrust lawsuits challenging the two companies’ rules. Apple and Google cited a direct payment feature rolled out on the Fortnite app earlier on Thursday as the […]

Vinalines to switch to a joint stock company with new name VIMC

Lê Anh Sơn, chairman of the board of members of Vinalines, said the conversion to a joint stock company was an important step in the corporation’s operations, helping to increase resources for its parent company in innovating the management system.

‘China’s days as the world’s factory are done,’ says Apple iPhone maker

Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn reportedly said there will be a manufacturing ecosystem in every region be it India, Southeast Asia or America. Foxconn said that China will no longer be the factory for the entire world. “No matter if it’s India, Southeast Asia or the Americas, there will be a manufacturing ecosystem in each,” Hon […]

COVID-19 vaccine: How do pharma companies get volunteers for trials, what are the risks, and other questions answered

Rao says it takes about three days to complete the process of medical examination before recruiting eligible volunteers. The investigator, too, has discretion in accepting or rejecting a subject. The volunteer has to provide written and informed consent, after reading through the risks and responsibilities of participating in the trial.

Pandemic wipes out most profits of catfish companies

Mekong Delta catfish farmers worry about lower prices The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicts that the total catfish output in the world will reach 3 million tons in 2020, of which 50 percent is from Vietnam.

What Would a World Without the U.S. Postal Service Look Like?

The age-old argument in favor of a national mail service has slowly been eroded away by the advent of e-mail and other online messaging tools that have brought the cost of distributing information way, way down. After all, what is the role of USPS in the Internet Age? True, it still carried almost 4.5 billion […]

Google wants to help you travel safely in a post-COVID world with new Search tools

What you need to know A new Google update will let users see hotel and flight capacity in cities they intend to travel to for vacation or otherwise. Google will also let users see which hotels offer fee-free cancelation when booking. Both moves are aimed at helping users make informed travel decisions in the wake […]