Philippines Foreign Service Institute shifts to digital learning

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has announced it is shifting from traditional classroom training to 100% online learning to ensure that its training programs reach more audience amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic. The current global health emergency requiring physical distancing has prompted the FSI to advance the timetable […]

Indian IT Department looks to complete Faceless e-Assessments

The Indian Tax department has been appreciated for its continuous efforts towards making India’s tax administration taxpayer-friendly, transparent and geared towards facilitating voluntary compliance by Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman There has been a paradigm shift in its role in recent years, from being just a revenue collecting organisation to […]

India agritech measures and launch of Cooptube NCDC Channel

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar today launched the Sahakar Cooptube National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) Channel. The channel is a new initiative by National Cooperative Development Corporation and is designed to help operationalising different aspects of Atma Nirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India). A series of guidance videos produced by NCDC […]

Thailand must leverage digital connectivity in new normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has irreversibly impacted and changed the world as we know it. Social distancing has made us much more dependent on technology, and new health techniques highlight the power of 5G, cloud technology and artificial intelligence, according to the President of the Carrier Business Group of the Asia Pacific branch of a Chinese […]

Investment in IT and cybersecurity soars in Thailand

While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in Thailand enacting tight budgets, investment in IT and cybersecurity systems continues to grow. This growth is driven by accelerated digital transformations and changes in cyber-attack patterns, according to a global cybersecurity service provider. The firm’s Country Director for Thailand and Indochina stated that Thailand’s IT and cybersecurity spending […]

Thailand’s RPA adoption projected to grow

The adoption of robotic process automation (RPA) technology in Thailand has been forecasted to continue growing. Many businesses in the region are preparing to roll out automation in efforts to re-engineer their operations. This is aimed at improving performance, according to the Thailand operating unit of a Japan-based consulting firm. As a result of the […]

HKU architects and marine scientists co-develop 3D printed ‘reef tiles’

Architects and marine scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial ‘reef tiles’. These tiles were designed for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival in the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park in Hong Kong waters. […]