India- https://twitter.com/Chutintorn_Sam/status/1298267711802208257 The Thai Ambassador to India, Chutintorn Sam Gongsakdi announced on his twitter account this week that Thailand will be purchasing over 600 TATA LPTA military trucks from India. The exact cost of the purchase was not mentioned. According to the India Times, Tata Motors is India’s leading auto brand and manufactures high-end military support vehicles not just for India, but one that fits the purpose of international defense deals. Chutintorn Sam Gongsakdi tweeted on August 25th saying, ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat: The Royal Thai Army is in the process of completing its purchase of over 600 TATA LPTA military trucks…They are rugged & easy to maintain. Fit for purpose. Fit for service of the nation.” Some users on social media have noted that this truck purchase, although it has evidently been in the works well before Covid-19 and information regarding the contract could be found as early as last year, comes at an ... » Learn More about Royal Thai Army to purchase over 600 TATA LPTA military trucks from India
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BALIK PULAU (Bernama): There is a possibility that durians will be in short supply in Penang this year amid the total lockdown under the movement control order, says the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama). "Our monitoring at the orchard and wholesale levels has found no durian glut currently but perhaps even insufficient supply in the market as many people have been waiting for durians from Balik Pulau," said its deputy director-general (operations) Mohamad Mustahapa Awang. He said Fama is targeting 35,000 tonnes of durian to be exported to countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, China, United States and Australia due to the high demand with the export value amounting to RM100mil this year. Last year, Malaysia exported about 30,000 tonnes of durian valued at RM92.3mil. "China's demand for durian had reached 85,000 tonnes before but this year, perhaps only 10,000 tonnes of the fruit can be exported to that country," said Mohamad Mustahapa. "Each year, there's a high ... » Learn More about Possibility of low durian supply in Penang this year, says Fama
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - When Ethiopia awarded its first private telecom licence last week, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hailed it as the crowning achievement of his plan to open up Ethiopia's tightly controlled economy of over 109 million people. But for many foreign investors who feted him getting the top job in 2018, hopes of cracking one of the world's last major untapped markets are waning, stifled by the slow pace of reforms and ossified bureaucracy. On paper, Abiy can boast of having opened up Ethiopia's health, e-commerce and transport services sectors through a new investment law. It is a key part of his pitch as Abiy faces his first national parliamentary election on Monday - which he has billed as Ethiopia's first free and fair polls. But foreign companies now operating in Ethiopia are struggling to repatriate profits amid a crippling foreign exchange crunch and inflation that consistently exceeds 20%. The economy is on track to grow just 2% this year after ... » Learn More about Ethiopia’s economic reform drive splutters for foreign investors
Dio Suhenda (The Jakarta Post) PREMIUM Jakarta ● Tue, June 15, 2021 The recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the country has most likely been caused by the Delta variant of the coronavirus, which was first detected in India, government health authorities have said. The widespread presence of the variant was noted by Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin on Monday. He said it had been detected in samples taken in Jakarta; Kudus, Central Java; and Bangkalan, East Java. Health Ministry spokeswoman Siti Nadia Tarmizi said on Tuesday that authorities had found, through a whole-genome sequencing effort conducted in 12 provinces, 145 samples containing any one of three variants of concern. Of the 145 samples, 104 contained the Delta variant, 36 contained the Alpha variant, and 5 contained the Beta variant. These strains represent three of the four variants of concern flagged by th... to Read Full Story SUBSCRIBE NOW Starting from IDR 55,000/month ... » Learn More about Delta variant behind Indonesia’s recent COVID-19 surge, officials say
Members of the Los Angeles fire department vaccinate homeless people in the city, part of a continuing drive to get the US immunized against Covid WASHINGTON - The US death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 600,000 on Tuesday, although authorities hailed progress towards a return to normality as its world-leading vaccination program promised to turn the page on one of the worst health crises in its history. The United States has racked up by far the largest national death toll -- ahead of Brazil and India -- after a heavily-criticized early response to the pandemic, but has since organized among the world's most effective vaccine roll-outs. Progress against the coronavirus was underlined as New York announced more than 70 percent of adults had received at least one vaccine dose and the last of the state's restrictions could be lifted. "There's still too many lives being lost," President Joe Biden said, noting that despite the daily number of dead dropping sharply, the continuing ... » Learn More about US tops 600,000 Covid deaths, New York drops curbs
Inforial (The Jakarta Post) - ● Wed, June 16, 2021 2021-06-16 00:00 0 c78dad32e3af0945bdb46490a80c27e9 4 Inforial Free Palm oil is contained in many daily products, from food, cosmetics and personal care products to household cleaning products. This means that the public both benefits from and is highly dependent on the palm oil industry for the various products they consume. Most Indonesian consumers, however, are unaware of the palm oil content of various consumer goods. As a consequence, they are also unaware of the impact of the industry’s exponential and rapid growth. This low public awareness is likely is due to the indirect relevance of palm oil in consumers’ daily lives, as well as the complex and multilayered production chain, which can be hard to digest. A consumer survey by MarkPlus Inc. published in 2020 found that most consumers primarily associated palm oil with cooking oils and margarines. The survey also showed that although most ... » Learn More about Why should you care about sustainable palm oil?