Kasikornbank CEO Kattiya Indaravijaya. Pornprom Satrabhaya After less than a year at the helm of Kasikornbank (KBank) as chief executive, Kattiya Indaravijaya says it is too early to discuss her achievements. But the promotion in April last year has already cemented Ms Kattiya's success after dedicating her whole career to KBank. Kattiya, 55, is the first female chief executive of KBank, the country's second commercial lender by total assets and ranked in the top position in terms of digital banking services. She is also the first chief executive from outside the Lamsam family, replacing Banthoon Lamsam, since the bank's inception 75 years ago when it was known as the Thai Farmers Bank. Ms Kattiya started her career with the bank 34 years ago as KBank's relations manager for the manufacturing and agriculture lending department. Her responsibilities included credit analysis of various companies and evaluating project feasibility. The role required collecting a massive ... » Learn More about Aiming for inclusion
Phuket NEWS Hound – A daily, pocket-sized packet of news from around the world, compiled by Phuket Gazette reporters for foreigners who want it short, sharp and straight to the point. PHUKET: While not all is well in Thailand, with fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra threatening to incite civil disobedience nationwide [see story below], Phuket continues to generate favorable press – and not only of the vapid variety. Phuket’s boutique hotelier and gourmet restaurateur Mom Tri Devakul landed in the pages of the New York Times earlier this week when travel writer Ingrid Williams named 12 things not to be missed during a visit to the island province. Among them were eating at Mom Tri’s Boathouse Regatta at Royal Phuket Marina and staying at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale. Some other notable Phuket stand-outs cited in her story, titled ’36 hours in Phuket’, include the “Bohemian art colony” Rawai Art Village; a visit to a Chef Roti stand in Kamala; and the night food ... » Learn More about Phuket’s praises sung – loudly
Aditya Birla Group, led by Mr. Sanjeev Sood, Country Head (Group Affairs), donated computers to the Mahatma Gandhi Anusorn School, Sukhothai Province under the auspices of the Embassy of India. The event was graced by Her Excellency the Ambassador of India to Thailand Mrs. Suchitra Durai and Counsellors Mr. Ashwin Kotnis and Dr. K. A. Senthil Velan from the Embassy. The computers were accepted by the Thai Bharat Cultural Lodge represented by Asst. Prof Dr. Chirapat Prapandvidya – President, Mr. Raj Matta, Vice President and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nongluksana Thepsawadi, Board Member & Librarian, at an event held at the Embassy of India on 30th March 2021. ... » Learn More about Embassy of India supports Aditya Birla Group’s computer donation drive to local schools
Just three months into the year, India has already recorded half a dozen deaths by people taking selfies. And that’s just the ones that are recorded. Police officials say the number of selfie fatalities could be much higher, possibly in the thousands, as many cases go unreported and “death by selfie” is not recognised as an official cause of death. Around the world, the simple act of snapping photos of oneself has become such a life-threatening activity, some refer to it as a “killfie”. The scourge of deaths by selfies is particularly concentrated in India, which has in recent years become dubbed the “selfie death capital of the world”. Earlier this month, two teenagers drowned in a pond while taking a selfie in the northern city of Agra. In another incident, a young person’s video capturing his dangerous stunts on a local train in Mumbai went viral last month, triggering national outrage. In the eastern state of Orissa, a 27-year-old woman drowned in a river after she slipped ... » Learn More about India begs youths to ‘selfie responsibly’ amid efforts to combat killer trend
It’s hard to tell since they weren’t directly compared in studies. But experts say the vaccines are alike on what matters most: preventing hospitalizations and deaths. “Luckily, all these vaccines look like they’re protecting us from severe disease,” said Dr. Monica Gandhi of the University of California, San Francisco, citing study results for five vaccines used around the world and a sixth that’s still in review. And real-world evidence as millions of people receive the vaccines show they’re all working very well. Still, people might wonder if one is better than another since studies conducted before the vaccines were rolled out found varying levels of effectiveness. The problem is they don’t offer apples-to-apples comparisons. Consider the two-dose vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, found to be about 95-percent effective at preventing illness. Studies for those shots counted a Covid-19 case whether it was mild, moderate or severe — and were conducted before worrisome mutated ... » Learn More about Are some Covid-19 vaccines more effective than others?
NEW DELHI: India's daily coronavirus cases on Saturday (Apr 10) rose by a record for the fifth time this week and deaths surged to the highest in more than five months, with hospitals and crematoriums overflowing in parts of the country. New cases in the world's second-most populous country have totalled the most of anywhere in the world over the last two weeks. India's overall tally of 13.21 million is the third-highest globally, just shy of Brazil and below the worst affected country, the United States. The second surge in infections, which has spread much more rapidly than the first one that peaked in September, has forced many states to impose fresh curbs but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has refused to impose a national lockdown given the high economic costs. Authorities in Maharashtra, the Indian state with the highest cases, have ordered a weekend lockdown that will end early on Monday. Mega cities such as Mumbai, the country's financial centre and Maharashtra's capital, ... » Learn More about India’s daily COVID-19 cases rise to record for fifth time this week