South Korea clearly called for withdrawal of Japans export curbs at meeting

first_img Japan 10 Jul 2019 Japan, S. Korea step up trade dispute Tech News 08 Jul 2019 Boycott Japan: South Korean Instagrammers react to export curbs Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean trade ministry officials “clearly” called on Japan to drop its export restrictions on the neighbouring country at a bilateral meeting on Friday, a Seoul official told Reuters on Saturday, rebutting Tokyo’s claims that Seoul did not make such a demand.center_img The trade ministry official also said Seoul has not heard any complaints from Japan over Friday’s talks. He declined to be named, because of the sensitivity of the matter. (Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Toby Chopra) Related News World 11 Jul 2019 U.S. diplomat Stilwell keen to discuss Iran, North Korea with Japan officialslast_img read more

UK open to tieup with Khazanah on third national car project

first_img Auto 29 Apr 2019 Government finalising strategic partner for third national car Nation 04 Jul 2019 Come clean on third national car project, Dr Wee tells Dr M, Guan Eng Related News Related News KUALA LUMPUR: The United Kingdom is open to collaboration with Khazanah Nasional Bhd in the development of Malaysia’s new national car project to help the country realise its carbon emission goal.With the UK’s expertise in electric vehicle (EV), Mayor of London Alderman Peter Estlin believed the UK would be able to help Malaysia fulfil its pledge of reducing 45% of carbon dioxide emission by 2030.“It is an area of possibility (to collaborate with Khazanah) as Malaysia’s focus is on low carbon economy.“But we need to understand which part of it we (want to) focus on. If automotive is one of them, and if EV is one of the elements, then there is an opportunity,” he told Bernama in conjunction with his two-day visit to Malaysia. AdChoices广告Estlin, who also serves as a global ambassador for UK-based financial and professional services industry from Nov 9, 2018 for a one-year term, said British automotive company Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Plc had recently committed nearly £1bil investment in EV production in the UK.With that, industry players from the UK and Malaysia could look into collaboration in areas such as battery development or other advanced manufacturing of the EV, he added.Earlier this year, Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Mohd Yusof was reported as saying that the new national car project, to be launched in 2020, would be an energy-efficient vehicle, sparking speculations that the next national car will be an EV powered fully by fuel cells.In May this year, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad assured that the third national car project, which he mooted, would be fully funded by “private entities” such as Khazanah’s wholly-owned unit SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd.It is understood that Estlin had met with Bank Negara governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas as well as representatives from Khazanah, the Securities Commission and Financial Technology Association during his two-day visit, which ended on Tuesday.The visit aimed at strengthening trade ties between the two countries, as well as to explore more opportunities in areas such as green sukuk, green financing and fintech, including the collaboration on enhancing fintech regulations in Malaysia. On the UK investors’ sentiment in Malaysia, Estlin admitted that the lack of clarity in the government’s strategic framework had been a concern for them to invest in the country.“The world is moving rapidly and we have a lot of investments coming to Malaysia. “In order for that to continue, we need clarity as to what is the strategic vision or strategic framework, going forward, because we try to move away from short-term investing into sustainable investing,” he added.The UK is the eighth largest foreign investor in Malaysia, with RM22.3bil worth of foreign direct investments as at 2018. — Bernama Investment , UK , Khazanah Nation 05 Jul 2019 Wee: Be transparent about third national car Tags / Keywords: {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

Make mother tongue medium of instruction in schools says Vice President Venkaiah

first_imgMake mother tongue medium of instruction in schools, says Vice President Venkaiah NaiduVice President M Venkaiah Naidu said language preservation and development needs a multi-pronged approach and added that it was time to rethink and reinvent the entire language education in the country.advertisement Press Trust of India BengaluruJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 19:17 IST Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said there should be no imposition of any language, nor should there be any opposition to any language. (File Photo)Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Saturday suggested making the mother tongue the medium of instruction in schools, at least at the primary level.”Our languages must unite us in the cause for inclusive and sustainable development and must not end up as tools to divide us,” he said.Naidu said there should be no imposition of any language, nor should there be any opposition to any language.The Vice President said language preservation and development needs a multi-pronged approach and added that it was time to rethink and reinvent the entire language education in the country.Addressing the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) at Mysuru, he said, “We must start by making the mother tongue the medium of instruction in our schools, at least at the primary level.”Pointing out that a number of global studies by expert groups had established that teaching the mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives an impetus to the growth of the mind and thought and makes children more creative and logical, Naidu said they must be taught multiple languages to widen their horizons.The Vice President also expressed happiness over the new draft National Education Policy, noting that it has given a number of suggestions to support education in home languages and mother tongues, tribal as well as sign languages.The policy rightly states that children have the potential to acquire multilingual skills and these need to be encouraged at the earliest, he said in his speech, a copy of which was released to the media here.Hoping that more people would start using their native languages at home, in the community, in meetings and in administration, Naidu said a sense of dignity and pride must be accorded to those who speak, write and communicate in these languages.”Language should become a catalyst for inclusive development,” he said, adding that language promotion should be an integral part of good governance.Stressing that many more bold decisions must be made to protect and nurture our languages, Naidu said, “Our languages must unite us in the cause for inclusive and sustainable development and must not end up as tools to divide us.There should be no imposition of any language, nor should there be any opposition to any language, he said.”Every language is important and worth our efforts in preserving and propagating it. Let us strive to communicate with each other and understand each other better,” he added.Noting that more than 19,500 languages or dialects are spoken in India as mother tongues, according to the Language Census, Naidu said there are 121 languages spoken by 10,000 or more people in India.”It is extremely disheartening to learn that 196 languages of our country are classified as endangered. We may have to ensure that this number doesnt increase,” he said, adding that the only way to protect and preserve the languages was to constantly use them.ALSO READ | Three language row: No imposition of any language, it’s just a draft policy, clarifies Union Education SecretaryALSO WATCH | Row erupts over new education policy draftFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhury Nextlast_img read more

Jhilmil fire Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 5 lakh compensation to families of

first_img Next Jhilmil fire: Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 5 lakh compensation to families of deceasedThe incident took place in the early morning after a massive fire broke out in a rubber factory in Jhilmil industrial area in Delhi.advertisement Asian News International New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 20:12 IST Arvind Kejriwal said he will visit the incident spot with Industries Minister Satyendra Kumar Jain. (Photo: ANI)Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation each to the families of those who died in the fire at a rubber factory in the city’s Jhilmil Industrial area.Earlier in the day, the fire broke out in the rubber factory, in which three people, including two women, lost their lives, while two others were injured.”Fire Department was able to rescue two people but failed to save three others. We will give Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the deceased,” Kejriwal told media, after visiting the incident site.Earlier in the day, Kejriwal tweeted, “Shocked to know about three deaths in a factory fire in Jhilmil Industrial area. Fire Services personnel tried their best to bring the fire under control in hostile conditions. Am visiting the site wid Industries Minister.”BJP leader Vijay Goyal also visited the spot and enquired about the situation. He also attacked Kejriwal, saying the Chief Minister does nothing to safeguard the capital and just announces compensation after every fire.”I have seen the condition of the building. It is very bad. Kejriwal every time reaches fire spot, expresses shock and announced Rs 5 lakh compensation,” he said. Meanwhile, the rescue operation has been concluded. The Fire Department is engaged in cooling down the building.Also Read | Delhi: 3 dead in massive fire at rubber factory in Shahdara’s Jhilmil Industrial AreaAlso Read | Fire breaks out at Nandaram market in KolkataAlso Watch | Major fire breaks out at DGHS office in Delhi’s KarkardoomaFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow FireFollow Jhilmillast_img read more

Meet Delhis Good Samaritan 76yearold man who runs free auto ambulance service

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 09:51 IST A former traffic warden, Harjinder Singh couples his auto as a free ambulance service. (Source: Twitter)HIGHLIGHTS76-year-old Harjinder Singh runs free auto ambulance in DelhiHe offers free rides to accident victims and provides emergency first aideSeptuagenarian says, on an average, he helps a victim in a day.Harjinder Singh is a 76-year-old auto driver in Delhi. But he is unlike any other. A former traffic warden, Harjinder Singh couples his auto as a free ambulance service.The septuagenarian works extra hours to save money for the ambulance runs.As a traffic warden, I saw many crash victims and wanted to help them. It was only after buying an auto that I could realise this goal, Harjinder Singh told Times of India.After Harjinder finishes his daily work hours, he refuels his vehicle and roams around accident-prone areas in the city. He says, on an average, he helps a victim in a day.If, god forbids, I come across an accident victim, I rush the victim to the nearest hospital so that a life is saved,” Harjinder Singh told the newspaper, adding that there has been no looking back since the day he started his auto ambulance service.Harjinder’s ambulance does not only provide free rides to the hospital. The senior citizen has also taken a course in first aid to help victims in emergency situations. Earlier I didn’t have a medicine box in my vehicle nor did I know how to apply the medicines. So I took a small course to figure out what medicines could be used in emergency situations. There is no better feeling than being of help to someone, Harjinder Singh said. He also offers free diabetes medicines to anyone who asks for it.The medicine box is funded by the money collected in a donation box Harjinder has placed in his auto.In so many cases, people die on the road just because they don’t get timely help. People stand and look at them dying. I don’t want to be one of them, Harjinder Singh said.Read | Delhiites have poor awareness of Good Samaritan Law: Reveals a study by AIIMSRead | After Rahul, now Priyanka Gandhi turns good Samaritan, helps injured workerWatch | Kerala youth rewarded for selfless actFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byArshi Aggarwal Meet Delhi’s Good Samaritan: 76-year-old man who runs free auto ambulance serviceAfter Harjinder finishes his daily work hours, he refuels his vehicle and roams around accident-prone areas in the city. He says, on an average, he helps a victim in a day.advertisementlast_img read more