THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - According to a recent report by the World Bank, a high-impact scenario of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could cause low-income countries to lose more than five per cent of their gross domestic product (GDP) and push up to 28 million people into poverty by 2050.
Despite launching several initiatives to address AMR, inadequate coordination among programmes and sectors resulted in the weak implementation of the activities.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Major convenience store chains are competing to develop next-generation stores that utilise such advanced technologies as electronic tags, in a bid to reduce labour costs, resolve personnel shortages and strengthen their sales strategies.
Lawson Inc. opened an experimental facility in October in an office building in Minato Ward, Tokyo, in cooperation with a major home electronics manufacturer. Numerous experiments have been conducted there aimed at putting the latest technologies for electronic tags into practical use.
NORTH KOREAN Ambassador to Thailand Mun Song-mo says his country will “definitely win” any war with the United States if Washington does not drop its “plan to destroy us”.
Calling US President Donald Trump a “mad man”, the envoy from Pyongyang told The Nation in an exclusive interview last Friday: “We now have the hydrogen bomb. If a war breaks out, we are ready to fight and we will surely win the war against the United States.”
One of the most revered relics in the ancient Buddhist world was the Buddha’s begging bowl. A rough outline of its long convoluted history is this – it was supposedly given to the people of Vesali by the Buddha when he passed through the city on his way to Kusinara. In the 1st/2nd century King Kanishka took it to Pushapura, now Peshawar, where a string of Chinese pilgrims reported seeing it between the 3rd and the 9th centuries. The importance of the bowl is attested by numerous depictions of it in Gandhara art, usually shown on the pedestal of Buddha statues.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - President takes men of great deeds by hand to sit beside him for group photo
To show his concern and respect for two senior citizens who dedicated their lives to building the nation, President Xi Jinping took them by the hand and invited them to sit with him for a group picture at the Great Hall of People in Beijing.