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China launches 2 environmental monitoring satellites for emergency responses
China successfully launched two environmental monitoring satellites at 11:23...
UAE to launch MeznSat
The UAE will launch the “MeznSat” satellite, on Monday,...
Matternet Expands Operations to Asia Through Drone Delivery Partnership with Japan Airlines
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., - Today, Matternet, developer of the world's leading...
Space Foundation Signs MOU with UAE’s Al Suwaidi Private Office & Group
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Abu Dhabi, UAE — — Space...
Seven HKU young scientists awarded China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2020
Young researchers at the University of Hong Kong have...
Launch Of South Korean CAS500-1 Satellite Delayed Until 2021
MOSCOW - The launch of South Korean CAS500-1 (Compact Advanced Satellite...
India, US likely to ink geospatial intelligence pact ahead of November 3 presidential election
The last high-level engagement between New Delhi and Donald...
Dubai Police Select Draganfly to Pilot New Drone Initiatives
Los Angeles, California - Draganfly Inc. (OTCQB: DFLYF) (CSE:...
EU and China sign landmark agreement protecting European Geographical Indications
Today, the EU and China signed a bilateral agreement...
China’s optical remote sensing satellite fails to enter pre-set orbit
China has declared the Kuaizhou-1A rocket mission a failure...

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Monday, May 26th, 2014

Philippines’ Infrastructure Conundrum: Prematurely Hosting the World Economic Forum?

With the Philippines emerging as one of the economic bright spots of Asia, it came as little surprise that Manila was chosen as the host of the 2014 World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia, bringing together...

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

South Asia Needs $2.5 Trillion Infrastructure Investment

South Asia needs up to $2.5 trillion of investment in infrastructure by 2020 if the region is to make further gains in battling poverty and provide for its growing population, the World Bank said on Wednesday. Despite...

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Can Google Maps Help Solve Poverty?

It wasn’t until a group called Transparent Chennai decided to digitally map the sprawling city’s slums that the local government even realized these half a million impoverished souls existed. Using open source software, Google Maps and good...

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Astounding Satellite Images Show China and Egypt’s Rapid Growth

A new study by Swiss researchers at ETH Zurich finds explosive development in many parts of the world — and lots of other twinkly signs that the earth’s economic center has, according to the study, moved east....

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Urbanization in Asia: Clean, Green and Competitive Cities Key to Asia’s Future

For the first time in history, more than half the world's population now live in urban areas and about 70% will be city dwellers by 2050.The UN estimates that 11 out of 20 mega-cities are in Asia...

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Punjab Starts Poverty Mapping Survey

The Punjab government has started poverty mapping survey under the banner of Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS) 2011. The survey has been launched in the entire province and is meant to serve as a basis for future...