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Tokyo, other areas of Japan hit by another snow storm

Tokyo and other regions all over Japan are expected to be hit by heavy snow for the second consecutive weekend. The impact of the snow is beginning to take its toll on the transportation network of the country. An alert from the Meteorological...
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Google India marks Sarojini Naidu’s birth anniversary

Search engine giant Google is celebrating the 135th birth anniversary of the Indian freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu with a brand new doodle on its home page. The company’s latest doodle features a portrait of the Indian independence activist...
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Chinese government setting up fund to deal with air pollution in 2014

The government of China will be taking additional measures in order to combat the problem of heavy pollution in the country. China will be speeding up changes in the energy structure, as well as schedule stricter controls on exhaust emissions...
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China aiming to improve people’s nutritional intake

The central government of China issued a guideline on February 10, 2014 in order to develop the food industry of the nation. The move has been made by the country’s government with a goal to improve people’s nutritional intake. The...
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China to expand serious illness insurance program in 2014

People in China suffering from serious illnesses will soon be able to get more compensation from the country’s medical insurance plans. China is expanding a program which will allow more compensation from medical insurance plans to all...
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Visa-on-arrival facility extended by India to 180 countries

The government of India is taking an important step towards relaxing the visa regime. Two initiatives have been cleared on February 5, 2014, which include visa on arrival and electronic travel authorization for all the countries excluding eight...
food safety

Local watchdogs in China empowered by government to prevent food scandals

Local food safety watchdogs in the country will soon be empowered by Chinese provincial governments. The watchdogs will be empowered according to the requirements of the country’s central government in order to prevent food scandals. The...
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China encourages less fireworks during New Year due to smog problems

The entire country of China is in a festive mood, as it will be celebrating Chinese New Year on January 31, 2014. As always, fireworks will be an important part of the celebrations, as the tradition says that noisy pops and colorful flares ward...
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UNESCO reveals India has highest population of illiterate people

The United Nations (UN) body said that the world will miss its aim of universal education by 2015. A report released by the UN body mentioned that millions of children and adults still remain without education. The Asian country of India has...
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1 In 4 children in Japan suffer from psychiatric problems due to tsunami

Massive earthquake in Japan caused devastation of property and claimed many lives. Researchers from Japan released a report on January 27, 2014 which said that the March 2011 earthquake has effects on 1 in 4 nursery school children who survived...