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palm

Malaysia drought like situation to affect palm oil industry

El Nino affect in Malaysia likely to impact global palm oil prices. The recent unseasonal hot and dry weather spells in Malaysia have left indigenous oil palm producers worried. Weather reports have further speculated that this climatic anomaly...
coffee

Flying beetles in India’s coffee crops threaten price hike

Coffee plantations in India destroyed by white stem borer beetles. Southern India is home to some of the largest swathes of coffee plantations in the world. Some of the best coffee in the world is produced here, however, this year, these plantations...
tiger air

Indonesian airlines PT Mandala to shut operations

Indonesia’s low-cost carrier PT Mandala to clip its wings permanently. Indonesia budget carrier PT Mandala Airlines that operates under parent company – Tigerair Mandala – announced its decision to cease operations from July...
FB

Facebook gets back to service after global outage

Facebook users left in the lurch as severs go down for half an hour. Social networking giant – Facebook – returned to service after it faced a global outage for about half an hour on June 19, 2014. A large number of users were unable...
shinzo

Shinzo Abe aims to boost Japan’s robot market

Japan might witness Robot Olympics in 2020. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his wish to host a Robot Olympics in 2020 – the same year in which Japan will host the Summer Olympic Games. The PM addressed the media...
n9500

Ebay rolls back sales of Star N9500 due to spyware

Ebay pulls out phone with with alleged pre-installed spyware. Online retail giant Ebay has pulled out the Star N9500 handset from its website’s listings. The move comes after reports of the model being pre-installed with a spyware in...
air quality

Air quality in China worse compared to 2013, say officials

China breathes in more toxins than last year. China’s Ministry of Environment Protection has warned that the country’s air quality during the past month has deteriorated slightly when compared to the same period in 2013. The air...
kerosene

Delhi first kerosene free city in India

Delhi gets rid of Kerosene. The government of Delhi on June 17, 2014 announced that the Indian national capital has become the first kerosene-free city in the country. The announcement was made by SS Yadav – the Commissioner of Food Supply...
british

British visa rules to be eased for Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists can now travel to the UK hassle free. Britain is all set to further ease the visa application process for Chinese tourists. The announcement was made by the UK government on June 16, 2014. The recent development came as the...
missing flight

MH370 marks 100th day after mysterious disappearance.

MH370 marks 100th day after mysterious disappearance, no concrete leads as yet. Malaysian Flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared on March 8, 2014. June 15, 2014 has marked the 100th day since it disappeared probably in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysian...