Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: Thailand

Southeast Asia’s richest families chase next unicorn after Grab, Carousell

From Thailand's Dhanin Chearavanont to Philippines’ Lance Gokongwei, the Southeast Asian conglomerates are plowing millions into promising firms or setting up venture capital funds.

Thailand bets on Diwali season & Indians to boost its tourism

With outbound Chinese travel not expected to resume anytime soon, Thailand is betting on travellers from other countries to take advantage of its relaxed rules for tourists.

Colonic cleanses, brain modulation, nutrient-rich IV drips — costly ‘spa cures’ for long Covid

With long Covid manifesting in a variety of forms, treating it is still a clinical conundrum. But absence of guidance from physicians has opened a path for medical spas, wellness resorts.

Covid pandemic — Thailand registers record deaths, 7 Australian cities under lockdown now

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Chikungunya strain from India, Bangladesh likely caused 2018-19 Thailand outbreak, study says

Researchers from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand find that chikungunya strain identified in Thailand has mutations that originated in India and Bangladesh

Tokyo cases surge, Canada rethinks Astra-Zeneca vaccine policy & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Thailand sold itself as paradise Covid retreat, yet no one came

As the beaches stay empty, many tourism-related companies are going out of business. To make matters worse, virus cases have jumped in the country.

Thailand bets on ‘golf quarantine’ to gradually reopen tourism

The golf quarantine is the latest effort by Thai authorities to lure foreign travellers amid a new wave of Covid-19 infections after earlier offers of special long-stay visas evoked a lukewarm response.

Pakistan to Thailand — There is a war on those in exile. And the internet has made it worse

The power of social media is making authoritarian governments silence critics like Jamal Khashoggi — no matter which country they are exiled in.

Thailand tightens measures to contain new Covid wave ahead of New Year holidays

The latest wave, which started after a seafood vendor tested positive for Covid-19, has now spread to about 60% of Thailand’s 77 provinces, official data show.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.