Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Vietnam

Vietnam reported zero Covid deaths since April, and then an outbreak killed 10 in a few days

The virus swept through 3 hospitals in the coastal city of Danang and infected older people with serious health issues by July end. Health officials warn of more deaths.

Japan’s push to cut its reliance on China will come as a boon to Southeast Asia

Japan is paying about $114 million to 30 firms to raise production in Southeast Asia, in the first round of a multi-billion dollar programme to diversify supply chains.

Vietnam confirms its first local Covid-19 case since April

The 57-year-old patient had been in Danang city for about a month and hadn’t traveled to other provinces. He sought treatment at a hospital on 20 July for fever and cough.

India ‘won’t review’ decision not to join RCEP as members prepare to sign pact by 2020-end

India has decided it won’t join any trade deal that has China as a member. But RCEP member nations are likely to sign deal despite Beijing’s belligerence.

India, China should exercise restraint, not complicate situation amid Covid: Vietnam envoy

In an interview to ThePrint, envoy Pham Sanh Chau said Vietnam will facilitate India's entry into RCEP at a later stage, ‘which is at the most comfortable time for India’.

Archaeological Survey of India discovers 9th century sandstone Shiva linga in Vietnam

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar also congratulated the ASI on their discovery, which was excavated in an ancient Hindu temple complex in Vietnam.

Labour reforms give India a chance to compete with a favourable destination like Vietnam

Migrant workers employed in big cities are heading back to their home states like UP and MP. Labour reforms will bring jobs to the workers’ doorstep.

India’s labour reforms trying what Bangladesh, China, Vietnam did — swap income for security

Labour market deregulation has created job opportunities for labourers. For instance, an average textile firm in India has 240 employees; in Bangladesh, about 800.

Don’t suffer alone — India and the world need to act against China’s intimidation tactics

Countries in the region are speaking against China’s aggressiveness. President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte criticised its actions against Vietnam.

How Vietnam has reported zero coronavirus deaths

The reason why Vietnam has managed to keep patients from death’s door is a three-pronged government strategy. And not all of the policies uphold civil liberty.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.