With the nuclear deal and a more welcoming attitude, Iran is attracting flocks of visitors, particularly from Europe, and even from the U.S.
Kazakhstan, South Korea to cooperate on e-Gov introduction.
UK wants to deepen India trade ties before Brexit. British Prime Minister promises to ease visa access for Indian business travellers, but not for students
Two years after the European Union first asserted a person’s ”right to be forgotten,” or the removal of objectionable search results, Indonesia has moved toward including a similar provision in its Internet law. If enforced, it would be the most stringent such measure in the world because it would target not just search results, but also original content.
China calls them “ecological migrants”: 329,000 people whom the government had relocated from lands distressed by climate change, industrialization, poor policies and human activity to 161 hastily built villages. They were the fifth wave in an environmental and poverty alleviation program that has resettled 1.14 million residents of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, a territory of dunes and mosques and camels along the ancient Silk Road. Han Jinlong, the deputy director of migration under Ningxia’s Poverty Alleviation and Development Office, said that although the earlier waves were not explicitly labeled ecological migrants, they had also been moved because of the growing harshness of the desert. It is the world’s largest environmental migration project. What China is doing in Ningxia and a few other provinces hit hard by drought and other natural and man-made disasters is a harbinger of actions that governments around the globe, including the United States, could take as they grapple with climate change, which is expected to displace millions of people in the coming decades.
A new digital farmers’ market is being set up so they can sell their premium meat directly to consumers and bypass the big supermarkets. Business start-up Aussie Food To You will be an app and transaction platform designed to shake-up the country’s $300 million weekly meat retail market by cutting out the ”middle man” in the supply chain.