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382 'No-destination' flights to run for 1 year with duty-free shopping imagefile 1334 Dec 11, 2020
The government on Nov. 19 announced that it would allow "no-destination" flights in Korea for a year. "No-destination" flights that take off and land where they started without stops and covering ...  
381 Korea ranked 2nd in soft power by UK magazine Monocle imagefile 1223 Dec 08, 2020
The British global affairs magazine Monocle in its latest issue has ranked Korea second in global soft power after Germany. The British global affairs magazine Monocle in its latest issue has ranked Kore...  
380 KAIST wins gold, bronze in int'l robotics contest for disabled imagefile 993 Nov 20, 2020
Angel Robotics, a team led by Kong Kyoung-chul, a professor of mechanical engineering at KAIST, on Nov. 13 won the gold and bronze medals at this year's Cybathlon in Daejeon. (KAIST) Robotic eq...  
379 Failure to wear mask in public to incur KRW 100K fine imagefile 1101 Nov 16, 2020
Failure to wear a mask at multipurpose indoor facilities such as public transportation stations, religious facilities and indoor sports venues from Nov. 13 will incur a fine of up to KRW 100,000. Users...  
378 Self-driving robotic vehicle to revolutionize postal service in Korea imagefile 1078 Nov 03, 2020
The Korea Post on Oct. 28 holds an event at Korea University's campus in Sejong to demonstrate a high-tech self-driving vehicle and robot that delivers and receives mail and parcels. A self-drivin...  
377 Pink Light Campaign illuminates Seoul nightscape imagefile 1063 Oct 26, 2020
The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the children's content brand Pinkfong are jointly holding the Pink Light Campaign through next month to cheer up city residents weary from the COVID-19 p...  
376 Book on Korea's response to COVID-19 released in English imagefile 1090 Oct 21, 2020
As a response to heightened global interest in Korea's exemplary response to COVID-19, the government on Oct. 12 published the English-language book "All About Korea's Response to COVID-19." The go...  
375 Korea to boost public Wi-Fi speed 500% imagefile 1312 Oct 16, 2020
The Ministry of Science and ICT on Oct. 15 said it will supply an unlicensed 6-gigahertz frequency band. The photo shows a KT technician on Sept. 24 installing equipment to boost Wi-Fi quality...  
374 Forbes ranks Korea 3rd safest for COVID-19 among 100 nations imagefile 1533 Sep 18, 2020
The U.S. business magazine Forbes on Sept. 3 ranked Korea third safest for COVID-19 among 100 countries. (Screen capture from Forbes) Deputy Prime Minister and Economy and Finance Minister Hong N...  
373 'Know-how from prior outbreaks helped Korea respond well to COVID-19' imagefile 1309 Sep 10, 2020
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sept. 7 told a video news briefing that Korea was handling COVID-19 well when mentioning global responses to the pandemic. ...  
372 Outdoor robot that delivers food launched in Suwon imagefile 1598 Aug 25, 2020
The outdoor self-delivery robot Dilly Drive delivers food to Gwanggyo Alleyway, an apartment complex with public facilities on the lower floors and residences on the upper ones, in Suwon, Gyeong...  
371 10,000 more public places to get free Wi-Fi by year's end imagefile 1322 Aug 24, 2020
The Ministry of Science and ICT on Aug. 20 said that by year's end, it will install free Wi-Fi at an additional 10,000 public facilities such as libraries and bus stops. The photo above is of ...  
370 Seoul district opens 10 smart, virus-free bus stops imagefile 1891 Aug 19, 2020
https://youtu.be/qyxnuQnyrzc High-tech bus stops that can protect commuters from viruses and fine dust and shelter them from snow and rain have been launched in Seoul for the first time. Seongdong-gu ...  
369 Mobile driver's license launched, allows digital ID verification imagefile 1861 Jul 13, 2020
The country's three mobile service carriers -- SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – and the Korean National Police Agency on June 24 launched the app PASS, which allows online verification of a dr...  
368 Korea, EU expand air routes via horizontal aviation accord imagefile 1535 Jun 29, 2020
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on June 25 announced the signing of the horizontal aviation agreement with the 22 member nations of the E...  
367 Korea rises 5 spots to 23rd on global competitiveness list imagefile 1532 Jun 26, 2020
The Ministry of Economy and Finance on June 16 said the Switzerland-based International Institute for Management Development ranked Korea 23rd on its list this year of world competitiveness rankin...  
366 Era of drone-based delivery service to open imagefile 1604 Jun 11, 2020
A trial run of drone delivery on June 8 was conducted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute. The photo shows a drone used ...  
365 President to speak to World Health Assembly on May 18 imagefile 1716 May 21, 2020
President Moon Jae-in on May 18 will deliver a keynote speech at the World Health Assembly (WHA) via videoconferencing as the representative for Asia. Pictured is a session of the 2019 WHA at...  
364 Korea leads Asia in freedom of press for 2nd straight year imagefile 2225 Apr 24, 2020
Korea leads Asia in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index as announced on April 21 by Reporters Without Borders. The countries in white on the map have freedom of the press deemed "good," yellow...  
363 Foreign students, residents in Seoul to get 100,000 masks imagefile 2210 Apr 06, 2020
The Seoul Metropolitan Government is providing 100,000 masks to foreign students and residents in the capital who have national health insurance. The photo shows a medical worker at Kyonggi Universit...  

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