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Reporter : Jung Da-hyun
Sat, February 24, 2024 | 01:02
One-third of daycare centers, kindergartens to close by 2028 due to low birthrate
The sharply declining birthrate in Korea is projected to result in the closures of approximately one-third of daycare centers and kindergartens in the country by 2028, a report showed Tuesday.
Why are politicians targets of frequent attacks?
The escalating frequency of attacks against politicians has become a growing concern in Korea, highlighted by the recent assault on Rep. Bae Hyun-jin of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) on Thursday. This incident unfolded just three weeks after main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman, Rep. Lee Jae-myung suffered a knife attack.
[INTERVIEW] Gov't seeks to induce voluntary reduction of disposable product use
Reducing the use of disposable products depends on self-regulation by citizens and businesses rather than unilateral rules imposed by the government, Environment Minister Han Wha-jin said.
Gov't to prohibit drug-related terms in food labeling
Starting July, references to narcotics in food products and brand names will be prohibited so as to discourage people from making light of drugs and drug use.
Commuters confused over range of new transit passes
The sheer abundance of new transit card services, set to make their respective debuts this year, are confusing commuters due to difficulty in determining the differences in their coverage areas and benefits they may offer to users.
Small wedding programs offered in Ulsan show contrasting results
Less than a year after its launch, a small wedding project in Jung District of the southeastern port city of Ulsan has been unexpectedly suspended due to a lack of interest. This contrasts with Ulju County, also in Ulsan, which intends to continue the program by offering increased subsidies this year.
Cold snap expected as temperatures set to drop this week
A blast of cold air from the northwest is set to cause a significant drop in temperatures this week beginning on Monday morning.
Seoul to launch self-driving buses for early-morning commuters
A self-driving bus service for pre-dawn hours will be launched in Seoul in the second half of this year. The service is expected to enhance convenience for early-morning commuters, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Sunday.
Seoul jobseekers save money on suiting up with city-funded rental service
“If you are interviewing for a job as a member of an airline ground crew, a normal black suit would be suitable.”
AI monitoring system targets illegal drug sales online
An artificial intelligence (AI)-based online monitoring system is set to be established this year to effectily combat illegal drug distribution, according to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Friday.
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