KATHMANDU, August 31: The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal, Park Chong-suk handed over 94 units of oxygen concentrators to Umesh Shrestha, Minister of State for Health and Population on Tuesday. Similarly, KOICA-KAAN donated three units of oxygen concentrator to Methinkot Hospital on the same day.
In South Korea, unlike other countries, employers pay migrant workers equal to Korean workers. On average, per month, Nepali workers earn 1500 to 2200 USD. In 2020, at minimum, their earnings grossed 8590 Won (roughly 7.5 USD) per hour for 40 hours a week. In 2021, the hourly minimum wage has already been increased to 8720 Won. During additional hours and holidays, workers receive even higher wages.
KATHMANDU, August 13: Employment in South Korea, which has been suspended for nearly a year and a half, will take some time to resume. According to the Department of Foreign Employment, it will take time for the resumption of the employment due to the failure of the government to manage direct flights as per the conditions set by South Korea.
KATHMANDU, July 26: Regional chairperson of NRNA South Korea, Madan Bhujel passed away due to cardiac arrest. Bhujel had collapsed while taking rest after playing football with his colleagues on Saturday evening.
Using a toilet can pay for your coffee or buy you bananas at a university in South Korea, where human waste is being used to help power a building. Cho Jae-weon, an urban and environmental engineering professor at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has designed an eco-friendly toilet connected to a laboratory that uses excrement to produce biogas and manure.
The workers who arrive in South Korea under the EPS have a three-year contract under the E9 VISA, and can extend it by one year ten months after the end of the contract. But as per the new rule, if the passport has expired, the person does not get a visa extension.
SEOUL, March 28: The foreign workers including Nepali nationals working under the Employment Permit System (EPS) will be allowed to come to Korea for the second time as ‘committed workers’ even if they change the company that they work for.
SEOUL, March 4: South Korea’s central bank says the country’s economy shrank for the first time in 22 years in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic destroyed service industry jobs and depressed consumer spending.
SEOUL, Jan 14: South Korea’s top court upheld on Thursday a 20-year jail sentence for former President Park Geun-hye on graft charges that led to her downfall, bringing an end to the legal process and so for the first time raising the possibility of a pardon.
SEOUL, Dec 30: South Korean authorities scrambled to contain a cluster of coronavirus infections in a Seoul prison as inmates waved signs through barred windows pleading for help, while the U.S. military got South Korea’s nod to vaccinate South Korean troops.
SEOUL, Dec 17: South Korea reported a record number of coronavirus deaths on Thursday as the country’s biggest wave of infections since the start of the pandemic strained hospital resources and sparked panic buying in anticipation of a harsh new lockdown.
SEOUL, South Korea, Nov 26: The operator of an online chat room in South Korea was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for blackmailing women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit video and selling them to others.
SEOUL, Oct 25: Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung Electronics 005930.KS into a global powerhouse in smartphones, semiconductors and televisions, died on Sunday after spending more than six years in hospital following a heart attack, the company said.
SEOUL, Oct 12: South Korean officials have seized on conciliatory comments by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the weekend as a sign that tension could be easing but also worry the huge number of rockets he showcased is evidence that peace may be elusive.
SEOUL, Aug 25: South Korea on Tuesday ordered most schools in Seoul and surrounding areas to close and move classes back online, the latest in a series of precautionary measures aimed at heading off a resurgence in coronavirus cases.
SEOUL, Aug 24: South Korea’s capital on Monday ordered the wearing of masks in both indoor and outdoor public places for the first time, as it battles a surge in coronavirus cases centred in the densely populated metropolitan area.
SEOUL, Aug 23: South Korea reported its highest daily rise in novel coronavirus cases since early March on Sunday, as outbreaks continued to spread from a Seoul church and from political demonstrations its members had attended.
SEOUL, South Korea, Aug 17: A conservative South Korean pastor who has been a bitter critic of the country’s president has tested positive for the coronavirus, health authorities said Monday, two days after he participated in an anti-government protest in Seoul that drew thousands.
SEOUL, July 8: Three hundred drones took to the evening sky over the Han River in South Korea to dispense coronavirus prevention advice through a synchronised light display featuring images of hand-washing and social distancing.
KATHMANDU, June 29: More than 100 dead bodies of Nepali migrant workers have been stuck abroad as the government has failed to bring them home at the earliest. At the same time, the government’s decision of providing Rs 50,000 to the family of dead ones if they opt to cremate the dead bodies in the foreign land has turned to be quite ineffective.
SEOUL, June 20: North Korea is gearing up to send propaganda leaflets over its southern border, denouncing North Korean defectors and South Korea, its state media said on Saturday, the latest retaliation for leaflets from the South as bilateral tensions rise.
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, June 9: North Korea said Tuesday it will cut off all communication channels with South Korea as it escalates its pressure on the South for failing to stop activists from floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across their tense border.
SEOUL, May 1: The coronavirus crisis sent South Korean exports plunging in April at their sharpest pace since the global financial crisis, signalling a bleak outlook for international trade as the pandemic paralyses the world economy and shatters demand.
SEOUL, April 27: South Korean officials are calling for caution amid reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of coronavirus concerns, emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea.
SEOUL, April 23: A province government of South Korea has decided to provide relief that it had been giving to its citizens to the foreign nationals as well after they started feeling the pang of the coronavirus pandemic in their daily living.
SEOUL, South Korea, April 16: South Korea’s ruling liberal party secured a resounding victory in parliamentary elections that had the highest turnout in nearly three decades, despite the coronavirus forcing social distancing at polling places.
SEOUL, March 27: Non- Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) South Korea chapter has collected Rs 11.5 million from Nepali migrant workers there to provide the Government of Nepal with essential medical equipment and supplies.
SEOUL, March 27: South Korea reported 146 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest number in a week, its disease control agency said on Saturday, with the country suffering a rise in imported cases from Europe and the United States during recent days.
SEOUL, March 19: In late January, South Korean health officials summoned representatives from more than 20 medical companies from their lunar New Year celebrations to a conference room tucked inside Seoul’s busy train station.
LONDON – South Korea is all the rage these days. Earlier last month, Parasite, from the South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Having read the reviews and seen the film a few days earlier, I was not surprised. Still, for the uninitiated, it is worth noting that this was the first time that a foreign-language film took home the top Oscar. Now, many around the world are eagerly searching for more examples of South Korean coolness—from K-pop to cutting-edge fashion designers.
SEOUL, March 14: South Korea reported more recoveries from the coronavirus than new infections on Saturday for the second day in a row, as a downward trend in daily cases raised hopes that Asia’s biggest epidemic outside China may be slowing.