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S. Koreans Eat Less Every Year, Prefer Fat over Carbohydrates: Report

S. Koreans Eat Less Every Year, Prefer Fat over Carbohydrates: Report

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans have been consuming less and less energy over the past seven years, and of all calorie consumption carbohydrates have dropped in proportion while fat increased, a government report confirmed Sunday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA)’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that each [...]

Growing Number of Single-person Households Prompts Changes in Company Welfare Policies

Growing Number of Single-person Households Prompts Changes in Company Welfare Policies

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — With the increasing number of single-person households choosing not to get married, South Korean companies are diversifying in terms of their welfare policies. Lotte Department Store in September began offering congratulatory or consolation subsidies to employees who are single. Any employee who is single and over 40 years of [...]

Hyundai Mobis Develops Autonomous Industrial Robot

Hyundai Mobis Develops Autonomous Industrial Robot

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea’s biggest auto parts maker, said Sunday it had completed the development of industrial robot and system based on autonomous driving and launched trial operations. With articulated arms, the newly-developed mobile cooperative robot can perform tasks with other workers, while moving in self-driving mode in [...]

N. Korea Unveils COVID-19 Quarantine Robot

N. Korea Unveils COVID-19 Quarantine Robot

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea’s state broadcaster has unveiled a domestically developed COVID-19 quarantine robot. When reporting about the hosting of a science and technology presentation and exhibition last week, the Korean Central Television (KCTV) noted that an artificially intelligent robot used for COVID-19 quarantines was exhibited. With a large display on [...]

MRI Confirms Fine Dust Damages Brain Without Symptoms

MRI Confirms Fine Dust Damages Brain Without Symptoms

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A study has confirmed for the first time that higher exposure to fine dust raises the risk of asymptomatic cerebral infarctions and other cerebrovascular diseases. A joint research team from Seoul National University Hospital, Boramae Medical Center and the National Cancer Center conducted a study of cerebral magnetic resonance [...]

Local Businesses Join Hands to Create Connected Car Ecosystem

Local Businesses Join Hands to Create Connected Car Ecosystem

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A variety of South Korean businesses, including those specializing in automobiles, self-driving technology, semiconductors for automobiles, and telecommunications software will unite forces to create a connected car ecosystem. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced that it hosted an inauguration ceremony for the Connected Car Alliance in Yeouido, [...]

LG Uplus Offers ‘Non-Marriage’ Grant, First in Industry

LG Uplus Offers ‘Non-Marriage’ Grant, First in Industry

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp., a major South Korean mobile carrier, said Thursday it will offer a “non-marriage” grant, similar to the company’s existing “marriage” grant, a first among large companies in the country. According to the company, the non-marriage grant system will take effect from the beginning of next year, [...]