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Google Pledges US$500,000 for Virus Self-checkup Site Developed by S. Korea’s Military

Google Pledges US$500,000 for Virus Self-checkup Site Developed by S. Korea’s Military

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Google has pledged US$500,000 to help expand a coronavirus self-diagnosis website developed by the South Korean military’s Medical Command in cooperation with government and private experts, officials said Friday. The COVID-19 checkup site helps users decide whether to visit hospitals depending on the symptoms they experience, according to the [...]

No PhD, No Military Service Exemption for Postgraduate Students Serving as ‘Technical Research Personnel’

No PhD, No Military Service Exemption for Postgraduate Students Serving as ‘Technical Research Personnel’

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Postgraduate students serving as ‘technical research personnel’ instead of joining the military will lose their military duty exemption if they fail to obtain a doctorate degree during their service period, the defense ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Defense issued advance notice for the revision of the legislation containing [...]

Defense Ministry to Remove Asbestos from All Military Structures by 2025

Defense Ministry to Remove Asbestos from All Military Structures by 2025

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry said Monday it will eliminate asbestos from all military facilities by 2025 to ensure the health and safety of service members. Around 11,600 military structures, including accommodations and sentry posts, were found to contain the carcinogenic material, according to an inspection last year. Of them, 5,450 [...]

Defense Ministry Set to Launch Investigation into Noise Pollution from Military Facilities

Defense Ministry Set to Launch Investigation into Noise Pollution from Military Facilities

SEOUL, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) — An investigation is soon to be underway to measure noise levels at about 100 military airfields and shooting ranges throughout the country. The Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that it will launch an investigation to measure the noise level of military airfields and shooting ranges over the next [...]