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PCD uses satellite imagery to predict air pollution

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Despite overcast skies over Bangkok in recent days, the Pollution Control Department reports that the air quality in the capital is still good, with high airborne particle concentrations in heavy traffic areas. The department revealed that it is implementing measures to curb the increasing trend of airborne dust, with satellite imagery used to forecast pollution build-up.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189900-pcd-uses-satellite-imagery-to-predict-air-pollution/

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Strong earthquake kills 19 people in Turkey and Greek islands

By Mehmet Emin Caliskan and Murad Sezer

 

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IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Nineteen people were killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday, bringing buildings crashing down and setting off tidal waves which slammed into coastal areas and islands.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189944-strong-earthquake-kills-19-people-in-turkey-and-greek-islands/

 

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Wolves beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to move up to third in Premier League

 

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(Reuters) - Wolverhampton Wanderers climbed to third in the Premier League after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 on Friday thanks to goals from teenage wingback Rayan Ait-Nouri and Daniel Podence.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189945-wolves-beat-crystal-palace-2-0-to-move-up-to-third-in-premier-league/

 

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Virus exposes gaps in Thailand’s clunky operating system:TDRI

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Itsakul Unahakate, a lecturer from Thammasat University’s Economics Faculty

 

Using digital data technologies to become a “smart government” is crucial if Thailand wants to restore national competency and keep up with the world.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189948-virus-exposes-gaps-in-thailand’s-clunky-operating-systemtdri/

 

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Bangkok to host 3 world badminton tournaments in January

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For the first time ever, Thailand will host three consecutive Badminton World Federation (BWF) tournaments including the HSBC World Tour Finals next January.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189950-bangkok-to-host-3-world-badminton-tournaments-in-january/

 

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GSB deposits buck Covid crisis to rise by Bt50bn

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The Government Savings Bank (GSB) estimates total deposits in 2020 will rise to Bt2.5 trillion, up Bt50 billion from last year despite economic fallout of Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189952-gsb-deposits-buck-covid-crisis-to-rise-by-bt50bn/

 

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SET closes below 1,200 points over fears of global slowdown

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,194.95 on Friday, down 6.69 points or 0.56 per cent. The volume of total transactions was Bt52.72 billion with an index high of 1,204.99 and a low of 1,187.49.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189956-set-closes-below-1200-points-over-fears-of-global-slowdown/

 

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Phuket tops travel destination list of cheapest hotel prices – Dertour 2020 Price Index

By Caitlin Ashworth

 

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Phuket tops a list of the cheapest travel destinations with a 1 night stay at a hotel costing on average less than $30 USD, according to a study by the German travel company Dertour. Phuket is going through what some say is a “crisis”, certainly a current tourist vacuum. The island province largely relies on income from foreign tourists, but with travel bans over the last 7 months, hotels and other businesses in the tourism industry have been at a loss.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189958-phuket-tops-travel-destination-list-of-cheapest-hotel-prices-–-dertour-2020-price-index/

 

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More than 100 foreigners ripped off for 5 million baht+ in education visa scam

 

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A group of foreign tourists went to the tourist police for help on Koh Phangan in Thailand's south claiming that a well known language school on the island ripped them off by promising they could get one year education visas.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189962-more-than-100-foreigners-ripped-off-for-5-million-baht-in-education-visa-scam/

 

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Three Thai protest leaders re-arrested, one carried from van

By Jiraporn Kuhakan and Juarawee Kittisilpa

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police carried one of the country's most high profile protest leaders apparently unconscious from a van on Friday, as he and two others were re-arrested just as they reached the limit for their detention.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189964-three-thai-protest-leaders-re-arrested-one-carried-from-van/

 

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