HANOI – March 14th saw the rollout of Vietnam’s new online visa processing system. As a result of the new system, foreigners will now be able to register and fill out visa application forms online. The official website can be found here.
Previously, foreigners looking to apply for a Vietnamese visa had to physically visit the relevant representative government agency in their area in order to get the required forms. Continue reading
SINGAPORE – Last week, Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) announced it would invest in three new measures to support technology startups: a startup accelerator, an accreditation program and a fabrication lab.
The startup accelerator program marks a strategic partnership between Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL, the investment subsidiary of IDA) and Joyful Frog Digital Incubator, a leading startup accelerator. The first accelerator program will take place from 20 March to 1 July. Continue reading
India’s electorate may choose to break its historical tendency to vote according to religious and caste affiliations as the BJP, AAP and Third Front seek broader appeal with messages of good governance, economic development and anti-corruption.
By Shawn Greene
DELHI – India’s Election Commission has announced the dates for this year’s highly anticipated general election, which will be held in nine phases in April and May.
Polling for the 16th Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) will begin April 7 and conclude May 12. Votes will be counted on May 16, and the new Parliament must be constituted by May 31. Continue reading