Thailand slips one place in 2020 GII

Thailand slipped one position to 44th out of 131 countries in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 commissioned by the World Intellectual Property Organization, hurt by a shortage of innovators and researchers and poor regulatory processes. “The drop was mainly due to the regulatory environment and ...


Vietnamese man makes & sells straws out of wild grass found in Mekong delta

In recent times, plastic straws have been shunned due to its impact on marine animals. Now, numerous purportedly more eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws have sprouted, such as metal straws and rice straws. One rather innovative solution that has surfaced are straws made out of grass. In a ...

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