Day: December 12, 2021

5.6-Magnitude Quake Hits Eastern Indonesia

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake, jolted Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province, last night, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said. The quake jolted at 22:29 Jakarta time (1529 GMT), with the epicentre at 163 km north-east of Maluku Barat Daya district, and the depth at 10 km under the seabed, the agency said.

President to launch new fund to support start-ups: minister

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will launch a ‘Red and White Fund’ on December 17, 2021, to help finance local start-ups, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir has informed. Once the fund is launched, start-ups founded in Indonesia can operate and go public in the country, he said while delivering a lecture

Optimizing tourism potential of Papua’s Japanese Cave

Although the Japanese Cave in Sumberker village, Samofa sub-district, Biak Numfor district, Papua province, has quite an interesting history, it is less popular than other historical tourism sites in Indonesia. However, the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry believes that the cave will become a prominent tourist attraction if it is

Fight against antimicrobial resistance

There is an important takeaway from the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week commemoration in Nusa Dua, Bali province, on November 24, 2021, regarding the need for building greater public awareness on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Antimicrobial Awareness Week itself was celebrated since November 18 worldwide, including in Indonesia. According to the Food

BKKBN holds cycling event to raise awareness on stunting prevention

The National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN) held a Jakarta-Bogor-Bandung cycling event to raise awareness of young people on the prevention of children born with stunting. “Cycling around Bandung is done along with stunting prevention campaign for Bandung’s youngsters and teenagers,” BKKBN’s Movement and Information Advocacy Deputy Sukaryo Teguh

Clean Up The World to preserve marine ecosystem: ex-minister

Former marine affairs and fisheries minister Susi Pudjiastuti said, “Clean Up the World 2021” event plays a significant role in raising awareness on the preservation of marine resources and ecosystem. “The event is not merely focus on beach cleaning. But more than that, to grow public awareness on the importance