Yala Students Praised for Winning New Gen Inventors Award 202315 Feb 2023
BANGKOK (NNT) - The Prime Minister has praised the group of high school students from Yala province on receiving this year’s New Gen Inventors Award with their innovative product that can kill parasites in raw food. According to Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha commended the four students from Thamavitya Mulniti School who won the award with “Boega,” a powder extract made from galangal (Alpinia Galangal) leaves.The Prime Minister applauded the students’ creativity for using scientific knowledge and herbs that are easily available in communities to create a product that can be utilized to improve physical health, as well as other practical uses in daily life.Boega is an environmentally-friendly product that can be used to kill parasites in raw food within six minutes. The product is simple to use; simply pour it into a bowl of water with raw food and soak for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with clean water. The parasites in the food will be eliminated and the food made safe for consumption.Boega is suitable for people who like to eat raw or half-cooked food, as these delicacies usually carry parasites that can cause diseases.
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Science Museum Launches STEM Learning Caravan15 Feb 2023
BANGKOK (NNT) - The National Science Museum of Thailand (NSM) has launched a science caravan to encourage interest in science and technology among school students in ASEAN countries. The caravan began in Laos, where students from Lyc?e de Vientiane and nearby schools participated in various science promotion activities on February 14. The event features a 3D astronomical film in a mobile planetarium, scientific experiments, and science and interactive games.According to Danuch Tanterdtid, Vice Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, a research show has been added to the tour to stimulate students’ interest in science. The caravan will make its next stops in southern Laos, Cambodia and other ASEAN neighbors.According to NSM Director Prof Rawin Raviwongse, the exhibits aim to make science interesting and relevant to young people’s daily lives, as well as to demonstrate that "science is actually fun" and a tool for solving everyday problems.Pimpa Udthajak, the Director of Scientific Research and Innovation at the institute in Laos, also expressed enthusiasm for further scientific cooperation with Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, following the successful launch of the Science Caravan in Laos.
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Phramongkutklao Hospital Launches Smart App for Mobile Medical Care15 Feb 2023
BANGKOK (NNT) - Phramongkutklao Hospital, a leading medical institution in Thailand, has recently launched a new mobile application called the PMK Smart App to provide convenient and efficient medical services to the public, enabling patients to access a range of hospital services using their mobile devices.According to Lieutenant General Thamrong Lorthong, the Director of Phramongkutklao Hospital, the PMK Smart App offers a host of services to patients, including appointment scheduling, remote consultations, payments and even the delivery of medication via mail. The app also provides health history information to patients in order to ensure continuous and effective medical treatment.The PMK Smart App is now available for download on the Android Play Store and iOS App Store. Users can begin using the app after verifying their identity, which will ensure the privacy and security of their medical information.As Phramongkutklao Hospital celebrates its 70th anniversary, it has reaffirmed its commitment to providing excellent healthcare services to Thai communities. The hospital’s decision to launch the PMK Smart App is part of its ongoing efforts to innovate and develop its services and meet the ever-changing needs of its patients.
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Govt Reveals New Bill for Cyber Crime Suppression15 Feb 2023
BANGKOK (NNT) - The new draft law for cyber crimes suppression has been revealed, with an emphasis on the ability of financial institutions to suspend suspicious transactions.Deputy Government Spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek reviewed some of the details of the bill, which aims to protect citizens from scams using electronics or telecommunications technology. She underlined that the draft law particularly focuses on punishing those who allow scammers to use their bank accounts in their illicit activities.The Royal Thai Police is currently tackling over 200,000 cases of cyber crimes.Under the bill, people who help scammers open or use bank accounts and telephone numbers registered under their name to commit their crimes are subject to three years of imprisonment or a fine of 300,000 baht, or both.Similarly, those who advertise or enable the act of opening, renting or selling bank accounts used in cyber crimes are subject to 2 to 5 years in prison or a fine of 200,000-500,000 baht, or both.The same penalties are also applicable to those responsible for advertising or enabling the act of opening, renting or selling telephone numbers used in cyber crimes.
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