Check out the news you should not miss today, June 29
-- Vietnam's State President Tran Dai Quang has ordered the promulgation of seven laws, including the laws on cyber security, national defence, denunciation and competition, the Presidential Office announced on Thursday.
-- Vietnam's Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in coordination with foreign organizations is carrying out a cooperation program, funded with $2.4 million from the Bloomberg Philanthropies in the first two years, to prevent child drowning, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Thursday.
-- Nearly 200 people participated in the 4th International Day of Yoga, jointly organized by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Indian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, on Thursday.
-- The death toll in flash floods and landslides triggered by downpours in the past days in the northern mountainous provinces, mainly in Lai Chau and Ha Giang, rose to 23 by 7:00 am on Thursday, while ten remained missing.
-- Police officers from the Ministry of Public Security opened fire and killed two leaders of a drug gang who locked themselves in a house laden with explosives in the northern mountainous province of Son La on Thursday.
-- Vietnam will carry out a census in 25 days in April 2019, according to a recently signed directive from the prime minister.
-- Vietnam’s total import and export turnover in the first half of 2018 is estimated to hit $225.29 billion, a 13 percent year-on-year increase, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Thursday, citing the General Department of Customs.
-- Vietnam's ad market was estimated at more than $2.98 billion in 2018, but the country lacks a tool to measure how much local businesses have spent on online advertising, experts said at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday.
-- The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam will hold a Bunraku (Japanese puppet theater) demonstration and performance in Ho Chi Minh City on July 12 and in Hanoi on July 14.