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Singapore: Couple jailed for breaching COVID-19 safety measures

27 Feb 2021

Singapore: Couple jailed for breaching COVID-19 safety measures

A 39-year-old Indian-origin woman and her British husband were jailed in Singapore on Friday for breaking the country's strict quarantine rules so that they could spend time together in a hotel room in Singapore last year, according to a media report.

Singapore: Indian-origin doctor known for establishing aviation medicine dies

17 Feb 2021

Singapore: Indian-origin doctor known for establishing aviation medicine dies

Indian-origin doctor, Dr. Jarnail Singh, who became renowned as an expert on stopping communicable diseases spread via air travel and in establishing aviation medicine specialty, died on February 6 in Singapore, a media report said.

Indian priest charged with breach of trust in Singapore

16 Feb 2021

Indian priest charged with breach of trust in Singapore

An Indian priest in Singapore, on Tuesday, was charged with committing a criminal breach of trust by pawning ceremonial jewelry worth more than two million Singapore dollars from the country's oldest Hindu temple.

Singapore: Indian restaurant to be charged for breaching COVID-19 measures

10 Feb 2021

Singapore: Indian restaurant to be charged for breaching COVID-19 measures

Singapore's leading Indian restaurant chain "Banana Leaf Apolo" will be charged in a court next week with breaching safety management measures, including having a self-service buffet, at its outlet in the Little India precinct.

Singapore: Indian-origin man sentenced for attempting to promote racial enmity

08 Feb 2021

Singapore: Indian-origin man sentenced for attempting to promote racial enmity

A 52-year-old Indian-origin man was sentenced to two weeks' jail on Monday for attempting to promote racial enmity in Singapore by claiming that the ruling People's Action Party wanted to marginalize Malays in the country.

South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th

03 Feb 2021

South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th

According to the latest Bloomberg Innovation Index, South Korea is the most innovative nation, marking the country's return to the top after losing out to Germany last year. The European nation has slipped to the fourth place.

COVID-19 pandemic may take four to five years to end

26 Jan 2021

COVID-19 pandemic may take four to five years to end

It may take four to five years for the COVID-19 pandemic to end and the world to look to a post-COVID-19 normal, Singapore's Education Minister Lawrence Wong warned.

Singapore starts COVID -19 vaccination for healthcare workers

30 Dec 2020

Singapore starts COVID -19 vaccination for healthcare workers

Singapore became the first Asian country to start vaccinating healthcare workers against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday.

Future Group, Reliance ignore ruling to hold $3.4bn deal

26 Oct 2020

Future Group, Reliance ignore ruling to hold $3.4bn deal

The Future Group on Monday said that it was examining an order to stall a Rs. 24,713 crore (approximately $3.4 billion) asset sale to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

Singapore chooses Nokia, Ericsson (not Chinese companies) for 5G upgradation

24 Jun 2020

Singapore chooses Nokia, Ericsson (not Chinese companies) for 5G upgradation

In a major development, Singapore's leading telcos have chosen Nokia and Ericsson to build the core of their next-generation 5G networks.

Three more Formula 1 races get canceled amid COVID-19 pandemic

12 Jun 2020

Three more Formula 1 races get canceled amid COVID-19 pandemic

Three Formula 1 2020 races - Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan - have been canceled from the schedule owing to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: Singapore is developing a wearable 'contact-tracing' device

08 Jun 2020

COVID-19: Singapore is developing a wearable 'contact-tracing' device

As the world races to deploy contact-tracing apps to warn and isolate close contacts of COVID-19 positive individuals, Singapore is taking a completely different - and potentially concerning - route.

Singapore deploys 'robo-dog' to make sure people observe social distancing

11 May 2020

Singapore deploys 'robo-dog' to make sure people observe social distancing

The spread of COVID-19 has made human-to-human interaction a risky affair.

After China and India, Singapore becomes Asia's most infected nation

27 Apr 2020

After China and India, Singapore becomes Asia's most infected nation

Singapore has now become the third-worst coronavirus-hit country in Asia after China and India—the world's two most populous nations.

Coronavirus: Singapore quarantines 20,000 migrant workers as COVID-19 cases rise

06 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Singapore quarantines 20,000 migrant workers as COVID-19 cases rise

In Singapore, roughly 20,000 migrant workers have been quarantined as the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has troubled the city-state.

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Singapore's richest man has grown richer

06 Apr 2020

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Singapore's richest man has grown richer

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has left economies crumbling.

Singapore PM announces one-month shutdown to tackle coronavirus outbreak

03 Apr 2020

Singapore PM announces one-month shutdown to tackle coronavirus outbreak

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday said that all schools and most workplaces will remain closed for a month in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Scientists develop test to detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes

27 Mar 2020

Scientists develop test to detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc worldwide, scientists are working around the clock to prevent its spread and bring things back to normalcy.

How Singapore tackled coronavirus and set an example for countries

13 Mar 2020

How Singapore tackled coronavirus and set an example for countries

In Italy, the rise in deaths due to coronavirus breached 30% in a single day on Wednesday and the national tally has surged to 1,016.

5 countries you can visit under Rs. 1 lakh

02 Dec 2019

5 countries you can visit under Rs. 1 lakh

Given the way gadgets are priced these days, one can't buy a lot of high-tech devices in a Rs. 1 lakh budget.

The most beautiful skyscrapers in the world

18 Nov 2019

The most beautiful skyscrapers in the world

By definition, a skyscraper is a building that exceeds the height of at least 100 meters or 330 ft. But we're not talking of skyrocketing heights today. Being tall doesn't translate to looking stylish.

Social gaming platform SuperGaming raises $1.3 million seed funding

13 Nov 2019

Social gaming platform SuperGaming raises $1.3 million seed funding

SuperGaming, the social gaming platform for casual gamers, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding.

Binny Bansal invests $12.3 million in customer engagement platform Mobikon

26 Oct 2019

Binny Bansal invests $12.3 million in customer engagement platform Mobikon

Mobikon, a marketing and data-exchange platform for restaurants, has raised $12.3 million in Series B round of funding.

Former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder arrested in Rs. 740cr fraud case

10 Oct 2019

Former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder arrested in Rs. 740cr fraud case

Former promoter of pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy Laboratories, Shivinder Mohan Singh, was arrested by the Economic Offenses Wing of the Delhi Police, on Thursday.

Formula 1: Hamilton wary of Ferrari threat in upcoming races

26 Sep 2019

Formula 1: Hamilton wary of Ferrari threat in upcoming races

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has said the upcoming Formula 1 races in 2019 are going to be tough with Ferrari looking to challenge the Constructor leaders.

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

22 Sep 2019

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.

How to get admission in foreign universities through GATE?

12 Sep 2019

How to get admission in foreign universities through GATE?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe dies at 95

06 Sep 2019

Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe dies at 95

The former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe died at the age of 95 in Singapore, the country's current chief Emmerson Mnangagwa announced on Friday.

Boney Kapoor breaks down at Sridevi's Madame Tussauds statue unveiling

04 Sep 2019

Boney Kapoor breaks down at Sridevi's Madame Tussauds statue unveiling

Late actress Sridevi's wax figure at the prestigious Madame Tussauds, Singapore, was unveiled today by Boney Kapoor.

Sridevi's wax-figure in Madame Tussauds Singapore to be unveiled tomorrow

03 Sep 2019

Sridevi's wax-figure in Madame Tussauds Singapore to be unveiled tomorrow

More than a year after Sridevi's unfortunate demise, Madame Tussauds, Singapore is all set to pay tribute to her.

Singaporeans are getting free Fitbits, but there is a catch

27 Aug 2019

Singaporeans are getting free Fitbits, but there is a catch

People living in Singapore will soon be eligible to bag free Fitbit-made smart bands.

Planning a family-vacation? Here are five best destinations to explore

18 Aug 2019

Planning a family-vacation? Here are five best destinations to explore

If family vacation is on your mind, thumbs up for the idea!

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

17 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.

Boney Kapoor breaks down remembering Sridevi, says "She's still around"

14 Aug 2019

Boney Kapoor breaks down remembering Sridevi, says "She's still around"

It's been over a year since Sridevi passed away, but her husband Boney Kapoor is still coping up with the loss.

Top five zoos in the world

01 Aug 2019

Top five zoos in the world

If a humble foreign trip with family is what you are planning, zoos should definitely be a part of the itinerary.

#CareerBytes: How to get admission in foreign universities through GATE?

31 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: How to get admission in foreign universities through GATE?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

Five offbeat places in Singapore you must visit

24 Jul 2019

Five offbeat places in Singapore you must visit

An all-time favorite among travelers heading to Southeast Asia, Singapore is a charming little amalgamation of wildly varied cultures, communities, and people.

Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

22 Jul 2019

Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

Just like weddings, honeymoons are also a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for that very reason, they must be unforgettably special.

#TravelBytes: Five best places to visit in Southeast Asia

17 Jul 2019

#TravelBytes: Five best places to visit in Southeast Asia

From beautiful beaches to surreal mountains, cultural diversity to historical significance, the South-eastern part of Asia has it all.

US removes India from its currency monitoring list: Details here

29 May 2019

US removes India from its currency monitoring list: Details here

The US has taken India off its currency watchlist of major trading partners on Wednesday after the country took certain steps to prevent foreign exchange irregularities.