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South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th

03 Feb 2021

South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th

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

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.

Dyson launches new cordless vacuum cleaner, air purifier, task light

14 May 2019

Dyson launches new cordless vacuum cleaner, air purifier, task light

British tech giant Dyson has expanded its portfolio of home electronics in the Indian market.

IITians who quit high-paying jobs to work in social sector

11 May 2019

IITians who quit high-paying jobs to work in social sector

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and most people join IITs with a dream of landing jobs with fat pay packages at top companies.

KJo becomes first Indian-filmmaker to get 'waxed' at Madame Tussauds

04 Apr 2019

KJo becomes first Indian-filmmaker to get 'waxed' at Madame Tussauds

Bollywood's renowned filmmaker-cum-producer Karan Johar, is now a proud new member of the prestigious Madame Tussauds museum.

This IIT-KGP graduate left Singapore job to teach underprivileged children

26 Mar 2019

This IIT-KGP graduate left Singapore job to teach underprivileged children

In 2015, Bipin Dhane, a 2013 IIT-Kharagpur graduate in Naval Architecture, quit his job in Singapore to teach underprivileged children in Assam's flood-affected villages.

Three Indian cities cheapest to live in, globally: Survey

20 Mar 2019

Three Indian cities cheapest to live in, globally: Survey

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its annual 'Worldwide Cost of Living Survey' for 2019.