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Coronavirus And The Digital Economy

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A volunteer program in Singapore builds a digital bridge for older citizens amid COVID-19 isolation Many of us who are staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are coping with the help of technology, like video conferencing apps to keep connected and streaming services to pass the time. Ensuring senior citizens are connected is vital. Singapore is …

MoneySense has updated its outreach messages to help Singaporeans better manage their finances and stay resilient amidst the challenges posed by COVID-19. With a tagline of #stayunitedstayresilient, its 2020 Campaign will focus on helping Singaporeans manage their finances prudently, cope with tighter cash flows, minimise debt, and avoid scams. The campaign will run for 12 …

The current Covid-19 situation has brought the issue of food security into sharper focus. Here’s how A*STAR and the Singapore Food Agency are driving R&D efforts to strengthen the country’s food safety and supply. Having to import more than 90 per cent of its food for its population of almost six million, land-scarce Singapore is …

To provide Singaporeans with more work-study opportunities in emerging and growth sectors, four new SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes will be introduced by Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), offering more than 140 places over the next two years. One of these is the first SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programme to be delivered in a Place-and-Train mode. SSG has …

The Hawkers Go Digital programme, launched on 8 June 2020, has made good progress, with a growing number of stallholders offering e-payments and receiving their E-payment Bonus. Enterprise Singapore (“ESG”), Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) and the SG Digital Office (“SDO”) announced that more than 2,000 stallholders have received the E-payment Bonus under the Hawkers Go Digital …

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Temasek Foundation are partnering with the World Food Programme (WFP) to support the global Covid-19 response to help transport essential medical supplies and other health and humanitarian items by air to points of need around the world.Providing the logistics backbone for global Covid-19 efforts, WFP operates a network of hubs …

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) launched six next-generation patrol craft to enhance its frontline capabilities to ensure navigational safety, and enhance the protection of the marine environment in the Port of Singapore. Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, graced the occasion at …

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a synthetic peptide that can make multidrug-resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics again when used together with traditional antibiotics, offering hope for the prospect of a combination treatment strategy to tackle certain antibiotic-tolerant infections. On its own, the synthetic antimicrobial peptide can also kill bacteria that have grown …

As of 4 August 2020, there have been 22,403 reported dengue cases this year. While there was a more than a 20 per cent decline in cases (of 412 cases) last week, the weekly numbers remain high, and more than 600,000 households are located in over 390 dengue clusters islandwide. As we are still in …

Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing and Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham signed the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement (SADEA) electronically during a videoconference. Mr Chan said, “The signing of the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement marks a milestone in the long-standing and multi-faceted partnership between our two countries. The SADEA …