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Since the launch of our free COVID-19 Hospital Cash insurance policy on 24 February, DBS has received a strong response from our customers in Singapore which, at its peak, recorded more than 52,000 sign-ups in a day. Given the rapidly-changing Covid-19 situation over the past week, we have decided to extend the enrolment deadline of …

Starting today, close to 27,000 individuals insured by Income’s Personal Accident (PA) plans with infectious disease cover, and over 500,000 employees of organisations insured by its Group Employee Benefits policies, will automatically enjoy additional COVID-19 cover at no additional premium. To further support lower-income households in Singapore, Income is also extending COVID-19 benefits to the …

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has rolled out a S$5 million care package to provide support and relief measures amid the COVID-19 outbreak, bolstering efforts by the financial community to reinforce the city-state’s resilience as a global marketplace. To be given out over a period of 12 months, the SGX Care Package comprises a S$1.5 million contribution …

Singapore Airlines is waiving all rebooking fees for tickets issued on or before 15 March 2020, for travel up to 31 May 2020, with immediate effect. Customers can cancel their existing flight itineraries, retain the value of their tickets and rebook their travel at a later date, when they are able to firm up their …

Singapore will implement additional precautionary measures to slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. These include travel advisories against all non-essential travel and border restrictions for Italy, France, Spain and Germany, as well as additional social distancing measures within Singapore. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic on 11 March …

The Singapore Management University (SMU) has been awarded a major grant of S$15 million from the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) to helm a five-year Research Programme in Computational Law.  The University will invest multi-disciplinary efforts towards the research – SMU School of Law will take the lead to undertake focused efforts on the Programme later this …

ABB in Singapore will use its own technologies to power facilities with renewable solar energy After a successful year-long trial, ABB in Singapore has flicked the switch on its 773 kW solar energy harvesting farm covering its expansive rooftop in Ayer Rajah, on 9 March 2020. “ABB has a responsibility to produce energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly …

PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, has launched its annual water conservation campaign by shining a light on how Singapore’s water journey has advanced over the past decades, to drive home the importance of water and inspire the community to be more water conscious. Singapore has come a long way from the early years of independence …

The National Parks Board (NParks) announced a new therapeutic garden at Telok Blangah Hill Park, the fifth in the growing network of therapeutic gardens by NParks in Singapore. The new therapeutic garden features several new elements that leverage Telok Blangah Hill Park’s natural forest setting. Some of these elements include fruit tree espaliers, planting of …

Researchers from A*STAR’s NanoBio Lab (NBL) have designed a semi-solid electrolyte for lithium-sulfur batteries that improves their safety without compromising their performance 1. This promising breakthrough paves the way for lithium-sulfur batteries to be used as efficient power solutions across diverse electronic and energy storage applications. Safety is an important issue hindering the use of …