Singapore Current Affairs - 2019

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China to host Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations

China will be hosting a Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing, starting from 15 May to 22 May 2019. During the event an opening ceremony will be held by Chinese President Xi Jinping and six parallel sub forums will be conducted. Key Highlights About: Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) is being Read More…

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Singapore Criminalises Publication of Fake News

Singapore has passed a law (The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill) which criminalises publication of fake news in country and allows government to block and order removal of such content. Key Features of Law It bans falsehoods (fake news) that are detrimental to Singapore or may likely influence elections. Mandate: It requires service Read More…

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Health Ministry Urged to Frame Law to Ban Manufacture, Sale of e-cigarettes

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has urged the Health Ministry to frame law banning manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in the country as in the absence of the domestic legislation, it would not be possible to put a blanket ban on its imports. The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has stated that without banning Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsUPSC

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Bold Kurukshetra–2019

Bold Kurukshetra–2019, Joint Military Exercise of India and Singapore was inaugurated at Babina Cantonment of Jhansi. The joint exercise is aimed at developing military technology, enhance the maritime security and bolster the nations’ fight against terrorism. India-Singapore Defence Cooperation In November 2017, India and Singapore had entered into an official agreement to strengthen defence ties between Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityUPSC

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Skytrax World Airport Awards 2019

Skytrax World Airport Awards which lists the Best 100 Airports of the World was released by the UK-based Skytrax, a consultancy firm which runs an airline and airport review and ranking site. The accolade was awarded at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 in London. Best Airports of World Singapore’s Changi Airport has been crowned the Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalUPSC

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Global Energy Transition Index 2019

The Global Energy Transition index 2019 report has been released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The index compares the energy sectors of 115 countries and analyses their readiness for energy transition. The index benchmarks the countries energy systems based on an “energy triangle”, comprised of energy security and access, economic development and growth, environmental Read More…

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Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2019 by Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released the report of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2019. Findings of the Survey For the first time in its 30-year history, three cities have been accorded the title of the world’s most expensive city in the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit. Singapore which Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalUPSC

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