Singapore Current Affairs

Indian Women’s hockey team wins 2016 Asian Champions Trophy

Indian Women’s hockey team has won the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy held in Singapore. It was the maiden win of Indian Women’s hockey team in Asian Champions Trophy.

In summit clash held in Singapore, India defeated China by 2-1 goals. The first goal for India was scored by Deep Grace Ekka in the 13th minute which was equalised by China’s Zhong Mengling in the 44th minute. The second and winning goal was scored by Deepika Thakur that gave the India formidable lead to win the tournatment.

About Asian Hockey Champions Trophy

The Asian Hockey Champions Trophy is held annually by the Asian Hockey Federation since 2011. The tournament features the Asian Games top six field hockey teams competing in a round robin format. In women’s category, South Korea has won most titles for two times in 2010 and 2011.


Andhra Pradesh and Singapore inks FinTech Cooperation agreement

Andhra Pradesh government has signed a FinTech Cooperation agreement with Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to promote innovation financial services in their respective markets.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and MAS Chief FinTech Officer, Sopnendu Mohanty.

Under the agreement

  • MAS and Andhra Pradesh government will explore joint innovation projects on technologies such as digital payments and blockchain.
  • They will also collaborate on the development of education programmes and curricula on fintech (financial technologies).
  • They also agreed to discuss emerging FinTech trends and exchange views on regulatory issues related to innovations in financial services.
  • Both signatory parties would enable creation of a niche, first-of-its-kind ecosystem in Visakhapatnam that was emerging as the ‘FinTech Valley of India’.
  • The knowledge exchange will not only help to create high-quality job opportunities in FinTech but also help provide market access for implementation in both countries.