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International experts discuss pros and cons of digital currencies International experts discuss pros and cons of digital currencies

Leading international and local academics convened in Singapore discussed about how digital currencies will impact monetary policy and financial stability.

MAS, Bank of Canada and Bank of England jointly assess cross-payment models MAS, Bank of Canada and Bank of England jointly assess cross-payment models

The report “Cross-border interbank payments and settlements: Emerging opportunities for digital transformation” discusses how a variety of payment models could be implemented, from both a technical and non-technical perspective.

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All in the eyes: Dr Rupesh Agrawal working to make a brighter tomorrow @work
All in the eyes: Dr Rupesh Agrawal working to make a brighter tomorrow

The Indian-origin doctor was declared the winner in the ‘Individual: Adult’ category of the 2018 President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) for providing support to the less fortunate not only in Singapore but also in India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Drumming the beat of diversity: Damaru Singapore Spotlight
Drumming the beat of diversity: Damaru Singapore

Connected to India speaks to Akshara Thiru on the Damaru journey, the community outreach programmes, as well as his aspirations for the group.

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Business sans borders to help in fostering SME digitalisation Business sans borders to help in fostering SME digitalisation

MAS and IMDA are working together to create a cross-border innovation platform called Business sans Borders to enhance domestic and international trade opportunities for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

Singapore’s fintech journey is about innovation, inclusion and inspiration: Ravi Menon Singapore’s fintech journey is about innovation, inclusion and inspiration: Ravi Menon

“Singapore’s fintech journey is about innovation, inclusion and inspiration," said managing director of MAS, Ravi Menon, at the opening of the third Singapore FinTech Festival 2018 today.

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Haresh Sharma\'s Off Centre to return to the stage in Feb 2019 Haresh Sharma's Off Centre to return to the stage in Feb 2019

More than two decades since its premiere in 1993, The Necessary Stage’s (TNS) will be recreating its landmark play, Off Centre. Performances will run from February 7-17, 2019 at Victoria Theatre.

Handy video guide to Kalaa Utsavam 2018 Handy video guide to Kalaa Utsavam 2018

Connected to India's video guide to Kalaa Utsavam 2018 highlighting the most exciting and innovative events and programmes of the upcoming festival and a sneak peek of the hard work artists and crew are putting in to ensure that Kalaa Utsavam is a smashing success!

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All you need to know about Indian Railways foreign tourist ticket quota All you need to know about Indian Railways foreign tourist ticket quota

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has offered the option of a foreign tourist quota while booking train tickets on its website/app, informed the Indian Railways' online ticketing arm on its official Twitter handle.

Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India

Gone are the days when people used to like luxurious holidays. it is now the age of nature lovers and expeditions. Here are some choice locations to go for a summer trek in the Himalayas.

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Five quick and easy ways to remit money back to India Five quick and easy ways to remit money back to India

It is right in the midst of Diwali season, and money transfers back to India are in full flow. With the large Indian population in Singapore and the amount of trade between the two countries, you will find a number of providers and methods available when you need to make a money transfer.

New Orchard heritage trail presents lesser-known stories of the precinct New Orchard heritage trail presents lesser-known stories of the precinct

The National Heritage Board’s 18th heritage trail brings together stories from the community to uncover the lesser-known sides to Orchard.

Relocating to the Singapore Marina Bay Area Relocating to the Singapore Marina Bay Area

The Marina Bay area of Singapore is a super-modern part of the city. The land was only reclaimed in the 1970s, and since then, the authorities have constructed architectural marvels with the aim of creating a prime, mixed space for residential, commercial and entertainment purposes. The Marina Bay i

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Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone\'s Wedding Day! Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's Wedding Day!

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are all set to kick off the Bollywood star wedding season today with the first of their two wedding ceremonies in Lake Como, Italy.

Top 5 emerging international holiday destinations among Indian citizens Top 5 emerging international holiday destinations among Indian citizens

When it comes to travelling, there’s a rising trend among Indians to travel abroad. The top emerging international locations among Indians travelers are a mix of long haul and short haul destinations, with South Asian vacation destinations still leading the board.

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The Monk who used his IIT degree for Environmental Transformation The Monk who used his IIT degree for Environmental Transformation

“When you are in the field of spirituality, you think you can advise anyone on any topic. We listened to experts in hydrogeological survey and Soil Biotechnology”. This was the greatest takeaway for me from the session titled “Sustainability from the Inside out” hosted in October in Singapor

E-Waste: A Big Problem Needing Bigger Solutions E-Waste: A Big Problem Needing Bigger Solutions

E-Waste is a big problem that only keeps getting bigger. Why is it such a big problem and what can we do to reduce it? Here’s what you need to know

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NRI Nobel Prize winning scientist in UK calls for \'sensible\' post-Brexit immigration system NRI Nobel Prize winning scientist in UK calls for 'sensible' post-Brexit immigration system

Weighing in on the recent immigration controversy, UK-based Nobel Prize winning biologist Sir Venkatraman (Venki) Ramakrishnan called for a sensible post-Brexit immigration system to ensure that mobility of scientists is maintained when Britain leaves the European Union (EU).

Playwright Tanuj Khosla\'s  first English script on Sydney Short+Sweet festival shortlist Playwright Tanuj Khosla's first English script on Sydney Short+Sweet festival shortlist

Tanuj Khosla, an accomplished poet, playwright, lyricist and writer, has racked up yet another impressive achievement after the English short play he wrote was shortlisted for a major festival in Sydney.

Canadian NRI wins USD1.2 million fake news lawsuit Canadian NRI wins USD1.2 million fake news lawsuit

Following a lengthy legal battle, an Indo-Canadian businessman originally from Bhuj, Gujarat, has been awarded USD1.2 million in damages after he was defamed in a series of fake news articles instigated by a prominent American blockchain investor.