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Eight first-time winners at Singapore Literature Prize 2022

By Team India Se · August 26, 2022

After two years of restrictions and social distancing, the Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) awards ceremony made its return in-person for the first time since 2018 at Victoria Theatre. Suratman Markasan and Wang Gungwu have made history as the oldest winners of SLP, while eight of the 12 recipients are first-time winners with a mix of…

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Conserve Water Emphasised PM Modi In His First Mann Ki Baat

By Team India Se · July 1, 2019

With the ongoing water crisis in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to focus on this in his first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of second term, stressing on the need to conserve water, Referring to what Rigveda says about water, the PM Modi said that ‘water is of great importance in our culture’. Given the ongoing…

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US May Clamp H-1B Visas

By Aishwarya · June 20, 2019

Indians who wish to go to the United States on H-1B work visas may find it difficult if the US decides to cap the numbers at 15 per cent. According to a report by news agency Reuters, the US has told India, it is considering caps for nations that force foreign companies to store data…

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Mending The World

By Team India Se · June 19, 2019

SICCI participates in this initiative by the Israeli embassy to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations with Singapore.   As a major project of Israel’s 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Singapore, the Israel Embassy in Singapore organised the inaugural Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) MakeAthon in Singapore. “Tikkun Olam” is a Hebrew phrase that means…

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Modi Returns With A Roar

By Team India Se · May 24, 2019

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Elections 2019 the largest festival in democracy and asked people to participate in it, the Indian electorate responded by electing the ruling party back to power. The Bharatiya Janta Party made history by returning to power the second time with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) winning 349 seats while…

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Pramod Sawant sworn in as Goa Chief Minister

By Team India Se · March 19, 2019

Goa Assembly’s erstwhile Speaker Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the state’s chief minister in the early hours of Tuesday. He succeeds Manohar Parrikar who died on Sunday at the age of 63 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Mr Sawant and his cabinet of 11 ministers took the oath after the Bharatiya Janata…

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Chinese fighter jets in Pakistan for Pakistan Day parade

By Team India Se · March 18, 2019

Chinese fighter jets have arrived in Islamabad to take part in the Pakistan Day parade in a show of growing ties between the two countries. Beijing blocked a United Nations Security Council move on March 13 to blacklist the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad…

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State funeral for Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar

By Team India Se · March 18, 2019

Goa Chief Minister and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar, who had said he would serve Goa till his last breath, died at his son’s home in Panaji on Sunday (March 17) after battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year. He was 63. The announcement was made in a tweet by President Ram Nath Kovind.…

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Singapore suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights, SilkAir grounds MAX 8 planes

By Team India Se · March 12, 2019

The Singapore carrier SilkAir has grounded all its six Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes following the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) decision to suspend all Boeing 737 MAX flights into and out of Singapore for safety reasons. Affected SilkAir passengers are being asked to contact the airline. CAAS announced its decision on Tuesday (March…

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 under scrutiny after crash

By Team India Se · March 11, 2019

SilkAir and SpiceJet are reported to be still operating Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes after the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday (March 10). The planes have been grounded in China. The Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, a Boeing 737 Max 8, crashed minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa on Sunday (March 10), killing all 157…

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