Monday, 30 Nov 2020

Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Oct 22

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, Oct 22.

S’pore’s 15-year-olds top OECD’s Pisa global competence test

About 46 per cent of the Singapore students achieved the highest global competency proficiency levels.

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Waste management sector one step closer to progressive wage model

NTUC recently sent a proposal to MOM to ask for the formation of a tripartite committee on the issue.

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Donations hit record $2.9 billion in 2018, but charities expect collections to fall this year

There were increases in donations in the education, religious, social and welfare sectors in 2018.

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Anwar’s coup undone for now, but Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin faces stern budget test

Failure to pass a supply Bill to fund the government is akin to a no-confidence motion, said Malaysia bureau chief Shannon Teoh.

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Covid-19 ‘vaccination passports’ a possibility, but more study needed: Panel

Currently, the only vaccination certificate applicable for global travel is for yellow fever. 

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Remdesivir remains a treatment option for Covid-19 in S’pore as authorities study data

Remdesivir was among the first drugs to be used in the treatment of Covid-19.

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8 new Covid-19 cases in S’pore, with 7 imported

There is one new case from a worker’s dormitory, said the MOH.

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Thailand lifts emergency measures aimed at stopping protests

The measures, which had prompted even bigger demonstrations, were lifted from 1pm Singapore time.

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1,000 training and attachment opportunities to be offered in maritime sector

The openings will be in areas such as automation systems and digital transformation.

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Coach jailed for cheating runners of over $100,000 with false tour packages

The founder of running club F1 Runners had cheated members to feed his gambling addiction.

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