Singapore digest news (31.07-05.08)

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India successfully launched Singaporean radar satellite into orbit

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has successfully launched Singapore's DS-SAR radar remote sensing satellite and six associated small satellites into orbit, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief Shri Somanath said.

The satellite is equipped with radar aperture synthesis technology, which enables it to take high-resolution images in all weather conditions. The satellite was built as a collaboration between the Defence Science and Technology Directorate, which is under the Singapore government, and ST Technologies.


Singapore bank DBS' Q2 profit jumps 48% to record, beats forecasts

Singapore's biggest bank DBS Group said on Thursday (Aug 3) its second-quarter profit jumped a forecast-beating 48 per cent to a new record as higher interest rates helped drive income growth, and forecast growth in its net interest margin (NIM).


Singapore Changi Airport Testing Benefits of 5G Airside

Earlier this year, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) launched a 5G Aviation Testbed at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3’s airside, in partnership with Singtel.

The testbed allows companies operating at Changi Airport T3 airside to leverage 5G’s high bandwidth, high-speed connectivity, and ultra low latency to trial and adopt new solutions, which would help raise productivity for critical airside functions, including aircraft ground operations, ground handling and line maintenance services.


Proposed changes to Immigration Act to allow checkpoint biometric clearance without passport

A series of proposed amendments to the Immigration Act will allow digital and biometric clearance at Singapore's checkpoints – without the use of passports.

The Bill, which was tabled in parliament for its first reading on Wednesday (Aug 2) by Second Minister of Home Affairs Josephine Teo, also contains changes to better deal with exigencies such as pandemics, strengthen border controls and streamline the administration of passes and permits for foreigners and permanent residents.


Singapore's Nanyang Technological University is expanding its research partnerships with top Indian universities

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University is searching at enhancing its research and academic partnerships with top Indian universities, Tim White, Vice President, International Engagement.

“For many years, NTU has sponsored an India Connect program that has allowed Indian undergraduates to have short-term research attachments in Singapore. There are numerous direct partnerships between NTU and Indian professors across science, engineering, social sciences, and humanities fields,” said White.