What's Next: April 12, 2016

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a meeting with Saudi King Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 3, 2016.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a meeting with Saudi King Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 3, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Modi to open Asian meet on saving tiger

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation in New Delhi.

More than 700 people, including tiger experts and scientists, will congregate at the three-day event to discuss issues related to conserving the endangered species. Latest figures estimate there are 3,890 tigers left in the wild, 690 more than in 2010. A hundred years ago, there were 100,000.


Initiative to grow data talent pool

Software company Cloudera will roll out an initiative today to help grow the pool of data professionals here.

It will launch the Base, or Big Analytics Skills Enablement, initiative which ropes in businesses and academic institutions to grow the industry. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Foreign Minister and the minister in charge of the Smart Nation programme, will deliver a keynote address at the event.


Private condo resale prices

SRX Property will release today its flash estimates on resale prices of non-landed private property for last month. Resale prices of private condominiums and apartments in Singapore dipped 0.3 per cent in February, after increasing 0.8 per cent in January. Market watchers will be looking to see if the yo-yo movement continues into March. For February, the index was dragged down by a 0.8 per cent price fall in the suburbs.

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