Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, April 12, 2016

An initiative called Big Analytics Skills Enablement (BASE) will be rolled out to grow the pool of data professionals in Singapore.
An initiative called Big Analytics Skills Enablement (BASE) will be rolled out to grow the pool of data professionals in Singapore.PHOTO: REUTERS

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, April 12, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Initiative to grow pool of data professionals to be launched

Software company Cloudera will roll out an initiative on Tuesday (April 12) to help grow the pool of data professionals here.

It will launch the Big Analytics Skills Enablement (BASE) initiative, which ropes in businesses and academic institutions to grow the industry.

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, the minister in charge of the Smart Nation programme, will deliver a keynote address at the event. - LESTER HIO

Flash estimates on March's resale prices of non-landed private property to be released


The 35-storey Clover by the Park condominium located in the Bishan Street 25. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SRX Property will release today (April 12) 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.

Indian PM Modi to inaugurate conference on tiger conservation in New Dehli


A Royal Bengal Tiger pauses as it walks through a jungle clearing in Kaziranga National Park, some 280km east of Guwahati, on Dec 21, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today (April 12) inaugurate the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation in New Dehli.

More than 700 people, including tiger experts and scientists, will congregate at the three-day event to discuss issues related to conserving 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.