Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Nov 16, 2016

Staff at work at SingPost's regional e-commerce logistics hub at Greenwich Drive.
Staff at work at SingPost's regional e-commerce logistics hub at Greenwich Drive.ST PHOTO: DON WONG

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday (Nov 15) and which we think you'd be interested in.

It appears on weekdays, available by 7am.

Launch of Logistics Industry Transformation Map

Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) will launch the Logistics Industry Transformation Map on Wednesday (Nov 16) at the groundbreaking ceremony of JTC Logistics Hub @ Gul. This high-rise, multi-tenanted development will be an innovative facility co-locating inland container depots, warehouses and a heavy vehicle park.

Conference on family violence

The state of public awareness on family violence will be among the findings that will be shared at a two-day conference starting on Wednesday (Nov 16).  

The Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Singapore Police Force, together with partners on the National Family Violence Networking System are jointly organising the event.

It will be attended by 750 participants from sectors such as social service, healthcare, education, law and enforcement. It is being held at the Max Atria@ Singapore Expo

India Parliament to discuss rupee notes


A customer holds new Indian two thousand rupee banknotes for a photograph outside an India Post branch in New Delhi on Nov 15, 2016. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

India’s Parliament will reopen to begin its winter session on Wednesday (Nov 16), with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise move to withdraw two large denomination notes expected to dominate discussions.

Opposition political parties are set to team up to pressure the government over the controversial decision to withdraw the 500 rupee ($7.50) and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation last week as part of the Modi administration's bid to tackle corruption and tax evasion.

The government has come under pressure over the decision, which has seen long lines form at Indian banks as people rush to exchange the banknotes.