MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, August 6, 2015

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee HeanST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

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

It appears on weekdays, available by 7am. 

Launch of SG50 exhibition

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and MP Zainal Sapari will launch an SG50 exhibition, trail and web application called mystories@prps. The event is organised by Pasir Ris Primary School pupils, and stories about the Singapore identity and the efforts of Singapore's pioneers were contributed by pupils, parents and staff. - MELODY ZACCHEUS 

National Council of Social Services annual conference 


Tan Chuan Jin will address participants at the annual conference. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The National Council of Social Services will share its direction for the coming financial year with its member voluntary welfare organisations at a conference today. Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin will address participants at the annual conference. Also attending the event is Dr Noeleen Heyzer, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General, who will speak about the importance of public-private partnerships for sustainable development. - PRISCILLA GOY 

Hiroshima bombing 70th anniversary 


Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during an upper house special committee session at the parliament in Tokyo on July 28, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to make a speech today marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima towards the end of World War II today. Anticipation over what Mr Abe will say is high amid increasingly nationalistic Japanese policy that is stoking tensions with neighbouring South Korea and China.  

Launch of campaign to support SME's


Lee Yi Shyan at the Fengshan National Day Dinner on Aug 2, 2015. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG 

Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of National Development, will be at the launch of the first nationwide campaign to mobilise corporations and Singaporeans to support SME's business. - ANNABETH LEOW 

Life Insurance Association to discuss industry performance

The Life Insurance Association of Singapore is holding a press briefing today to discuss the performance of the industry for the first six months of this year. It will also disclose contributions from direct purchase insurance, a novel class of simple term and whole life insurance products that are sold without financial advice and commission, which leads to lower premiums than comparable life insurance products. - LORNA TAN