What's Next: May 16, 2016

An Indian electoral worker fixing a candidate list at a polling centre in Chennai on May 15, 2016, ahead of voting in state assembly elections in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
An Indian electoral worker fixing a candidate list at a polling centre in Chennai on May 15, 2016, ahead of voting in state assembly elections in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. PHOTO: AFP

Elections in Tamil Nadu

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is holding its assembly elections today that would see 3,776 candidates vying in 234 assembly constituencies. The spotlight is firmly on the state's Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, 68, who is fighting for a second term in power even as she battles rumoured poor health.


NUS findings on babies and learning

National University of Singapore (NUS) researchers will share today the findings of their study that looks at babies and the concurrent learning of two languages. The study involved infants here, comprising those who are taught both English and Mandarin, as well as those who are taught only Mandarin. It seeks to address the concerns of parents who wonder if teaching their babies two languages at the same time would overburden or confuse them.


Indonesia trade figures out today

South-east Asia's largest economy, Indonesia, will be releasing its trade figures today. The markets will be watching how the country - an increasingly influential emerging market for investors - performs, given the weak global economy. The performance will, in turn, affect the foreign exchange market in the region.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 16, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe