Home Briefs: Dengue cases on the rise

Dengue cases on the rise

The number of dengue cases has exceeded 200 a week for the fifth week in a row.

There were 266 reported cases last week - 43 more than the previous week - according to the latest figures from the National Environment Agency's dengue website. A further 33 cases were reported from Sunday to 3pm on Monday. In total, 9,912 cases have been reported since the start of this year.

Four new faces on Muis council

Four new members were appointed to the 17th Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) yesterday.

They are Dr Syed Harun Taha Alhabsyi, 31, a psychiatrist; Mr Arzami Salim, 52, president of Singapore Malay Teachers' Union; Mr Helmi Ali, 56, vice-president of the Arab Association; and Madam Rahayu Mohamad, 49, president of Singapore Muslim Women's Association.

The 15-member council was officially appointed at a dinner held at the Singapore Islamic Hub in Braddell Road. The 17th Muis Council will begin its three-year term from Aug 7.

New degree programme in telematics

The Singapore Institute of Technology signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday with Continental Automative to launch a new degree course.

A three-year honours programme in telematics - a multi-disciplinary field covering electrical and transportation engineering, computing and electronics - will launch in September with a pioneer batch of more than 50 students.

Continental also launched the iOS version of its Park &Go@SG app which allows users to find parking in more than 78 per cent of carparks in Singapore.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 27, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe