MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, March 27, 2015

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

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Singapore Women's Hall of Fame

Eleven women will be added to the Singapore Women's Hall of Fame, launched last year to recognise the contributions of women to Singapore's development. The 11 inducted this year made their mark in the fields of advocacy and activism, arts, culture and entertainment, community and social work, education, the environment and conservation, as well as uniformed professions. The induction will take place tonight at The Fullerton Hotel. - MELISSA LIN

New satellites for Galileo satellite navigation programme

Two satellites that will form part of the Galileo satellite navigation programme will be launched from a spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana, on Friday. They will be the seventh and eighth additions to the constellation that will eventually have 30 orbiters, according to the European Space Agency, creator of the project that aims to rival America's Global Positioning System. The launch, originally set for late last year, was suspended after the mislaunch of satellites five and six prompted a probe into the cause of their incorrect orbit. - JEREMY LEE

Urja Sangam 2015: Shaping India's Energy Security

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first Urja Sangam, an international energy summit, on Friday in New Delhi. Themed Urja Sangam 2015: Shaping India's Energy Security, the inaugural summit aims to bring together all state-owned companies in the energy sector to collaborate on a unified vision. It will also mark 50 years of India's flagship overseas oil firm ONGC Videsh Ltd. India imports about three quarters of its energy needs. The Modi government has prioritised renewable energy, as it looks to address the country's chronic power shortages and realise Mr Modi's election vow to provide all Indians power around the clock by 2022. - JEREMY LEE

British Prime Minister David Cameron v Labour Party leader Ed Miliband

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband are set to lock horns on Friday morning Singapore time just ahead of the start of campaigning for the May General Election. They will both be interviewed by former BBC Newsnight anchor Jeremy Paxman, and then questioned by a studio audience. Mr Miliband, who won a coin toss, chose to go second, after Mr Cameron, who rejected the proposal of a head-to-head debate between the two men. The "live" show is the first big media showpiece of the election campaign. - JEREMY LEE

SEA Games

With just over two months to go before the SEA Games hits Singapore, several of the key national sports associations tipped to deliver gold medals including swimming, canoeing, bowling, shooting and sailing are sparing no effort or expense to prepare their athletes for the June 5-16 competition by sending them for a number of overseas training stints. - JONATHAN WONG


Australia skipper Michael Clarke says their experience playing at the Melbourne Cricket Ground will be a major factor in Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand. The Black Caps have won just four of their 19 one-day internationals against the Aussies at the ground. - CHIA HAN KEONG

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