THE BIG STORY
The Ministry of Education (MOE) offered a glimpse into how secondary school admissions will play out when the new Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) scoring system takes effect this year. The choice of schools will play a key role, and Primary 6 students will not need to achieve perfect scores to get into a top secondary school.
Exports of vaccines from India, the world's largest exporter, have all but dried up as Covid-19 ravages the country. Associate editor Vikram Khanna says an intellectual property (IP) waiver should be considered so that production can be ramped up, as shortages of the coronavirus vaccine will prolong the pandemic.
India, which until January was exporting oxygen, is now in the midst of an unprecedented oxygen crisis.
The nation's oxygen hunt has become international, with more than a dozen countries sending India oxygen and oxygen-related equipment as it continues to be overwhelmed by Covid-19 cases in a second wave.
From cell-based steaks to algae shakes, farms of the future in Singapore are developing novel foods to replace meat. But first, these sustainable proteins must be judged safe to eat. This is the idea behind a research hub launched at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) yesterday.
The Singapore police have launched an investigation into alleged fraud related to a diamond investment scheme by Fantastic Xperience. The company owns and manages a 2.08 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring named after British-born actress Jane Seymour. More than one police report has been made against the firm's director.
Taiwanese rock duo Power Station (above) have been around for more than 20 years, but they are happy to embrace new ways of engaging listeners. The pair, who released an album last Friday, say their cool persona is a front and that they have learnt to let loose over time.