The Big Story: When to give your NRIC details, SIA bans 15-inch MacBook Pro, and the growth of ghost kitchens

SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' new weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

In Monday's (Aug 26) episode, tech journalist Hariz Baharudin will talk about the instances where one has to give their NRIC details under stricter rules from Sept 1. With the  rules, organisations are legally barred from collecting, using or disclosing NRIC numbers or making copies of the identity card.

Then, tech correspondent Yip Wai Yee will talk about why Singapore Airlines and other airlines have banned Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops from all flights due to a battery issue.

This will be followed by food correspondent Eunice Quek, who will discuss how the growing presence of virtual restaurants and ghost kitchens by food delivery apps disrupt the food and beverage scene here.

Topics covered in previous episodes include how a phenomenon known as the Indian Ocean Dipole is likely causing the dry spell in Singapore; whether Singapore should impose a minimum age restriction for private-hire car drivers; gout striking younger men and what one can do to lower the risks of this painful condition; and the Ministry of Education's latest announcement to increase tuition fee bursaries for polytechnic and university students.