What's Next: July 4, 2016

Workers at an electronics manufacturing company that makes printed circuit boards.
Workers at an electronics manufacturing company that makes printed circuit boards.PHOTO: ST FILE

Nasa's Juno entering Jupiter's orbit

Nasa's Juno spacecraft will enter an orbit of Jupiter today, giving us an unprecedented window into the history of our solar system's oldest and biggest planet. During a 20-month study, Juno - about the size of a professional basketball court - is expected to circle the gas giant in 37 egg-shaped orbits to measure microwaves radiating from inside the planet's thick atmosphere, map its massive magnetic field and conduct other experiments.

Ketupat and other dishes for the needy

A group of community volunteers in Woodlands will come together this evening to make ketupat (rice dumplings in a woven leaf pouch), which will then be distributed with other dishes to those in need. The Share-A-Ketupat event is part of a series of projects to spread joy in the community through food during Ramadan. Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and an MP for Sembawang GRC, will help distribute the ketupat and other dishes.

Singapore's PMI for June out today

Singapore's purchasing managers' index (PMI) for June will be released today. The data is regarded as a proxy for broad business activity and will show whether the slight growth seen in May continued into last month. The index recorded a reading of 50.1 for May, reflecting a small uptick in business activity, after a contractionary reading of 49.4 in April. Despite the positive May reading, data suggested foreign demand was still poor and export sales still slow.

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