LumiHealth is a New Reward Program for Apple Watch Users in Singapore

LumiHealth is Apple’s reward program for Singaporean who like to stay fit (Image Credit: Apple) The LumiHealth initiative was designed by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board, in conjunction with Apple as part of the country’s ‘Smart Nation’ initiative. News18.com Last Updated: September 16, 2020, 11:34 AM IST FOLLOW US ON: Apple launched its all-new Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday, September 15, via a special digital event. Along with the new Watch, the Cupertino-based tech giant also announced a health initiative with the government of Singapore, built around…

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Climate crisis could displace 1.2 billion people by 2050: Report

NEW DELHI: The global climate crisis could see more than a billion people displaced from their homes in the next 30 years, as ecological disasters drive mass migrations and greater armed conflict, a new report has revealed. According to the report, The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), 19 countries facing the highest number of threats, including water and food shortages and greater exposure to natural disasters, are also among the world’s 40 least peaceful countries, which includes, Syria, Iraq, Chad, India and Pakistan. The Ecological Threat Register analyses risk…

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Indian couple sentenced to jail for abusing maid: Report

SINGAPORE: An Indian couple here has been jailed and fined up to 15,000 Singapore dollars after being found guilty of abusing their domestic helper from India, a media report said on Friday. Farah Tehseen was sentenced to 21 months while her husband Mohammed Tasleem was sentenced to four month of jail for abusing Amandeep Kaur from the very starting day after hiring her in November 2016, The Straits Times reported. During the initial hearing of the case on June 9, the prosecution said Farha and Tasleem lashed out at Kaur…

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Indian-origin man jailed in Singapore for molesting woman jogger

SINGAPORE: A 60-year-old Indian-origin man in Singapore was jailed for four years and three months on Tuesday for molesting a woman jogger, according to a media report. Delivery driver Kannan Sukumaran was watching a pornographic video inside the van at about 7.30 pm on May 12 this year when he spotted the victim — a 36-year-old woman — jogging alone along the pavement. “The accused was further aroused by the sight of the victim, and he decided to approach her,” Deputy Public Prosecutor Kor Zhen Hong was quoted as saying…

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Indian-origin Politician Pritam Singh Appointed Singapore’s First Leader of Opposition in Parliament

File photo: Pritam Singh of the Workers’ Party arrives at a nomination center ahead of the general election in Singapore June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su The 43-year old Singh’s Workers’ Party won 10 parliamentary seats out of the 93 contested in the July 10 general elections held, making it the biggest opposition presence in Singapore’s Parliament. PTI Last Updated: July 28, 2020, 5:52 PM IST Indian-origin politician Pritam Singh was on Tuesday designated as the Leader of the Opposition in Singapore, the first such appointment in the history…

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Japan’s Ambitious Digital Revolution Remains in the Can For Two Decades Due to Lack of Investment

Japan’s Parliament Building (bottom) is seen in front of office buildings of government ministeries in Tokyo. (Image: Reuters) Analysts say the lack of government digitalisation could reduce the incentive for the private sector to go digital in a blow to Japan’s efforts to boost productivity Reuters Last Updated: July 24, 2020, 4:45 PM IST Two decades after Japan rolled out an ambitious plan to go digital, the COVID-19 crisis has exposed the government’s deeply rooted technological shortcomings as ministries remain stuck in a paper-driven culture that experts say…

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Actress Samekhsa Singh Ties the Knot with Singer Shael Oswal in Singapore

credits – Shael Oswal instagram Actress Sameksha Singh married Singapore-based industrialist and singer Shael Oswal on July 3. The actress also revealed that she has no plans of returning to Mumbai and has said “goodbye to the industry.” Trending Desk Last Updated: July 8, 2020, 8:31 PM IST Actress Sameksha Singh, known for Punjabi films like Fateh and Vaapsi, married Singapore-based industrialist and singer Shael Oswal on July 3. The actress, who has also featured in television shows Zaara and Porus was quoted by Times Of India as saying, “That date is auspicious for us,…

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Indian-origin policewoman in Singapore sentenced for misappropriating ipads

SINGAPORE: An Indian-origin policewoman in Singapore was sentenced to seven months in jail on Monday for criminal breach of trust for misappropriating two police-issued ipads by pawning them at a shop. Hemavathy Gunasekaran, 37, pawned the two police-issued iPads worth more than SGD 900 ($646) at a shop for which she received SGD 300 ($215) in return, the court heard. The devices were later resold to other people when she did not redeem them, The Straits Times reported. Following a trial, District Judge Salina Ishak had found her guilty of…

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Singapore Chooses Nokia, Ericsson Over Huawei to Kickstart 5G Era

image for Representation (Reuters) Huawei has been dogged by allegations by many countries of stealing American trade secrets and aiding China’s espionage efforts. Reuters Last Updated: June 25, 2020, 3:09 PM IST Nokia and Ericsson have been chosen as Singapore’s main 5G network providers, telecom operators said, leaving Huawei with only a minor role as the Chinese tech giant faces growing US pressure. Huawei has been dogged by allegations of stealing American trade secrets and aiding China’s espionage efforts, with Washington pushing countries to bar the company from…

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Indian national jailed in Singapore for GST fraud

SINGAPORE: An Indian national, linked to a group of Indians who had defrauded the Singapore taxman out of SGD 570,000 by making false Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund claims, has been jailed for 18 months by a court here. Muthuvel Sankar, 41, pleaded guilty to two counts of corruption, three counts of GST fraud and one amalgamated charge of money laundering, The Straits Times reported. He was jailed for 18 months and slapped with a SGD 66,891 tax penalty by the court on Thursday. Six other charges were taken…

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Singapore Plans to Launch a Covid-19 Contact Tracing Device For All Citizens To Wear

Image for Representation. (Reuters) The city-state has already developed the first-of-its-kind smartphone app to identify and alert people who have interacted with Covid-19 carriers. Reuters Last Updated: June 5, 2020, 11:21 AM IST Singapore plans to soon launch a wearable device for novel coronavirus contact tracing that, if successful, it will distribute to all of its 5.7 million residents, the government said on Friday. The city-state has already developed the first-of-its-kind smartphone app to identify and alert people who have interacted with novel coronavirus carriers, but the Bluetooth…

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Here is How an E-Pass May Work

The Aarogya Setu app could become the key facilitator for travel in India, now in the lockdown because of the COVID pandemic, but also potentially in the post COVID world as well. It is believed that once the lockdown is over in individual states, there may be a centralized e-pass which will be issued after self-validation using the Aarogya Setu app. The indications are there already. The Indian Railways made it mandatory for all passengers on trains to have the government’s Aarogya Setu app installed on their phones—and that is…

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