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Singapore: City-state in maritime Southeast Asia
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Straits of Malacca to the west, the Riau Islands (Indonesia) to the south, and the South China Sea to the east. The country's territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the second greatest population density in the world. The country has almost 5.7 million residents, 61% (3.4 million) of whom are Singaporean citizens. There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil. English is the lingua franca. Multiracialism is enshrined in the constitution, and continues to shape national policies in education, housing, and politics.

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IAF aircraft with oxygen containers from Singapore lands in WB's Panagarh airbase [Video]

IAF aircraft with oxygen containers from Singapore lands in WB's Panagarh airbase

IAF continues its efforts towards Covid relief as India fights a devastating second wave. IAF IL-76 aircraft airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore on Saturday. As per official..

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COVID aid from Singapore arrives in India [Video]

COVID aid from Singapore arrives in India

A flight carrying medical supplies from Singapore arrived in India. IAF IL-76 reached Panagarh in WB with COVID aid. Singapore is among several countries that sent several emergency COVID-19 relief..

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Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel on quarantine-free travel lis [Video]

Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel on quarantine-free travel lis

Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel are among 12 countries and territories people in England can visit from May 17 without self-isolating on their return. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told a Downing..

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Watch: IAF airlifts oxygen containers from Singapore & Bangkok amid Covid crisis [Video]

Watch: IAF airlifts oxygen containers from Singapore & Bangkok amid Covid crisis

Indian Air Force continues to work on overdrive to fulfill India’s oxygen requirement. The Indian Air Force airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore and 4 cryogenic oxygen containers..

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COVID: IAF airlifts oxygen containers from Singapore, Bangkok to Bengal [Video]

COVID: IAF airlifts oxygen containers from Singapore, Bangkok to Bengal

India continued to battle against 2nd wave of COVID-19 and amid it, Indian Air Force (IAF) IL-76 airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore to Panagarh Air Base in West Bengal. Similarly,..

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Indian Navy ship brings oxygen from Bahrain, more on way; DRDO sets up O2 plant [Video]

Indian Navy ship brings oxygen from Bahrain, more on way; DRDO sets up O2 plant

Indian Navy ships are bringing medical oxygen from various foreign destinations. INS Talwar reached Mangaluru with 40 metric tonnes of oxygen from Bahrain. INS Kolkata is en route from Kuwait with..

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Watch Singapore's catchy new Covid-19 vaccine PSA [Video]

Watch Singapore's catchy new Covid-19 vaccine PSA

Talk about catchy…catch this Covid-19 vaccine PSA that will stick in your brain. CNN’s Jeanne Moos reports.

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IAF airlifts 4 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore [Video]

IAF airlifts 4 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore

The Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17s airlifted four cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore to Panagarh in West Bengal in a bid to meet the increased demand of liquid oxygen amid surge in COVID-19..

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Watch: Navy deploys warship to import oxygen from Singapore, Bahrain, Thailand [Video]

Watch: Navy deploys warship to import oxygen from Singapore, Bahrain, Thailand

Indian Navy deployed warships to bring oxygen from other countries. Special operation launched to bring oxygen filled cryogenic containers. Navy said warships are bringing oxygen from Singapore,..

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Navy launches Op Samudra Setu-II for importing Oxygen [Video]

Navy launches Op Samudra Setu-II for importing Oxygen

Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu-II for shipment of Oxygen-filled containers to India. INS Kolkata and INS Talwar have been entered the port of Manama, Bahrain for embarking and..

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Watch: IAF C-17 aircraft ferries cryogenic oxygen tankers from Thailand's Bangkok [Video]

Watch: IAF C-17 aircraft ferries cryogenic oxygen tankers from Thailand's Bangkok

Oxygen tankers were loaded in Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft in Thailand's Bangkok. IAF to airlift the cryogenic oxygen tankers to Panagarh Airbase in West Bengal. Earlier, IAF airlifted three oxygen..

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IAF C-17 aircraft loads oxygen tankers in Bangkok [Video]

IAF C-17 aircraft loads oxygen tankers in Bangkok

Oxygen tankers were loaded in Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft in Bangkok. Indian Air Force C-17s airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore to Panagarh (West Bengal) and 6 from Dubai to..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:11Published
Watch: Indian Air Force carrying oxygen tankers between 7 cities amid Covid [Video]

Watch: Indian Air Force carrying oxygen tankers between 7 cities amid Covid

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is continuing to aid Covid efforts by transporting oxygen tankers. The Indian Air Force's C17 planes were seen being loaded at Indore on April 27.The IAF craft carried two..

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Air India flight, carrying 250 oxygen concentrators from Singapore arrives in Mumbai [Video]

Air India flight, carrying 250 oxygen concentrators from Singapore arrives in Mumbai

An Air India flight, carrying 500 BiPAPs, 250 oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies from Singapore, landed in Mumbai last night. Meanwhile, 318 Oxygen Concentrators loaded by Air India at JFK..

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Watch: Indian Air Force’s C-17 aircraft airlifts cryogenic oxygen containers [Video]

Watch: Indian Air Force’s C-17 aircraft airlifts cryogenic oxygen containers

The Indian Air Force airlifted cryogenic oxygen containers for recharging from Gwailor to Ranchi. The AIF informed that air transportation of containers from Jodhpur and Udaipur to Jamnagar Air Base is..

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Watch: IAF aircraft with 4 cryogenic oxygen tanks to reach India from Singapore [Video]

Watch: IAF aircraft with 4 cryogenic oxygen tanks to reach India from Singapore

An IAF aircraft will reach Panagarh airbase by Saturday evening carrying four oxygen tanks. The C-17 plane, which will carry cryogenic oxygen, got airborne at 2am from Hindan airbase. The plane reached..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:01Published
Grab is going public in $40 billion SPAC deal [Video]

Grab is going public in $40 billion SPAC deal

The Singapore-based startup will merge with a SPAC backed by Altimeter Capital in a deal that would pave the way for a New York listing and value Grab at about $39.6 billion. CNN’s Clare Sebastian..

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What are Singapore’s ‘robo-plants’ and are they the future of sustainable agriculture? [Video]

What are Singapore’s ‘robo-plants’ and are they the future of sustainable agriculture?

Plant tech’s latest innovation could one day contribute to keeping crops alive.

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Days after PM Modi's trip, Indian soldiers in Bangladesh for military exercise [Video]

Days after PM Modi's trip, Indian soldiers in Bangladesh for military exercise

An Indian Army contingent reached Bangladesh for a multinational military exercise. Indian soldiers were greeted with flowers and salutes upon arrival in Dhaka. The Shantir Ogroshena (Frontrunners of..

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