Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Nov 2

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Monday, Nov 2.

Parliament: Heavier fines for data breaches, more support for legitimate business uses of data under amended PDPA

In the event of a data breach, a company can be fined up to 10 per cent of its annual turnover or S$1 million, whichever is higher.

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Heavy rain leads to flash floods around Singapore

A tree fell in MacPherson Road towards Paya Lebar, causing it to be unpassable.

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Small businesses can end contracts early under Covid-19 Bill

This applies when parties disagree on new terms and only to commercial contracts, including those with the Government.

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Students must use TraceTogether at school from Dec 1

December will be a grace period, where the scanning of NRIC or student passes will still be permitted.

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Over 1,900 jobs available in early childhood sector; 8 in 10 for PMETs

Apart from jobs, there are about 30 company-hosted traineeships and attachments available.

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Overwhelming demand for SIA Training Centre tours, bookings closed in 9 hours

Add-on experiences to the Inside Singapore Airlines tours were also oversubscribed.

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Trump casts doubt on integrity of prolonged vote count

Biden is ahead 51% to 43% nationally in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, taken Oct 27-29. 

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14-year-old boys got lost in MacRitchie forest trying to find WWII Japanese shrine

The boys had no food or water as they assumed there would be vending machines.

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Sole new Covid-19 case in S’pore is imported, lowest daily figure in over 8 months

This takes Singapore’s total to 58,020.

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MHA refutes allegations by Australian national that he saw inmates being walked to execution

MHA said the man was never housed together with inmates on death row.

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