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Tiny Bytes: Most cyber secure country, massive volcano eruption, ban on petrol cars and more

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Welcome to Tiny Bytes, a look at some of the top news for little minds.

Singapore tops UN cyber security strategy chart

A survey by the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) rated Singapore as most cyber secure country while there are holes in the strategies of countries wealthier than them. The survey noted that Singapore has "a long history of cyber security initiatives". US, Malaysia, Oman and Estonia follow in the list with India takes up the 25th position.

France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

The French government has announced recently that they will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by the year 2040, as a “a way to fight against air pollution.”

Massive volcano erupts in Mexico

A massive volcano called the Popocatepetl has erupted in Mexico, throwing ash, water vapour and gas into the air since Saturday. The eruption has formed an ash cloud that reaches 2000 metres above the volcano’s crater.

Oxford Dictionary adds new final word

In its latest quarterly update, the Oxford English Dictionar5y has made around 600 entries, with a new end word ‘zyzzyva’. The term refers to a type of beetle called a weevil, generally small and herbivorous and lives in and around palm trees in South America. Click here to read more

That’s it for today, kids. Thank you for listening. I hope you’ll watch out at 5pm on Monday too. Remember it’s so important to know what’s going on in the world around you.  

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