12 May, 2021

China announced the results of the population census

China’s population has grown by 5.38% over the past 10 years to reach 1.41 billion in the seventh nationwide census of 2020, the PRC State Bureau of Statistics said.

“The population of mainland China, compared with 1.39 billion people in the sixth national census of 2010, increased by 72.05 million, an increase of 5.38%, a CAGR of 0.53%,” the ministry said in a statement.

The Statistics Bureau reported that the population of Hong Kong is 7.47 million, Macau – 683.2 thousand, Taiwan – 23.56 million.

By ethnic composition, 91.11%, or 1.29 billion inhabitants of the country are Han, 125.47 thousand people, or 8.89% are national minorities, compared with the results of the 2020 census, the Han population of the country increased by 4.93%, national minorities – by 10.26%.

Clashes in Jerusalem escalated into military conflict

According to The Times of Israel, the clashes began after thousands of Palestinians gathered for the night in the “sacred site of Jerusalem,” collecting stones and other makeshift weapons ahead of Jerusalem Day, a celebration celebrating the annexation of the eastern part of the city to Israel after the 1967 Six Day War. of the year.

The police used rubber bullets and stun grenades. The Palestinians responded by throwing stones at the police. More than 700 Palestinians were injured, about 500 of them were hospitalized.

The Palestinian group Hamas issued an ultimatum, demanding to remove the police from the Temple Mount and Sheikh Jarrah, after which it fired over 200 missiles from the Gaza Strip at Israel, in response, the Israelis hit 130 targets of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, killing 15 Hamas members

Loud hacker attack on Colonial in the USA. What is known:

Colonial Pipeline, the country’s largest pipeline operator, fell victim to a ransomware attack.

The Colonial pipe – the artery that receives half of the fuel for the country’s Atlantic coast with its megacities – has been shut down. The White House assures that there is no shortage of fuel yet. Colonial promises to “largely” resume operations by the end of the week.

In 17 states and in the capital, an emergency regime was introduced. Experts from the World Economic Forum believe that this cyberattack could become one of the most expensive in history.

The Washington Post and Bloomberg said the attack was carried out by members of the East European group DarkSide.

A senior official told CNN that the hackers may have ties to Russia. NBC sources say the attack did not come from the state – it was carried out by hackers as part of a criminal scheme. The White House also stated that it proceeds from the fact that these are the actions of a criminal group.

Biden said the US had no evidence of Moscow being behind the attack – but there is information that the hackers are in Russia, so “Russia has some part of the responsibility to deal with this.”

Russia has nothing to do with the cyberattack on the American pipeline company Colonial Pipeline, said Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Russian president.

“Russia has nothing to do with this,” Peskov said, commenting on the words of US President Joe Biden about the information that the virus software associated with the attack may be located in Russia.

Answering the question whether the Russian authorities are ready to cooperate with Washington on this case, Peskov noted that “the United States refuses to cooperate in countering cybercrime.”

Meduza Appeals In Court Of Inclusion In The List Of “Foreign Media Agents”

In its complaint, the publication points to the unlawful interference of the state with the right of citizens to freedom of speech, the absence of any connection between the financing of the publication and the content it creates (the editorial office is independent of sponsors in its policy).

The lawsuit also states that the Russian Ministry of Justice actually went beyond the limits of Russian jurisdiction, obliging a foreign legal entity registered in Latvia to establish a Russian legal entity in another state

Riots continue for second week in Colombia

In one of the most stable democracies in Latin America, unrest continues for the second week due to the government’s plans to raise taxes. The president has already withdrawn the reform and replaced the finance minister, but protests continue – now against inequality, police abuse and economic problems. From 27 to 37 people died, hundreds were injured.

Myanmar: From peaceful demonstrations to armed struggle

Opponents of the military government have moved from peaceful demonstrations to armed struggle and have intensified military operations in recent days. At least 774 people were killed in the civil conflict, the UN said.

The underground Government of National Unity, created by former MPs from the Aung San Suu Kyi party, announced the formation of its own armed forces. The authorities declared both the shadow government and its alternative army to be terrorists.

Russians will be able to prohibit banks from issuing loans to themselves

The bill on the right of Russians to introduce a “voluntary ban” on loans can be submitted to the State Duma by the end of the week, deputy Guetta told RIA Novosti. He explained that the procedure will be organized simply – the Russians will be able to prohibit banks from issuing loans to themselves through the State Services or the MFC. If the bank – despite the ban – still issues a loan, it will compensate for its financial losses itself, the deputy said.

Cost of elections to the State Duma of Russia

The organization of the elections to the State Duma, which will be held in September, will cost the federal budget 16.6 billion rubles, Izvestia was told in the press service of the Ministry of Finance. For five years, the cost of voting in the Duma has risen in price by 6.25 billion rubles.

SpaceX will launch Doge-1 satellite to the Moon under a contract paid for with Dogecoin cryptocurrency

“The first cryptocurrency in space. The first meme in space, ”the founder of the company, Elon Musk, tweeted.

Dogecoin was created as a joke in honor of the Internet meme Doge. In 2021, Musk supported the flash mob of Reddit users and, by writing several tweets about Dogecoin, provoked a sharp increase in its value.

Half a billion rubles to track the labor market

The Federal Service for Labor and Employment (Rostrud) will spend 457 million rubles. to finalize the “Work in Russia” system. In the new version, the IT platform will be able to aggregate vacancies from other recruiting sites, verify the authenticity of educational diplomas and track employment in the regions in detail.

Tesla suspends plans to expand its Shanghai plant

US electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc has scrapped plans to buy land in Shanghai to expand its factory in the city. This is reported by Reuters, citing its own sources familiar with the situation. The reason for the change in plans is the uncertainty associated with US-China relations.

Harley-Davidson launches electric motorcycle lineup

Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson will produce electric motorcycles under a separate LiveWire brand. The first such motorcycle will be released on July 8, 2021 and will be presented at the International Motorcycle Show in the United States.

Drivers in Russia began to save on car service

As Izvestia notes with reference to the report of the analytical company Gruzdev Analyze, about 39% of Russian citizens began to delay the trip to the service. Another 65% of drivers intend to spend less on tuning and accessories, and 35% save on disks and wheels. So far, about 28% of respondents do not intend to fight rust and chips. More than half of the drivers in Russia intend to save on spare parts for car repairs.

Sberbank announced a record volume of retail loans

In April, Sberbank issued a record 526 billion rubles to retail customers. loans, its retail portfolio grew by 2.4% over the month. The bank’s profit since the beginning of the year has grown by 1.7 times, it follows from the reporting under RAS

Overdue debts of Russians have grown to a maximum since 2016

The volume of overdue debt of Russians in March increased by 0.7% – to 1.023 trillion rubles, which was the highest level since October 2016, follows from the Central Bank data. So, according to the regulator, the volume of loans with payments overdue over 90 days as of April 1 amounted to 1.023 trillion rubles against 1.015 trillion rubles a month earlier. At the same time, this indicator has grown by 4.5% since the beginning of the year, and by 21.5% over the year.

The State Duma criticized the manipulation of the calculation of inflation

The Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation must change the inflation calculation system in order to bring the indicator closer to reality. As a RIA Novy Den correspondent reports, this was stated by the head of the A Just Russia – For Truth faction in the State Duma Sergei Mironov, speaking today at a briefing before the plenary session of the lower house of parliament.

The Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Finance calculate inflation according to numerous parameters, including essential goods, durable goods, and even luxury goods. It is one thing when we go to the store and see how the prices of potatoes, eggs, buckwheat, sugar are growing, and another thing is when we see how gold products or televisions change – the price grows by miniscule percent. The Ministry of Finance considers all this as the average temperature in the hospital, and believes that everything is in order with inflation. And those people who go to the store every day, they see that inflation is completely different, – explained Mironov.

US scientists have found a mechanism that eliminates aging human cells

Scientists have tried to figure out exactly how the body is cleansed of “illiquid” or worn-out cells that contribute to the general aging of the body and many chronic diseases. The research is presented in the journal Med.

Turkish hotels do not intend to abandon the all inclusive system

Turkish hotels will not abandon the all-inclusive system due to restrictive measures associated with the coronavirus pandemic. This is reported by TASS.

China accused of propaganda on Western social networks

An investigation by the Associated Press and Oxford University has shown that China’s influence on public opinion through Western social media is carried out by tens of thousands of fake accounts. They actively share publications by Chinese diplomats, officials and state media, sending them tens of thousands of times and reaching hundreds of millions of social media users.

Apple suppliers accused of using slave labor

According to an investigation by The Information and human rights groups, seven Apple suppliers are believed to be using forced labor by Muslim Uyghurs and other persecuted groups from the Xinjiang region.

Iran tried to attack US nuclear submarine

As a number of American media reports, referring to representatives of the press service of the US Navy, Iranian speedboats of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) “tried to surround” the nuclear submarine USS Georgia. It is noted that this Ohio-class submarine carried Tomahawk cruise missiles on board. The incident occurred during the passage of an American submarine through the Strait of Hormuz to the Persian Gulf.

Wireless implant controls the behavior of laboratory animals

A group of scientists from the American Northwestern University has developed an ultra-miniature wireless device for implantation into the brain of laboratory rodents and conducted successful experiments with it.

The new device is very small, does not require a wired connection and does not interfere with mice in movement and everyday life at all, allowing them to be observed in natural conditions. During the experiments, scientists turned on the implant via a wireless interface, and it instantly triggered the prosocial, friendly behavior of mice or “turned it off”. Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy and her colleagues write about this in an article published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

The relationship between the measurement of time and the increase in entropy in the Universe

Accurate timing comes at a price – say researchers, who have found that maximum clock accuracy correlates directly with the entropy generated during its tick. A study on the topic was published by the staff of the University of Oxford, whose group was led by Natalia Ares.

ASUS unveils 16-inch gaming laptop

ASUS has introduced an updated family of gaming laptops. One of the new products is the ROG Zephyrus M16, built on a powerful processor and equipped with advanced display and acoustics. The device is 19.9 mm thick and weighs 1.9 kg. The cost, as well as the timing of the start of sales, ASUS has not yet named.

Dev Patel starred in The Legend of the Green Knight

British actor Dev Patel starred in David Lowry’s new film The Legend of the Green Knight. The first stills from the film appeared on social networks

The court recovered another million rubles from Lyubov Sobol

Court hearings were held on two claims for the protection of honor and dignity. For each of the claims, the court ordered Sobol to pay Prigozhin 500 thousand rubles, although the businessman himself demanded five million rubles.

The first lawsuit concerned a video on the YouTube channel “Navalny Live”, in which Sobol called Prigozhin “a bandit from the nineties,” and also accused him of organizing an attempt on her husband Sergei Mokhov and “supplying rotten meat to Moscow schools.”

Russia continues to expel foreign diplomats

Russia declared the Assistant Defense Attaché of the Romanian Embassy in Moscow persona non grata, he must leave the country within 72 hours – Russian Foreign Ministry