18 Янв, 2021

News digest for 01/16-17/2021

Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, head of the Union of Pensioners Valery Ryazansky told in a conversation with Komsomolskaya Pravda about the availability of pensions of 30 thousand rubles a month for Russians. According to him, about 20 percent of Russians can expect to receive a pension of over 30 thousand rubles a month.

“Such a high pension can be claimed by northerners who have earned the necessary seniority and left to live in other regions,” Ryazansky said.

In addition, academicians and people’s artists receive high pensions. Also, those who were related to the flight crew, to direct work in mines, the military, scientists, law enforcement officers and ships can count on higher payments.

Let’s add to this the people who worked in the system of state power at the federal and regional levels, in legislative assemblies and regional governments, ”Ryazansky said.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation proposed to increase salaries for the military

The salaries of military personnel and employees of some federal authorities need to be indexed by 4.9%. This idea was proposed by the RF Ministry of Defense. To date, salaries are indexed in accordance with the federal budget law for the corresponding year and for the planning period, taking into account the inflation rate. The decision on indexing is made by the government of the Russian Federation.

Earlier, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on increasing the salaries of the military. The same increase awaits the pensions of security officials, who previously served in the drug control authorities and had special titles.

Russia resumes flights to India, Vietnam, Finland and Qatar

Since January 27, Russia resumes mutual air traffic with four more countries: Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar. The number of regular flights is two to three times a week, according to the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus infection. The number of regular flights to Egypt is also increasing — up to five times a week.

The professional slacker made good money

The Japanese earned about 30 million yen (21.2 million rubles) in two and a half years, getting a job as a professional bum. Reported by The Independent. Shoji Morimoto, 37, from Tokyo, spends time with people for money.

Naftogaz of Ukraine commissions the Svyatogorsk gas field

The Ukrainian company Naftogaz put into operation the Svyatogorsk gas field from tight gas reservoirs. A. Kobolev told about it on social networks on January 14, 2021.

The Swiss company does not comment on the refusal of insurance «Nord Stream-2»

Neither confirmation nor denial of the information about the termination of insurance services for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline followed from the Swiss company Zurich Insurance. Previously, such information was provided by the Bloomberg agency. The company itself adheres to the privacy policy and operates exclusively in the legal field, TASS reports.

Earlier, the Norwegian certification company DNV G and the Danish consulting firm Rambøll announced that they were refusing to participate in the project.

Durov refused to sell his stake in Telegram to foreign funds

The creator and owner of Telegram was offered $ 30 billion for a stake in the enterprise. It was expected that as a result of this transaction, the funds wanted to acquire about 5-10% of the messenger’s assets. Despite the fact that Durov is in search of investors, he refused the offer

One of the reasons for the protracted protests in Belarus

One of the reasons for the protracted protests in Belarus is the closure of borders with other states in the midst of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. This was announced by the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in an interview with Naila Asker-zade, a fragment of which was published on the journalist’s Telegram channel.

British PM announces personal G7 summit in June

Great Britain plans to hold a G7 summit in a personal format with the participation of leaders of states on June 11-13 this year. This was announced by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson. It is noted that this year the summit is planned to be held at the Carbis Bay resort in Cornwall in the southwest of England. Britain will chair the meeting

Iranian missiles explode 100 miles from US aircraft carrier

During the exercises of the Iranian armed forces, rockets were launched. According to the American television channel Fox News (FN), one of the Iranian missiles fell in the Indian Ocean about 30 km from the location of the American merchant ship. TASS reports. The type and name of the vessel was not specified.

As noted in the materials FN, the strike group of the US Navy, consisting of the aircraft carrier Nimitz, was at a distance of about 100 miles (160 km) from the missile crash site. At the same time, the US Navy is already talking about the fall of two missiles that exploded after hitting the water.

Shame released «Drunk Tank Pink» album

British band Shame have released their second album, «Drunk Tank Pink». You can listen to it on all popular streaming services. The album includes 11 songs, including «Alphabet», «Water in the Well», «Snow Day» and «Nigel Hitter» — previously they were presented as singles.

Rock group AC / DC has published a black and white video for the song Realize

«Kolibri» released the single «Young» from the new album

The song will be included in the musicians’ new album. Elena Yudanova, Inna Volkova and Irina Koop (Sharovatova) are working on the record. The album is scheduled for release in late winter. Song «Young» is available on all official online music platforms.

We have dispersed on a big album — 15 songs, and we expect that there will be 15, — said the members of the group.

Samsung introduced a keychain for finding lost items

Samsung showed it during the presentation of the new Galaxy S21 line of smartphones and the new Galaxy Buds Pro headphones. As the developer explains, the keychain can be attached to any item you want to track where it is located.

The US military tested the Legion Pod reconnaissance system

The American company General Atomic has tested its Avenger stealth drone equipped with a Legion Pod pod. According to experts, the container has an infrared sensor for searching and tracking targets, including aircraft, helicopters and UAVs.

Samsung ditches memory cards in new flagship smartphones

South Korean company Samsung ditched memory cards for new flagship smartphones. The portal Android Police informs about it. We are talking about the Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra models, which will soon appear in specialized stores.

US approves small drone flights under fully remote surveillance

The FAA has been developing rules for flying small drones (from 250 grams to 25 kilograms) for several years, and until recently, companies developing and using drones faced three main bans: flying at night, over people and outside the operator’s line of sight.

Voice communication over the Internet may begin to be licensed

Rossvyaz is exploring the possibility of introducing licensing in Russia for Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and other services that allow calls over the Internet to landline and mobile phones. The introduction of licenses would make it easier for security authorities to control such services.

A person’s political views from photography

Scientists managed to develop an algorithm that allowed the facial recognition system to determine the political views of a person from his photograph, reports «PM» with reference to a foreign source. The accuracy of the data obtained during calculations is about 70%. The result is a division of people into liberals and conservatives.