8 Mar, 2021

Wanting to keep the usual way of life

Young Russians in a pandemic, wishing to maintain their usual way of life with difficulties in obtaining a loan, began to take out microloans much more often – as a result, borrowers of MFOs under 30 years old for the first time accounted for up to 30% of all loans, RIA Novosti was told in Yunikom24

Russia and Belarus agreed to create three centers for joint military training

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin agreed to create three training centers for joint training of servicemen of both countries. This was reported to the Russian Ministry of Defense. According to the Ministry of Defense, the centers will be deployed in the Nizhny Novgorod and Kaliningrad regions of the Russian Federation and in the Grodno region of Belarus.

New bills to appear in Venezuela

1 million in one banknote, and still less than $ 1 – new bills will appear in Venezuela. Two banknotes with denominations of 200 thousand and 500 thousand bolivars will also be put into circulation. On the obverse of all three is the national hero Simon Bolivar. Inflation in Venezuela in 2020, according to the Central Bank, amounted to 2959.8%.

Belarusian oil products began to be delivered through Russia

On March 5, more than 5,000 tons of Belarusian gasoline were shipped in several trains for transshipment at the Portenergo LLC terminal, the seaport of Ust-Luga. The first of these trains arrived at the territory of the Russian Federation at 9 am today. It is expected to arrive at the Portnergo terminal on March 9. The sender was OJSC Mozyr Oil Refinery, – according to the website of the Ministry of Transport of Russia

Freedom of the Internet by countries of the world

According to the latest data from Freedom House for 2020, Russia entered the list of countries with a non-free Internet, although closer to the top of it. Our 30 points are higher than Venezuela (28) and Sudan (30), between Ethiopia and the UAE on the one hand (29 points each) and Myanmar on the other (31 points). Belarus (38), China (10 points), Iran (15).

And the countries with the freest Internet are Iceland (95 points) and Estonia (94 points), Canada (87), USA (76), Australia (76), South Africa (70), Angola (62), Ukraine (61), Nigeria ( 60)

Russian schools will close access to negative information via Wi-Fi

Russian schools will ban access via Wi-Fi to negative content, said the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Sergei Kravtsov on the air of the Vesti program on the Russia 1 TV channel. The minister did not specify what information in schools will be limited to access via Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi, which will be at the school, is just configured to access verified content. Thus, we will protect children from that negative information, which, unfortunately, is used, let’s say, for unscrupulous purposes. This is absolutely unacceptable.

By the end of the year, according to Kravtsov, all schools in cities plan to connect to the Internet at a speed of at least 100 megabits per second, and schools in villages and towns – 50 megabits per second.

The number of super-rich people by region of the world

In total, there are 521,653 super-rich people in the world (they include people with a net fortune of more than $ 30 million).

Most of them live in North America (190 thousand), in second place is Europe (151 thousand), in third place – Asia (116 thousand). And in all of these regions, their numbers have grown over the past year (+ 4% in North America, + 1% in Europe, a staggering + 12% y / y in Asia).

In Russia and the CIS (well, most of it is still in Russia, most likely) there are only 10,289 ultra-rich people, this number decreased by 21% over the year (the highest figures for falling among all regions of the world).

Moscow will change the cost of paid parking

As stated in the message of the Department of Transport of Moscow, on some streets the cost will decrease, while on others a differentiated tariff will appear – 380 rubles per hour during the daytime, 200 rubles – at night. The full list of streets where the cost of paid parking will change is published on the Deptrans website

“The cost of parking is a regulator of whether there are free parking spaces or not. If a paid parking lot is occupied all the time by more than 90%, it means that the cost must be changed, and if it is empty, the price can be reduced, “the ministry’s press service explained.

Evacuation of incorrectly parked cars will rise in Moscow

From April 5 in Moscow, evacuation of cars parked in violation of traffic rules and their storage in a special parking lot will rise by 15%. This was announced by the Moscow Department of Transport.

The new tariffs are introduced taking into account the recalculation of the economically justified price, which includes the real costs of the city for evacuation: the cost of fuel, salaries for drivers and technicians, funds for repair and maintenance of tow trucks.

From April 5, moving to a special parking lot of a passenger car with an engine with a capacity of 85-250 horsepower will cost the owner 4,837 rubles if paid before the car is returned and 6,450 rubles if paid within 60 days after the return. Now it costs 4196 and 5595 rubles, respectively.

The court ordered Navalny to pay the businessman Prigozhin

Yevgeny Prigozhin filed a lawsuit for the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation against Alexei Navalny, Lyubov Sobol and Leonid Volkov and demanded to collect 5 million rubles from each of them because of the video, which states that the businessman was involved in the creation of the PMC, received Corrupt multi-billion dollar government orders from the Ministry of Defense and was the likely organizer of the assassination attempt on Navalny.

The court decided that in addition to partial compensation, the oppositionist must remove the defamatory information and publish the refutation on his YouTube channel. Navalny’s defense says that it intends to appeal the verdict.

In Vladimir, a protester on January 23 was sentenced to three years

The court in Vladimir found him guilty of using dangerous violence against a government official (part 2 of Article 318 of the Criminal Code). According to investigators, on January 23, during a rally in support of Alexei Navalny, a man sprayed a can of gas into the face of a police officer. He received a chemical burn to his eyes, it took three weeks to recover.

The 71st Berlin Film Festival has announced the winners.

The main award, “Golden Bear”, went to the picture “Inappropriate Fuck, or Crazy Porn” by the Romanian director Radu Jude. The Grand Prix of the festival was awarded to the film “Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy” by the Japanese Ryusuke Hamaguchi, and the Jury Prize was awarded to the film “Mr. Bachmann and His Class” by the German director Maria Shpet

Aeroflot will increase fuel surcharges on flights within Russia.

Aeroflot will increase fuel surcharges on domestic flights by 10% from March 10. The cost of economy class tickets will increase by 150 rubles, comfort class – by 225 rubles, business class – by 300 rubles.

German intelligence services took control of the party “Alternative for Germany”

German intelligence services have placed the most popular far-right party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), under suspicion of extremism. Now the party will be monitored. This will lead to further radicalization of the main far-right party, in which the positions of moderate Eurosceptics have been strong so far.

Fix Price chain of stores carried out the largest placement on the stock exchange

The Fix Price chain of stores entered the stock exchange – and now it can conduct the largest Russian placement of shares in more than 10 years. The founders of the company, Artem Khachatryan and Sergey Lomakin, became dollar billionaires after the company’s IPO.

Netflix tripled its revenue in Russia in a year

The streaming service Netflix in 2020 doubled its share in the market of online cinemas operating in Russia. If in 2019 the share of the service accounted for 4.1%, then in 2020 – 8.4%, RBC reports, referring to the calculations of the Telecom Daily agency.

At the end of the year, Netflix’s revenue in Russia, according to analysts’ estimates, almost tripled – from more than one billion rubles in 2019 to 3.3 billion rubles in 2020.

EU Member States Record Surge in Domestic Violence

The number of cases of domestic violence in France, for example, increased by 32% in the first week of the lockdown, in Lithuania – by 20% in the first three weeks. Ireland has seen a fivefold increase in domestic violence court decisions, and Spanish authorities reported an 18% increase in police calls (for these reasons) during the first two weeks of a lockdown.

European Union and US agree to freeze customs duties

The European Union and the United States have agreed to freeze customs duties imposed by Boeing and Airbus for four months, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement following a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden.

“We have agreed to suspend all duties related to the dispute between Boeing and Airbus, on both aviation and non-aviation goods, for a period of four months,” she said. The parties expressed their readiness to resolve the dispute.

Tech stocks are losing value

The Nasdaq 100 index fell for the third straight week, as a result of which the market value of high-tech stocks fell by $ 1.6 trillion amid rising US Treasury yields.

Serious drop in Tesla shares

CEO Tesla Inc. has lost $ 27 billion since Monday, when the automaker’s shares fell in value due to the correction of shares in the market. His net worth of $ 156.9 billion still ranks him second in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, but he is now nearly $ 20 billion behind Jeff Bezos, who topped the list just last week as the richest person in the world.

Netflix has published a teaser for the sequel to the series “Lupine”

Netflix has published the first teaser for the second season of the popular French TV series Lupine. New episodes of the series will air on Netflix this summer.

Dolce & Gabbana sues two American bloggers

Milan-based fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has filed a defamation lawsuit in an Italian court seeking more than $ 600 million from two American fashion bloggers who re-posted anti-Asian comments attributed to a designer, leading to a boycott by Asian consumers.

Share of unprofitable organizations in Russia in 2020

The balanced financial result (profit minus losses) of Russian medium and large companies in 2020 amounted to 12.42 trillion rubles. (at current prices) – a drop of 23.5% (or 3.8 trillion rubles) by 2019, follows from the operational data of Rosstat, published on March 5. The indicator does not include small businesses and banks and is based on quarterly financial statements.

The share of unprofitable organizations in 2020 amounted to 29.4%, having increased by 2.9 percentage points. compared to 2019, and they received a cumulative loss of RUB 5.3 trillion. – 2.3 times more than a year earlier.

Canada has decided to invest in the electrification of public transport

Public transport isn’t overwhelmed during the quarantine measures against the pandemic, but Canada wants it to be environmentally friendly when the crisis ends. The Canadian government plans to invest C $ 2.75 billion (about $ 2.17 billion) to electrify public transport across the country over five years.

From the federal budget Kuzbass will receive additional funds for development

During his working visit to Kemerovo, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that 21 billion rubles from federal funds will be spent on the construction of an unloading road around the regional center, 3.5 billion rubles – for the reconstruction of the airport and 2.5 billion rubles will be spent on development of Sheregesh. 2 billion will be allocated to solve problems with emergency housing, and 3 billion will be spent on building infrastructure.

Cost per square meter for a preferential mortgage in St. Petersburg

In St. Petersburg over the past year, the cost per square meter of housing on preferential mortgages has increased significantly. This is reported by “Nevskie Novosti”. According to analysts from the consulting group SRG, the cost for the year increased by 23%. In February 2020, it was 118,397 rubles, and a year later it rose to 141,166 rubles.

Australian scientists have learned to print bones inside the human body

Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia have managed to learn how to grow destroyed human bones directly in the body. As the authors of the work note, this method of engraftment of an artificial bone in the human body is more likely.

New retina can restore vision to the blind

Scientists from Switzerland have created a cyber retina that will return sight to blind people. The scientific journal Communications Materials writes about the new development. Existing cyber materials have a narrow angle of view that prevents blind people from navigating the terrain. Experts from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne have proposed a fundamentally new development with a wide angle of view.

A new way to get wood

US scientists are developing a way to “grow” wood in a laboratory without light or soil. Ashley Beckwith, lead author of the study, hopes that the resulting timber may one day supplement traditional forestry practices. Her team obtains the wood using a special 3D printing gel that allows researchers to shape plant cells into the desired shape.

Planet with atmosphere discovered near Earth

International researchers have discovered the unique planet Gliese 486b in the constellation Virgo, Science magazine writes. The planet has a mass of 2.8 times the mass of the Earth, it has an atmosphere, the composition of which can be studied.

Gliese 486b orbits a local red dwarf at a distance of 2.5 million kilometers. At the same time, it constantly faces the parent luminary with one side, which is why the daytime hemisphere is heated to 430 degrees Celsius.

Generation Voyager Trailer Released

Filmmaker Neil Berger’s Generation Voyager sci-fi film kicks off April 22. The picture will tell about the colonization of the space planet. In addition to Collin Farrell, the cast also includes Lily-Rose Depp, Finn Whitehead and Tye Sheridan. The film was directed, written and produced by Neil Berger, known for his work in the films “Divergent” and “The Illusionist” …

Apple discontinues iMac Pro all-in-one PC

Apple’s all-in-one PC iMac Pro from March 2021 cannot be purchased in its configuration. As it became known to “Region online”, users can order only a basic modification for $ 5000. American electronics manufacturer sells leftover iMac from warehouses

Microsoft develops next generation Windows operating system

One of the executives of Microsoft, Panos Panay, told reporters that a new generation of Windows is currently being developed. The manager has so far declined to comment on the details, but he said he was encouraged by the new development.