25 Jul, 2019

News digest for 07/24/2019

Russians will be banned from having e-mail without identification

Senators have submitted to the state Duma a bill that imposes a ban on the use of e-mail in Russia without identification, RIA “Novosti”. Identification will take place using a mobile phone number

The state Duma saw the initiative of the senators as a threat to the secrecy of personal correspondence

The new bill of Senator Andrei Klishas on e-mail has restrictions on the constitutional rights of citizens to the secrecy of correspondence. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the Chairman of profile Committee of the state Duma Leonid Levin.

The mechanism for restricting the transmission of prohibited information indicated in the draft law does not stipulate the need for the legality of actions by the authorized body and can be interpreted as an arbitrary extrajudicial restriction of the right of citizens to privacy of personal correspondence established by the Constitution. — Leonid Levin, Deputy

North Korea has stepped up activities to attract tourists

North Korea is using new ways to minimize the damage from international sanctions. In particular, the government has stepped up efforts to attract foreign tourists in the summer season, reports South Korean news Agency Yonhap

North Korea seized a Russian ship

North Korea captured a Russian fishing vessel with 17 sailors on Board. This “Kommersant” said the Deputy Director of the North-Eastern fishing company that owns the ship, Sergei Sedler. The incident occurred on the night of July 17.

“At 4 o’clock in the morning on July 17 directly on the run frontier guards landed on the ship and disconnected all means of communication. We did not even immediately understand what happened, at first thought that they were drifting, but then realized that they were captured,” explained Sadler. He added that the reason for the arrest was the illegal crossing of the border of the “military protection zone”, which the DPRK arbitrarily established 50 nautical miles from the shore.

The sailors were escorted to the North Korean port of Wonsan, the Russian Consul visited them only on Tuesday, July 23. He said that the Russians are kept in closed cabins, where they are regularly searched and interrogated. North Korea has not explained when the trial will begin on their issue.

In Rosprirodnadzor warned about the threat of “second Chernobyl” in Russia

Rosprirodnadzor insists on the creation of a state program for the reclamation of the territory of the plant “Usolehimprom” in the Irkutsk region. Otherwise, the region expects a global environmental catastrophe commensurate with the Chernobyl accident. This was in an interview with “Izvestia” told the head of Rosprirodnadzor Svetlana Radionova.

The rally will not affect the decision of the election Commission

The rally against the refusal to register opposition candidates to the Moscow city Duma, which gathered 22.5 thousand people, will not affect the decision of the election Commission. This was stated by the Chairman of the Central election Commission Ella Pamfilova during a meeting with candidates for the city Parliament, which was removed from the election.

“I would like to thank Alexei Navalny for drawing attention to the broadcast of our meeting on YouTube. I want to appeal to the beautiful,beautiful Mr. Navalny, as well as to his beautiful imaginary Russia of the future. He said he pushed me into a meeting, that’s a lie. No one can push me. Don’t take credit for it. You like ticks stuck and start. And, by the way, the effect of the rally on the decision to be made – zero!”she said.

In the state Duma of Russia offered to make the entrance to the Smoking rooms of airports paid

Deputies are going to propose in the second reading amendments to the bill on the return of Smoking rooms to airports, according to which the entrance to these premises will have to pay. This “news” said the first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on health of the lower house Fedot Tumusov.

Banks have increased the share of credit cards for 18-year-olds

The number of credit cards issued to 18-year-old borrowers increased in the first five months of the year, banks report.ru. According to the joint credit Bureau, the share of such loans increased two and a half times.

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The subsistence minimum for the first quarter of 2019

“Set in coordination with the Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the minimum subsistence level in the whole of the Russian Federation for the I quarter of 2019 per capita 10 753 thousand rubles, for able-bodied population – 11 653 thousand rubles, pensioners – 8 894 thousand rubles, children – 10 of 585 thousand rubles”, – stated in the decree of the Ministry.

Russians have simplified entry to the Maldives

Russians from July 25 will be able to enter the Maldives without a visa for 90 days. The agreement between the governments of the two countries on mutual abolition of visa requirements comes into force.

Putin instructed to provide targeted assistance to families for the purchase of notebooks students

In the list of instructions of the head of state published on the Kremlin website, the Russian government is required to “consider reducing the use of workbooks in the educational process, including taking into account the introduction of modern digital technologies in the educational program within the framework of the Federal project “Digital educational environment” provided by the national project “Education”. At the same time, the President pointed to the need “to analyze the level of provision of students in the basic General education programs with textbooks, workbooks and, if necessary, to take measures to provide targeted social assistance to families in which there are such students who are not provided with the necessary textbooks and workbooks.”

In Russia offer to eliminate the main problem of ambulance

The fact of calling an ambulance should automatically be considered consent to medical intervention. The corresponding proposal was made by the Chairman of the state Duma Committee on health Dmitry Morozov, reports TASS. According to him, doctors lose a lot of time on bureaucratic procedures.

“According to statistics, 12 minutes are spent on obtaining informed consent. What is 12 minutes when a doctor has a minute to save?”he wondered.

Morozov reminded that at the moment emergency doctors can not provide assistance to unconscious people and children without the consent of parents and legal representatives. “We need to get away from this. If I called the ambulance, this is my voluntary consent to it,” the Deputy clarified his vision of solving the problem.

The Ministry of culture plans to find out what Winnie the Pooh need for modern children

The Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation plans in September to discuss with representatives of the industry in which the heroes of the needs of domestic animation how to create a new Winnie-the-Pooh, and what scenarios to expect next year, reported RIA Novosti head of the Department of cinematography of the Ministry Olga Lyubimova.

“The problem, which was voiced by Russian filmmakers in the field of animation at the meeting of the expert Council, says that for many experts it is not very clear what product is really lacking in the market, because, of course, now there are our very popular and well-known TV channels that broadcast a new animation absolutely, which receives support, including in the Ministry of culture. I want to understand what is missing, what kind of scenarios we need to wait for next year,” Lyubimova said.

 

The state Duma of Russia has simplified the receipt of license plates for cars

The state Duma in the third reading adopted a law according to which the Russians will be able to independently obtain the license plate from the manufacturers of state registration signs.

The state Duma passed a bill to extend the “country Amnesty»

The state Duma of the Russian Federation passed in the second reading the bill restoring “country Amnesty” till March 1, 2021. The decision was made at the plenary session on Tuesday, July 23.

The Ministry of agriculture will offer design labels of wines from Russian grapes

The Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation within a month will prepare proposals on how it would be possible to issue labels of wines produced from Russian grapes and wine materials, told reporters Deputy Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Oksana LUT

Oleg Gazmanov will speak in honor of the 400th anniversary of Yeniseisk

The oldest city of Krasnoyarsk region — Yeniseisk — is preparing to celebrate the 400th anniversary. The main events in the city will be held from 9 to 11 August. The main event will be a concert dedicated to the anniversary of the city. The program will start at 16:19 on the main stage. The main artist of the city Day for 4 million 367 thousand rubles will be the singer Oleg Gazmanov

Fires in the Krasnoyarsk region do not extinguish the economy

Fires in the Evenki district of Krasnoyarsk region, because of which the smog tightened the sky of Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Altai Krai, Tomsk region, it was decided not to extinguish — it is not economically profitable.

“Now two really burning regions are the Irkutsk region and the Krasnoyarsk territory. But the main part of the fires, it operates in remote areas in the so-called control zone. Accordingly, these fires, for the most part on them the decision on non-extinguishing as there are no threats to settlements, there are no threats to objects of economy is made. And, accordingly, the projected costs are many times, sometimes ten times more than the possible damage,” the press service of the Ministry of forestry of the Krasnoyarsk territory told the NGS correspondent.

Milonov proposed to ban men from walking the streets with a naked torso

State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov (“United Russia”) proposed at the legislative level to prohibit men to walk bare-chested on the streets. He told about it to Agency of city news “Moscow”.

In Crimea, street photographers beat tourists for refusing to pay extra for a picture with an eagle

Footage of the beating shared Facebook user Sandro Kiriak and pointed out that they belong to his close friend. The incident occurred on July 22 at the walls of the Genoese fortress in the resort town of Sudak. According to Kiriak, photographers with eagles imposed the services to tourists and began to extort money. When they refused to pay more, they attacked them in a crowd and started beating them. The video shows several men kicking a man lying in the dust, while others stand nearby and watch

To control the snowmobile and ATV can allow all holders of a driver’s license

In some regions of Russia snowmobiles and ATVs are increasingly used for tourist purposes. This technique has contributed to the emergence and development of new types of winter tourism — such as adventure tourism and winter Safari.

According to senators and experts, to the management of snowmobiles and ATVs should be allowed all holders of a driver’s license, and the supervision of these types of equipment to transfer to the interior Ministry. Such measures will spur the development of a new type of tourism activity and ensure the inflow of investments from small and medium-sized businesses.

The heating season ended in Yamal

Last year, the heating season ended on July 10 with the cessation of heat supply to residents of the villages of Cape Kamenny and Seyakha. In 2017, in the same settlements, the end of the heating period fell on July 17.

The IMF worsened the forecast of growth of world GDP in 2019-2020.

The international monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its estimate of the growth of the world gross product in 2019-2020, follows from the report “Prospects for the development of the world economy”, published on July 23 on the official website of the Fund. The IMF forecast for 2019 is lowered from the previous 3.3% to 3.2%, for 2020 — from 3.6% to 3.5%.

Nissan will reduce 10 thousand employees in the restructuring

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor plans to fire about 10 thousand employees around the world as part of a large-scale restructuring, reports July 23, Kyodo Agency.

The state Duma in the second reading adopted the law on crowdfunding

According to the new bill, with the help of electronic investment platforms or crowdfunding, legal entities or individual entrepreneurs will be able to raise funds in their projects up to 1 billion rubles a year. An investment agreement will be concluded through electronic investment platforms on the Internet. Access to these platforms can also be obtained by installing the appropriate mobile application.

The following investment methods are available: loans; acquisition of utilitarian digital rights; sale of securities. The legislative ceiling of investments is 1 billion rubles per year, that is, a legal entity or an individual entrepreneur can attract investments through crowdfunding no more than this amount during the year.

Alibaba opened its platform for sellers from the United States

Chinese online retailer Alibaba Group provided access to its platform to manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors from the United States. Thanks to this, they will have access to the world market of electronic Commerce b2b, the volume of which, according to the us Committee on foreign trade, reaches $23.9 trillion.

Russia expects to maintain demand for oil

The Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation expects that in 2020 the world market will retain high demand for oil. This was stated by the head of Department Alexander Novak.

Demand will largely depend on economic relations between the major powers, and here we see positive changes. Therefore, we hope that the demand will be as large as in previous years, — quotes Novak TASS.

The damage from illegal alcohol sales in Russia is 3 trillion rubles

Every year the Russian economy loses about 3 trillion rubles due to the illegal turnover of alcoholic beverages. Shadow turnover of institutions for bottling alcohol is about 700 billion rubles a year

The government proposed to create a single database of Russians

The database will contain passport data of Russian citizens, details of civil registration of birth and death, SNILS and TIN, as well as information about marital status, family ties and “other information about an individual”. These data will be provided by the interior Ministry, the defense Ministry, the Ministry of education, the Federal tax service, local governments and state extra-budgetary funds.

U.S. threatens to impose sanctions on India

The Indian edition of ThePrint published material, citing a senior American government official, which said that the United States is concerned about military-technical cooperation between India and Russia and plans to impose sanctions against new Delhi.

“Not only Turkey is in sight, the trump administration is also closely monitoring India. Her decision to purchase the S-400 system and the recently announced plans to increase defense purchases from Moscow have become a serious cause for concern,” the anonymous source explained.

The American official pointed out that the only way for India to avoid sanctions is the acquisition of American fighters of the latest generation F-35.

Published a list of Putin’s instructions

Vladimir Putin approved a list of instructions following the meeting of the VI media forum of independent regional and local media “Truth and justice”, which was held in may this year. The documents are published on the Kremlin website.

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China supports a total ban on nuclear weapons

In a report published on Wednesday by the Office for Affairs of the press of the state Council of the PRC “White paper on national defence of China in the new era” says that China has a policy of no-first-use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances

“China stands for a final and complete ban, as well as the complete destruction of nuclear weapons”,— stated in the document (quote on TASS). At the same time, Beijing will never use nuclear weapons first.

China spoke about the reasons for the growth of the defense budget

The white paper notes that the ratio of army spending to national GDP is constantly falling. If in 1979 this figure was 5.43% of GDP, in 2017 – 1.26% of GDP. This is the lowest rate among all members of the UN security Council.

This year, national defense spending in China increased by 7.5%, reaching 1 trillion 190 billion yuan ($175 billion).

Mark Esper officially became the new us Secretary of defense

The new us defense Minister on Wednesday was officially mark Esper, who took the oath in the presence of his nominee Donald trump, according to the White house. On Tuesday, Esper’s candidacy was approved by the Senate.

The European Union has threatened US retaliatory duties on 35 billion euros

The European Union has prepared a document that provides for retaliatory measures against the United States in the case of Washington’s introduction of duties on cars produced in the EU. Duties on various American goods worth a total of 35 billion euros are envisaged, Reuters reports.

Trump said that the EU in trade matters worse than China

Us President Donald trump said at a press conference on Tuesday, July 23, that Western countries in trade issues come from the US worse than China.

“Some of the worst offenders are our so-called allies. They’re taking advantage of us in trade. The EU is worse for us in trade than China. No one would have thought of it,” he said (quote by TASS).

“They — the EU — kill us. It was created to be ahead of us in the economic sphere, and yet we are protecting them with NATO’s help. Thus, they profit from us in trade, and we protect them with the help of the armed forces,” Mr. trump added.

Chinese BAIC has become the largest shareholder in Daimler

Group Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. (BAIC) has become the second largest Chinese shareholder of Daimler. The share of the holding was about five percent, while the founder of Geely Li SHUF owns 9.69 percent of the shares of the German concern

Bulgarian President vetoed the purchase of us f-16 fighters

Bulgarian President rumen Radev vetoed the deal to acquire the US multi-purpose fighter F-16 Block 70, according to the website of the Bulgarian national radio (BNR) on Tuesday, July 23.

Scientists have found out when people began to suffer from heart attacks

Scientists from the University of California, San Diego (USA) have established the genetic roots of the predisposition of modern man to the development of cardiovascular diseases. According to the researchers, this is due to the loss of one of the genes in the course of evolution.

American experts in the field of genetics have suggested that about 2-3 million years ago in the human genome there was a loss of the CMAH gene, replication of which was provided by sugar molecules of sialic acid Neu5Gc. According to the authors of the study, the cause of this was the impact of a malarial parasite.

In China, said that they created a new stealth technology

Chinese researchers from the Institute of optics and electronics of the Academy of Sciences in Chengdu announced the creation of a new type of material that provides low visibility for radar, according to the South China Morning Post.

Lukashenka was invited to Poland for the anniversary of the second world war

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko was invited to Poland to take part in commemorative events on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the second world war.

The us Department of justice launched an investigation against leading online platforms

It is noted that its purpose is to assess the competitive conditions in the online markets, as well as providing Americans with access to free markets. At the end of may, the wall Street Journal reported, citing sources, that the us Department of justice is preparing an antitrust investigation against Google.

Syrian media reported on the Israeli strike on the province of Deraa

Israel struck a blow to the Syrian district of tel-Hara in the province of Deraa, according to the state TV channel Alikhbaria Syria on his Facebook page. “The damage from the Israeli aggression was limited to material,” the channel notes. Information about the fire confirms the correspondent SANA.

About 7 thousand residents of Donbass received Russian citizenship

About 7 thousand residents of Donbass received Russian citizenship under the simplified scheme. About it reports Interfax with reference to the Governor of the Rostov region Vasily Golubev. According to him, about 30 thousand residents of Donbass are waiting for the decision to grant them Russian citizenship.

Ranking of the high cost of Europe

Analysts of the Agency Eurostat distributed 37 European countries in terms of high cost. The rating was based on the prices of various goods and services: from the cost of a pack of cigarettes to transport or a night at the hotel

The system of magnetic navigation of Russia collapsed

Currently, Russia receives magnetic navigation data from foreign sources, said “Military-industrial courier” member of the state Duma Committee on defense Alexei Khokhlov.

The Deputy said that in the conditions of electronic warfare (EW) instead of GLONASS and GPS it is preferable to use navigation on geophysical (gravitational and magnetic) fields. According to him, the practical applicability of the results of magnetic field studies “is, to put it mildly, at an insufficient level.”

“One of the reasons is that the magnetic navigation system of Russia is based on magnetic survey of the territory of the USSR 60-70-ies of the last century, when the nuclear missile shield of the USSR was created. The Soviet Union did a great job at that time, the fruits of which we still enjoy. But these data need to be corrected,” the parliamentarian said.

In Australia announced the creation of a new military unit

Australia will establish a new military unit to train and assist Pacific allies. This, according to Reuters, said Tuesday, July 23, the Minister of defense Linda Reynolds.

Russian authorities are ready to sacrifice nature to gold

The authorities of the Republic of Komi together with the Federal government plan to exclude 48 thousand hectares from the national Park “Yugyd VA”. In particular, the territory of the gold Deposit “Chudnoye”, containing, according to some estimates, about 80 tons of gold

Conservationists insist that such a step would endanger all protected areas. In the territories that are proposed to be excluded from the national Park, there are unique foothills, springs and lakes, for which many tourists come there. This will put at risk about 70 species of plants listed in the Red book.

Ka-65 “Lamprey” will receive the Arctic version.

The defense Ministry formulated tactical and technical requirements for it, told “Izvestia” in the military Department. The model is designed for operations from the Board of warships, airfields of the Far North, as well as from sea bases of the Arctic Shamrock type.

The General of the Ministry of defence forced the commando to abandon his words

Former special forces soldier Arthur Epifantsev gave the editorial office Znak.com audio recording of his conversation with the Deputy chief of the military-political Department of the Armed forces, major General Viktor Miskovets. From the record it shows that General Miskovets epifantseva forced to abandon the previously made statements in the media about conducted by specialists of the defense Ministry in military unit in the survey. One of the questions in the survey, as previously claimed Epifantsev, was this — “Will you in the event of mass riots to shoot at protesters civilians?”.

FSB conducts searches in several business centers of St. Petersburg

Employees of the FSB and the Department of economic security GU MVD visited the St. Petersburg business centers. A total of 23 July, they visited 20 locations. This was reported by “Fontanka.ru.”

Out the trailer for the biographical drama “Harriet»

The Focus Features company shared the trailer of the biographical drama “Harriet”, which will tell about the life of the famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman. It is known for its active struggle against slavery and social reforms in the United States.

Benedict Cumberbatch will play an artist who painted cats

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch August 10 will begin to appear in London in the biographical drama of will sharp about the English artist Louis Wayne, reports Deadline

New iPhone 11 won’t get USB Type-C connector

One version of the smartphone will be standard, the other — “budget”, the third will have an increased size. It is assumed that three new models will replace iPhone XS, XS Max and XR. All of them will be equipped with a new processor, and the standard and larger models will receive 3x OLED Retina displays. In addition, confirmed the information about accommodation triple major cameras in the older models. But the connectors on smartphones will remain the same — Lightning.

WhatsApp appeared on push-button phones

WhatsApp application became available for download in KaiStore, reports Ferra. It is specified that KaiStore is a branded app store for KaiOS. In addition, Facebook and KaiOS Technologies Inc announced that starting from the third quarter of this year, absolutely all phones running on KaiOS will be sold with the already pre-installed WhatsApp application

“Logic bombs” to earn more

Former contractor Siemens David TINLEY (Tinley David) pleaded guilty to the use of so-called “logic bombs” for profit – earning by the company. According to the resource ZDNet, He deliberately arranged sabotage to Siemens over and over again turned to him for help and paid for his services.

The scheme, which came up with 62-year-old TINLEY, was a very simple and time efficient, and very reliable. TINLEY provided the German company with services for the creation and processing of spreadsheets, which after a certain time began to fail for “unknown” reasons. These reasons were scripts or subroutines that were run under certain circumstances, such as on a certain day or for a specific number of hours from the first opening of the document and disabling them after some time, so that suspicions fell on anyone, but not on him.

Surveillance of instagram users has become easier

For iOS and Android, a mobile application called who’s in Town has appeared, allowing you to capture your favorite places of Instagram users. Experts note that it has become easier to follow the active visitors of the photo hosting.

Apple removes competitors by manipulating search in the App Store

Apple’s mobile applications are usually the first to appear in search results, ahead of competitors in the App Store, which is a significant advantage that does not comply with a number of rules declared by the company, writes The Wall Street Journal.

Xiaomi patented smartphone slider Mi Mix 4 with Quad camera

Xiaomi in the third quarter of 2019 will present its new flagship smartphone mi Mix series. Little is known about this model, but it was previously reported that the device will receive a camera with four modules and a form factor slider

Facebook showed a prototype bracelet for virtual reality

Researchers from Facebook Reality Labs presented an unusual device for virtual reality. The development team called Tasbi is a bracelet that uses a combination of vibration and wrist compression to simulate tactile feedback.

Blackview introduced a new smartphone BV9600

The well-known brand Blackview has officially released a new rugged smartphone called Blackview BV9600. The device has a protected body, as well as a reinforced battery with a capacity of 5580 mAh.

Zebra introduced the heavy-duty tablet computer

Zebra Technologies Corporation introduced the new high-end heavy-duty tablet computer L10 running Android. It includes a wide range of Zebra tablets (as well as special mobile computers) for enterprises and government agencies and is designed to work in difficult conditions in warehouses, production, construction, etc.

Public beta testing of MetaMask mobile application has started

Public beta testing of MetaMask mobile application has started. The developers reported that the program is synchronized with the wallet in a standard browser extension to work with Ethereum and tokens of the ERC-20 standard and allows you to register new addresses.

At the bottom of the Baltic sea found a ship of the Renaissance

Scientists from the University of Southampton (Britain) found the ship at the bottom of the Baltic sea. The ship belongs to the Renaissance. The archaeologist said that the research team is happy and ready to start studying the well-preserved ship. Keel, mast, deck, rigging, anchor, cylinder winding rope, Dating from the XV-XVI century, virtually intact. Analysis of wood will accurately determine the date of completion and launching of the vessel.

Pictures of tourists help scientists to monitor wildlife

Biologists have found that photographs of tourists help to count the number of large predators in national parks. This was reported by the journal Current Biology on July 23. The study showed that the pictures taken by travelers during the Safari contain valuable data.

Scythians and Sarmatians descended from the Altai peoples

“Altai” genome found almost all representatives of the Scythian tribes a Group of scientists from Russia, Ukraine and Estonia under the leadership of Richard Willems analyzed the DNA of the Scythians who inhabited different territories, and found out that all have ancestors from the ancient Altai, according to Current Biology.

Kia introduced a new crossover Kia Seltos

According to the press service of the company, world sales of THE new Kia Seltos crossover will start in the 3rd quarter of this year. Russian dealers novelty, which will be located between Soul and Sportage, will appear only in 2020 and will compete with Hyundai Creta.

Electric pickup Ford F-150 towed 450-ton train

For the video Ford built 10 double-Decker rail cars loaded with at least 42 samples of F-150 2019. The total weight was 453 592 kg or 453.5 tons. In the video, the demonstration is held with Linda Zhang, chief engineer of the Ford F-150, driving the prototype.

Audi has unveiled the Q3 crossover Sportback

The Audi Q3 Sportback is built on a standard model platform, additional matrix led headlights, a small spoiler on the rear door, hidden exhaust and redesigned taillights. The interior of the Q3 Sportback is borrowed from the standard Q3, the driver is available 10.25-inch digital dashboard and 10.1-inch display of the infotainment system.

The motor line Audi Q3 Sportback entered 2.0-liter gasoline unit with a turbocharged capacity of 230 HP and a torque of 350 Nm. Also available are two 2.0-liter diesel engines with a capacity of 150 HP and 190 HP. Later there will be a modification with a hybrid power plant consisting of a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with a capacity of 150 HP, which receives an increase in efficiency from the 48-volt system.

The two most powerful engines are paired exclusively with the 7-speed automatic transmission S Tronic with dual clutch and quattro all-wheel drive system, and the 150-horsepower diesel received a 6-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive.

Q3 Sportback sales will start in Europe this fall, the starting price of the new item is 40 200 euros.

Czechs will produce electric van “Ant” especially for the Germans

The model is not a development from scratch. Ari Motors used the license of the Chinese manufacturer to Refine the existing model. In China, the firm Jianyuan EV in serial production annually sells up to 50 thousand of these vans.

To enter the German market, the updated version is certified. At the same time, it was decided to master the production of several modifications at once – with the body of a van, refrigerator or cargo platform. In the latter case, the platform can be hinged.

Electric Fiat Ducato will present in 2020

Commercial Fiat Ducato received a version with an electric transmission. The production model will enter the market next year and will take a key position in the field of electric mobility of the Italian company. It is noted that the design change did not affect the practicality of the model.

GAS will release a new generation of ” Volga»

The novelty can be called GAS 5000 GL. The automaker intends to increase the competitiveness of the domestic car in comparison with foreign analogues due to the futuristic and sporty design of the model.

It is expected that under the hood of such a machine can accommodate a 3.2-liter engine with a capacity of 296 HP But the transmission is only mechanical, though 6-speed. Release “Volga” new generation is planned in 4 colors: gray, bright yellow, black and dark blue.

Tata Motors will release a serial version of the H2X concept

Tata Motors has officially confirmed that it plans to release a serial version of the H2X concept, which was presented at the Geneva motor show this spring.

Saleen has presented a new crossover and an electric vehicle

The new models were an SUV and an electric city car. Unfortunately, the company did not announce the names for the two new products, as well as their specifications. According to Greg cable, the SUV will be called the Saleen MAC.

Suzuki Jimny is presented in the most extreme version

The company itself could not resist to release an extreme version of Jimny Tough. The concept was presented in the framework of the passing Indonesian motor show. In technical terms, the compact SUV has not changed much

BMW announced prices and configuration of the new BMW X1

The new BMW X1 will be offered to customers in four trim levels at a minimum price of 31,32 thousands dellarosa modification sDrive18i. Version sDrive18d will cost buyers at a price of $ 35.12 per thousand dollars. For modification sDrive20i buyers will have to pay from 34 135 dollars. Top equipment xDrive25i received a price tag of 44.27 thousand dollars

Bajaj brought to Russia the flagship motorcycle Dominar 400

Bajaj in Russia brought its most powerful updated motorcycle Dominar 400, sales of which will begin in the near future. In dealerships Bajaj Dominar 400 can be bought at a price of 290 thousand rubles.

The new version has modified the engine and now his return increased 14% to 40 HP have Also been redesigned suspension and rear set mono-shock Nitrox settings with adjustable preload, front 43 mm inverted telescopic fork type. Brake mechanisms in the Bybre motorcycle with 2-channel ABS. Bajaj Dominar 400 is equipped with fully led optics and digital instrument panel

In Chechnya will be a military town for three billion rubles

In the Chechen village of Borzoi it is planned to build a military town, including 12 houses. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the materials of the portal of public procurement. The construction of the facility in the Shatoy district of the Republic will cost 3.06 billion rubles, the Agency said.

Swiss banks began to issue loans at a negative rate

According to Bloomberg – this was made possible thanks to the ultra-soft policy of the local Central Bank. The interest rate of the National Bank of Switzerland is currently set at a negative level — minus 0.75 percent per annum. Under these conditions, the Central Bank accepts deposits from credit institutions of the country — they are forced to pay extra to the regulator for storing excess funds.

In order to avoid unnecessary costs, banks tend to place available funds in loans. At the same time, in some cases, they are ready to offer some customers a negative rate, but more favorable than the rate of the Central Bank. Thus, borrowers benefit from the loans received and are obliged to return less than they took.

The state Duma allowed students to teach in schools

The state Duma adopted in the first reading a government bill that allows senior students to teach in schools before graduation. On Tuesday, July 23, writes TASS. The initiative is proposed to Supplement the law “On education»

Large-scale deforestation will be carried out in the area of lake Baikal.

The government has prepared amendments to the law “On protection of lake Baikal”, allowing Russian Railways to carry out continuous deforestation to expand the Baikal-Amur and TRANS-Siberian Railways.

The bill is designed to fulfill the President’s instructions on the implementation of the BAM and TRANS-Siberian modernization project. Specific volumes and types of work will be determined after passing state examinations.

Previously, continuous deforestation on lake Baikal for commercial purposes was not allowed. The national project “Ecology”, introduced in February 2019 to the government, proposes to allow continuous deforestation for sanitary purposes in the Central ecological zone of the Baikal natural territory.

Smoke from Krasnoyarsk fires reached the Tyumen region

Smoke from forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk region, Tomsk region, as well as in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district (KHMAO) reached the Tyumen region. Residents of the region complain about the smell of burning, TASS reported in the Ministry of emergency situations of the Tyumen region. The smoke got into the cities because of the wind rose.

The Swiss were afraid of the influx of tourists from Asia

Residents of Switzerland are concerned that tourists from China and India began to arrive in their country EN masse, while the number of guests from Europe has decreased significantly. It is reported by the portal Swissinfo.

Some residents note that due to the abundance of Chinese and Indians in the country, the German speech has ceased to be heard. Even Americans seem to the Swiss population angels compared to Asian travelers.

The Ministry of Finance proposed to increase the customs duty for the import of goods from abroad

The Ministry of Finance proposed from next year to double the customs duty on the import of goods from abroad for personal use, follows from the text of the draft government decree. The fee will be 500 rubles.

The state Duma has forbidden to issue microloans secured by housing

The state Duma adopted amendments to the laws prohibiting issue consumer microloans secured by housing. About it on July 24 it is reported on its website.

It is unacceptable that a citizen is deprived of the only apartment due to minor compared to the cost of microcredit. — Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian politician

Metro reduced quarterly revenue in Russia

At the end of nine months, Metro’s revenue in Russia decreased by 7.5% to 2,044 billion euros (in October 2017 – June 2018, the fall was 16.4%).

VTB in the first half of the year increased loans to the population by 29%

VTB Bank in the first half of the year increased its retail loan portfolio by 29% compared to the same period of 20128, follows from the management data of VTB, formed on the basis of RAS.

Visa increased net profit by 21%

Net profit of visa international payment system for the nine months of fiscal year 2018-2019 (ended June 30) increased by 21.4% compared to the same period last fiscal year. The figure was $9.055 billion.

How the system of individual pension capital will work

According to “Kommersant”, a citizen will be able to determine the amount of contributions, as well as choose either a fixed rate or a model of increasing contributions from 0% to 6% for 1 percentage point per year. According to the source, the completely voluntary history includes a written consent of the citizen to the employer or a non-state pension Fund, in which the citizen is already saving for retirement, registered it in the register of the IPC.

Mechel asks banks to postpone debt repayment until 2026

Industrial holding “Mechel” has addressed to creditors with a request to postpone the repayment of principal from 2020-2022 years 2024-2026 years. The largest creditor of the company is Sberbank, today the management will analyze the financial model of the company and make a decision on this issue.

“Vostochny” will put up for sale part of the loan portfolio

As of 1 June, the portfolio of credits to natural persons of the Bank amounts to 84 billion rubles “East” looking for ways to overcome problems with the adequacy of base capital — CB gave him time till August to bring this key ratio to the desired level.

The law on the containment in Russia of gasoline prices

It is assumed that the system will look like this. The difference that companies could get for export, instead of selling in the domestic market, the state will compensate them. Thus, it will be equally profitable for companies to sell fuel within the country.

The law will reduce the conditional average wholesale price of motor gasoline on the domestic market from 56,000 rubles to 51,000 per ton established in the Tax code. The wholesale price of diesel fuel will decrease from 50 000 rubles to 46 000 rubles

“Rosneft” has spent EUR 1.3 million on designer clothes

According to the portal Baza, the company “Rosneft”, which is headed by Igor Sechin, orders a personal tailoring of Italian designer Roberto Girombelli.

“In 2013, Rosneft and Fromm S. R. L., represented by Roberto Girombelli, signed a contract for the supply of clothing,” the portal reports, referring to the procurement data of the state Corporation. The cost of these things was 899 thousand euros.

For the period from 2017 to 2019 years “Rosneft” has bought the brand of Duca Sartoria, one used to run the Atelier of Girombelli. Women’s and men’s jackets, trousers, shirts, blouses, coats, jackets, sweaters and vests cost about 400 thousand euros.

The media announced plans of Boris Johnson to reduce property tax

The newly elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to cancel the increased rates of stamp duty on houses sold for more than £ 1, 5 million, as well as the tax on housing sold for less than £ 500 thousand, According to the American edition of Mansion Global.

A British court has fined the woman who ate a raw squirrel to eyes vegan men

In Britain, the court sentenced two men who ate raw protein in front of vegans. The young men ate a raw squirrel in front of a vegan shop in London. According to them, so they tried to talk about the dangers of giving up meat

In Belgium, because of the heat launched a flashmob “sleep in the supermarket»

Initially, the announcement of the event appeared on Facebook. It suffered from the heat of the Belgians trading network Colruyt invited to spend hot hours in the fruit and vegetable departments of supermarkets, which are equipped with powerful refrigerators.

China responded to the deployment of THAAD complexes in South Korea

The deployment of American THAAD missile systems has seriously undermined the strategic balance in the region. The corresponding statement was made in China. Such information is contained in the published Wednesday “White paper on national defense of China”, RIA “Novosti”.

Russia began to supply China with the second regimental set of S-400

“A transport vessel with the first batch of equipment from the second regimental set of S-400 for China went to sea from the port of Ust-Luga in the Baltic sea,” TASS quotes the words of the interlocutor.

Iran will not allow to make a mess in the Strait of Hormuz

“We will not allow anyone to make a mess in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, in any case, we are not looking for tension and military conflict,” RIA Novosti quoted Rouhani.

India plans to hold the first military exercises in space

The Indian armed forces until the end of the week will hold the first in the history of the country military space exercises IndSpaceEx. This, citing a source in the government informed the newspaper Times of India.

“Indian Prime Minister Narendra modi said that the tests of anti-satellite weapons conducted in March 2019 will strengthen the defense capability of our country. In this regard, IndSpaceEx will demonstrate the possible responses of the Indian armed forces to the escalation of the conflict in outer space,” the source said.

According to him, in the light of China’s growing offensive ability, India “must provide conditions for the protection of its interests in space.”

Russian satellites are going to be equipped with solar lasers

Russia is implementing a project to create space-based energy and laser-optical systems. They will convert solar energy into laser radiation. Optical equipment will be installed on orbital satellites.

The Russian military will have infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers with new guns

Russian armored vehicles will receive new 57-mm combat modules. Told about it the journalists of RIA Novosti. It is reported that options for new guns for armored personnel carriers and BMP showed at the forum “Army-2019»

The Parliament of Guido approved the Covenant of foreign military assistance

The opposition national Assembly of Venezuela, led by Juan Guaido, who proclaimed himself interim President of the country, approved the return to the inter-American Treaty on mutual assistance (TIAR), providing for the possibility of foreign military assistance, according to the portal Infobae.

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