6 Oct, 2020

News digest for 10/05/2020

New countries on Belarusian television

State TV channels in Belarus now use new geotaggers to refer to Poland, Lithuania, and Ukraine. For example, Ukraine is now listed as “Former Ukrainian SSR»

Earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Minsk has data on inciting protests in the country from Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine. Now on television, these countries are called: “former Polish people’s Republic”, “former Soviet Republic of Lithuania”, “former Ukrainian SSR”.

Belarus has decided to expel the diplomats of Poland and Lithuania

The public news service reported that Belarus has ordered Poland and Lithuania to reduce the number of diplomats in Minsk. Up to 18 and 14 diplomats should remain in the country until October 9, respectively

Zelensky signed a decree on attracting IT specialists from Belarus

The decree notes that Ukraine will extend the temporary stay of Belarusian specialists in the country to 180 days. Also, Ukraine should have a project to simplify the registration of a residence permit for such Belarusians.

Sanctions list of the Belarusian opposition

The Belarusian opposition has already added 700-800 people to its sanctions list. This is reported by TASS with reference to Anna Krasulina, press Secretary of the former presidential candidate of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.

These are all those who committed violence against civilians, who gave orders to commit violence, they will all have to answer. The same list includes those who rigged the election. Sanctions should be adopted and expanded in a serious way,” krasulina said.
Nobel prize in medicine awarded for discovery of hepatitis C virus

The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to Harvey alter (USA), Michael Othon (great Britain) and Charles rice (USA). This was announced on Monday by the Nobel Committee of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

They threw hard hats at the President of FESCO and the CEO of VMTP

FESCO President Arkady Korostelev and General Director of the Vladivostok commercial sea port (VMTP) Roman Kukharuk, who were thrown helmets by protesting dockers of the VMTP, appealed to law enforcement agencies, the company said. FESCO noted that managers were injured

The conflict between the employees and the management of VMTP began after the change of management in the port. On September 30, the port’s Supervisory Board dismissed VMTP CEO Zairbek Yusupov. Employees demanded to restore it, maintain social guarantees and explain the reasons for the resignation

In Russia, proposed to ban transactions with Google, Facebook and Twitter

The Russian public chamber has proposed that the Russian Parliament ban transactions with Google, Facebook and Twitter corporations, as well as prohibit the use of accounts in foreign social networks by Russian government agencies, TASS reports.

An air leak in the Russian ISS module was tried to be taped up

An air leak in the Russian Zvezda module of the international space station was tried to be fixed with tape, but the pressure in the” leaking “compartment continues to decrease. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the crew’s negotiations with Earth, broadcast by NASA.

In the Urals, massively checked how residents wear masks

The raids were carried out by employees of the Ministry of public security together with the police, Regardie, and municipal administrations. In particular, shopping centers and stores were checked by 193 groups of employees, transport — 46 groups, metro — 4 groups. In total, 5,751 stores and shopping centers, 2,965 public transport units were checked over two days, and 21,443 preventive interviews were conducted with citizens. The source’s information was confirmed in the operational staff, saying that about 1.5 thousand protocols were drawn up in the region.

It is impossible to open borders with Russia in the near future

It is impossible to talk about the prospects of opening European borders for Russians in the context of the growing number of cases of coronavirus, said EU Ambassador to Moscow Markus Ederer. Ederer recalled that the EU conducts a review of countries from which entry is possible, once every two weeks.

Special forces lined up in front of the government house in Bishkek.

Rallies of people dissatisfied with the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections are taking place in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Earlier, seven opposition parties that did not pass the Parliament announced the creation of the bloc.

Graphene will measure qubits in quantum computers

Finnish physicists have developed a new graphene-based detector for measuring energy at record resolution. This device can provide high-quality reading in superconducting quantum computers. The results were published in the journal Nature.

Transparent wood will replace ordinary glass

Transparent wood material is a glass – like material, but safer, more efficient, and more economical than glass. It is made from a fast-growing balsa tree. Transparent wood also has the properties of plastic, i.e. it is able to bend and better withstand impacts.

According to Junyun Zhu, a researcher at the forest products laboratory, wood with transparent properties can become a “window to the future.” The scientist came to this conclusion together with colleagues from the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado in the United States.

Stem cells can make spinal cord injuries reversible

Usually, damaged body tissues can be restored with the help of stem cells, which replenish the reserves of lost ones. In the spinal cord, this possibility is limited, since after injury, they mostly form scars.

Presented the battery out of the vanilla

Employees of the Graz technical University said that they were Able to develop a technology for manufacturing redox electrolyte for a flow battery from vanillin.

Scientists have recycled lignin from paper waste using chemical processes without the use of toxic substances and expensive catalysts. As a result, the researchers managed to get a prototype of a flow-through battery made of vanillin. Experts believe that the device can be used to store large amounts of energy from wind and solar power plants

Scientists told about a new development for restoring nerve cells

Scientists from the South Korean Institute of science and technology Daegu Gyeongbuk created micro-robots with magnetic control that fill the gaps between nerve cells, restoring connections between them, reports the publication “Popular Mechanics”.

Scientists have successfully extracted the DNA of insects frozen in amber

Information about this appeared on the pages of the journal PLOS One. Scientists from Europe used two types of amber for the experiment. They were mined in 2013 and 2017 in Madagascar. The resin contained weevil insects.

Japan intends to build a fuel plant on the moon

The management of the Japanese aerospace research Agency JAXA wants to finish the construction of a fuel plant to produce hydrogen from ice deposits in 2035. The location of the plant is the South pole of the moon.

The origin of Cassiopeia A, one of the most famous supernova remnants, is revealed

Scientists suggest that these stars mostly come from binary star systems, where one of the stars tears off the outer layers of the other star with its gravitational pull – many efforts have been made to detect the remaining companion star after such supernovae with a torn shell.

Microsoft to release lightweight Windows 10

The American Corporation Microsoft has returned to work on a lightweight version of the Windows 10 operating system for mobile PCs. Windows 10X will be released in the first half of 2021, iXBT reported. Windows 10X will compete with Chrome OS, which is easy to use and designed for low-cost laptops. The lightweight OS is also suitable for dual-screen tablets and mobile PCs.

Samsung will equip Galaxy S21 Ultra with a stylus

So far, it is reported that a small metal or plastic wand with a silicone tip will be equipped with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. It is believed that the appearance of this kind of tool will help the company increase sales of mobile gadgets.

New Nokia smart TVs confirmed for release

According to the Nokia India website, the new line of smart TVs will be presented on Tuesday, October 6. 2 models are expected with a diagonal of 32 and 50 inches, respectively. Both new products are fully certified by the Indian Bureau of standard and quality. The new products will run on the Android 9.0 operating system, as well as have pre-installed popular video services such as Netflix, Prime Video and Disney.

The US air force tested the “Arsenal plane”.

Its role was performed by the C-17A Globemaster III military transport aircraft. the C-17A simulated the launch of several AGM-158 air-to-surface cruise missiles. They were placed on pallets. In the United States, it is believed that “Arsenal planes” can seriously increase the ability of the air force to enter into battle a large number of heavy weapons operating at long distances

During the tests, special attention was paid to the interaction of various communication systems. The exchange between them binds together disparate means of destruction. “Military review” writes that the creation of a single network is very important for “Arsenal aircraft”, because they do not have the means to identify targets.

Out the trailer for “monster Hunter” with Milla Jovovich

The official teaser trailer for the movie “monster hunter”was premiered as part of the online festival Comis-Con Russia, which is taking place this weekend. The film was directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.

The son of the former Khabarovsk Governor Sergey Furgal, Anton, was detained.

According to REN TV, Anton Furgal was detained under article 20.2 of The administrative code of the Russian Federation “Violation of the established procedure for organizing or holding a meeting, rally, demonstration, March or picketing”.

British destroyer entered the Black sea

The British Navy’s Dragon destroyer has entered the Black sea, the Russian National defense control center said. The Ministry noted that the forces of the black sea fleet began tracking a foreign warship.

Belgium’s first transgender woman becomes Deputy Prime Minister

The post of Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium for the first time received a transgender Petra de soutter from the Flemish green party. This was reported by a Brussels newspaper The Times. The government was formed a week ago, but the Belgian media barely mentioned the appointment of a transgender person to such a high post

Growing black currants in the United States has long been banned.

As explained by “AIF” senior researcher at the research Institute of horticulture of Siberia. Lisavenko Valentina Salykova, the ban was announced at the beginning of the XX century. The purpose of such drastic measures to protect from diseases such valuable conifers as white pine, Weymouth.

The fact is that black currant is an intermediate host of rust that damages coniferous trees, and powdery mildew that affects cereals. Golden currant is a perfect substitute for black currant. It is unpretentious, durable, and not damaged by diseases and pests such as mountain ash, Terry, rust, or powdery mildew, ” the expert explained.

At the Federal level, the ban in the United States was lifted in 2003, but in some States, for example, in new Hampshire, Maine, Virginia and Massachusetts, it is still impossible to grow black currants.

Members of the Pro-Kurdish peoples ‘ democracy Party arrested in Turkey

Last week, authorities issued arrest warrants for 20 politicians and activists of the Pro-Kurdish peoples ‘ democracy party (PDP). Among them is the mayor of the capital of the Eastern province of Kars, Ayhan Bilgen. He was the last PD member to head a major Turkish city.

Erdogan announced that he considers Jerusalem a Turkish city

This was stated by the Turkish President in his speech to members of Parliament. The event was held in Ankara. According to information published by the Times of Israel newspaper, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted that traces of Ottoman resistance can still be found on the territory of Jerusalem, which was abandoned by the Turkish side after the end of the First world war.

From which, according to the Turkish leader, it follows that Jerusalem is a Turkish city. In addition, Erdogan noted that the Palestinian people in Jerusalem were occupied by the Israelis, violating their rights. Therefore, the Turkish President stressed, Turkey considers it its duty to support the Palestinians

Israel’s defense Minister accused Turkey of destabilizing the region

Israeli defense Minister Beni Gantz accused Turkey of destabilizing and obstructing peace efforts in the region, Reuters reported. He accused Turkey and Iran of supporting “regional aggression.”

UK to change rules on granting asylum to migrants

The country will change its asylum rules to reduce the number of illegal migrants, the Times reports. According to home Secretary Priti Patel, a system of requests will be drawn up in conjunction with the UN, particularly for refugees from the Middle East, and if people enter Britain illegally, they will be denied asylum

The Russian government will restructure the debts of Uralvagonzavod until 2029

The debts of Uralvagonzavod (UVZ, part of rostec group) to VTB can be restructured for the period up to 2029. This is stated in the draft law on the budget for 2021-2023.

According to the document, we are talking about loans issued in 2016 and 2017, according to RBC. Uralvagonzavod received them under state guarantee. The repayment period for these loans can be extended until December 31, 2029. The state guarantee will be extended until the same date. The amount of loans is not disclosed. However, it is known that they were issued on bail – the right to claim money for $ 263 million, or about 20 billion rubles at the current exchange rate, as well as equipment.

According to RBC, in General, long – term loans to UVZ amount to 88 billion rubles, and short-term loans- 19.4 billion rubles. A total of 5 loans were taken in rubles, 2 in euros and one in dollars. The Russian government has already helped the plant restructure its debts in 2017