3 Nov, 2020

News digest for 11/02/2020

Former US National Security Agency (NSA) employee Edward Snowden has applied for dual citizenship of the Russian Federation and the United States. He announced this on Monday, November 2, on Twitter.

After years of separation from our parents, my wife and I realized that we did not want to be apart from our son. Therefore, in this era of pandemic and closed borders, we applied for dual citizenship of Russia and the United States, ”the post says.

On October 29, Snowden’s lawyer Anatoly Kucherena announced that Snowden would soon become a father, his child would receive Russian citizenship. Snowden on October 22 received an unlimited residence permit in the Russian Federation.

Tikhanovskaya urged EU countries to step up support for Belarusian opposition

Former presidential candidate of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya called on European countries to provide more active support to the Belarusian opposition and increase pressure on Minsk. Tikhanovskaya’s interview on Sunday evening was published by the British newspaper Financial Times.

Supreme Mufti of Russia condemns enmity over cartoons

It is unnatural to declare enmity over cartoons, because the Prophet Muhammad did not preach vengeance and valued forgiveness. This point of view was expressed by the Supreme Mufti of Russia Talgat Tajuddin. Tajuddin stressed that religion is designed to establish peace, order and harmony between people, and declaring millions of people as enemies because of a “trifle” will not lead to the restoration of mutual understanding.

Because of a trifle, the fact that someone drew something, to declare war, to declare enemies – this is not pleasing to God, not to God’s messengers, or to believers, it is unnatural and disgusting to life. And how will he feel when several million people become his enemies? – quotes his words RBC

Military personnel of Russia and Mongolia conducted exercises Selenga-2020

The Russian-Mongolian military exercises Selenga-2020 ended at the Burduny training ground in Buryatia and Doytym An in Mongolia. This was reported on Monday by the press service of the Eastern Military District (VVO).

Nazarbayev convenes bureau of the political council of the ruling party of Kazakhstan

The bureau of the political council of the ruling party of Kazakhstan “Nur Otan” is convened by the chairman of the association, the first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. This was announced on November 2 by the first deputy chairman of the party, Bauyrzhan Baibek, on his page on the social network Twitter.

Labeling of tires and car tires has become mandatory in Russia

Russia has introduced mandatory labeling of tires and auto-tires, and now all manufacturers of these products are required to comply with this measure, as well as submit information to the State Information System (GIS).

High-speed train operator in Japan suffered huge losses

The company, known as JR Tokai, operates the busiest bullet train line in Japan, connecting Tokyo and Osaka. At the same time, the number of passengers decreased by 76% in six months. JR Tokai expects its net loss to grow further by the end of the fiscal year

Polish PGNiG has filed an application with Gazprom to cut gas prices

Polish oil and gas company PGNiG has filed an application to reduce the price of natural gas supplied to Poland by Gazprom under the Yamal contract, the company said. The company added that the contract once every three years allows each of the parties to the agreement to advocate for a revision of the price terms of supplies if it is considered that they do not meet the market situation.

How many scammers have stolen from Russians from bank accounts

According to the Central Bank of Russia, in the first half of the year, banks recorded more than 360,000 unauthorized transactions with the funds of citizens committed without their consent, for a total amount of about 4 billion rubles. Banks returned to clients about 485 million rubles. stolen funds.

Bring Me the Horizon releases 2020 event album

Members of the British rock band Bring Me the Horizon have unveiled their new seventh studio album “Post human: survival horror”, inspired by the events of 2020. The mini-album includes nine tracks. Seven of them were made entirely in self-isolation (the musicians worked via video link)

The first trailer for the film Songbird

Film company STXfilms has published a trailer for the film “Songbird” on its YouTube channel. The action of the film will unfold during the coronavirus pandemic. The Songbird was directed by Adam Mason. The film was produced by Michael Bay. The exact release date of the film is currently kept secret.

Researchers have discovered seismic activity in the heart of Europe

Researchers from NASA, the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and the Nevada Bureau of Mines have discovered an area of ​​seismic activity in northern Europe, according to The Brussels Times. The territory of the zone begins in the Eifel region in Germany and covers parts of Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Luxembourg. The seismically active zone is growing and expanding, which is unusual in Northern Europe, where the last eruption occurred about 11,000 years ago.

The researchers used GPS data to figure out how the earth is moving vertically and horizontally. Overall, the movement is domed, indicating that hot molten rock beneath the Earth’s surface is rising to the surface, causing it to distort.

Fusion reactor launched in UK

After a seven-year refurbishment, the MAST (Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak) fusion reactor at the Culham Center for Fusion Energy is back in operation. Now it is called MAST Upgrade

The software can keep track of what you type during a video call

Anyone who prints at the same time as communicates via video communication on a computer can tell more about himself than he thinks. The new computer model could determine the words a person types by simply tracking the movements of their shoulders and arms in a video stream, says Murtuza Jadliwala of the University of Texas at San Antonio.

A technology for controlling a computer using the power of thought has been developed

The publication in The Times tells about the unique neurochip. According to the author of the article, the Stentrode device, connected with the human brain, allows one to control a computer with the power of thought alone. In this case, any electronics can also be controlled in the same way, experts say. The new neurochip will be especially useful for people with disabilities who find it difficult to move their body parts.

Aerobic exercise helps older adults restore muscle mass

A recent study by Brazilian specialists has shown that aerobic exercise affects the increase in the number of these cells, the oxygen demand of muscle tissues, and the metabolism of cellular “power plants” (mitochondria), which together helps the muscle to regenerate as soon as possible.

Service for searching Galaxy smartphones disconnected from the Internet

The South Korean company Samsung has released a new service SmartThings Find, designed to find Galaxy smartphones disconnected from the Internet. This process is made possible by Bluetooth technology and UWB ultra-wideband communications.

Samsung Wireless Charger 3-in-1

Samsung has announced the start of sales of a wireless charger for Russia, endowed with a universal 3-in-1 function. The cost of new items called EP-P6300 will be 7490 rubles

Peskov announced the absolute stability of the economy

Russia maintains absolute stability of its economy and financial system, despite the sharp drop in the ruble exchange rate. This was announced at a briefing on Monday by Putin’s spokesman Peskov.

Psychological marks are breaking through, but volatility is minimized by the efforts of our regulator, – he stated after the dollar for the first time since March rose above 90 rubles, and the euro renewed its maximum since December 2014 – 94.1425 rubles.