7 Nov, 2020

News digest for 11/06/2020

Black actress Lashana Lynch will play Agent 007 in the new film in the James Bond series, she personally stated in an interview with Harpers Bazaar magazine. The film is titled No Time to Die and will be released next year. In the story, James Bond finds himself in exile and a girl is summoned to take his place.

For the improvement of the city of Moscow in 2021

In 2021, the Moscow authorities plan to spend 107 billion rubles on beauty in the city – 16 billion more than in 2020, Open Media drew attention, having studied the draft of the capital’s budget

Roscosmos asked the government for funds to create the Sphere system

The Russian state corporation Roskosmos is asking the government to give it 1.5 trillion rubles, which will be used to create a multifunctional satellite system Sphere.

According to a member of the board of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation, Alexander Ivanov, the Russian Sphere will become an analogue of the American satellite system Starlink and the British-Indian OneWeb.

The action “Day of the fight against the Unified State Exam” has started in Russia

The For Truth party has launched a campaign against the Unified State Examination (USE). To express their position on this issue, politicians urged parents not to send 11 grade students to school on December 2

In Tomsk, a household device was created for evaluating antioxidants in food

Tomsk scientists have developed a compact and cheap device for assessing the antioxidant activity of foods, dietary supplements and medicinal settings, which can be used in everyday life. Until now, this required laboratory power

Developed fluorescent wood for indoor lighting

The resulting material turned out to be dense, water-resistant and with excellent mechanical properties, the inventors assure. But what is most impressive is the new wood’s ability to illuminate rooms. Under the influence of the ultraviolet spectrum, quantum dots emit and scatter orange light through the film

Scientists find ancient ‘missing link’ in arthropod evolution

Chinese scientists have discovered a 520-million-year-old five-eyed shrimp-like creature that may be the missing link in the evolution of the most abundant animals on earth, the arthropods, Xinhua News Agency reported on November 5.

Scientists have developed an unlimited life heart bio valve

Specialists of the Russian company “Cardiotechnika” and the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have created an implant that functions as a heart valve, which does not wear out and does not require taking drugs that prevent the formation of blood clots.

An analogue of GPS for underwater use was created

According to the ZDNet portal, engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an Underwater backscatter localization system (UBL, underwater backscatter localization).

So far, during the experiments, centimeter accuracy of geolocation using UBL has been achieved. It is difficult to say what the commercial implementation of the technology will be. One thing is clear: thanks to it, cheap, accurate and massive probes for studying the bottom of the World Ocean will become possible.

Roskosmos cannot master the financing of Vostochny

The amount of funding allocated for the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome is excessive for the number of workers and equipment involved in the work, Alexander Ivanov, a member of the board of the Military-Industrial Commission of Russia in charge of the rocket and space industry, told RIA Novosti.

Vostochny was commissioned unfinished in 2016. Since then, five launches of medium-class Soyuz-2 carrier rockets have been carried out, of which one is an emergency

SpaceX launches third generation navigation satellite

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 launch vehicle with a third-generation GPS satellite. The launch took place from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Elon Musk’s specialists managed to return the first stage of the carrier to Earth.

Microbes found in the Atacama desert that can survive on Mars

In one of the most unfavorable places for life on Earth, the Chilean Atacama Desert, dozens of species of microbes have been found. They live in clay deposits at a depth of about 30 cm, reports Nature.

An important discovery was made by scientists at Cornell University. They stressed that these microbes survive in extreme conditions similar to those found on Mars. Gale Crater on the Red Planet is covered with similar clayey rocks and could possibly be suitable for microorganisms like those found in the terrestrial desert.

ISS crew banned from posting images of launched satellites on social networks

The publication on the Web of images of satellites launched from the International Space Station was banned for the ISS crew.

All satellite photos are for official use and should not be shared through social media, ”was announced during the NASA-broadcast talks between the Houston Mission Control Center and the orbital station.

What exactly the ban is connected with was not specified, but it is known that military spacecraft are being sent into space from the American segment of the ISS.

The Time Machine group has released the album “In the meter”

At first we were not going to do any album, I generally prefer to publish the songs right away. They came up with three – recorded – released, invented a year ago another – recorded – released … And in the spring we were all locked up, and for the first time in many years I had free time. I redid everything that I put off until better times, and then suddenly the songs were flooded! And not only for me, Sasha Kutikov also began to send. And suddenly we realized that we were making another record.

Yuri Shevchuk celebrated the anniversary of his group

The premiere of the official tribute collection “Territory of DDT” dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the team of Yuri Shevchuk took place on November 6, 2020.

The tribute was attended by more than 50 musicians and groups of completely different musical styles from different cities and regions of Russia and the CIS, including Antokha MS, Khadn Dadn, Louna, Lumen, Amatory, Marina Katsuba, Grotto, Tilmil, DenDerty , Igor Rasteryaev, Blazhin, Pika, Isaya, 7B, Musya Totibadze, Animal Jazz, Zero People, Guru Groove Foundation, Operation Plasticine, Belarusian rapper Sirop and many others.

The number of attacks from militants in Syria increased

In Syria, militants have become much more likely to violate the ceasefire. As stated in the Center for the Reconciliation of the Parties, over the past month, only in the Idlib de-escalation zone, about 40 local residents were killed, and the same number were injured.

US TV channels interrupt Trump’s speech on electoral fraud

The American channels MSNBC, CNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC interrupted the broadcast of the speech of US President Donald Trump, where he called the past elections rigged and corrupt, as they considered his words false and unsubstantiated.

Former Kosovo President Arrested in War Crimes Case

Former president of the partially recognized republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, has been detained and taken into custody in The Hague, according to the website of the International Court of Justice’s Special Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes in Kosovo. The President is accused of war crimes during the 1998-1999 conflict.

US Federal Reserve kept its base interest rate

The US Federal Reserve System (FRS), which acts as the country’s central bank, kept its base interest rate at 0-0.25%, as expected by the market. This is stated in the message of the financial regulator following the meeting of its leadership.

Russia has increased the export of agricultural products to China

Since the beginning of 2020, the export of Russian agricultural products to China has grown by 24% compared to the same period in 2019. This was reported on November 6 by the RF Ministry of Agriculture. In ten months, more than 3.7 million tons of food products were delivered to China for $ 3.2 billion. China accounts for 14% of Russian agricultural exports. The ministry explained that the growth was achieved due to the export of products from the fat-and-oil and meat industries.

Facebook Blocks Trump Support Group

Facebook has blocked a group in support of the current US President Donald Trump. A community called Stop the Steal lasted a day. The group posted messages about alleged fraud in the US presidential elections with a demand to stop the vote count

Turkey fined social media

The Turkish authorities have fined 10 million Turkish lira ($ 1.175 million) social networks Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, Youtube and Tiktok for violating a bill providing for the opening of representative offices of listed companies in the republic.

US plans to host mobile base network in Norway

The US Naval Institute has published a new concept, formulated by the commandant of the US Marine Corps, General David Berger, according to which the US military wants to establish a network of mobile bases in Norway that will support US Navy operations against Russian submarines in the North Atlantic and in the Arctic.

Close European borders and expel immigrants

At a conference in the Patriot media center on the topic “Insulting Muslims. How will such freedom end for France? ” Bundestag deputy from the party “Alternative for Germany” Waldemar Gerdt said that the police have completely lost control over immigrants.

First, we need to close the borders, because no matter how much we evict [newcomers], there will still be more people coming in. The temptation of the European Union, its super tolerance, financial security – these are all such tempting factors that it will not end with just eviction. It is necessary to remove these factors: remove the cash benefit, leave immigrants only on food – after that 30% will leave by themselves. Then [it is necessary] to deal with the clans harshly: one deliberate violation of the law – and not only the culprit, but his entire family must be sent back. I think that this is the only way we can establish legality on our streets, – says Waldemar Gerdt.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sold shares in the company

The head of Amazon, the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, got rid of $ 3 billion in his company in a week. CNCB writes about this with reference to OpenInsider data. Bezos’ remaining 10.7% stake in Amazon is estimated at more than $ 173 billion, MarketWatch writes.

Reverse reform: leading positions in military registration and enlistment offices will again become military

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation decided to change the procedure for the formation of leading personnel in military commissariats. These institutions will again be headed by military personnel. This was reported to the Izvestia newspaper by sources in the RF Ministry of Defense.

OSCE recommended not to recognize the results of elections in Belarus

In Belarus, new presidential elections must be held in compliance with all international norms, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said in a fresh statement. Excerpts from the text of the document were presented to the public by RIA Novosti.

The experts noticed the facts of violation at every stage of the electoral process. Now it’s time to hold real elections, they are sure, having invited representatives of the OSCE / ODIHR and other observers.

Tikhanovskaya and Latushko appealed to the security officials of Belarus

Representatives of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and Pavel Latushko recorded a video message to the security forces of the republic. The appeal of the oppositionists in the Belarusian army and law enforcement officers contains a warning that “they want to be drawn into a war against their own people. According to Latushko, Lukashenka does not have enough resources to maintain power, so he uses the forces of the army. Latushko and Tikhanovskaya said that the servicemen should not be allowed to be used in terror, reports the Belarusian Partisan newspaper.

New organization to promote leisure in Russia

A new autonomous non-profit organization “Tourism Development” will appear in Russia to promote recreation in the country. This follows from the draft government order published on the federal portal of draft regulatory legal acts. The founder of the new organization, as follows from the explanatory note to the document, will be Rosturizm. The goal of ANO is to increase competitiveness and promote recreation in Russia and in certain regions on the domestic and world tourism market. In 2021 alone, the federal agency plans to allocate 1.3 billion rubles for the activities of the new organization. from the federal budget.

It is planned that tourist information centers will be created in Russia and abroad. In addition, websites, mobile applications and other tools will be developed to promote leisure in Russia. To make activities aimed at developing tourism more effective, the organization will conduct marketing research, including monitoring the recognition and analysis of consumer attitudes towards the Russian brand.

The previous leadership of the department tried to launch similar marketing centers abroad, but the project failed

Conquer obesity in Russians with new taxes

Boris Mendelevich, a member of the State Duma Committee on Health Protection, proposed changing the Tax Code so that the funds of fast food producers go to fight obesity. The deputy told RIA Novosti about this.

There are three main aspects in the bill that Mendelevich is developing – limiting the calorie content of foods, a tax on fast food, and reducing poverty. In his opinion, defeating the disease can only be achieved with a well-thought-out strategy and good taxes.

Chinese authorities temporarily suspend entry from Russia

Entry into China will be temporarily suspended for those with valid Chinese visas and residence permits, which involve work, personal matters and family reunification. These measures will not apply to persons who have diplomatic and service visas, as well as courtesy and C category visas.

A performance in support of political prisoners was staged at the FSB building

In Moscow, near the FSB building on Lubyanka, activist Pavel Krysevich staged a rally in support of political prisoners. During the rally, Krysevich was hanged on a cross in the image of Jesus Christ, after which other activists in cloaks with the FSB inscription set him on fire and began throwing volumes of criminal cases into the fire. To create a flame, a special substance was used that burns at 40 degrees and does not harm humans

The Deputy Defense Minister did not declare the land on Rublevka

Deputy Shoigu Aleksey Krivoruchko, who had just sold the Kalashnikov concern, did not declare the land on Rublevka, Open Media found out. Plot of 11 600 sq. m is located behind one fence along with the house of the Deputy Minister of Defense and is estimated at almost half a billion rubles.

The land is in a long-term lease from the Krivoruchko company. But since this site forms a single complex with the rest of the deputy minister’s real estate, it should be reflected in the declaration, Ilya Shumanov, deputy head of the Russian branch of Transperency International, is sure.