Over the past year, the level of financial literacy and the well-being of Russians have become higher, but only a third of Russian citizens regularly save money. This is evidenced by the results of a study conducted by Visa and Ipsos. Relevant data leads RBC.
According to the survey, only 24% of respondents are aware of at least one product to increase savings, and only 8% use them.
“A significant part of the population still spends money very lightly – 34% of respondents have no savings at all, 21% of Russians do not keep a budget,” the study says.
Briefly about the main thing ….
“Do not forget the horrors of war”
Senator Ekaterina Lakhova from Bryansk condemned the experiment of a deputy who decided to eat for 3,500 rubles a month.
I always think about those who went through the war. People who survived the horrors and hunger. What was their consumer basket? People survived as best they could. And at the same time, having gone through so much of everything, what are they reasonable, what a bright head they have! Maybe it is just stress and deprivation that cause ..
For the unemployed Russians came up with a new fine
Sergei Vostretsov, a member of the State Duma Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans’ Affairs, proposed fining unemployed Russians of working age for not paying social contributions.
Social guarantees provided by the current legislation, non-working citizens receive in full, and also have the right to receive a social old-age pension. – Sergey Vostretsov, politician
More than 140 cases were initiated for violations during the construction of the East
More than 140 criminal cases were initiated on the facts of violations during the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome. As reported on November 20 by the representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office Alexander Kurennoy, the damage from crimes amounted to 10 billion rubles.
The court found the fine of The New Times
The Tverskoy Court of Moscow found legal the imposition of a fine in the amount of 22.25 million rubles. the magazine The New Times, reports RIA Novosti. Earlier, the court also confirmed the fine to the editor-in-chief of the publication Evgenia Albats in the amount of 30 thousand rubles.
Recall the court at the request of Roskomnadzor fined the publication and its chief editor because of the late submission of data on foreign funding (Part 1 of Art. 13.15.1 of the Administrative Code).
In Samara, a deceased pensioner was summoned to the FIU for funeral benefits
The URA.RU publication reported that the Pension Fund of Russia (PFR) offered the deceased pensioner from Samara to come for social benefits for her own burial. According to the woman’s son-in-law, she died in May of this year, and a letter from the FIU came in November.
The press service of the FIU office in the Samara region, RIA Novosti, previously reported that an error letter was received due to a failure in the program-technical complex of the customer service when compiling lists of citizens who applied for the payment of this benefit, because of which the lists of the deceased and lists of their relatives.
“Victory” fights for hand treasure
From November 5, 2017, new rules for baggage and hand baggage in airplanes are in effect in Russia. In accordance with them, the minimum weight of carry-on baggage, carried free of charge, was 5 kg for non-refundable tickets. However, in addition to this standard, passengers were allowed to carry other items free of charge, including a backpack or bag (the carrier sets dimensions), a bouquet of flowers, baby food, medicines, canes, wheelchairs and more.
According to the head of the low-cost airline, the rule that the company is trying to challenge does not allow for flight safety.
“If there is a refusal on the supervisory complaint, we will be forced to change the rules for carrying hand luggage: we are more likely to establish ridiculous dimensions of hand luggage, for example 10x10x10 cm; everything else, beyond hand luggage, will be transported, as the Ministry of Transport asks, ”RIA Novosti quotes Kalmykov.
In Moscow, three restaurants Starlite Diner closed due to hepatitis A
Three restaurants of the Starlite Diner chain were closed in Moscow after eight cases of hepatitis A among employees and visitors. This was told in the metropolitan administration of Rospotrebnadzor.
It is useless to contact the head of Karelia
The Head of Karelia, Arthur Parfenchikov, refused to open a kindergarten in the village of Suoeki at the request of a local resident, Anna Vlasova, and declared that it was useless to contact him. About this woman herself told the publication “Runa”.
Sit up to three years, negotiate with grandmothers, hire a nanny. How everyone is doing. But enough of these “comments”. Are you not tired? The child will be three years old, take him to Suoyarvi. – Arthur Parfenchikov, Russian politician
In Karelia, they plan to build an oncologic dispensary for 200 places
A modern oncologic dispensary with 200 beds is planned to be built in Karelia to reduce cancer mortality.
To repair the roads near Moscow in 2019 will send 18 billion rubles
According to the Minister of Transport and Road Infrastructure of the Moscow Region Alexei Gerzhik, the formation of a road repair program for 2019 is in its final stages. In drawing it up, the proposals of the residents, the opinion of the experts of Mosavtodor and the priorities of the municipalities are taken into account.
Today, in 2019, we have prepared 18 billion rubles to continue changing the quality of roads at the municipal and regional levels. – Andrei Vorobyov, Russian politician
The court decided to expel from Russia party “races on the Gelandewagen”
The Zamoskvoretsky court recognized as lawful the decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to expel from Russia the participant of the “races to Gelandewagen” – a citizen of Tajikistan Abduvahob Madzhidov, the Moscow news agency reported. In July, the ministry approved a decision about the undesirability of finding Majidov in the country.
In Kurgan, a woman with a stroller fell into the sewer
Investigators in Kurgan are checking information about the fall of a woman and a stroller with a 2-year-old child in an open sewer well, dusted with snow. The results will be given a legal assessment of the actions of public utilities and the procedural decision is made.
Russia will create regional registries of cancer patients
The Ministry of Health of Russia plans to create regional registries of cancer patients. According to RIA Novosti with reference to the documents of the ministry, the agency also intends to open 18 reference centers to improve the quality of diagnostic studies.
In Russia, adopted a law on the introduction of electronic military tickets
The State Duma adopted in the third and final reading a law on the introduction of a personalized electronic card as a military registration document. This was reported on the website of the lower house of parliament.
“A personal electronic card will have a high degree of protection,” added Vladimir Shamanov.
The parliamentarian emphasized that it will be issued only to those who give their consent to receive it, while it is not planned to cancel the issuance of a military ID to citizens.
The population of the Russian Federation in January-September decreased by 83.5 thousand people
The population of Russia in January-September 2018 decreased by 83.5 thousand people, as of October 1 it was 146.8 million people, the Rosstat reported on Tuesday.
The road collapsed in Volsk due to the lack of sewer pipes
The workers attempted to pressurize the collector, but when the pumps were turned on, water was pumped out of the ground at the intersection of Chernyshevsky and Komsomolskaya streets. The site hastily had to dig, and it turned out that a piece of pipe on it was simply missing. The city authorities spent a billion rubles on the treatment facilities built 16 years ago.
Central Bank spoke about the problems with the banks of China because of the sanctions
The head of the Central Bank office in China, Vladimir Danilov, spoke about a number of problems with Chinese commercial banks due to the sanctions of third countries, RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, some Chinese commercial banks broadly interpret restrictive measures that apply to Russia.
MTS recorded a loss of 37 billion rubles
The last time MTS showed a loss in the third quarter of 2017. Then it amounted to an order of magnitude lower amount – 3.2 billion rubles. and was associated with the termination of the company in Turkmenistan and the depreciation of Turkmen assets. The current astronomical loss is also associated with Central Asia.
Enel postponed the sale of Reftinskaya TPP to the beginning of 2019
The Italian energy group Enel expects to complete the sale of Reftinskaya GRES in the Sverdlovsk region in January-February 2019, and not in December of this year, as previously planned.
In the block “wealth management” Sberbank will change the head
Alexander Bondarenko, senior vice president and head of the Wealth Management unit of Sberbank, leaves office in early December and leaves the bank, said three people close to Sberbank and its structural divisions.
Gazprombank and VTB to sell Eurofinance Mosnarbank
VTB and Gazprombank have begun negotiations with several investors on the sale of their blocking packages (25% plus 1 share each) in Eurofinance Mosnarbank, RBC reports with reference to two sources close to the parties to the negotiations.
MegaFon raises tariffs in international roaming
Since December 3, MegaFon telecom operator will increase tariffs for calls, SMS-messages and mobile Internet in international roaming. Thus, a minute of talk in roaming will cost MegaFon subscribers from 39 to 99 rubles. depending on the country, SMS – 9.9 rubles. for the message.
Net profit of FC Otkritie exceeded 30 billion rubles
The Otkritie FC Bank, which fell under reorganization through FCBS, for 9 months of the current year received IFRS net profit in the amount of 30.8 billion rubles. against a loss of 157.9 billion rubles. a year earlier, according to the reporting of the credit organization
The CBR does not note a slowdown in consumer lending
In the summer of this year, the Bank of Russia decided to increase the risk ratio for unsecured consumer loans, which will be issued after September 1. In particular, the regulator increased the coefficient in order to reduce the rapid growth of such loans.
Russians take foreign currency deposits from banks
Although the rates on deposits in dollars are rising sharply, the Russians still continue to withdraw their money from banking institutions. However, officials insist that the banking system is stable. The central bank said that for three months in a row there has been an intense cash outflow.
Rosstat reported an increase in real incomes of Russians
Real disposable incomes (less compulsory payments and adjusted for inflation) of the population of Russia increased in October by 1.4 percent in annual terms, follows from Rosstat materials published on the department’s website. Cash incomes of Russians in October increased by 5.1% by September and by 5.4% by October last year, reaching 33,297 thousand rubles.
The fixed part of the salaries of Russian employees has been decreasing since 2012
The share of the fixed part of the salary of Russian employees is less than in European countries, and it has been declining for the last five years, according to HSE researchers. Now a smaller proportion of fixed salary is typical for companies with a large number of employees (77.5) than with smaller ones (about 80%), and also more for state-owned enterprises (78.4%) than for foreign companies (84.7%) . At the same time, neither the financial position of the company, nor the presence of a trade union in it, does not affect the structure of the salaries of employees. Enterprises reduce the fixed part without indexing it with inflation or replacing workers with higher fixed wages with workers with lower
Kazakhstan Samruk-Energy holding is preparing to reduce tariffs
Energy-producing enterprises of Samruk-Energo holding are reviewing plans for reconstruction in connection with the need to reduce electricity tariffs, said Serik Tyutebayev, director for production and asset management of Samruk-Energo JSC, said Informburo on November 20.
Sberbank Approved Bond Programs
Sberbank has approved two bond programs with a volume of up to 500 billion rubles or the equivalent of this amount in foreign currency, follows from the financial institution materials. The volume of each program will be up to 250 billion rubles.
Bonds will be placed without a deadline (in the first program). The maximum maturity of bonds placed under the second program is the date on which 25 years expire from the date the bonds are placed. The program is valid for five years from the date of state registration.
The Treasury of the Russian Federation placed on deposits 30 billion rubles
The volume of supply was 30 billion rubles, the demand was 51 billion, and three credit organizations participated in the auction. The date of payment is November 21, and interest is returned and paid on December 26.
Foreign investors withdrew 68 billion euros from Italian government bonds
November 19, 2018 it became known that since May of this year, foreign investors have withdrawn 68 billion euros from Italian government bonds. At the same time, data from the Bank of Italy indicate a slowdown in outflow.
Sberbank launched a new mortgage program for secondary apartments
Mortgage on the new program of Sberbank can be issued without providing a report on the evaluation of the object, if the apartment being purchased belongs to the secondary market and is placed in ads on the DomKlik website. This is stated in a press release of the credit institution.
Revenues to the consolidated budget of the Russian Federation for 10 months increased by 23%
Tax revenues in the consolidated budget of the Russian Federation for 10 months of 2018 increased by 22.9% compared to the same period last year, reaching 17.6 trillion rubles, said the head of the Federal Tax Service of Russia Mikhail Mishustin at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.
Over 10 months of this year, the consolidated budget of the Russian Federation received 15.6 trillion rubles. This is 22.9% higher than the corresponding period of the previous year or in absolute figures by 3.3 trillion rubles … This is a large figure, and without an increase in the basic rates of basic budget-forming taxes. – Mikhail Mishustin, Russian economist
In “Gazprom” reduced investment in the “Nord Stream-2” in 2018
The materials of the Russian gas holding said that the investment plan was revised down to 92.182 billion rubles from 114.511 billion rubles, which were planned in the previous version of the investment program of 2018, TASS reports.
Venezuela’s largest refinery completely shut down due to problems
The largest oil refinery in Venezuela, Amuay with a capacity of 645 thousand barrels per day, stopped working on Sunday due to problems with the gas valve on the gas supply system, Reuters reports, citing two employees of the company and a trade union leader.
Lithuania will think about leaving Interpol
On Tuesday, the Lithuanian parliament adopted a resolution stating that “if Alexander Prokopchuk is elected head of Interpol, then Lithuania, together with other democratic countries, should immediately consider the possibility of leaving the organization.”
The United States supported the South Korean candidate for the post of head of Interpol
In addition to Prokopchuk, the candidate for the post of head of Interpol is the acting head of the organization Kim Jong Yang from South Korea, who previously served as senior vice president. The previous head of the organization, Meng Hongwei, resigned after his arrest in China on October 7.
We believe that Kim Jong Yang will be the right leader. We strongly support Kim Jong Yang, who is now the Acting President. – Mike Pompeo, American politician
Spain threatened to block Brexit from Gibraltar
The country’s prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, said that Spain could vote against the British withdrawal agreement, if it does not state that Madrid can conduct direct negotiations with London over Gibraltar. According to the politician, that the nature of such negotiations is not stipulated in the draft transaction on Brexit, the Spanish authorities learned only 72 hours ago.
“If there is no change, at the moment the pro-European government, which is Spain, will vote against Brexit in this form,” RTVE reports Sanchez.
In Ukraine, calculated the losses from the launch of the “Turkish stream”
According to Ungovsky, after commissioning the first line of the Turkish Stream, gas transit through Ukraine will decrease by 12-13 billion cubic meters per year
Pushilin officially took over as head of the DPR
Denis Pushilin officially took over as head of the proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).
I swear in the exercise of the powers of the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic to abide by the DPR Constitution and laws, respect and ensure the rights and freedoms of a person and citizen, fulfill the high duties of the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic with honor, serve the people faithfully. – Denis Pushilin
The Kremlin called the letter of US senators pressure on Interpol
When asked if the senators’ letter could be called pressure on Interpol, Peskov replied: “Of course.” On the eve of the presidential press secretary said that the Kremlin supports the Russian police.
We did not see this letter, we read the relevant messages in the media. But, probably, this is a kind of interference in the electoral process. In the election of an international organization. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman
The court blocked the decree trump on refusal of refuge to illegal immigrants
A decree by US President Donald Trump about refusing to provide asylum to illegal migrants from Mexico was blocked by a federal judge in San Francisco.
The USA will register Venezuela in sponsors of terrorism
The administration of US President Donald Trump plans to include Venezuela in the number of countries sponsoring terrorism, the Washington Post (WP) reports, citing sources. Getting into the list of “sponsors of terrorism” implies sanctions against those who trade with these countries.
US ambassador summoned to Pakistan Foreign Ministry
US Ambassador to Pakistan Paul Jonas was summoned to the foreign ministry of this country because of the harsh remarks of the American leader Donald Trump. The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic intends to send a strong protest to Washington. Such a statement was made in the press service of the department.
The White House may impose restrictions on the export of new technologies from the USA
According to the newspaper, the Bureau of Industry and Security’s proposal is connected with the concern of the White House and US businessmen about the possibility of theft of the intellectual property of American companies by China.
The United States announced the supply of Iranian oil to Syria by Russian companies
A spokesman for the US administration said the United States had uncovered an “international network” that deals with the supply of Iranian oil to Syria through Russian companies, bypassing Washington’s sanctions. In connection with suspicions in the supply of Iranian oil, the United States imposed sanctions against two Russian companies
Senators asked Trump to decide on the position on the assassination of Hashukji
US senators demanded that US President Donald Trump determine the position on the issue of the involvement of the Saudi prince in the murder of journalist Jamal Hashukdzhi, according to Politico.
Maduro said he did not consider himself a dictator
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday that he was not a dictator, but a quick-witted person.
“I don’t care what my name is a dictator. Those who tell me are a dictator, let them go to hell. I know who I am, a modest man, brought up in the union struggle and the values of Simon Bolivar. I could never be a dictator” , – the Excelsior portal is quoted by the head of state.
NBC learned about US agents deployed in a caravan of migrants
Agents of the US Department of Homeland Security work inside a caravan of migrants and track refugee plans about how to cross Mexico’s border with the States. This is reported by sources on the channel NBC.
The trade representative of the United States announced the reluctance of China to change its position in trade
US Trade Representative Robert Lightheiser claims that Chinese authorities continue to pursue an “unfair” trade policy with the United States.
“China has not fundamentally changed its unjust, unreasonable and market distorting practice. The Chinese government continues to coordinate or create unfair conditions for systematically investing in US companies or acquiring them by Chinese companies in order to obtain advanced technologies and intellectual property, ”the trade mission website says.
US accused of corruption billionaire from Venezuela
Living in Miami, Florida, 50-year-old Venezuelan media mogul Raul Gorrin Balisario, who owns the television channel Globovision, is accused of money laundering and bribes of $ 1 billion. This is reported on the website of the US Department of Justice.
Poland refused to sign the UN Migration Pact
Warsaw will not sign the UN Pact on safe, orderly and regular migration, which is expected to be adopted at an international conference in the capital of Morocco in December of this year.
ARMY and WEAPONS
Putin announced the cost of arms production in 2018
For the current year, the Ministry of Defense has allocated significant resources, a total of almost 1.5 trillion rubles, to the creation and mass production of weapons and military equipment, ”Putin said at a meeting on the development of the armed forces.
RF won the Indian tender for the supply of air defense
Russia won the Indian tender for the supply of short-range air defense systems worth $ 1.5 billion, a source in the military-technical cooperation system told RIA Novosti.
Putin demanded to follow in detail the implementation of the state defense order
Putin stressed that it should be traced where there are systemic reasons in the chain of instructions and their implementation, as well as where lack of discipline and defects in the organization of the production process led to the situation.
Peskov said that in Russia there are no private military companies de jure
As Ekho Moskvy radio station reported earlier, citing Evgeny Shabayev, head of the All-Russian Officers ’Committee Committee, a lawsuit was filed against the organizers of private military companies in the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Probably, after all, this issue is more within the competence of the Ministry of Defense, because, you see, de jure, we do not have such legal entities as a private military company in accordance with our legislation. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman
Russia considers the deployment of the US military base in Poland a direct threat
Vladimir Kozhin, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Federation Council on Defense and Security, said that Russia regards the possible appearance of a US military base in Poland as a direct threat.
North Korea detonated ten security points on the border with South Korea
North Korea has destroyed ten security points located in the demilitarized zone on the border with South Korea, the Yenhap news agency reported on Tuesday referring to the South Korean defense ministry. The military carried out the bombings of the guard posts, notifying South Korea beforehand.
The frigate “Admiral Kasatonov” will go for a test voyage in December
The first serial frigate “Admiral of the fleet of Kasatons” in early December will go to the first stage of the factory sea trials. Now the ship is being prepared for access to the open sea. This is the press service of the Northern shipyard.
Iraqi Air Force fighters hit targets in Syria
Fighters of the Air Force (Air Force) of Iraq attacked targets of the Islamic State (IG) terrorist group banned in Russia in Syria
Over 110 unarmeitsev were selected to the international laser tag tournament
More than 110 students of the All-Russian youth military-patriotic public movement “Yunarmiya” were selected for the international tournament in the military-sports game laser tag, the press service of the Western Military District reports.
Shoigu discussed Syria and the situation in Idlib with the Minister of Defense of Turkey
The meeting of defense ministers was held in Sochi, Russia. Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and his colleague from Turkey Hulusi Akar discussed further actions on the demilitarized zone in Idlib, as well as the situation in Syria.
US withdraws military from the Mexican border
US troops deployed on the border with Mexico after reports of an approaching caravan of migrants will begin returning home this week, Politico reports with reference to US Army Lieutenant-General Jeffrey Buchanan.
Poroshenko will create a new marine security of Ukraine
New security forces will appear along the entire sea coast of Ukraine – from Izmail to Mariupol. This was announced by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
The State Border Service is tasked with guaranteeing a high level of security for Ukrainian citizens in the context of a hybrid war on the part of the Russian Federation. To cover from the invasion of the sea increases the corresponding component. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine
In the Armed Forces of Russia will appear sisters of mercy
In Russia, they plan to revive the institute of sisters of mercy. They plan to conduct training in the Main Church of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. This was stated by the representative of the Main Military-Political Directorate (GPVU) Anatoly Karasev during the presentation of the church in Venice.
In 2019, military police platoons will appear in every division and army
As the head of the Main Directorate of the Military Police, Lieutenant-General Vladimir Ivanovsky, said during the training camps, at the moment, in each separate brigade, platoons of the military police are being formed. There are already 76 such units in military districts and in the Northern Fleet and 13 in the 12th Headquarters
Russia sent a large landing ship to Syria
The large landing ship (BDK) of the Russian Navy “Nikolay Filchenkov” entered the Mediterranean Sea through the Black Sea straits.
According to Turkish media, the ship went through the Bosphorus and sent to the Syrian port of Tartus, where the logistics base of the Russian Navy is located.
SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGIES
Scientists told why cats need a rough tongue
Two scientists from the Institute of Technology in Georgia have established an interesting fact of the structure of the cat’s tongue. It turns out that the hard “hairs” that covered the tongue of the cat help them not only to separate the meat from the bones and clean the wool, but also to cool.
Scientists have created a scanner that can make an image of the whole body
A serious breakthrough in medicine was a success by scientists from the University of California. Engineers together with United Imaging Healthcare, registered, by the way, in China, created a scanner that can create a high-quality 3D image of the human body.
New “mutant viruses” found in soil and water in the USA
In one of the US forests, scientists from the University of Massachusetts found new “mutant viruses” in the soil and water that had not previously been studied. The study was conducted in Amherst. According to experts, the danger of viruses has not yet been determined. It is known that they actively reproduce in the soil and water. In addition to the mutant viruses, sixteen “superviruses” were detected. Now scientists want to conduct some experiments. The study was published on the Science Nature portal.
The first step to atomic level memory
In the latest issue of Nature Nanotechnology, two researchers from IBM, Christopher Lutz and Kai Yang, spoke about the unique experience of studying the magnetism of the copper atom. The proposed method of recording data in the form of a change in the orientation of the magnetic field of a copper atom has one advantage over, say, a conventional magnetoresistive memory. So, if the MRAM cell stores data in the form of magnetization in two possible directions, then the copper atom has four stable quantum states of the direction of the magnetic field. Simply put, a copper atom memory cell can store four data values.
The smallest dinosaur footprints found
Traces of about 110 million years old were found in the Jinju Formation in South Korea. Each of them is about one centimeter long.
“The tiny dimensions of the new tracks are exceptional; traces were left by small dinosaurs about the size of a sparrow, ”said Anthony Romilio, author of the new study. “These are the smallest dinosaur footprints in the world.”
The found traces belonged to the dinosaurs of a new, previously unknown species, scientists believe (very small dinosaur species, for example, from the genus of micro-raptors, were the size of a crow: their footprints, Romilio says, are larger than those found in South Korea.). He was given the name Dromaeosauriformipes rarus. However, naturally, the question remains, were these traces left by adults or young.
A new study was published in the journal Scientific Reports, briefly on the results of the work reports portal New Atlas.
Scientists have created a dual-action anti-cancer virus
British scientists have created a dual-action anti-cancer virus called Enadenotucirev. The main advantage of this discovery is the minimum toxic effect on cells that are not affected by cancer.
Biologists are working on a device that simulates the nose
In the first, scientists tried to establish close receptors that can recognize a wide range of odors. In the course of their work, they created a liquid medium with molecules that ignited when a reaction appeared. Here hundreds of receptors of mice with a mixture of aromatic substances were placed.
Aluminum nitride will prolong the life of solar power plants
Researchers of NITU “MISIS” together with colleagues from the Central Research Institute of Metallurgy (Egypt) developed a composite material that will extend the life of solar towers – installations for collecting solar thermal energy – from two to three to five years.
Female hyenas dominate males
Zoologists have found that female hyenas dominate males, this is due to the greater social cohesion of females. It is noted that males are more often the opposite repelled from the group, which often violates their social ties.
Certificates of professors and associate professors will protect with QR codes
As stated in the project justification, its goal is to approve new standards for professors and associate professors certificates, as well as “improving the information contained in them through the use of a two-dimensional matrix bar code (QR code) containing the necessary information about the persons who have been awarded the academic title .
For the first time, the donor kidney successfully transported the drone
Scientists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore have successfully conducted an experiment on the rapid transport of an organ for transplantation using an air drone. The speed of delivery of the donor organ after removal from the body is critical for its performance after transplantation.
Loss of light when walking around corners is minimized.
Engineers from Duke University have demonstrated a device capable of directing photons of light around sharp corners with virtually no loss from backscattering. This is necessary if electronic devices are ever replaced with light-based devices.
Scientists have figured out why the web is five times stronger than steel.
The researchers determined why the web is five times stronger than steel and is considered the most durable material on Earth. According to scientists, it’s all about its structure. It turned out that it is woven from hundreds of nanofibers.
Scientists have raised “mini-brains”, similar to the brain of a premature baby
Brain tissue grown in the laboratory for the first time spontaneously showed electrical activity, surprisingly similar to the activity of the human brain. More specifically, on the brain activity of a premature baby.
The role of volcanoes in the release of methane by glaciers
The volcano erupts about once every 80-100 years, and in the period between eruptions, as it is now, it emits hot gases, warming everything around. In our case, the volcano acts as a “hot water bottle” of the glacier, ensuring the presence of liquid water beneath it, with all the consequences that rely in this case.
A way to turn carbon dioxide into plastic
At Rutgers University, catalysts have been developed that can convert carbon dioxide into plastic. Scientists have previously found that carbon dioxide can be electrochemically converted to methanol, ethanol, methane and ethylene in relatively high yields. But such production is inefficient and costs too much to be commercially viable, the researchers said. The discovery, based on the chemistry of artificial photosynthesis, is described in detail in the journal Energy & Environmental Science.
Astronomers have discovered the second Sun
A group of scientists from the Institute of Astrophysics in Portugal found that in the 184 light years from our planet there is a dwarf star, which is an almost complete copy of the Sun. According to the publication Science Alert, the new star was named HD186302.
New spacecraft Mask received the name “Starship”
The head of SpaceX Ilon Musk announced the renaming of the transport spacecraft BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) being created by the company into “Starship” (Starship). About this he wrote on his Twitter page.
ESA plans to sign agreements on space exploration with Russia
The European Space Agency (ESA) may sign agreements with Roscosmos on cooperation in promising space research projects, said ESA Director-General Jan Werner in an interview with RIA Novosti.
NASA will send in 2020 the newest rover to the Red Planet
The head of NASA’s planetary research department, Lori Glaze, said that in 2020, the agency will send a new rover to Mars, which will continue its research mission, suspended due to the loss of the Opportunity rover.
1.5 billion for the reconstruction of Omsk “Flight”
The State Space Research and Production Center (GKNPTK) named after Khrunichev will allocate 1 billion 676 million rubles for the reconstruction and technical re-equipment of the Omsk branch – production association (PO) “Polet”.
The Russian segment of the ISS will be completed in 2022
The creation of the Russian segment as part of the orbital station (ISS) will be completed in 2022, Yevgeny Mikrin, general designer of the manned complexes of Russia, said on November 19 at a conference on the 20th anniversary of the International Space Station.
Control over the assembly of the “Union” will tighten
After the accident of the Soyuz-FG RCC Progress tightened control over the assembly of all components for spacecraft, said Dmitry Baranov, acting director general of the company. There are photo and video recording systems in production.
Vega rocket with a satellite on board launched from the Kourou cosmodrome
Launch vehicle Vega with the satellite Mohammed VI on board today launched from the Kourou space center in French Guiana.
Japan will send an expedition to the moon to search for water by 2023
An international research expedition to the moon pole to search for water will depart from Japan in 2023, reports JAXA head Hiroshi Yamakawa.
NASA checks security at SpaceX and Boeing
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to conduct an inspection at SpaceX and Boeing companies to evaluate their attitude to safety before they take part in the delivery of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
Asteroids near Neptune talked about the evolution of the solar system
Scientist David Jewitt of the University of California, studying the patterns of colors of asteroids near Neptune, found out the facts of the origin and evolution of the solar system. Earlier it was assumed that a group of asteroids near Neptune was descended from another group of celestial bodies, called the Copeyer belt.
PSLV XL rocket launch with HySIS satellite
The rocket will be launched from the Satish Dhavan Space Center. With the help of the Indian launch vehicle PSLV, within the framework of the mission PSLV-C 43, the HySIS hyperspectral satellite will be launched. Also, small secondary payloads will be put into orbit.
GADGETS and INTERNET
Dell Alienware Aurora for gamers and professionals
Not every gamer or designer can assemble a computer on his own, this is a matter for professionals. For example, you can purchase a Dell Alienware Aurora computer, which looks stylish and allows you to acquire increased productivity for quite reasonable money.
Svyaznoy launched the multitrade-in program
In “Svyaznom”, the MultiTrade-in program was launched, according to which now the new gadget can be purchased by passing the old one. This was reported in the press service of the company “Svyaznoy / Euroset.” It is reported that now the MultiTrade-in program has earned in the network stores.
Developers have updated Google Photos for iOS
Color Pop allows you to make an object in the foreground, color, and the background – black and white. Another feature was the depth slider, which allows you to manually determine the intensity and area of background blur.
LG has released a WK9 column with video call function
LG is presenting a speaker with a touch screen, called XBOOM AL ThinQ WK9. The cost of the device is 199 dollars. The speaker from the South Korean company resembles Google Hub and Lenovo Smart Display, where there is a large touch screen running Google Assistant.
Smartphone LG Q9 will receive support for NFC
LG is preparing to release a new smartphone called Q9 with support for NFC technology. The gadget will receive a 6.1-inch screen with a resolution of Full HD + and will be equipped with a fingerprint scanner for fingerprinting.
Satechi has released a new wireless charging station.
Satechi presented a new wireless charging station, where the indicator tells the user how to charge. Satechi Aluminum Type-C PD & QC Wireless Charger is designed for smartphones operating on Android and iOS.
Smartphone Honor Magic 2 can control the machine without the help of people
During a press conference on the launch of the smartphone, Honor showed a video in which the personal assistant Yoyo booked a hotel room for the owner of the smartphone. It also demonstrated the ability to control drone DJI using voice commands
“VKontakte” allowed to download the data of your profile
VKontakte social network has introduced a new tool that will allow subscribers to do a full upload of data from their profile.
Aquapox NA-Z7 is equally good for Nikon Z6 and Z7
Since the Z6 and Z7 cameras have an identical body, the aquapox NA-Z7 is equally well suited for both models and allows you to put on them both new lenses for Nikon Z bayonet and lenses for SLR cameras with Nikon F bayonet – via FTZ adapter
If the photographer works with lenses only under one of these bayonet, he will be able to replace them without removing the camera from the box. When switching to optics with a different bayonet, you will need to remove the camera in order to install another external lens release button.
Polished G.Skill Trident Z Royal Memory Modules with Gems
G.Skill introduced the Trident Z Royal series DDR4 memory module kits. Their main feature is polished radiators with eight-zone full-color backlighting, using a “crystalline” strip as a diffuser.
Payment for Aeroflot flights via Google Pay has appeared
Aeroflot has improved the mobile application for users of Android devices. Now you can pay for tickets via Google Pay. Prior to this, the carrier has already introduced access to a similar service – Apple Pay, which is supported on iOS devices.
Huawei will launch its own application store in Russia
More than 450,000 application and game developers have already joined the Huawei Developer Alliance. Note that a number of manufacturers of mobile devices running Android have their own app stores. These stores complement and partly duplicate Google Play.
Rostelecom and MegaFon are discussing the creation of a single 5G operator
In March 2019, a company will appear in Russia, which will become the single infrastructure operator for the development of the 5G network. As it became known to Kommersant, Rostelecom PJSC and Megafon PJSC will take over the creation of a single enterprise, and they plan to involve the state corporation Rostec in the project.
Samsung smartphone with six cameras will be presented in 2019
In 2019, Samsung will release a new line of Galaxy S10, the flagship of which will have just six cameras. Samsung will amaze all fans of powerful gadgets — consumers will be presented with a new line of smartphones in four varieties
New TV Xiaomi will be released on November 21
According to the information that appeared on the official page of Xiaomi in the social network Weibo, tomorrow, November 21, a new TV of a famous Chinese company will be released. Xiaomi only notes that this is a new version of the already quite famous series. According to information that sources have, we are talking about a large TV line Xiaomi Mi TV. In the line of Xiaomi Mi TV are TVs with screens of 32, 50, 55 and 65 inches.
The Adata XPG Igfarex family includes the K10 keyboard and the M20 mouse.
Adata introduced two new products for game lovers: the XPG Igfarex K10 keyboard and the XPG Igfarex M20 mouse. Both devices are decorated with LED lights.
Valve ceased production of Steam Link
In the US, enthusiasts still have the opportunity to find a device for sale. Although Valve will no longer produce Steam Link, it will continue to support it, as well as improve the application for smartphones, tablets and TVs based on Android. His release took place in the spring of this year.
NEC MultiSync EA271U monitor
NEC Display Solutions has announced the release of the MultiSync EA271U, which is designed for applications that require high image detail.
The basis of the monitor is a 27-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, framed by narrow frames. The maximum brightness is 300 cd / m2, the contrast is 1300: 1. The NEC MultiSync EA271U screen covers 110% of the sRGB color space, 81.6% of the AdobeRGB color space, and 78% of the NTSC color space. The response time is 5 ms, viewing angles – 178 °.
Compact camera Leica D-Lux 7 is equipped with a lens with EGF 24-75 mm
A press release was posted on the Leica Camera AG website dedicated to the new compact camera, which continued the Leica D-Lux line. The basis of the camera is the Four Thirds format sensor with a resolution of 17 megapixels. Paired with it, the Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34 f / 1.7-2.8 ASPH lens works.
The new Ford crossover will call Puma
In the US patent office a new name was registered Ford Puma, which can be used for a new compact crossover. Currently, in foreign media, the model is known as the Baby Bronco.
Volvo has prepared a mysterious novelty for Los Angeles
Most likely, the presentation will take place already at the end of November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. At the same time, the concept of a new generation Volvo XC90 crossover, which will be introduced no earlier than 2020, will probably be presented
The crossover Subaru XV received a hybrid version with a two-liter engine
Not without negative aspects – the return of the power plant was 137 hp against 152 forces, and also due to the appearance of the battery, the luggage compartment volume decreased by 138 liters. The premiere of the Subaru XV Hybrid will take place in the coming days at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Budget Kia crossover based on Hyundai Creta
Budget crossover will be a direct competition to the current bestseller among SUVs – Hyundai Creta. According to preliminary data, the premiere of the new Kia Tusker will be held in early 2019, and it will go on sale in the summer.
The Japanese built the Suzuki Swift with the driver’s seat in the center
The Japanese manufacturer of components for tuning HKS built Suzuki Swift with the central location of the driver’s seat. The hatchback TRB-04 takes part in Super Lap Battle competitions, which are held on the country’s most famous track – Tsukuba Circuit
In Germany, limited the movement of diesel cars on high-speed autobahn
In Germany, there are already restrictions on the movement of diesel cars. But environmentalists do not think to stop there – for the first time the movement of cars on diesel fuel was banned on high-speed autobahns.
The company Renault brought to the final tests compact Renault Clio
Renault has begun the final road tests of the new generation hatchback Renault Clio. Last week, a test prototype of the novelty was noticed in the south of Europe.
UAZ Patriot with the “automatic”: the tests are almost complete
As Autoreview told a representative of the company Sollers, which owns the UAZ, the Patriots’ ride tests with an automatic gearbox are now ending. Modes of movement on the tests are very different – from the “city” and “highway” to heavy off-road
The most expensive Mercedes CLS 2019 costs 115,905 dollars
The latest generation Mercedes CLS-Class is finally available for sale. The “budget” AMG CLS 53 starts with a price tag of $ 79,900, and the top-end modification comes to $ 115,905.
Tesla is preparing for a large-scale increase in charging stations in Russia
Ilon Musk promised that, already at the end of 2019, the Supercharger infrastructure would double. The plans of the auto concern, to carry out an increase in the growth of the number of these stations in each active market at least 95%.
Ferrari 812 Roadster will be on sale soon
Novelty with a folding roof will be available soon. The new Ferrari 812 Roadster with a folding hardtop will equip a 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated engine with a capacity of 789 hp. and 718 Nm of torque. A pair of engine will be a 7-speed transmission.
Rolling Stones go to America
The Rolling Stones group announced the dates of the concerts of the American part of their tour “No Filter”. As the musicians told on November 19, 2018 in an interview with iHeartMedia, the tour will begin in Miami on April 20, 2019, and the group will give 13 concerts at the stadiums of various US cities until June 21.
“A few months ago we finished our tour of Europe, and I liked it so much that when we were told,“ Would you like to go to the States? ”I personally agreed right away,” Keith Richards said.
Chemical Brothers are preparing a spring album
The Chemical Brothers duo announced a new album called “No Geography” ..
Firm “Melody” released the recording of the first concert of Mikhail Pletnev
The music company “Melody” released a recording of the first concert of the People’s Artist of the RSFSR, composer and conductor Mikhail Pletnev. This was reported on Tuesday in the press service of the company.
“The concert program includes works by Bach, Scarlatti, Beethoven and Chopin,” the press service said. “The music of each of the composers is revealed in its individual originality, especially the Third Chopin Sonata, the interpretation of which is distinguished by a rare unity, integrity of the large-scale cycle.”
Glenn Hughes plans to record a new album in the summer of 2019
Rock musician Glenn Hughes is preparing to record a new record in the summer of 2019, he said in an interview with TASS.
Suvorov Orchestra will give two concerts in Singapore
The Suvorov Orchestra of the Moscow Military Musical School named after Lieutenant General Khalilov will travel to Singapore for the first time, where he will give two concerts, the Spasskaya Tower international military music festival said on Tuesday
In Moscow, the festival of Kazakh culture “Golden Autumn”
A gala concert of the Kazakh song contest was held in Moscow, which closed the VI Moscow festival of Kazakh culture “Altyn kuz” (“Golden Autumn”), the press service of the Kazakhstan Embassy in Russia reported on November 20.
Oleg Akkuratov became the prize-winner of a vocal jazz competition in the USA
Jazzman Oleg Akkuratov took second place in the final of one of the most prestigious vocal jazz performers in the world, Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in the USA
Charity Auction “Generous Punk”
The charity auction “Generous Punk” will be held in Moscow Dagda Irish Pab on November 30, 2018. Dmitry Spirin (“Cockroaches”), Dima Sokol (“Yorsh”), Lusine Gevorkyan (Louna), Mikhail Ryabov (“Mordor”), Armen Grigoryan (“Crematorium”), the Slot Group, Dmitry Borisenkov ( “Black Obelisk”) and others. All funds raised from a charity auction will go to the rehabilitation course for 8-year-old Andrei Budarov
Symphonic Fantasies on the Songs of Boris Grebenshchikov
The premiere of the symphonic fantasy on the subject of Boris Grebenshchikov “2-12-85-06” will be held in the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia named after DD Shostakovich on November 27, 2018, on the birthday of the leader of the Aquarium. The concert will be timed to the 65th anniversary of the musician, the author of the symphony is Moscow composer Alexei Kurbatov
Mgzavrebi will present their most emotional album
November 28, Mgzavrebi will present in St. Petersburg a new, seventh in a row, work at A2 club. Geo’s album, released on November 7, has incorporated ten songs – nine in Georgian and one in Russian. The musicians say that this time the music they have turned out more adult, brave and holistic.
Edwin Marton will show the Stradivarius show in Moscow
On Friday, November 30, the famous violinist and showman Edwin Marton will present the audience of the Moscow International House of Music with his show “Stradivarius” with the participation of a symphony orchestra. Edwin Marton – Hungarian composer and violinist, Emmy Award winner
In St. Petersburg, put up for sale Gorky apartment
Apartment-office at number 8, in which Maxim Gorky worked, in a house on Kronverksky Avenue, 23 in St. Petersburg, is offered for sale for 11.5 million rubles.
Putin approved the new composition of the Council for Culture and Art
Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the new composition of the Council for Culture and Art, having signed the corresponding decree. The Council includes representatives of all federal districts of Russia, according to the Kremlin website. The composition of the Council for Culture has been updated almost half.
Entrance to the Tretyakov Gallery and the Russian Museum on November 25 will be free
This project is a continuation of the “Cultural Weekend” action, when Russian museums made free admission for everyone for one or two days off. On the afternoon of November 25, you can visit the exhibition of works by Arkhip Kuindzhi in the Tretyakov Gallery, as well as the exhibition “Unexpected Malevich” in the Russian Museum.
Concert Hall for performances Cirque du Soleil opens in Moscow
The multifunctional concert hall will open in the new year near the transport hub Skolkovo. As noted on the website of the Russian State Circus, the hall with a capacity of 8.5 thousand people will be the main platform for performances of Cirque du Soleil.
Germany and China will be honored guests of the St. Petersburg Cultural Forum-2019
Two countries, Germany and China, received the honorary status of the guest country of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in 2019, reports TASS. At the 2018 forum, the two countries, Italy and Qatar, also served as the “guest country”.
On the map “Troika” you can get another three museums in Moscow
Now, using the Troika card, you can pay for the passage to the Automobile History Museum, the Living Systems Human Museum and the Experimental Anium. To buy a ticket, you just need to attach the card to the reader located in the ticket office.
Now, with the help of Troika, one can get into the State Darwin Museum, the Lunarium Museum of the Moscow Planetarium, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Soviet Gaming Machines and the Moscow Zoo.
Valentina Smirnova exhibition to open in Moscow
The exhibition, which will open to the public on November 22, will present about 200 exhibits from different cities of Russia. The organizers noted that this is the first personal exhibition of the artist and, unfortunately, the posthumous – Valentine Smirnova died in February of this year.
A branch of the Moscow Theater will open in Berlin
In Berlin, on December 1, a branch of the Moscow Theater, the School of a Modern Play, breaks off. In the capital of Germany every month the Moscow theater will play two performances. Spectators will be able to buy tickets for a separate performance or purchase a season ticket, reports the Agency “Moscow” with reference to the press service of the theater