21 Aug, 2021

Product labeling system

The system of marking goods in Russia is being updated with new information. Now Rosakkreditatsiya will transfer to it documents confirming the verification of goods for safety – declarations and certificates of conformity.

In total, 23 million cards were entered into the register of labeled goods. Information has already been transferred from Rosakkreditatsiya confirming the safety checks of about 50 thousand goods.

Now, by scanning the marking code in the “Fair Mark” application, an ordinary consumer will be able to check online whether the products have passed safety tests.

Putting this data into the public domain will also affect the development of the certification and conformity assessment system itself. Now it, in fact, is the subject of narrow professional interest: most consumers do not even know about its existence.

Earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Trade announced that the marking system would be integrated with all information systems of control and supervisory authorities. Relevant agreements have been signed with Rosselkhoznadzor, Ministry of Agriculture, Rospotrebnadzor, Rospatent, FAS, FCS, FTS, Rosstat, etc.

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The Chinese parliament has passed legislation to tighten the protection of personal data. Companies must now obtain consent to collect, process and share user information, including financial, health and location data.

The document, which will enter into force on November 1, also provides for the suspension or termination of services for applications that illegally collect and process personal data.

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The British Association of Beer and Pubs, in connection with interruptions in the supply of beer due to a shortage of truck drivers, is proposing to add the profession of a driver to the list of scarce ones, the association told RIA Novosti. The so-called Shortage occupation list allows employers to hire and pay foreign workers for these positions on more favorable terms than those positions that are not on the list.

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The Alexander Karelin Foundation told RIA Novosti that it had found a survivor of the Nazi massacre of children from an orphanage in Yeisk. His name is Clement Ten, he narrowly escaped the fate of his classmates, as he was doing agricultural work in the field. It was possible to find him after working with documents declassified by the FSB about the tragic details of the deaths of inmates of an orphanage during the Great Patriotic War.

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Visa promises banks fines of $ 25 thousand if they make payments for purchases in Wildberries with a surcharge when paying with its cards, a source told RIA Novosti.

In the letter of the system, banks are given a deadline until August 31 to understand the situation and eliminate the violation of the rules – “a surcharge for a transaction if a Visa card is used for payment.” Wildberries insists that we are talking about discounts for buyers, depending on the chosen payment system.

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The launch of the first mission to the moon in the modern history of Russia with a high probability is postponed from 2021 to 2022, vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences Balega told RIA Novosti

They wanted to launch Luna-25 back in 2014, but postponed due to the unavailability of the spacecraft. The USSR launched the previous Luna-24 back in 1976.

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The NSDC of Ukraine introduced sanctions against a number of Russians who, according to Kiev, were involved in the “persecution” of citizens in Crimea, as well as against a number of media outlets

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About 200 thousand soldiers, up to 760 pieces of equipment and 15 ships will be involved in the Zapad-2021 exercise, which will be held on the territory of the Russian Federation and Belarus on September 10-16, the RF Ministry of Defense said.

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The United States added two organizations from the Russian Federation to the Navalny sanctions list: the Institute of Forensic Science of the FSB (and several of its employees), as well as the Testing Institute of Military Medicine

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New US sanctions on Nord Stream 2 affect the insurance company Constanta, the Nobility company and the allegedly associated ship Ostap Sheremeta, follows from the publication of the US Treasury. Another vessel, “Ivan Sidorenko”, was added to the sanctions list updated on Friday. Taking them into account, the total number of individuals and legal entities that have come under US sanctions due to their involvement in the project has reached 23.

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The Bank of Russia has determined the basic level of return on demand deposits in rubles in September at 6.058% per annum after 5.899% in August, follows from the regulator’s materials.

The basic level of profitability of deposits in rubles for a period of up to 90 days will be 5.517%, from 91 to 180 days – 5.081%, from 181 days to a year – 6.082%, on deposits with a maturity of more than a year – 7.039%, the Central Bank said.

On deposits of citizens in dollars, the basic level of profitability is determined as follows: on demand deposits – 0.478%, for a period of up to 90 days – 0.21%, from 91 to 180 days – 0.203%, from 181 days to a year – 0.784%, for term over a year – 0.838%.

In turn, the base rate on demand deposits in euros will be 0.008%, for a period of up to 90 days – 0.01%, from 91 to 180 days – 0.01%, from 181 days to a year – also 0.01%, for a period of more than a year – 0.107%.

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The FBI has found no substantial evidence that a centralized conspiracy of far-right groups or Trump supporters was behind the storming of the Capitol on January 6. The investigation found that in 90-95% we are talking about spontaneous participation in the assault, and only 5% can talk about some more organized groupings.

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The State Department announced that it has imposed restrictions on the import of certain types of Russian firearms. In addition, the United States imposes additional restrictions on the export of nuclear and missile technology and equipment.

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American auto giant General Motors is recalling more than 73,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, including the Bolt EUV (pictured), due to a possible factory defect in some batteries that could lead to a fire. The replacement program could cost $ 1 billion.

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The policeman who shot and killed U.S. Air Force veteran Ashley Babbitt during the January 6 Capitol riots has been acquitted after an internal investigation by the Capitol Police, NBC reported, citing an agency document.

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The UK has imposed sanctions on seven FSB officers over the poisoning of Navalny.

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The Russian Ministry of Justice has included in the list of media outlets – “foreign agents” the publication “Important Stories”, the TV channel “Dozhd”, as well as several journalists, including Roman Anin, the editor-in-chief of “Important Stories”.

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Taliban in Afghanistan burned amusement park in Mazar-i-Sharif and football park in Sheberghan

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The British publishing house Hurst Publishers publishes the book “Navalny: Putin’s Enemy, Russia’s Hope?” (“Navalny: Putin’s Nemesis, Russia’s Future?”). Its authors – researchers Jan Matti Dollbaum from the University of Bremen, Morvan Lallouet from the University of Kent and Ben Noble from University College London – tried to present the Western public with the most objective portrait of Navalny himself, without embellishing anything, but also not hushing up (as is the case in foreign articles about the main Russian opposition leader).

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The government decided to create “practically offshore” in the Kuril Islands. As the presidential envoy to the Far East, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev said, there will be almost no taxes left in the Kuril Islands. Zero rates are planned to be kept for at least ten years.

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The head of the St. Petersburg Humanitarian University of Trade Unions (SPbGUP) Alexander Zapesotsky said that the expediency of issuing higher education diplomas to “refuseniks” raises great doubts among a number of members of the Academic Council.

“Refusing to be vaccinated today is essentially the same as claiming that the Earth stands on three whales and the sun revolves around it. Any citizen of Russia has the right to such an opinion. Whether to issue such a student with a university diploma is a matter of honor for university professors, but I do not think that Covid dissidents are entitled to a university diploma. ”

Students who refuse to vaccinate are promised to be transferred to distance learning. At the same time, the statement of the university speaks of their “ignorance, lack of fundamental education and a full-fledged picture of the world.”

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“I do not limit, but stimulate the right to education”: the St. Petersburg rector explained why unvaccinated students should be deprived of their diplomas. The head of the St. Petersburg Humanitarian University of Trade Unions, Alexander Zapesotsky, told Rise that the refusal to vaccinate is forgivable for vocational school students, and the university needs fundamental training.

“A person must realize the right to education. This implies the acceptance of a number of scientific truths. If a person denies science, what university degree? He needs to go to the school of charlatans, to refresher courses for sorcerers, etc. University education presupposes fundamentality, and universities differ from vocational schools in that there must be a fundamental vision of the world, people must understand what is happening. And if there are such glaring misunderstandings, it is probably better for a student to graduate from a technical school or vocational school. ”

Zapesotsky noted that the unvaccinated still have a chance to get a diploma, but at the exams at SPbGUP they will be driven on the fundamental foundations of life and understanding of the universe.

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Fraudsters began to defraud clients of large banks with the help of “free pizza”. The attackers imitate the action on behalf of the bank and try to entice the access codes to the personal account from the users. On specially created sites to receive a prize, they ask their victims to enter a bank card number and phone number, and then send the code from SMS twice.

Otkritie and Alfa-Bank confirmed to RBC that their clients faced a similar scheme. Cybersecurity experts have identified more than a dozen sites of fraudsters, while they usually exist no more than a day and differ from the site of a real bank by one letter or symbol, and the domains do not contain the word “bank” in the address bar.

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The employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Karachay-Cherkessia removed parts from 57 new service vehicles for cleaning harmful exhaust gases in the exhaust system. They do not affect the driving characteristics, but you can get decent money for them. They are being checked by 20 employees of the Center for Economic and Service Support of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the KCR, who received cars in Rostov-on-Don. Among them are drivers, engineers and mechanics. Who exactly stole the details is still unknown, but the verification material has already been sent to the local IC to initiate a criminal case.

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German chemists have found more than 100 thousand unique substances in beer, most of them are still unknown to science. Scientists studied 467 beers using the latest mass spectroscopy method and found 7,700 ions with a unique mass and formula. About 80% of discovered compounds have not yet been described in chemical databases. Scientists have concluded that beer is “an example of colossal chemical complexity.”

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The monkeys were found to have the ability to “greet” and “say goodbye”. An international team of scientists has shown that chimpanzees, like humans, use signals to indicate the beginning and end of social interactions. The researchers believe their discovery suggests that this behavior was characteristic of the common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees.

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Archaeologists have discovered a tomb with an unusual mummy in Pompeii. The inscriptions on the tablets found in the tomb told that the man’s name was Marcus Venerius Secundio. He was a freed slave and an actor who later became a priest, spoke Greek and Latin.

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The largest retail chains will provide FAS with information on purchase and shelf prices for a number of products for the analysis of margins. As Kommersant found out, the Federal Antimonopoly Service offers chains to establish a range of “fair” markups for these products.

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Russia has expanded the sanctions list against Ukraine. It included Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, NSDC Secretary Alexei Danilov and more than 70 other people.

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The crisis situation on the Polish-Belarusian border associated with the influx of migrants is the result of the activities of Belarus and Russia. This statement was made on Twitter on Saturday by Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak. “The problem on the Polish-Belarusian border is a dirty game between Lukashenka and the Kremlin. Damage to the fence is also the result of the activities of the Belarusian special services,” he wrote.

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Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new development from Facebook: a VR conference app. Horizon Workrooms works with the Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets, it can connect rooms for work meetings and presentations, and participants will hear the sound from the microphone as if everyone was sitting in the same room. The application even has a virtual whiteboard on which you can write something or pin an image from your computer.

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