13 Mar, 2021

Russians are attracted by the career of an official

Among those who have never worked in the civil service, 37% would like to become officials, according to a survey by the Research Center of the SuperJob.ru portal. Among men, 40% want to go to the civil service, among women – 34%. 44% of the respondents would not like to become officials. In the age group from 18 to 24 years old, 50% do not want to become officials.

Among residents of cities with a population of at least a million people, the career of an official most of all attracts respondents from Krasnodar (63%), Rostov-on-Don (57%) and Krasnoyarsk (56%), the survey shows. Every second resident of Voronezh and Samara would like to go to the civil service – 50% each, respectively. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, according to the results of the study, 45% of those wishing to become officials turned out to be each.

WSJ: Alibaba Companies To Be Appointed The Largest Fine In Chinese History

Antitrust regulators plan to fine Alibaba the largest amount in corporate history in China, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources. It clarifies that it will exceed $ 975 million, which Qualcomm paid in 2015, accused of unfair competition.

In addition, the company will be required to abandon the practice of “er xuan yi” (“choose one of two”). These are the two dominant e-commerce platforms, Taobao and Tmall, both operated by Alibaba.

Rosstandart announced the underfilling of fuel at the gas station

Every tenth Russian gas station does not refill gasoline for its customers. This was announced by the deputy head of Rosstandart Alexei Kuleshov. He explained that special software is installed on the dispensers at the gas station, which allows customers to underfill fuel. At the same time, he emphasized that, according to the law, the error in the accuracy of releasing the fuel should not exceed 0.5%.

Ramzan Kadyrov’s security budget

Every year, about 200 million rubles are allocated from the budget to protect the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov and his family. With this money, the safety of the head of the republic is ensured by at least 400 soldiers of the Russian Guard. This was reported by Open Media. The publication notes that no more than 6.7 million rubles are allocated from the budget for the protection of the Federal Tax Service of Chechnya, and no more than 26 million rubles for the protection of all courts in the republic.

More than a quarter of Russians announced a reduction in wages at a remote location

A decrease in wages after switching to remote work was felt by 27.9% of employees of Russian companies, another 15% said that their salaries had increased, and more than half of the respondents (57.1%) said that remote work did not affect their pay. This is evidenced by the results of the survey reports RBC

The Ministry of Labor proposed to leave unemployed Russians without child benefits

In Russia, it was proposed to change the criteria for payments for children from three to seven years old, intended for low-income families. According to the initiative of the Ministry of Labor, the amount of benefits can reach 11 thousand rubles a month. At the same time, low-income families in Russia will be able to receive an increase in funds, and citizens with a large amount of property and savings may be left without payments.

US to tighten sanctions against Huawei

The administration of Joseph Biden (Joseph Biden) so far demonstrates continuity in foreign policy, but at the same time tries to restore order in the field of foreign trade. With regard to sanctions against Huawei Technologies, it was decided to revoke previously issued licenses that allowed suppliers to supply the Chinese giant with individual components

Matvienko will be awarded the Medal of Honor of the Armenian Parliament

Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan proposed to award Valentina Matvienko, Chair of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, with a medal for her assistance in the release of the Armenian captive Maral Najaryan

Shoigu discussed military cooperation and Karabakh with the head of the Armenian Defense Ministry

Defense Ministers of Russia and Armenia Sergei Shoigu Vagharshak Harutyunyan held telephone talks, during which they discussed the current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as cooperation. This is reported by TASS with reference to the military department.

US State Department recalled freedom of speech after slowing down Twitter in Russia

The US State Department is concerned about the slowdown of Twitter in Russia by the decision of Roskomnadzor. They said that freedom of speech strengthens society, and does not pose a threat to it.

We are concerned about Russia’s growing efforts to control the Internet and online content. Expressing opinions and disagreements, including through the Internet, strengthens society, rather than poses a threat to it. Freedom of expression plays an important role in the formation of a more tolerant and inclusive society, the press service of the department told RBC.

The Central Bank does not consider the possibility of issuing new denominations of banknotes

The head of the Central Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina said that the Central Bank is not considering the possibility of issuing a coin with a face value of 50 rubles or a banknote with a face value of 10 thousand rubles. At the same time, for credit institutions this is fraught with additional costs for setting up equipment, added the head of the regulator.

The Central Bank is currently not considering either a 50-ruble coin or a 10-thousand-ruble banknote. The 50-ruble coin may have advantages, although not obvious, but we see that citizens are not very fond of paying in coins, ”she said in an interview with Izvestia.

The price of AI-92 gasoline on the exchange broke a historical record

The price of motor gasoline of the “Regular-92” (Ai-92) brand has broken a historical record, reaching 55.75 thousand rubles during the auction. per ton. This follows from the data of the St. Petersburg International Commodity Exchange (SPIMEX).

Trading on the New York Stock Exchange ended with record growth of Dow Jones and S&P 500
Key quotes of the New York Stock Exchange on the basis of trading on Thursday rose by 0.6% – 2.4%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index renewed their all-time highs.

Facebook and TikTok may oblige to pay tax on advertising from Russian bloggers

With regard to foreign platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, an obligation to pay “tax for Russian bloggers on income from blog advertising” may be introduced. According to “Vedomosti”, the proposal of the appropriate content for the development plan of the information technology industry in Russia was put forward by the Ministry of Digital

Volodin announced a gradual decrease in Russia’s dependence on the US dollar

Russia is consistently reducing its dependence on the US dollar in settlements with other states, preferring to use national currencies. This statement for the media was made by the Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin. The speaker of the lower house of the Russian parliament stressed that only within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union, the level of settlements in national currencies rose to 74%.

Mikhelson offered to pay for transshipment of LNG in dollars

The head of NOVATEK Leonid Mikhelson asked President Vladimir Putin to allow setting tariffs for transshipment of LNG in Murmansk and Kamchatka in dollars. Transhipment complexes for foreign currency are being built there, he explained.

 

Fuel prices rise in Novosibirsk

Gasoline prices began to rise sharply at the end of January 2021. Then the price of fuel went up by 40-80 kopecks. In recent weeks, prices have started to rise again by 5-10 kopecks almost every day. And then the next marks were broken – AI-92 exceeded 43 rubles, AI-95 – for 46 rubles. Gas engine fuel is becoming more expensive, according to customers of gas stations, by 30% since December. What is happening – we figure it out together with Dmitry Kosenko

Ministry of Finance: Russia’s budget deficit

According to preliminary estimates, the budget deficit amounted to 645.05 billion rubles in January-February, according to the Ministry of Finance. The ministry stopped adjusting the estimate of the size of the budget deficit to the size of the country’s GDP. Budget revenues in January-February amounted to 2.755 trillion rubles. (14.7% of the plan for the year), expenses – 3.4 trillion rubles. (15.8%).

Payment system “Mir” will change the rules of currency conversion

From April 28, the Mir payment system will change the currency conversion rules: the exchange rate will be fixed on the day of the payment instead of the date of settlement between banks, the Izvestia newspaper reports with reference to the payment system’s bulletin.

As the publication was informed in the National System of Payment Cards, the changes concern settlements directly with participating banks from foreign countries. It is added that the information on the transition to the new standard for calculating the exchange rate of currency transactions on Mir cards was confirmed to the newspaper by such large banks as Rosbank, Pochta Bank and Gazprombank.

The amount of credit card debt among Russians

The volume of credit card debt among Russians by November 2020 reached 1.64 trillion rubles. In the first quarter of last year, the volume of card loans increased by 48 billion rubles, in the second quarter it decreased by 42.7 billion rubles. For the third quarter, the debt increased by 37 billion rubles, according to Vedomosti.

Capitalization of Rosneft

On the London Stock Exchange, Rosneft’s capitalization reached $ 82 billion for the first time, with the value of global depositary receipts (GDRs) being $ 7.78 per share. At the same time, the value of the company’s shares again broke a record – on the Moscow Stock Exchange, the price of the paper amounted to 581.45 rubles. apiece, and the capitalization of the oil major is almost 6.2 trillion rubles.

How much do pensioners in different countries get

In Russia, at the moment, the average pension is 14,924 rubles.

In the United States, retirees receive an average pension of $ 1,160, or 85,000 rubles. Payments depend on the state, profession, length of service and salary. Americans who have never worked receive $ 300. or 22 thousand rubles. The highest pension in the country belongs to teachers, military personnel and officials. They are charged up to three thousand dollars, or 221 thousand rubles.

The average pension in China is 2,400 yuan, or 27,000 rubles. Its size depends on the region, profession, population and budget allocated by Beijing. A Chinese citizen living in Tibet receives about 4100 yuan, or 47 thousand rubles a month. The unemployed receive a maximum of 1200 yuan, or 13 thousand rubles.

In Japan, the pension consists of basic, professional and one-time payments. The basic pension is on average $ 700, or 51 thousand rubles a month. The minimum payout is equal to $ 600, or 44 thousand rubles. A full pension in 2021 in Japan is equal to 60% of the national average salary. Consequently, its size is $ 1,700, or 125 thousand rubles.

In West Germany in 2020, the average pension for men is 1169 euros, or 102 thousand rubles, for women – 700 euros, or 61 thousand rubles. The amount of charges in East Germany is slightly higher than in the Federal Republic of Germany. Men receive a pension of 1264 euros, or 111 thousand rubles, and women – 1033 euros, or 90 thousand rubles.

Gazprom and Mongolia agree on a plan for the Soyuz Vostok gas pipeline

Gazprom and the government of Mongolia have agreed on a plan for the activities of the Joint Working Group for 2021-2022 to work on the Soyuz Vostok gas pipeline project, which will be the foreign continuation of Power of Siberia – 2. This was reported by the information department of the Russian company.

An algorithm that can independently invent new antibiotics

IBM Research has created an artificial intelligence algorithm that independently searches for new antibiotic options. Artificial intelligence has already shown promising results with two drugs.

The Chrome browser for Android now has the ability to preview pages

The recent major update to mobile Chrome brought with it a tab grouping feature that makes the experience of interacting with the browser more convenient. Now Google has released a small update that adds the ability to preview pages in a small window before they are fully opened. This feature is now available to Chrome users on Android devices.

Samsung will release a “quantum” smartphone

Samsung and South Korean operator SK Telecom are preparing to release the 2nd generation of the Galaxy A Quantum smartphone with quantum encryption technology. The device is equipped with a special chip that provides enhanced protection for applications and services such as SK Pay

Investigation into facts from film about Lukashenka started in the European Parliament

Viola von Cramon, a member of the European Parliament’s Budget Control Committee, MEP, initiated a check after the release of the NEXTA film (https://youtu.be/JEbKtZRAGGI) “Lukashenka. Bonanza “. This refers to the schemes through which the illegitimate one took money from the EU for the construction of his residences. Although initially funds were allocated for environmental projects.

EU ambassadors preliminarily agreed on new sanctions

The ambassadors of the EU countries have previously agreed on new sanctions against individuals, including Russian citizens, who, according to Brussels, are responsible for human rights violations. The decision will be approved at a meeting of EU foreign ministers, which will be held on March 22.

Citizens of Russia, China, North Korea, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan will be subject to restrictions. The sanctions include a ban on entry into the EU and an asset freeze on the territory of the Union. The restrictive measures that will affect the Russians, most likely, concern “violations of human rights in Crimea”

“VKontakte” provided personal data of users

The administration of the social network “VKontakte” provided personal data of users, including phone numbers, to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the case of organizing an unauthorized protest action, in which the municipal deputy of the Timiryazevsky district of Moscow, Yulia Galyamina, was convicted. This follows from the materials of the case, which TASS got acquainted with.

The issuance of data about visitors to the pages is impossible, said the RVNP in the press service of the social network.

VKontakte does not have the Page Guests functionality. We do not collect, display anywhere and, accordingly, do not transmit such data. As required by law, we are, like any other company, obligated to respond to lawful inquiries from law enforcement agencies. At the same time, according to the law, we are not entitled not only to disclose the details of the request, but also to confirm the fact of its receipt. But even if received, then its processing took place exclusively within the framework of the law – after checking all the necessary requirements for such requests, – they said on the social network after the publication of the materials of the case about the organization of an unauthorized protest action, in which the municipal deputy of the Timiryazevsky district of Moscow Yulia Galyamina was convicted.

Limit on the number of people arriving in the country

The Japanese government intends to introduce a daily limit on the number of people arriving in the country, both Japanese and foreigners, in order to improve the effectiveness of quarantine measures and control the possible spread of new strains of coronavirus. Now, no more than two thousand people will be able to cross the borders of Japan every day, said the head of the country’s Ministry of Transport Kazuyoshi Aqaba.

The court declared bankrupt the founder of the confectionery factory “A. Korkunov “

The Moscow Arbitration Court declared Andrey Korkunov, the founder of the A. Korkunov ”and the main shareholder of Kazan Ankor Bank. A decision was made to sell Korkunov’s property, PRIME reports with reference to the file of arbitration cases.

The bankruptcy procedure of Korkunov was launched at the request of the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), which represents Ankor Bank. Korkunov took two loans from this bank for a total of 1.9 million rubles and did not repay them.

Prohibit the burning of books, newspapers and posters from the Second World War

State Duma deputies from “United Russia” proposed to prohibit libraries from destroying printed materials published in the USSR during the Second World War. One of the authors of the bill, Alexander Khinshtein, commented on his initiative:

“Found an absurd thing. It turns out that books, newspapers, magazines, leaflets, posters and other printed materials published in the USSR during the Second World War are not protected by the state in any way, although these are the most important historical documents, evidence of heroism and tragedy of a great era. Today libraries can write them off, throw them away, burn them, rent them for scrap and the like. ”

Marijuana has been fully legalized in Mexico.

Residents of the country will be able to store up to 28 grams of cannabis and grow up to six plants at home. Marijuana has been used medicinally in Mexico since 2017. It is the third country in the world after Uruguay and Canada to fully legalize marijuana.

“This is a historic opportunity to end decades of hypocritical and moralistic attitudes that have limited people’s freedom,” MP Arturo Hernandez Tapia said.

Renault will sell its stake in the company

Renault SA plans to sell about 1.2 billion euros ($ 1.4 billion) of Daimler AG shares to secure funds for its plans, after a record annual loss.

Turkey introduces electronic entry forms

Turkey has changed the rules for entering the country since March 15. All passengers flying to the country from this day will be required to fill out electronic questionnaires on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Health in connection with the coronavirus, the Moscow operational headquarters said. The application will need to be completed online no earlier than 72 hours before arrival.

A questionnaire on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Health requires you to enter your first and last name, passport details, e-mail, phone number and date of arrival. In addition, you will be asked to indicate the place and address of residence in Turkey and indicate which other countries the passenger was in 10 days before arriving in Turkey.