22 Ноя, 2021

The level of development of solar energy

In absolute terms, the undisputed world leader in generating electricity from solar power plants is China: 254.3 megawatts, of which 49.3 were commissioned during 2020, and the total commissioning volume for 2021 is expected to be in the range of another 55-65 megawatts. They are followed by the USA (75.5 megawatts), Japan (67), Germany (53.8) and India (39.2).

In relative terms, Australia is in the lead, generating 637 watts of solar energy per person. In principle, not so little, enough to power the main household appliances.

And in Russia, solar power plants have been installed with only 1.4 megawatts of output — this is less than only one (though the largest in the world) power plant in India generates: Bhadia Solar Park — 2.2 megawatts

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Poland is considering the possibility of serious sanctions against Belarus, including the closure of the border, transit and trade crossings. This was announced on Sunday by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a joint press conference with the head of the Estonian government Kaya Kallas.

“We are considering steps in the form of more and more serious economic sanctions, including the closure of the Polish-Belarusian border by Poland,” he said, stressing that everything will depend on the actions of the Belarusian authorities. «We want to give [Belarusian President Alexander] Lukashenko a chance to retreat and bring the migrants back to their countries of origin,» Moravetsky added, recalling that so far Poland has decided to close only one border checkpoint in Kuznitsa.

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The Foreign Investment Advisory Council (FIAC, which includes Danone, Mars, Metro, PepsiCo, Sosa Sola) appealed to First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov and warned him about the risks for the supply of many goods due to the migration crisis in the Belarusian Polish border

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The successful Putin in the Far East, contrary to expectations, has not reduced retail prices for red caviar. On the New Year’s Eve, the delicacy is 30% more expensive than a year earlier — for the first time in the history of observations, prices exceeded 5 thousand rubles. per 1 kg

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The incumbent President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev receives 64.5% of the vote and wins the second round of the presidential elections, according to the exit poll data of the independent sociological agency Trend.

Radev’s rival, the rector of Sofia University Anastas Gerdzhikov, actually admitted defeat and stated that he did not intend to engage in politics

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Representatives of the Union of Driving Schools of Russia and members of the expert center «Movement without Danger» propose a new training program in driving schools for category «B». This was reported on Monday by the Izvestia newspaper with reference to the developers of the project.

According to the publication, the basis is the modular principle of teaching. Theoretical lessons are divided into thematic blocks: «Traffic rules», «Fundamentals of legislation in the field of road traffic», «Psychophysiological foundations of driver activities», «Driving culture and ethics of drivers» and «Design and maintenance of vehicles of category» B «as objects management, «the developers told the newspaper. After each module, students will be required to take an exam. In case of failure, citizens will be allocated additional hours, and then a retake will follow. You will have to pay extra for this additional training, Izvestia writes.

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Dmitry Rogozin said that the Russian Federation will receive the Russian Internet from space in 2024. As the general director of Roskosmos noted, two flight prototypes Skif and Marathon will be launched under the Sphere program.

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Scientists are the first to experience the quantum effect that makes matter invisible. Physicists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the first time in practice have achieved the effect predicted more than 30 years ago. Having cooled the gas to an ultra-low temperature and compressed it with a laser, the scientists saw that it “became translucent” — it stopped reflecting and scattering part of the light incident on it. In this way, you can bring matter to complete invisibility, scientists said.

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The radical Taliban movement that has seized power in Afghanistan (banned in the Russian Federation) has determined new rules for the work of the media in the country, obliging, in particular, women TV presenters to wear hijab.

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Ukraine is ready to work together with Moldova to disconnect from the energy systems of Russia and Belarus. This was stated by the Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko at a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Moldova Andrei Spinu in Kiev. I have not yet commented on the results of the meeting.

Galushchenko and Spinu discussed the issue of synchronizing the energy systems of Ukraine and Moldova with the European continental network ENTSO-E. In addition, the ministers discussed the concept of energy security (RESP), which Ukraine proposed to the European states.

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The petition to repeal the legislation on «foreign agents», published on September 14, had collected more than 250,400 signatures by November 21. The authors of the petition call the legislation on «foreign agents» discriminatory and illegal and demand to completely repeal it

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The nuclear submarine «Kursk» sank because of the damage it received when it collided with a NATO submarine, said Admiral Vyacheslav Popov, who commanded the Northern Fleet at the time, RIA Novosti reports.

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The first of seven ships contracted by DTEK (Donbass Fuel and Energy Company) with 60.5 thousand tons of coal moored at the Yuzhny port. Coal is intended for the needs of state-owned thermal power plants of PJSC «Centerenergo».

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Ferrari has unveiled the new limited edition Daytona SP3 in Florence. The Icona series supercar was shown on Sunday at the Ferrari Finali racing festival. Its power is 840 hp. The supercar has a top speed of over 340 km / h and accelerates to 100 km / h in 2.85 seconds, to 200 km / h in 7.4 seconds.

The Daytona SP3 will be produced in just 599 pieces. The sale price is two million euros. The first deliveries will take place by the end of 2022, all production will be completed by 2024.

The Daytona SP3 is named after the 1967 «24 Hours of Daytona» race held in Florida for a full day. The main prize was then taken by the Ferrari team, represented by three cars.

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President Zelensky was given an ultimatum by protesters to fire the head of his office within 10 days. If the head of the office is not dismissed on December 1, a large-scale protest will take place. Today’s protest, according to various estimates, has gathered from 700 to 2,000 people. The protest took place immediately after the march in honor of the heroes of the Revolution of Dignity.

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Scientists during their exploration of the depths of the Gulf of Mexico were able to discover a previously unknown sea creature. As it turned out, this is a squid specific in its appearance, which has already been attributed to the family Magnapinnidae.

The squid was found at a depth of 2,385 meters. It was detected by the ROV remote control apparatus. The device spotted long, bluish tentacles that were later found to belong to this bizarre animal.

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Baidu Inc. are among the companies that the Chinese antitrust authority ordered to pay fines totaling 21.5 million yuan ($ 3.4 million) for 43 transactions since 2012, which the companies did not report to the regulator. Companies must pay 500,000 yuan ($ 78,000) for each of 43 antitrust violations, the State Administration for Market Regulation said in a statement.

Alibaba was fined $ 2.8 billion earlier this year for abusing its dominant market position, and local food delivery market leader Meituan was fined $ 533 million last month for violating antitrust laws, Bloomberg reported.

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El Salvador intends to issue the world’s first sovereign bitcoin bonds and build a Bitcoin city that will be free from taxes on income, property and capital gains.

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Tesla’s server crash has deprived drivers of access to electric vehicles. The incident took place on Friday evening, November 19. Initially, the problem only affected owners of a number of Tesla models in the US and Canada. However, later complaints also began to come from users in Europe and Asia.

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BTS won the Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards. The band became the first Asian performer to win this nomination.

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A bill banning mentioning the nationality of criminals in the media has been submitted to the Duma. According to the authors of the initiative, the establishment of a ban on the dissemination of such information in the media and the Internet is due to the need to preserve interethnic and interfaith harmony and peace in the country.

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The NATO Winter Shield 2021 exercise has begun in Latvia. The maneuvers at the Adazi training ground will take place until December 4. They will be attended by servicemen of the mechanized infantry brigade of the ground forces of Latvia, the Armed Forces of Lithuania, the combat group of the expanded NATO presence in Latvia, representatives of the home guard (people’s militia), as well as the European Command of the US Armed Forces.

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Armenian police detained 18 activists who blocked streets and bridges in different districts of Yerevan, demanding that the government and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan refuse to sign a document on the beginning of the demarcation and delimitation of borders with Azerbaijan. According to them, the signing of the document means the surrender of sovereign territories to a neighboring country.

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The court transferred from the pre-trial detention center to house arrest the head of the 6th department of the aviation department of the FSB, Yuri Kravchenko, who is accused of large-scale fraud. Currently, Artem Sokhin, deputy chief of the 6th department of the FSB aviation department, and one of the officers of this unit, Sergei Romanov, remain in custody.

Employees of the aviation department of the FSB are involved in a case involving the theft of 63.5 million rubles. We are talking about contracts that were concluded in 2017-2019 between UA FSB and the company «AsStroy».

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The trade turnover between Russia and Switzerland grew by 11.2% in nine months, to $ 4.4 billion, the RF Ministry of Finance said.

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More than 40 people have died due to heavy rains in southeastern India. In the Rajalasima and Nellore districts, 1,316 villages have been flooded. Floods cut off the city of Tirupati from the outside world, with which rail and road connections were interrupted due to collapsing bridges.

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The interim commission of the Federation Council for the protection of state sovereignty and prevention of interference in the internal affairs of the Russian Federation is considering proposals to both toughen the legislation of Russia on foreign agents and to complicate the application of its norms, said the head of the commission, Andrei Klimov.

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Ten universities and institutes have announced a partnership to build the Super C-Tau Factory, an electron-positron collider. The main goal of the project will be to study the properties of heavy particles containing the so-called «lovely» quark.

These experiments will help scientists understand what happened in the early stages of the development of the Universe, as well as test the recently discovered evidence for the existence of a «new physics» outside the Standard Model.

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Siemens and Russian Railways signed a contract to develop a train for the high-speed railroad Moscow — St. Petersburg, it will run at speeds of up to 360 km / h.

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The Duma Committee supported a project to eliminate environmental damage by enterprise owners. According to the bill, the owners of enterprises will be obliged to develop a plan of measures to prevent and eliminate environmental pollution five years before the completion of the operation of the facilities and to receive a positive conclusion of the state ecological expertise in relation to this plan.

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A monument to Leo Tolstoy was unveiled in Seoul. The adviser to the President of the Russian Federation on cultural issues and the great-great-grandson of the writer Vladimir Tolstoy noted that they found «an amazing, wonderful place» for the monument

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The Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation approved the procedure for state control over price premiums for vital and important medicines, Mishustin said. It is important to maintain a balance in the market so that prices for vital medicines remain affordable for citizens, the Russian Prime Minister noted.

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A criminal case was opened against a resident of Mordovia for denial on March 8 and February 23. He published an article on VKontakte in which he criticized these two days of the holiday.

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As high-ranking sources of Izvestia told, the border service of Ukraine uses a neural network to track all the content of social networks with tags from Crimea and enters citizens of the Russian Federation and other countries into the lists for verification.

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Two citizens of Ukraine were detained in Lithuania for the illegal transportation of illegal migrants, the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Lithuania reported. In both cases, Ukrainian citizens transported seven illegal migrants in their cars with Polish license plates.

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More than a third of Russians (38%) faced a system of monetary fines at work, most often their size was up to 1,000 rubles, according to a study by Rabota.ru, which RIA Novosti has.

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki asked the Visegrad group (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic) to meet to discuss the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border.

“Tomorrow (at Moravetsky’s) a new meeting — of the Visegrad group in Budapest. The prime minister asked the Visegrad group to meet in connection with the current geopolitical situation. This week (the head of government will visit) several more states, ”said the press secretary of the government of the republic, Peter Müller. “We start with the countries of our region, which are more threatened by geopolitical consequences than others,” he said, without naming specific countries.

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The ban of cryptocurrencies in China crowds out mining to other countries — the 14 largest mining companies in a few months after the ban took away 2 million computers from China, mainly in the USA, Canada, Kazakhstan and Russia, writes FT

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For the first time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine used the American Javelin anti-tank missile systems (ATGM) during the hostilities in the Donbass.

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All members of the expedition, who were on the research vessel «Akademik Ioffe» detained in the port of Denmark, are sent to Kaliningrad on another ship

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The Union State of Russia and Belarus will begin working on the creation of a media holding and an Internet portal in the coming days, said State Secretary of the Union State Dmitry Mezentsev

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Experts have found that the human body releases a volatile substance called hexadecanal. This compound can be found in human breath and feces and can affect men and women in different ways. An MRI study of the brain of the participants in the experiment confirmed that in women, hexadecanal increased the activity of neurons in the centers of aggression, while in males, on the contrary, it decreased. Now scientists intend to find out the reasons for such a different reaction

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The US Department of Energy Idaho National Laboratory and NASA announced a collection of ideas for the construction of a nuclear power plant on the only natural satellite of the Earth. It will become a permanent source of energy for the future habitable lunar base, and for this its power must be at least 40 kW, and its service life must be at least 10 years. To deliver such an object to its destination, the reactor must be placed inside a cylinder with a diameter of 4 m and a length of 6 m, and its weight must not exceed 6 tons.

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In Russia, more than 2.5 million people are on the waiting list for housing. At the same time, it is necessary to wait for housing for an average of 20 years, that is, half of a conscious life, the Parliamentary Gazette reports.

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In the UK, lobsters, octopuses and crabs are considered sapient. According to research by scientists, the «neurological architecture» of these animals is not similar to that of vertebrates, but they are also able to feel pain. Some invertebrates are able to analyze the situation and choose a compromise between pain and feeding, pain and an unfavorable environment. The recognition of the fact that these animals are reasonable is associated with new laws on their protection.

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Starting next year, all new residential, office and retail buildings in the UK will be equipped with charging stations for electric vehicles. The British authorities are ready to allocate up to $ 425 million in the next two years for the construction of several thousand charging stations.

Modern technical solutions allow charging points to be hidden in columns recessed into the sidewalk or in lampposts. So, the appearance of historic buildings will not suffer with proper control from the authorities.

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