26 Окт, 2021

The most attractive pension system

The latest rating of the world’s pension systems from the Mercer CFA Institute has been published. The rating is compiled on the basis of three main criteria — the adequacy of funding, the stability of the system and its fairness.

The leaders of the rating are Iceland, the Netherlands and Denmark. The pension systems of these countries are the best in the world, they have been assigned an A rating.

Slightly lower — a group of three countries, Israel, Norway, Australia, rating B +

The third group — in general, everything is also in order, but with some shortcomings. These are Finland, Sweden, Great Britain, Singapore, Switzerland, Canada, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand and Chile.

Russia was not included in the rating.

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The German military attaché in Moscow was handed a note in connection with statements about Russia’s nuclear deterrence, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The statements of the head of the German defense department provoke an increase in tensions in Europe, the report says.

Kramp-Karrenbauer, answering the question whether NATO is thinking about scenarios of containing Russia for the Baltic and Black Sea regions, including in the air with nuclear weapons, said that it is necessary to make it very clear to Russia that the West is ready to use such means as well.

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More than 400 prisoners reported violence against them in the Saratov colony. According to their lawyer Snezhana Muntian, the matter concerns torture, beatings and extortion of money directly in the colony.

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Tesla’s market value has surpassed $ 1 trillion at auction on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares in the company, created by Elon Musk, skyrocketed amid a deal with Hertz Global Holdings Inc, which ordered 100,000 electric vehicles.

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The Egyptian President lifted the state of emergency in the country, which had been in effect since 2017.

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Pirates attacked the Panama-flagged container ship MSC Lucia in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria, Dryad Global reported. According to him, the pirates managed to board the ship.

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After receiving a distress signal, a Ka-27PS helicopter with a Marine Corps unit was raised, the Russian Defense Ministry said. When a military helicopter approached, the pirates left the ship, boarded a fast boat and headed towards the coast at full speed. Later, an anti-terror group was landed on board the container ship from the «Vice-Admiral Kulakov» spacecraft, which freed the crew and proceeded to inspect the ship.

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Polish PGNiG together with the American-Ukrainian ERU Group won a tender for the supply of 1 million cubic meters of gas to Moldova. It was decided to purchase fuel in order to assess the possibility of importing gas from alternative sources, as well as to balance the low pressure in the system.

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Erdogan said the diplomatic crisis with the announcement of 10 ambassadors persona non grata was resolved after the words of the embassies about non-interference in Turkish affairs

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S7 Airlines has started selling tickets for direct regular flights from Russian regions to Phuket Island in Thailand since the second decade of November.

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The poll showed that 60% of Finns consider Russia a military threat. Over the past nine years, the share of those who have a positive attitude towards Russia has decreased by 30 percentage points. Now 45% of Finns have a negative attitude towards the country.

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The United States stops aid to Sudan from the 700 million package allocated for the «transition to democracy», and requires the military to immediately return the civilian government to power, the State Department said

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The net profit of the world’s largest social network Facebook for 9 months of 2021 increased 1.6 times in annual terms and amounted to $ 29.085 billion, the company reports.

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Authorities in Washington offered city residents a free month to use city bicycles after the subway removed two-thirds of the trains for security checks. As a result, within a few hours, almost 1000 people signed up for the program (in the city itself, about 700 thousand inhabitants). In Washington, city bikes cost $ 20 / month, but if you pay immediately for a year in advance, it costs $ 8.

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Google announced that it paid all fines in Russia, the decisions on which came into force. The company did not disclose the exact amount. Earlier today, the head of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption, Vasily Piskarev, after a meeting with representatives of Google, said that the company had paid 32.5 million rubles.

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In Europe, a wave of illegal migration from the south is growing. So, since the beginning of October, 53 thousand illegal immigrants have already arrived in Italy by sea — mainly from North Africa. For comparison, over the same period in 2020, 27 thousand sailed, in 2019 — a little more than 9 thousand. In the past day, the Italian coast guard had to rescue a fishing boat, on which there were 339 Libyan migrants, due to bad weather.

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The Ministry of Digital Development of Russia plans to spend almost 500 million rubles on a super application for officials. The communications complex will combine mail, messenger, video communication, cloud storage and other services for employees of ministries and departments. The ministry expects that the new system will work by the end of 2022.

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AvtoVAZ ordered its dealers to buy accessories from it and sell them together with Lada cars, starting from November 15. It is expected that the prices for cars for customers will increase because of this by 8-30 thousand rubles. AvtoVAZ is already equipping its cars with a mandatory travel kit, which is more expensive than its retail counterpart.

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The head of NtechLab, whose face recognition complex is used in the city’s video surveillance system in Moscow, announced work on recognizing fights and smoking. According to Andrey Telenkov, the development is already being given to the company’s customers for testing. The accuracy of determining actions is 80–95% — this, according to Mr. Telenkov, is enough to notify emergency services.

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According to the research, the majority of Russians surveyed consider the possibility of part-time work as a source of additional finance, while 41% would prefer to take a part-time job rather than a loan in case of financial need, and only 5% of Russians have savings in case of need.

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Japan’s H-IIA medium launch vehicle, which launched on Tuesday, successfully placed the Michibiki navigation satellite QZS-1R into normal orbit, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reported.

The QZS-1R navigation device weighing 4.1 tons is part of the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). It is designed to provide higher accuracy of the GPS global positioning system in Japan.

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54.6% of the polled citizens of Russia are ready to change their profession if a long lockdown is introduced in the country, follows from a survey conducted by experts of the educational platform GeekBrains (RBC has it).

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Students from Beijing University of Chemical Technology and Donghua University have filed a large class action lawsuit against Apple. They believe that the IT giant is seriously violating the rights and interests of consumers by not including a charger with an iPhone, but by selling it separately to make more money.

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The bill on the abolition of mandatory technical inspection was approved by the State Duma Committee on Transport and recommended for adoption in the first reading, said the head of the committee, Yevgeny Moskvichev, who is quoted in the press service of United Russia.

It assumes that technical inspection will be necessary for individuals only when registering, changing the owner, changing the design or replacing the main units of a car or motorcycle. For commercial vehicles, including taxis, the procedure remains mandatory.

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The Dutch court considered the «Scythian gold» to be Ukrainian property and ordered to transfer it to Ukraine. In 2014, more than two thousand exhibits were taken out of the Crimean museums for an exhibition in Holland. After the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine argued over who owned the collection.

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the decision of the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam to transfer the «Scythian gold» to Kiev

«The long-awaited victory of Ukraine in the court of Amsterdam!» Scythian gold «will return to Ukraine. I am grateful to the court for a fair decision, and to the teams of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine for the result. We always return ours. First, we will return the» Scythian gold «and then Crimea,» Zelensky said.

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«Scythian gold» will remain in the Netherlands for at least 3 months, during which cassation is possible by a court decision — lawyer of Crimean museums

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The Moscow City Court upheld the decision to sentence a member of the Pussy Riot group Maria Alekhina to one year in prison for violating sanitary standards during an unauthorized rally in Moscow.

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The Kazakh authorities have provided Afghan women with a humanitarian transit corridor through the Almaty airport for flights to third countries, the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said.

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Students of the Ostankino Higher School were expelled for liking a comment on Instagram. The commentary says that students pay for classes, but they are either postponed or not at all. The girls’ passes were immediately blocked and expelled from the institution. The director does not answer calls and does not rush to comment on the situation

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will build his own space station to live and work on. The station will be called the Orbital Reef and will be a business park in space for researchers, journalists and tourists. The goal of the project is to add innovative developments in the field of microgravity to the legacy of the ISS

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The Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia as terrorist) staged shooting in line at the air ticket offices in Kabul, 1 person was wounded, an eyewitness told RIA Novosti

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The capitalization of Rosneft has exceeded $ 100 billion for the first time since 2011. Together with Gazprom and Sber, it is one of the three most expensive Russian companies.

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The Russian authorities plan to create a unified closed automated system for collecting and analyzing statistical data for government bodies by 2030. According to RIA Novosti, this provision is included in the list of measures for the digital transformation of the economy, approved by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

The system, to which an employee of the state apparatus will have access, will collect «reports on all socio-economic indicators.» This «will increase the quality and efficiency of decisions made,» the government believes.

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As of August 1, 29 labor centers and another 92 «isolated areas» were functioning in the FSIN system, where, since 2017, persons can be sent for crimes of minor or medium severity, or for committing a serious crime for the first time, Interfax reports.

8.4 thousand people are registered in such institutions. Another 2.4 thousand citizens of the Federal Penitentiary Service allocated to eliminate the shortage of personnel in various spheres of state activity, deputy director of the service Anatoly Yakunin said in the Federation Council.

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The Russian authorities are going to change the reputation of artificial intelligence, which most people in the country associate with video surveillance, robots and weapons.

For this, ANO «National Priorities», which is engaged in information support of national projects, will conduct a campaign to form a positive image of AI, a «conductor of justice for humans,» giving equal access to new opportunities.

The media plan includes publications in the media, the creation of thematic TV programs, for which 46.9 million rubles will be allocated from the budget of the federal project «Artificial Intelligence». In 2022, they plan to spend 106.3 million rubles on the campaign, in 2023 — 74 million rubles.

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