1 Sep, 2021

What language would you like to learn

Interesting and sometimes unexpected results about the popularity of different languages. In most countries, as expected, English turned out to be the most popular – it is quite logical. But the inhabitants of Sweden are most (unexpectedly) interested in Portuguese. And the inhabitants of Ukraine are even Ukrainian! As in most Arab countries, the most interested in learning Arabic

In the USA, Canada and Australia, people are most interested in learning … Japanese! And in Chile – Korean

This is the result of an analysis of the popularity of queries on Google! What people try to find on the Internet more often turns out to be the most popular.

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Ukrainian Energoatom signed a memorandum with the American Westinghouse on the construction of 5 power units worth up to $ 30 billion, including one at the Khmelnytsky NPP

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The Russian government has banned government purchases of foreign laptops, microcircuits, lighting fixtures and a number of computers. For the rest of electronics, government purchases of imported products are prohibited if there is at least one offer of domestic counterparts.

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Zelensky, at a meeting with the US Secretary of Energy, called Russian gas “the dirtiest in the world” “due to significant methane emissions during production and transportation, as well as due to corruption, blackmail and manipulation.”

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The United States and Ukraine will sign a defense agreement that will expand cooperation on the Black Sea, cybersecurity and intelligence, the Pentagon said. This document will also include cooperation in the development of weapons.

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The Pentagon announced a new package of military assistance to Ukraine for $ 60 million, including the supply of anti-tank missile systems Javelin

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Biden: US withdrawal from Afghanistan ends an era of attempts to rebuild other countries

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The United States and Ukraine signed a joint statement aimed at strengthening Ukraine’s energy security, and the countries intend to hold the first meeting of the Strategic Dialogue on Energy and Climate in the coming months, the US Department of Energy said.

“Participants intend to work to advance Ukraine’s efforts to achieve greater integration with the European Union, including through the modernization and construction of key energy infrastructure.”

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Facebook intends to reduce the role of political content in the feed, the decision will be made based on negative user reviews, writes Axios. The restriction will not apply in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Indonesia, while Spain, Sweden, Ireland and Costa Rica will. Facebook says that now, political topics make up only 6% of all content.

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Opposition Russian politician Alexei Navalny received 30 reprimands in correctional colony No. 2 in the Vladimir region, where he has been held since March. He told about this on his instagram

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Zelenskiy visited NASA headquarters. There he met with the head of NASA Bill Nelson and discussed with him projects “to which Ukraine can join with its unique space technologies.” In addition, the prospects for the participation of Ukrainian enterprises in the Antares project and the Artemis lunar exploration program were discussed. After the meeting, the president said that “Ukraine must once again become a space state.”

The government of Ukraine approved in 2021, the concept of the national space program for 2021-2025, it is planned to spend about 30 billion hryvnia ($ 1.06 billion) on its implementation.

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Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation Yekaterina Mizulina (daughter of that same Mizulina) suggested studying the experience of Singapore and South Korea in combating fakes.

“The labeling has already been introduced there: the information may contain inaccurate data. Such a mark is made on social networks based on the orders of the regulator. People already see that they are fake, and can always find truthful information on a particular topic. ”

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The Embassy of Belarus in Russia has denied the signing of the previously announced signing of the “road maps” for integration. The diplomatic mission explained this by the “not entirely correct interpretation” of the ambassador’s words.

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The hostilities in Donbass will not prevent Ukraine from becoming a NATO member, said Alexander Vinnikov, head of the NATO office in Ukraine.

“The NATO Washington Treaty does not contain such a provision [that would prohibit a country from joining the alliance during a war on its territory],” he said.

Vinnikov pointed out that the decision on a new NATO member should be supported by the rest of the alliance. So far, he has offered Kiev to carry out reforms that will prepare the state for joining NATO.

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The drone defibrillator has competed with the medical team in the speed of arrival to the call. Swedish researchers tested the delivery of defibrillators by drones in emergency conditions: when a person needed help, a medical team and a drone with a defibrillator were called to the scene at the same time. In 64 percent of cases, multicopters outpaced ambulances. Researchers believe that the minutes saved will not only save a person’s life, but also increase his chances of full recovery from illness.

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In Poland, events are held to mark the 82nd anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. The Polish government recalled that the republic was a victim that never received reparations.

“We have suffered damage for which no one has ever compensated. None of the decent [people] can agree that after decades the Poles should be basely accused of any, especially institutional, involvement in the crimes of the Second World War, ”said Andrzej Duda.

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The Russians from today can appeal online (on the State Services) traffic fines from cameras. Another option is to send a complaint on the court’s website, then, if you wish, you can send a copy of the decision to the State Services.

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From now on, sick leave for childcare up to 7 years old will be paid at the rate of 100% of average earnings, regardless of length of service.

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The “garage amnesty” begins to operate

▪️ it involves granting citizens the right to state or municipal land on which they have installed garages until December 30, 2004

▪️ to issue papers for the garage, it is enough to submit one application, the rest will be done by the local authorities

▪️ disabled people will have the right to place a garage next to the house on a special site free of charge

▪️ “garage amnesty” will affect capital garages and cooperative-built “welded” metal garages – but will not affect “shells”

▪️ not only the original owners of garages will be able to take advantage of the “amnesty”, but also their heirs, as well as those who bought the garage from the original owner

▪️ registration of garages under the amnesty will cost no more than 10 thousand rubles, the head of Rosreestr told RIA Novosti: about 5 thousand for the technical plan of the capital construction object and about 5 thousand for the cadastral plan of the site

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Russia and Belarus today are switching to permanent reduced (“comfortable”) roaming tariffs. About a year ago, telecom operators began testing a new roaming tariff: the interconnect rate dropped 20 times – from 30 to 1.5 cents per minute. Recall that the parties intend to completely cancel roaming – and they planned to do this a year ago, but the terms have shifted.

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The speed of electric scooters in Helsinki decided to limit to 20 km / h during the day and 15 km / h at night

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China enters into force of data security law, which provides for punishment of up to a fine of $ 1.5 million and revocation of a business license for data theft

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From September 1, Sberbank will reduce the minimum age for mortgage borrowers by three years, to 18 years. Loans for new buildings and ready-made housing are available to young borrowers.

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The singer’s father Britney Spears, who agreed to refuse custody of his daughter, demanded to pay him two million dollars in compensation. According to the singer’s lawyer Matthew Rosengart, James Spears intends to pay off legal costs at the expense of his daughter and pay off the company Tri Star, which collaborated with the singer. Rosengart regards the actions of the singer’s father as an attempt at extortion.

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Experts from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Interstate Aviation Committee established the cause of the crash of an experimental Il-112V transport aircraft near Kubinka near Moscow, which led to the death of all three crew members. According to the interlocutor of Kommersant, the plane went into an uncontrolled roll after a fire due to the fact that the thrust of the right aileron lost its elasticity due to the high temperature.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade said that the commission to investigate the crash of the Il-112V continues to work and the conclusions about the reasons published in a number of publications are not official.

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A third of the world’s trees are endangered due to agriculture, animal husbandry and logging, according to a report published on the website of the Botanic Gardens International (BGCI).

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Gas injection into gas storage facilities in Ukraine will be 30% or 8 billion cubic meters. m of gas less than last year – Gazprom

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The defendant in the case of damage to the FSB car during the rally in support of Navalny was sentenced to five years probation. The man was found guilty of two episodes of non-life-threatening violence against law enforcement officers, as well as deliberate damage or destruction of property.

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Police detained the head of the Alliance of Doctors (foreign agent) trade union Vasilyeva, accused of inciting violations of sanitary rules at an uncoordinated rally in January, her lawyer told RIA Novosti. Vasilyeva has been banned from certain actions since February (she cannot leave the house at night), but she does not appear in court.

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Hamid Karzai’s Kabul International Airport received the first plane after the departure of the Americans. A Qatar Air Force C-17 aircraft landed in the capital of Afghanistan. According to some reports, the Qataris (together with the Turks) will ensure the functioning of the airport. Afghan Airlines Ariana Afghan Airlines Announces Resumption of Domestic Flights

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In Texas, abortion was banned after the onset of a fetal heartbeat (6 weeks). Prior to the adoption of such a law, most abortions were banned in Texas for about 20 weeks.

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China already has nearly 1 million 5G base stations, covering more than 95% of counties and 35% of cities across the country. 392 million devices are connected to the stations. And the 5G device market continues to expand. From January to July this year, the volume of domestic shipments of 5G-enabled mobile phones was 150 million units. And the cost of the corresponding mobile phones fell below $ 160. Chinese Radio and Television CEO Song Qizhu believes radio and television will help expand the capabilities of 5G and traditional cable TV.

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Hackers have learned how to hide malware in the memory of video cards and run it from there. Antiviruses will not be able to detect the exploit, since they usually scan only the RAM. How exactly the exploit works is unknown. The hacker who wrote it reported that the exploit only works with Windows operating systems that support the OpenCL 2.0 framework and newer. A huge number of systems can be under attack.

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In the United States, scientists have developed synthetic chemistry technology that allows large protein molecules to be grown inside microbes. With its help, scientists were able to synthesize high molecular weight muscle protein titin in the form of fibers.

Titin is the largest known protein, it consists of more than 500 thousand atoms and acts as a “molecular spring” in muscle fibers – it allows muscles to contract.

Research has shown that these fibers have outstanding mechanical and chemical properties. For example, their stiffness, strength and impact strength are higher than that of Kevlar – thus, from “artificial muscles” you can make protective equipment such as body armor or work uniforms.

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The volume of pension savings of non-state pension funds in the second quarter increased by 1.2% – up to 3 trillion rubles, the volume of pension reserves of NPFs increased by 1.4% – up to 1.5 trillion rubles, according to the Bank of Russia review.

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Number of natural disasters in the world has grown fivefold in 50 years – UN

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The Cypriot authorities have reported a dangerous oil spill approaching the island. It appeared in the sea after an accident at an enterprise in the Syrian city of Baniyas and now moves at the behest of the currents. The authorities of northern Cyprus have also set up a 400-meter barrier near Karpas to prevent the slick from reaching the coast.

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In Japan, they created a room that charges smartphones and laptops over the air without wires. Energy is transmitted by concentrated condensers in the cavities of the walls – they create two three-dimensional magnetic fields that cover the entire volume of the room, including the corners. To use the energy of these fields, it is enough to install compact magnetic coils on the devices. Scientists believe that the created system can be scaled both in power and size – for example, to build a medical ward or an industrial workshop, inside which part of the equipment will work wirelessly.

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Google has developed technology that generates high quality images from small pictures. It can enlarge the picture up to 16 times and keep the quality

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From October 15, face pay will be available at all Moscow metro stations, Sobyanin said. 15 thousand people have already entered their biometric data into the system.

From September 15, we will double the number of stations, and from October 15 we will do it at all Moscow metro stations. So, take pictures, come in. We love you, we recognize you, – said the Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin during the “New Knowledge” marathon.

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North Korea refused to accept 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Sinovac, urged to transfer countries “hard hit” by the pandemic

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Sergei Sobyanin said that Moscow feeds all of Russia. The mayor of the capital decided to publicly refute the opinion that Muscovites “eat at the expense of the rest of the Russians.”

“There is a story when they say that the whole country is feeding Moscow, that we live there somewhere, and Muscovites are fattening, because our income goes to everyone in Moscow. I must say that Moscow transfers most of the money and taxes to the federal budget. They don’t transfer to us, but from the territory of Moscow money is transferred to the federal budget. And this money is enough to transfer 65% of all transfers to all regions of the country, ”Sobyanin said.

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At the request of the Moldovan authorities, the Ukrainian security forces stopped letting cars with Transnistrian numbers across the border. Local TV publishes video from the border checkpoint. Transnistrian experts told RIA Novosti that the next measure could be a restriction on the passage of Transnistrian officials through the Chisinau airport.

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Samsung is preparing to release the first laptop with a foldable screen. It will be Samsung Galaxy Book Fold 17. The fact that the company is developing it became known 3 years ago. Then the laptop was shown in a concept video at SID 2021 this spring. Although, the real laptop may be different from the image shown by SID 2021.

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A court in Gomel sentenced a deaf and dumb worker to two years in prison on charges of insulting Lukashenka and threatening a judge with violence. From the materials of the case it follows that in one of the telegram channels he posted a “photograph” of Lukashenka, “containing his negative assessment.”

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Turkey will build a complex of the Ministry of Defense in the form of a star and a crescent to “instill fear in the enemies.” It has been compared to the Pentagon. The new complex of buildings is going to be built by 2023. Turkish President Recep Erdogan called the project “a structure that will instill fear in Turkey’s enemies and trust in friends.”

According to him, a centralized, unified defense system will be created there. The complex will house the buildings of the Ministry of Defense, the General Staff and commands of all branches of the armed forces.

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For the first time in history, Russia has accumulated sufficient socio-economic wealth to raise the standard of living of the average Russian family to that of Europe, said Igor Shuvalov, head of VEB.

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