Possible traces of dinosaur DNA opens door to talk of Jurassic Park LONDON. KAZINFORM- An international team of scientists may have identified traces of genetic material in an exceptionally well-preserved dinosaur fossil－further fueling fantasies that we might one day be able to resurrect the ancient reptiles in the style of hit Hollywood franchise Jurassic Park, China Daily reports.
Woman quarantined in Azerbaijan after arriving from Iran died BAKU. KAZINFORM - A 51-year-old Azerbaijani woman born in 1969, who returned to Azerbaijan after medical treatment in Iran, appealed to the hospital doctors due to health problems; during the medical check-up, autoimmune lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis (the fourth degree) and severe chronic kidney failure were revealed, Trend reports with reference to the Operational Headquarters under the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers.
Ecology Minister inspects water storage reservoirs, irrigation systems of Turkestan rgn TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM – Minister for Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan Magzum Mirzagaliyev has arrived in Turkestan region on a working trip, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the head of the region.
Tokyo Olympic flame lit amid uncertainty over virus pandemic OLYMPIA. KAZINFORM - The flame for this summer's Tokyo Olympics was lit Thursday in ancient Olympia, Greece, without spectators present as the global spread of the new coronavirus has cast doubt over whether the quadrennial sporting event will go ahead as scheduled, Kyodo reports.
Nazarbayev awarded int’l prize ‘For Merit to the State and the Public’ NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The International Conference on interfaith dialogue and national unity, held in the capital of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan - the city of Islamabad, has hosted a ceremony of awarding the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev one of the prestigious international prizes «For Merit to the State and the Public», Kazinform reports.
Belarus’ Customs suggests EAEU-wide waste import licensing BREST. KAZINFORM – The State Customs Committee of Belarus suggests introducing licenses for importing waste into the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Belarus Yuri Senko made the relevant statement before the 34th session of the joint board of the customs services of the Customs Union member states opened in Brest on 12 March, BelTA has learned.
PM Mamin holds meeting of National Commission for Modernization NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - At the meeting of the National Commission for Modernization chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin with the participation of the Chair of the Majilis of the Parliament Nurlan Nigmatulin, the realzation of the Nation’s Plan «100 Concrete Steps to Implement the Five Institutional Reforms of the First President – Elbasy Nuesultan Nazarbayev» and the National Action Plan on the implementation of the Address of the President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Sep. 2, 2019, were considered, Kazinform has learnt from primeminsiter.kz.
Kazakh Ambassador to Ethiopia meets UN Under-Secretary-General NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Ethiopia Barlybay Sadykov met with the United Nations Under-Secretary General, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, the press service of the Kazakh Embassy in Addis Ababa informs.
Coronavirus lethality rate among patients aged 70+ reaches 17%, expert says MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Patients older than 70 years of age account for the highest number of deaths from the novel coronavirus, with the lethality rate estimated at 17%, Deputy Director of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Alexander Gorelov, said, TASS reports.
Olympics: WHO pandemic declaration won't change Tokyo Games plan: Suga TOKYO. KAZINFORM Japan will make preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as scheduled despite the World Health Organization characterizing a day earlier the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, the top government spokesman said Thursday, Kyodo reports.
Zhansseit Tuimebayev meets Turkish, Lebanese ambassadors NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Deputy Chairman-Head of the Secretariat of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan Zhansseit Tuimebayev met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Kazakhstan Ufuk Ekici and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lebanon to Kazakhstan Giscard El Khoury, Kazinform reports.