India astronauts to start training at Russia’s Gagarin Center in 2020 DUBAI. KAZINFORM - Indian astronauts will start their training sessions at Russia’s Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in 2020, Head of Glavkosmos (part of the Roscosmos space agency) Dmitry Loskutov told TASS at the Dubai Airshow 2019 on Monday.
More than 500,000 health tourists visit Iran a year TEHRAN. KAZINFORM – Foreign health tourists who enjoyed Iranian medical services in the last Iranian year (March 21, 2018-March 20, 2019) stood at 500,000 to 550,000, Head of office for health tourism of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education Saeed Hashemzadeh said on Monday, IRNA reports.
Rising number of teens in Britain expects to be their own boss LONDON. KAZINFORM - As the number of teenagers working for themselves continues to rise in Britain, a new report released Monday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed over one in five 16- to 21-year-olds expects to be self-employed, Xinhua reports.
Kazakhstan to match emissions to environment to European volume BAKU. KAZINFORM - The concept of the transition to the ‘green’ economy in Kazakhstan sets goals for decrease of CO2 emissions in electricity production, Member of the Directors Board of the Kazakhstan’s Solar Energy Association Yernar Bilyalov told Trend.
Government considers country’s readiness for implementation of compulsory social health insurance NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - At the Government conference call chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, the results of the pilot project on the implementation of compulsory social health insurance in the Karaganda region were reviewed, Kazinform has learnt from the prime minister’s press service.
Japan-South Korea team to observe asteroid using Hokkaido telescope TOKYO. KAZINFORM - A team of Japanese and South Korean researchers will start observing Ryugu asteroid next fall using a special telescope in Hokkaido, northern Japan, in hopes of gaining an understanding of how asteroids are formed, a member said Monday, Kyodo reports.
PM holds meeting of Council on Improving Investment Climate NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - At the meeting of the Council on Improving the Investment Climate chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, the issues of developing a competitive environment in the Kazakhstani economy in accordance with the requirements of the World Trade Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development were considered, Kazinform has learnt from the prime minister’s press service.
Kazakh MFA recommends Kazakhstani students to return from Hong Kong NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs highly recommends Kazakhstani students studying in Hong Kong to return to Kazakhstan due to unstable situation in the country, Kazinform has learnt from the ministry’s spokesperson Aibek Smadiyarov.
Etihad, Boeing unveil ‘eco partnership’ to cut carbon emissions ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - Etihad Airways and Boeing today announced a first-of-its-kind ‘eco partnership’, in which a specially-themed Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be used to test products, procedures and initiatives designed to reduce aircraft carbon emissions, WAM reports.
N. Korean official says Pyongyang not interested in ‘fruitless’ summit with U.S. SEOUL. KAZINFORM - North Korea is no longer interested in holding another «fruitless» summit with the United States, a former chief nuclear envoy of the communist nation said Monday, urging Washington to drop its «hostile policy» against Pyongyang, Yonhap reports.
More than 1 mln ethnic Kazakhs have returned to country since 1991, President NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - On November 18, 1991 at the initiative of Nursultan Nazarbayev, a government decree was adopted on the procedure of resettlement of indigenous people from abroad, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s Twitter account reads.
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan adopt roadmap for enhancing cooperation in agriculture NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin received a delegation led by the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan Zhamshid Khojayev, Kazinform has leant from the press service of the Kazakh Prime Minister.
Premier orders to make officials accountable for baseless food prices growth NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin instructed to make several deputy ministers and Akims responsible for baseless price increase for socially significant products, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Preliminary voter turnover during parliamentary elections in Belarus at 77.22% MINSK. KAZINFORM - According to preliminary data, voter turnout during elections to the seventh-convocation House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus stands at 77.22%, BelTA learned from the website of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus.