Iran ranks 3rd in producing honey in the world KARAJ. KAZINFORM - Head of honey bee research department of Animal Science Research Institute of Iran underlined exemplary capacities of Iran in the beekeeping industry, saying Iran is standing third among the world's top ten in quality honey production, IRNA reports.
S. Korea fines Google over YouTube Premium service SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's telecommunications regulator said Wednesday it has imposed a fine of 867 million won (US$740,000) on Google Limited Liability Corp. for violating local telecom laws in the operation of its YouTube Premium service, Yonhap reports.
MegaSmart: from garage to industrial plant NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The story of the founder of MegaSmart takes us back to the times of the heady ‘90s in a post-Soviet Kazakhstan where the entrepreneurial spirit had just begun to root itself in a burgeoning private sector. The EBRD became instrumental in MegaSmart’s expansion and success, ebrd.com reports.
Minister of Finance holds meeting on implementation of investment policy in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Finance Alikhan Smailov chaired a discussion on the implementation of investment policies in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the prime minister’s press service.
Agenda of CIS Foreign Ministers Council meeting to be finalized on Jan 29 MINSK. KAZINFORM – A session of the Council of Permanent Plenipotentiary Representatives of the CIS Member States at the Charter-based and Other CIS Bodies will take place at the CIS Executive Committee in Minsk on 29 January, BelTA learned from the CIS Executive Committee.
Astana’s De Vreese most competitive rider in Santos Tour Down Under Stage 2 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - It was a good day for Astana Pro Team at the Santos Tour Down Under with Laurens De Vreese becoming the most competitive rider of stage 2 and Fabio Felline and Luis Leon Sanchez bringing the first Top-10 places in 2020 season, finishing at 5th and 8th positions in Stirling, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Astana Opera to celebrate Abai’s 175th anniversary NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The official opening of the 175th anniversary of Abai Kunanbayev was held with great success on January 21 at the Astana Opera. The first of the events, dedicated by the opera house to the great poet, philosopher and enlightener, will be Akhmet Zhubanov and Latif Khamidi’s famous opera Abai. The national classical art gem will be featured for the listeners on January 25 at the Astana Opera Grand Hall, Kazinform has learnt from the Astana Opera’s press service.
Registration opens for ADB's 53rd Annual Meeting MANILA. KAZINFORM Registration is now open for the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). With the theme: «Asia 2020: Innovation, Inclusiveness, and Integration,» the Annual Meeting will be held from 2–5 May 2020 in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
UNESCO Almaty: One week left before the deadline! Apply now! ALMATY. KAZINFORM UNESCO Almaty invites competent organizations from Central Asia to participate in the competition of project proposals for the second stage of the project «Developing Online Curriculum to Mainstream Cross-Cutting Competences for Sustainable Development in Kyrgyzstan» with the support of Estonia.
UAE closely following EU's decision to apply new travel information system in 2021 ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM The Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the European Union has been following the European Union’s decision to apply its European Travel Information and Authorization System, ETIAS, which will be applicable to citizens from all countries who enjoy visa-free entry into the EU Schengen Zone beginning on 1 January 2021.
Belarus invites CIS countries to join EAEU satellite constellation project MINSK. KAZINFORM Belarus invites member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) project, which provides for creating a constellation of satellites for the remote sensing of Earth.
U.S. man diagnosed with coronavirus from China, 1st case outside Asia WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM A U.S. man in Seattle has been diagnosed with a new coronavirus from China after traveling to the country, in what has become the first confirmed case in the United States and the first outside of Asia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.