Expert predicts mass adoption of VR technology by 2025 DUBAI. KAZINFORM - Widespread adoption of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality, VR, could become a reality within the next five years, as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates digital transformation in schools and universities around the world, WAM reports.
First year of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s presidency discussed in Brussels BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM – Alberto Turkstra, Senior Associate at the European Institute for Asian Studies, talked about how political reforms, expansion of the dialogue between the government and the public, economic diversification, and investment into human capital have defined the first year of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s presidency, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Tokyo lifts warning about increased coronavirus infections TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday lifted its warning about a possible increase in the number of coronavirus infections in the capital, moving a step closer to a full resumption of economic and social activities in the capital, Kyodo reports.
Kaspi.kz’s CEO Mikhail Lomtadze recognized as the best business leader in Kazakhstan ALMATY. KAZINFORM - Mikhail Lomtadze, the CEO of Kaspi.kz, has been recognized as the best business leader in Kazakhstan, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) 2020 CEO Survey, Kazinform has learnt from the bank’s press service.
COVID-19: Kazakhstan reports 8,400 recoveries NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM 55 people recovered from coronavirus in Kazakhstan. Out of which 1 is in Nur-Sultan, 6 in Shymkent, 2 in Aktobe region, 6 in Kyzylorda region, 1 in Akmola region, 16 in Atyrau region, 10 in Karaganda region, 3 in Mangistau region, 10 in Kostanay region, coronavirus.2020.kz reads.
Draft Concept of state policy in the field of interethnic relations is developed – People’s Assembly NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The draft Concept of state policy in the field of interethnic relations was developed in Kazakhstan, this was stated by Deputy Chairman of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan, head of the People’s Assembly Secretariat of the Presidential Administration Zhanseit Tuimebayev, Kazinform correspondent reports.
PM Mamin holds interim meeting of Foreign Investors Council NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Prime Minister Askar Mamin held an intermediate meeting of the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform reports with the reference to the press service of the Prime Minister.
Kazakhstan to set up interdepartmental consumer protection board NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «Kazakhstan will set up an interdepartmental consumer protection board,» Kazakh Trade and Integration Minister Bakhyt Sultanov said presenting draft law On amendments to some legislative acts of Kazakhstan on consumer protection» at today’s plenary session of the Kazakh Senate.
ANSA: Von der Leyen to take part in Italy's estates general ROME. KAZINFORM European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will take part, as a guest, in the upcoming estates general on the economy to map out Italy's recovery from the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus, sources said Wednesday.
Helicopter extinguishes landfill fire in Almaty region ALMATY REGION. KAZINFORM - A MI-8 helicopter with a three-ton spillway device was activated to extinguish solid waste landfill fire in Ili District, Almaty region, Kazinform reports with the reference to the press service of the regional Emergency Situations Department.
Scientists reveal mechanisms between men’s and women’s immune response to COVID-19 WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - Scientists from Yale University observed reactions of the immune system of men and women to the coronavirus infection, and discovered that T cells, the main «conductors» of the immunity, react to the infection much stronger in the weaker sex; this might explain high COVID-19 incidence in men, the researchers say in their study, whose preliminary results are available on the medRxiv website.
Global economy to shrink 6% in 2020 on coronavirus pandemic: OECD TOKYO. KAZINFORM The global economy is projected to shrink 6.0 percent in 2020 from the previous year, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday, labeling the new coronavirus pandemic as the worst economic crisis since World War II.
IMF chief urges countries to guard against retreat from globalization WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday urged countries to recognize the importance of global trade amid the COVID-19 pandemic and guard against a «dramatic retreat» from globalization.
EASA certifies electric aircraft, first type certification for fully electric plane world-wide COLOGNE. KAZINFORM - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency announced the certification of an electric airplane, the Pipistrel Velis Electro, the first type certification world-wide of a fully electric aircraft and an important milestone in the quest for environmentally sustainable aviation, Kazinform reports citing European Union Aviation Safety Agency.
UN High Commissioner praises Kazakhstan’s political reforms GENEVA. KAZINFORM – An online meeting of the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations Office at Geneva Zhanar Aitzhanova with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet was held, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
«Research Kazakhstan» fellowship founded in Japan TOKYO. KAZINFORM - On June 10, 2020, the constituent meeting of «Research Kazakhstan» Fellowship was held in Tokyo, where experts took part at the «Kazakhstan Today: Сontinuity and Development Prospects» roundtable. Kazinform has learnt from the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.