COVID-19: Brazil case tally surpasses 21 million BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil has surpassed the threshold of 21 million people infected with COVID-19. After the 6,645 new cases registered in 24 hours are added, the country’s case count stands at 21,006,424. The figures can be found in the daily report released by the Health Ministry on Monday evening (Sep. 13), Agencia Brasil reports.
Kazakh PM chairs meeting of Investment Staff NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A meeting of the Investment Staff chaired by Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin discussed the implementation of investment projects by the Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Ministry, Baiterek National Management Holding as well as the Governor’s Offices’ of Zhambyl and Akmola regions, Kazinform cites Рrimeminister.kz.
CSTO meeting discusses regional security issues DUSHANBE. KAZINFORM – Head of the Kazakh Defense Minister Lieutenant General Murat Bektanov took part in the joint meeting of the Council of the Foreign Ministers, Council of the Defense Ministers, and Committee of the Secretaries of the Security Councils of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in the city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Kazinform reports.
Kazakhstan ratifies Protocol on amendments to EAEU Treaty NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan «On ratification of the Protocol on amendments to the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union as of May 29, 2014 in connection with the accession of the Kyrgyz Republic to it», Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda press service.
Launch of Turkic-speaking online platform of TV projects discussed at Eurasian Media Forum NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Chairperson of the Board of JSC RTRC «Qazaqstan» Lyazzat Tanysbai suggested launching an online platform to exchange TV projects among Turkic-speaking countries, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Qazaqstan TV channel to make film about Chinghiz Aitmatov NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – TV corporation Qazaqstan together with the colleagues from Kyrgyzstan plans to shoot a documentary about Chinghiz Aitmatov, Chairwoman Lyazzat Tanysbai said at the 17th Eurasian Media Forum, Kazinform correspondent reports.
UNGA president calls for redoubling efforts to implement SDGs UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Volkan Bozkir, on Tuesday called for redoubling efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while expressing the concern that the 2030 deadline might be missed, Xinhua reports.
Inflation up to 3.8% in August in Slovakia, highest figure in past 9 years BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - Prices continued to rise in August, with year-on-year (y-o-y) inflation reaching as high as 3.8 percent, the Statistics Office reported on Tuesday. This is the highest figure to be reported since October 2012, i.e. for almost nine years, TASR reports.
COVID-19: Brazil-made nose spray may be available by 2022 BRASILIA. KAZINFORM A vaccine in the form of a nose spray against COVID-19 is being developed by researchers from the University of São Paulo (USP) in collaboration with the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).
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Turkestan region is the only one in the low COVID-19 risk ‘green zone’ NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent, as well as Akmola, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Karaganda, Kostanay, Mangistau and Pavlodar regions remain in the high COVID-19 risk ‘red zone’ as of today, September 15, 2021, the Telegram Channel of the Interdepartmental Commission for preventing coronavirus reads.
Vocalists from 9 countries apply to study at Astana Opera Int’lAcademy NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The International Opera Academy is actively working. It received 72 applications from Greece, Italy, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, but the largest number of applicants are from among Kazakhstanis. Applicants are evaluated by eminent domestic and foreign teachers and coaches of classical vocals: Timur Urmancheyev, Fernando Cordeiro Opa, Anatoli Goussev, Azamat Zheltyrguzov, and Francesco Medda, Kazinform has learnt from the Astana Opera’s press service.
SCO to decide on expanding organization at Dushanbe summit — secretary general BEIJING. KAZINFORM The leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) participating states will decide on expanding the SCO membership at the summit in Dushanbe on September 16-17, Secretary General of the organization Vladimir Norov told TASS on Tuesday.
WHO chief warns longer vaccine inequity persists, more COVID-19 to circulate GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization chief said Tuesday the longer vaccine inequity persists, the more the virus will keep circulating and changing, and the longer social and economic disruption will continue, heightening chances that more variants will emerge.