Japan mulls extending travel subsidy campaign past January TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government is considering extending its domestic travel subsidy program beyond late January to continue support for the tourism sector amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday, Kyodo News reports.
All in-person meetings suspended at UN New York headquarters due to COVID-19 infections UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - All in-person meetings at the UN headquarters in New York were suspended on Tuesday after five diplomats of a country's UN mission tested positive for COVID-19, a UN spokesman said, Xinhua reports.
Kazakhstani University entered THE WUR by Subjects for the first time NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM According to the results of the «Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021» subject rating, Al-Farabi KazNU improved scientific indicators and strengthened its position in a number of specialties, Kazinform reports.
Tokayev’s ‘Abai and Kazakhstan in the 21st century’ book presented in Nur-Sultan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A presentation of a book containing Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev «Abai and Kazakhstan in the 21st century» article in six UN official languages took place during the national scientific and practical conference themed «Legacy of Abai», Kazinform correspondent reports.
New bridge to be built in Nur-Sultan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A new bridge is to be constructed on Tauyelsizdik Avenue, linking the right and left banks of the Ishym River in the city of Nur-Sultan, Kazinform correspondent reports citing the press service of the Architecture and Urban Planning Department.
Kazakh Permanent Rep Umarov presents credentials to OSCE AGS Tuula Yrjölä VIENNA. KAZINFORM – Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the International Organizations in Vienna Kairat Umarov handed over the credentials to Acting General Secretary of the OSCE, Director of the Conflict Prevention Center Tuula Yrjölä, Kazinform cites the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
New appointment announced at Kazakh Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Nurbolat Aidapkelov has been appointed as the head of the National Statistics Bureau of the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda press service.
Healthcare and social services investments touch record high of KZT149.3bn in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The amount of investments into the fixed capital in healthcare and social services sphere hit a record KZT149.3bn in January-September of 2020, 87.7% up from the last year’s figure, Kazinform cites finprom.kz.
Chinese mainland reports 42 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 22 in Xinjiang BEIJING. KAZINFORM - Chinese health authority said Wednesday that it received reports of 42 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Tuesday, including 22 that were domestically transmitted and 20 imported, Xinhua reports.
New virus cases bounce back to triple digits in S.Korea again SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases again spiked to over 100 on Wednesday after a brief drop the previous day, as cluster infections in the greater Seoul area continued to further strain the country's antivirus fight, Yonhap reports.