Turtles, sharks return to Thailand's shores in absence of tourists BANGKOK. KAZINFORM - Rare sea turtles and reef sharks are some of the endangered species that have been sighted in recent weeks off the coast of Thailand, where beaches have been emptied of tourists due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although experts warn that the pandemic may also have a negative impact on marine life, EFE informs.
Russian coronavirus vaccine to undergo preclinical tests on people aged between 18 and 60 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia’s Vector State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology has formed a preliminary group of volunteers aged between 18 and 60 for preclinical trials of vaccine against the novel coronavirus, researcher Natalya Dumchenko has said.
Deputy PM holds web conference with representatives of German business NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - On April 21, under the chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar, a video conference was held with the participation of the leaders of more than 50 German companies, primeminister.kz reports.
Academies of Sciences of the Turkic world discuss fight against coronavirus NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The National Academies of Sciences of the Turkic world discussed the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Kazinform correspondent reports with the reference to the press service of the International Turkic Academy.
Number of Kazakhstanis recovered from coronavirus rose to 476 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Today 24 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Kazakhstan including in the city of Nur-Sultan - 17, in Karaganda region - 2, in Aktobe region – 1 and in Turkestan region - 4, Kazinform reports with the reference to coronavirus2020.kz.
Frosts to batter northern and central parts of Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Frosts are expected in the northern and central parts of Kazakhstan in April, this has been announced by the director of hydrology department of «Kazhydromet» Didar Zhanibekuly at a briefing in the Central Communications Service.
Prospects of post-pandemic sustainable development discussed at int'l online forum LONDON. KAZINFORM - Partnership and cooperation for sustainable development in Central Asia was the main topic of the plenary session of the Third Central Asian Research Forum on Sustainable Development and Innovation held online from 10 to 20 April 2020, the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs.
Barrel of US oil nosedives below $0 in historical first WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - The price for a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil sharply curtailed Monday, falling into negative territory for the first time in history as demand continues to collapse on measures meant to keep individuals at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Astana Opera launches online project dated to Abai’s 175th anniversary NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Astana Opera’s famous singers Zhannat Baktai, Zhanat Shybykbayev, Meir Bainesh, Aizada Kaponova, Madina Islamova, Bolat Yessimkhanov, Assem Sembina, Nazym Sagintai, musicians of the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra and the Chief Concertmaster of the Opera Company Yelena Sakhno performed «Zhelsіz Tunde Zharyk Ai» in honour of the 175th anniversary of Abai Kunanbayev, Kazinform has learnt from the theater’s press service.
Head of Turkestan rgn inspects facilities under construction TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM – Construction of facilities in Turkestan region is being carried out as scheduled, said head of the region Umirzak Shukeyev detouring around the regional center and inspecting a number of construction sites, Kazinform reports with the reference to the press service of the area.
National Geographic Abu Dhabi to commemorate 50th Earth Day with two world premiers DUBAI. KAZINFORM - In April 1970, millions of people around the world mobilised to demand protection of the planet we call home. That historic day gave birth to the modern environmental movement known as Earth Day, and 50 years later it’s become the planet’s largest civic event, with more than a billion people participating each year, WAM reports.
Eurasian Intergovernmental Council to convene for extraordinary meeting on 23 April MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The prime ministers of the EAEU countries will review the draft Eurasian integration strategy through 2025 on 23 April, BelTA learned from the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).
Venice Biennale postpones theatre, dance festivals VENICE. KAZINFORM The Venice Biennale on Monday released new dates for its theatre and dance festivals, confirmed the dates for its film and music festivals amid the coronavirus emergency, and announced 15 collateral events for its 2020 architecture review.
EAEU vice premiers to hold talks on gas transportation tariffs MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – The vice premiers of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will hold another round of talks on gas transportation tariffs in the EAEU market on 22 April, BelTA learned from the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), BelTA reports.