Samruk-Kazyna board of directors have changed NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The Board of Directors of Samruk-Kazyna JSC has been renewed. By the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 907 of December 6, 2019, Jon Dudas, Ong Boon Hwee and Kairat Mazhibayev have been appointed as Independent Directors of the Fund. Sir Richard Evans and Mr. Wilhelm Bender have resigned, the press service of Samruk-Kazyna informs.
ADB meets commitment to double annual climate financing to $6 billion MANILA. KAZINFORM The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has achieved a key commitment to double its annual climate investments from $3 billion in 2014, hitting a record high of more than $6 billion in climate-related financing in 2019.
Accounts Committee Chairperson reports to President on audit of Defense Ministry, JSC Kazakhstan Engineering and RSE Kazspecexport NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Chairperson of the Accounts Committee of Kazakhstan Natalya Godunova has reported to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on the results of audit conducted at the Ministry of Defense, JSC Kazakhstan Engineering and RSE Kazspecexport, Kazinform learnt from the Akorda press service.
WADA rules to ban Russia for four years from Olympics and world championships LAUSANNE, December 9. /TASS/. The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has approved recommendations of the Compliance Review Committee (CRC) to strip Russia of the right to participate in major international sports tournaments, including the Olympics and World Championships, for the period of four years, WADA’s press service said in a statement on Monday, TASS reports.
Blue molecule may improve heart function: Israeli researchers JERUSALEM. KAZINFORM Israeli scientists found that a blue molecule, called Chicago sky blue (CSB), could possibly reduce inflammation and improve heart function, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in central Israel reported on Sunday.
Abu Dhabi selected as world’s leading sports tourism destination at World Travel Awards ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM Representatives from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, DCT – Abu Dhabi, have arrived in Muscat to receive the award for World’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination at the 26th edition of the World Travel Awards, WTA, Grand Final Ceremony 2019.
New Zealand volcano spews ash plume in eruption, several injured WELLINGTON. KAZINFORM: A volcano erupted in New Zealand on Monday, spewing a plume of ash thousands of feet into the air, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying tourists were among several people unaccounted for as emergency services mounted a rescue operation.
Kazakhstan delegation holds talks with the aviation authorities of Kuwait NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - In the framework of the «open skies» regime on behalf of the Head of State, Kuwait airlines have now the opportunity to operate regular flights to 11 Kazakhstan airports (Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktau, Karaganda, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Pavlodar, Kokshetau, Taraz, Petropavlovsk, Semey) without restrictions using the fifth degree of freedom of air, Kazinform has learnt from the Civil Aviation Committee.
Kazakhstan and Austria to expand air communication NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - In the framework of the «open skies» regime on behalf of the Head of State, Austrian airlines have now the opportunity to operate regular flights to 11 Kazakhstan airports (Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktau, Karaganda, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Pavlodar, Kokshetau, Taraz, Petropavlovsk, Semey) without restrictions using the fifth degree of freedom of air, Kazinform has learnt from the Civil Aviation Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Kazakh Ambassador presents credentials to Hungarian President BUDAPEST. KAZINFORM - An official ceremony of presenting Credentials by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan, Zhanibek Abdrashov, to the President of the Republic of Hungary, János Áder, was held in the Sandor Palace in Budapest on December 6, 2019, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Aigerim Beketayeva wins CIS Award NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Famous Kazakh ballerina, Astana Opera’s Principal Dancer, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Aigerim Beketayeva became a winner of the CIS international youth award The Commonwealth of Debuts, Kazinform refers to Astana Opera. The award ceremony takes place today, on December 9, at the Brest Academic Drama Theatre in Belarus.
Kazakhstan, Colombia establish visa-free regime BOGOTA. KAZINFORM - The regular round of the Kazakh-Colombian inter-ministerial political consultations at the level of the Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs of two countries took place in the Colombian capital, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Scientists develop technology to wirelessly charge smart contact lenses SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korean scientists have developed a technology to wirelessly charge smart contact lenses for continuous operation, a development that could open new horizons for wearables, the National Research Foundation (NRF) said Sunday.
Kazatomprom announces change in Board of Directors NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - JSC National Atomic Company «Kazatomprom» («Kazatomprom» or «the Company») today announces the departure of Jon Dudas, independent board member since 2015 and Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors («Board») since August of 2018, Kazinform has learnt from the company’s press service.
Trump warns N. Korea could lose ‘everything’ with hostile acts WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could lose «everything» if he acts in a hostile manner, sending a clear warning to the regime to refrain from provocations such as nuclear and missile tests, Yonhap reports.