Sharjah Astronomical Observatory records new global achievement SHARJAH. KAZINFORM - Within the framework of its unwavering progress in the global scientific fields, The Sharjah Astronomical Observatory (SAO) of the Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences, and Technology (SAASST) at the University of Sharjah records a new global achievement, WAM reports.
COVID-19: Brazil reports 1.1 thousand deaths, 64 thousand cases in 24h BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - A total of 1,110 deaths and 64,025 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus were reported in Brazil in 24 hours. It was the day with the second highest number of new cases in the year. The record was set on January 7, when 87,843 new positive diagnoses were confirmed, Agencia Brasil reports.
Organization of mass testing to be coordinated by district offices in Slovakia BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - Mass testing for coronavirus in Slovakia will take place in the penultimate weekend of January, with district offices being in charge of its coordination in individual districts, according to the conclusions of Monday’s (January 11) meeting of entities engaged in the preparations for mass testing announced by Prime Minister Igor Matovic (OLaNO) at a news conference following the Cabinet session, TASR reports.
Japan expands virus emergency beyond Tokyo as cases top 300,000 TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in seven additional prefectures, including Osaka and Aichi, expanding the measure as Japan's cumulative total of coronavirus cases topped 300,000 amid a recent spike in infections, Kyodo reports.
EAEU to amend VAT on digital services taking into account Belarus’s experience MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission approved amendments to the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty on 12 January, in particular, the part that stipulates unified rules on collecting indirect taxes from digital services, the Eurasian Economic Commission press service told BelTA.
Japan PM Suga to expand virus emergency to 7 more prefectures TOKYO. KAZINFORM Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to declare a state of emergency in seven additional prefectures including Osaka and Aichi on Wednesday, expanding the scope of the measure amid a resurgence of the coronavirus across Japan.
Kazakh scientist becomes part of the COMSTECH-SAC ALMATY. KAZINFORM Rector of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Academician Galym Mutanov became part of the International Advisory Council (COMSTECH-SAC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which unites the countries of the Islamic world, Kazinform reports.
Rescuers recover 1st black box from Indonesia plane crash site JAKARTA. KAZINFORM Indonesian rescue teams on Tuesday recovered one of the black boxes from the wreckage of the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 that crashed into the sea shortly after take-off from Jakarta over the weekend killing all 62 people on board.