Global tourism industry lost $450 billion due to pandemic — UN MADRID. KAZINFORM The global tourism sector lost about $460 billion in the first half of 2020 due to the drop of international travel worldwide, caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the UN World Tourism Organization said on Tuesday.
New solar cycle has begun, NASA announces WASHINGTON DC. KAZINFORM Solar Cycle 25, a new phase in the polarity of the Sun that will determine changes in space weather and will last the next 11 years, has begun and is predicted to be as calm as the last, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported on Tuesday.
Poland lifts bans on Kazakhstani direct flights NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – By the decision of the Polish Government, Kazakhstan is no longer in the list of the countries banned to carry out direct flights to Warsaw, Kazinform cites the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan.
Israel speeds closure of schools, kindergartens due to jump in COVID-19 morbidity JERUSALEM. KAZINFORM - Israel's education system will shut down on Thursday, 24 hours before schedule, due to the significant increase in COVID-19 infection, the state's Ministry of Health said on Wednesday, Xinhua reports.
Young people at low virus risk, more study needed: WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The World Health Organization (WHO) chief said Tuesday that due to the devastating consequences on children, youth, and societies, closure of schools should be a last resort, temporary and only at a local level in intense transmission areas, Anadolu Agency reports.
Yoshihide Suga elected Japan PM by lower house amid virus, economic woes TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, was elected Japan's prime minister by the powerful House of Representatives on Wednesday, with his immediate focus to be reviving the battered economy while keeping the novel coronavirus under control, Kyodo reports.
Al-Farabi KazNU named best university in Islamic finance ALMATY. KAZINFORM - Al-Farabi Kazakh National University was awarded the prestigious international award «Global Islamic Finance Awards 2020» (GIFA) in recognition of its achievements and contribution to the development of education in Islamic finance. The leading Kazakhstani university became the best in the category of «Best Emerging Islamic Finance Education Provider». The award ceremony was held in Islamabad (Pakistan), Kazinform has learnt from the university’s press service.
Astana’s Lopez 4th after Tour de France Stage 16 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - With the queen stage to the Col de la Loze coming tomorrow, today the peloton spent quite a calm day at stage 16 from La-Tour-du-Pin to Villard-de-Lans (164 km). However, the start of the stage was an intense one with a lot of attacks on the first climb of the day. Many riders tried to go in a breakaway and, after many attempts, a big group went away, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.