OECD expects softer COVID-19 damage on global growth in 2020 TOKYO. KAZINFORM The global economy is projected to shrink 4.5 percent in 2020 from a year before, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday, upgrading the previous forecast due to the gradual recovery from a slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Russia’s UFC Champ Nurmagomedov resumes with trainings for bout with Gaethje MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia resumed with his training sessions for his bout against US fighter Justin Gaethje next month, a source in the team of the Russian fighter told TASS on Wednesday.
Nursultan Nazarbayev authorized to access the Primaries information system NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Nursultan Nazarbayev passed an authorization at the Primaries information system to get acquainted with the pre-election programs of the candidates and take part in the voting, the Twitter account of press secretary of the First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Aidos Ukibai reads.
New Zealand enters recession after 'largest quarterly GDP drop on record' SYDNEY. KAZINFORM New Zealand has entered a technical recession with its economy shrinking a record 12.2 percent in the second quarter of 2020 as a result of the hard restrictions imposed in the country to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, official data showed Wednesday.
KHL postpones matches of Barys after positive COVID-19 tests among team members NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – 6 season games of HC Barys in the Kontinental Hockey League have been postponed to a later date as 12 team and coaching staff members tested positive for the COVID-19 infection, Kazinform cites the team’s official website.
Kazakhstani COVID-19 vaccine enters clinical trials NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Clinical trials of Kazakhstani QazCovid-in vaccine against the COVID-19 virus developed by the Scientific Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems have kicked off in Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Ministry of Education and Science.
Europe to recognize Kazakhstani academic diplomas NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Diploma Supplement is to accompany academic diplomas in Kazakhstan starting from 2021 meaning Kazakhstani academic diplomas will be recognized across Europe, Kazinform cites the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan.
Researchers study Sars-CoV2 proteins in Sirius laboratory SÃO PAULO. KAZINFORM - The country’s biggest and most complex infrastructure, the Sirius, the synchroton accelerator at the National Energy and Material Research Center (CNPEM) in Campinas, São Paulo state, has been used by researchers since the beginning of September to study protein crystals of the novel coronavirus, Agencia Brasil reports.
Face masks becoming a new must – Kazakhstani medical scientist ALMATY. KAZINFORM – President of the Preventive Medicine Academy of Kazakhstan Almaz Sharman revealed why it is important to continue to wear face masks and keep social distance even if the COVID-19 numbers are on the wane, Kazinform reports.
Untraceable virus cases hit fresh record high of 26.4 pct in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The portion of virus cases with unidentified transmission routes reached a fresh record high of 26.4 percent of the total new infections identified over the past two weeks, health authorities said Thursday, Yonhap reports.
Astana’s Martinelli 12th in Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg Stage 2 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The 2nd stage of 80th edition of Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg started today in Remich. According to the road book it should be 160.8-kilometers-long stage with a finished in Hesperange, Kazinform has learnt from the Astana Pro Team’s press service.
Majilis Chairman, TurkPA Secretary-General discuss coop NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Majilis Chairman Nurlan Nigmatulin has met with Secretary-General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic-speaking countries Altynbek Mamayusupov, Kazinform cites the press service of the lower chamber of the Kazakh Parliament.
Kazakhstan wakes up to rainy and windy Thursday NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Meteorologists predict that only western Kazakhstan will enjoy weather without precipitation today, September 17. Most of the country, especially the north and the center will observe scattered showers, thunderstorms, and hail, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet.
Big win for Astana’s Lopez in Tour de France Stage 17 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Miguel Angel Lopez took a great solo victory today atop brutal Col de la Loze in Méribel at the finish of the 17th stage of the Tour de France. The leader of Astana Pro Team attacked alone with 2.4 km to the top, dropping all his rivals and gaining important seconds in the general classification of the French Grand tour, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.