Kazakhstan’s hi-tech projects presented in Japan TOKYO. KAZINFORM - On October 9, 2020, a number of large-scale investment projects worth more than USD 5 bln were presented to the members of Kazakhstan-Japan Business Council and representatives of Japanese transnational corporations, Kazinform reports citing the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service.
Kazakhstan launches COVID-19 contact tracing app NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Saqbol mobile app has been developed in Kazakhstan to control the spread of the COVID-19 infection and timely locate the virus’s hotspots, Kazinform cites the press service the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Development.
Russian supersonic bombers set world record for longest non-stop flight - Aerospace Forces MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russian Tu-160 supersonic bombers (NATO reporting name of Blackjack) broke the world record for longest non-stop flight for this type of aircraft, Lieutenant-General Sergey Kobylash, the Russian Aerospace Forces’ Long-Range Aviation Commander, told reporters on Saturday, TASS reports.
Trump says he backs TikTok deal that may allow its operations in U.S. WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that he supports a proposed deal «in concept» that could pave the way for Chinese video-sharing app TikTok to continue to operate in the United States on the grounds that security and data privacy concerns have been resolved, Kyodo News reports.
Kazakhstan launches programming learning platform NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The free-of-charge platform called lrn.dev short for learn development for those wishing to study the basics of programming has been launched in Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the press service of the Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation.
Prime Minister instructs to enhance monitoring of new technology penetration NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Enhanced monitoring of the penetration of new technologies in production processes has been tasked by Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin at the government session held today, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Russia starts developing new engine for Angara rockets KUBINKA. KAZINFORM - Russian rocket engine companies initiated implementation of a project on the upgraded RD-191M engine for Angara launch vehicles, chief executive of the rocket motor developer Energomash Igor Arbuzov told TASS in an interview at the Army 2020 Forum, TASS reports.
Russia receives request for 1 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses from 20 states MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia has received a request for the production of 1 bln doses of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology from 20 states, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev said during an online conference, TASS reports.
Tokayev visits Alem Coding School, Astana Hub and Astana IT University NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev paid a visit to the Alem Coding School, the Astana Hub International Technopark of IT Startups as well as the Astana IT University. All educational facilities are headquartered at the Astana EXPO-2017 town, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda’s press service.
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales has launched an alternative to Facebook and Twitter NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website called WT: Social. The platform aims to compete with Facebook and Twitter, except instead of funding it using advertising, Wales is taking a page from the Wikipedia playbook and financing it through user donations.