Kazakhstan-based Skills Enbek platform and the largest international educational platform Coursera signed a memo on the development of online learning in Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Labour and Social Protection Ministry’s press service reports.
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Minister of Information and Social Development Darkhan Kydyrali commented on the possibility of restricting Russian TV channels broadcasting in the territory of Kazakhstan
Minister of Information and Social Development Darkhan Kydyrali commented on the possibility of restricting Russian TV channels broadcasting in the territory of Kazakhstan, Kazinform reports.
Of course, information security is one of our priority objectives. But restrictions may be imposed on a court decision only. If violations are recorded by a decision of a court, this decision must be executed. Presently, we are carrying out general monitoring. Many issues in this area are within the scope of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs," said Kydyrali on the sidelines of the Majilis’ plenary session.
In his words, the Ministry gives special attention to ensure that Kazakhstani receive reliable information.
The Ministry does not handle this issue on his own. If there’s a court decision, we will work on it," he added.
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Issues of preserving seals are of importance
A state natural reserve is set to be created in the Caspian Sea to preserve seals, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Issues of preserving seals are of importance. As part of the tasks of the Head of State works are ongoing to create a state natural reserve in the Caspian Sea," said Kazakh minister of ecology, geology, and natural resources Serikkali Brekeshev.
He went on to say that it is necessary to introduce adjustments to the Fisheries Development Program and update the indicators taking into account the current situation with the low water level and global market situation so as to implement the tasks on fisheries as well as given the creation of new regions.
Oil workers from the Dunga oilfield located in Tupkaragan district of Mangystau region discovered an ancient tomb.
Oil workers from the Dunga oilfield located in Tupkaragan district of Mangystau region discovered an ancient tomb, Kazinform has learned from lada.kz.
The tomb is now taped off. It is located 30-40km away from Aktau-Fort-Shevchenko highway, towards the Caspian Sea.
We hope the tomb will be helpful for the archaeologists in their research activities," the workers say.
According to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), the University of Calgary ranks eighth in Canada and 190th in the world.
A branch of the University of Calgary is to be opened in Semey city, Abai region, Kazakhstan, next year as part of the agreement between Kazakhstan and Canada, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Speaking at the 5th Anniversary Plenary Meeting of the Kazakhstan Canada Business Council, Akylbek Kamaldinov, Kazakh ambassador to Canada, said that an agreement was reached to open a branch of the University of Calgary in Semey city next year.
According to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), the University of Calgary ranks eighth in Canada and 190th in the world. Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev University was the only Kazakh university to enter the ranking placed 1,765th among the world’s 19,8 thousand universities.
The Smart Centres Index tracks global commercial centres’ ability to create, develop and deploy technology.
According to the updated sixth edition of the rating of Smart Centres Index (SCI 6), published by independent experts Z/Yen, Astana city for the first time got into the list of cities attractive for investing in technology, science, energy systems, machine learning, financial technologies and took 64th place.
The Smart Centres Index tracks global commercial centres’ ability to create, develop and deploy technology. Leading centres in the SCI are based in places which combine a high performing university sector across STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Energy Systems, Machine Learning) with well-developed regulatory, commercial, and financial services, the AIFC’s official website reads.
SCI 6 was compiled using 138 instrumental factors. These quantitative measures are provided by the World Bank, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, that provides forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the United Nations.
In total researched 131 commercial and financial centres for the sixth edition of the SCI (SCI 6), of which 75 centres listed in the updated edition are centers that received an adequate number of assessments from survey respondents.
The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is an independent jurisdiction that started operations in 2018. In accordance with the Development Strategy until 2025, the key focus of the AIFC is to consolidate as a universal platform connecting the countries of the EAEU, Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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In the course of his working trip to Almaty, Head of State Kassym Jomart Tokayev visited a memorial house of outstanding Kazakh enlightener Akhmet Baiturssynov, Kazinform learned from the Akorda press service.
The museum displays about 500 exhibits related to the life and creativity of Akhmet Baiturssynov, who lived here together with the family of his daughter Sholpan in 1934-1937. The museum was opened in 1998 as part of celebration of his 125th anniversary.
After surveying the museum, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev participated in the ceremony of unveiling a monument to the Alash movement leader.
Akhmet Baiturssynov made an invaluable contribution to the development of the Kazakh society. He is the author of the Kazakh alphabet, the first Kazakh alphabet book. Being an editor of Kazakh newspaper, he laid the foundation for the development of the Kazakh press. Akhmet Baiturssynov is the teacher of the nation. All over the world, he is known as an outstanding scholar and enlightener, who worked hard for the benefit of unity and integrity of our Motherland, devoting all his strength to serving the Kazakh people. The deepest patriotism of the teacher of the nation, his worthy life serve as a vivid example for the younger generation," said the Head of State.
He reminded that that Akhmet Baiturssynov’s 150th anniversary was celebrated in Torgay, his motherland. The remarkable date was also marked within the UNESCO and TURKSOY.
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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) delivered 6.9 tons of personal protective equipment to Kazakhstan, namely protective overalls, protective robes and protective screen masks, to support government measures for the prevention and control of infectious diseases in healthcare facilities. The total cost of the cargo, including transportation costs, amounted to US$220,000.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important it is to strengthen infection prevention and control in healthcare facilities. The delivery will help effectivly manage the risks associated with the spread of COVID-19 and other infections in clinics and hospitals. The personal protective equipment was transferred to a single distributor in Kazakhstan, SK-Pharmacy LLP, for further distribution to healthcare facilities in all regions of Kazakhstan, depending on need, the official website of the UNICEF Kazakhstan reads.
Supporting the health sector in the prevention and control of infectious diseases has been a priority for UNICEF in Kazakhstan for two decades now. Kazakhstan has achieved great success in the control and prevention of nosocomial infections. UNICEF continues to support the Government's work in this area. We hope that our supplies will help healthcare facilities to provide safe medical care to children and their families," said the Representative of UNICEF in Kazakhstan, Arthur van Diesen.
In 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF, together with the European Union, provided humanitarian assistance to Kazakhstan in the form of 300,000 ampoules of dexamethasone and 2,000 pulse oximeters. The total weight of humanitarian aid funded by the EU was 1,138 kg. In September 2020, UNICEF further purchased disinfectants and thermal scanners and delivered them, along with information and educational materials, to all small rural schools in Kazakhstan, helping to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. Training webinars on infection prevention and control were also held for healthcare and education specialists. About 3,000 medical personnel and staff members from small schools in all regions of Kazakhstan learned how to protect children and prevent the spread of COVID-19 during quarantine and after schools reopened.
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On November 13, 2022, the opening of the international exhibition of children’s drawings "We Are the World" will be held at Astana Opera with the support of the Embassy of France in Kazakhstan.
The exhibition is aimed at developing creative skills, identifying and supporting young talents, the official website of the Astana Opera reads.
Children from Kazakhstan will have a unique opportunity to show their drawings to the entire world.
Today’s children are the leaders of tomorrow. Therefore, our task is to help children from different countries to unite, and everyone understands the language of art," Stephanie Gaspard, President of the International Association and founder of the project "We Are the World", said.
The exhibition is presented at world’s best venues and includes more than 40 participating countries, such as the UK, the UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Belarus, etc.
I am happy that now there will be an annual exhibition of children’s drawings in Kazakhstan that is held in such venues as the Louvre in Paris. Previously, our children did not have such an opportunity," the official representative of the exhibition "We Are the World" in Kazakhstan, Ardak Mukhamadiyeva, noted.
Participation in the exhibition will give children:
- a prestigious platform where art connoisseurs and viewers will see his/her work;
- certificate of participation in an international exhibition;
- achievements in extracurricular activities that will be needed when applying to universities;
- invaluable experience of participating in an international competition;
- a competent jury will select the laureates of the exhibition;
- gifts from the sponsor will be awarded to the laureates.
Jury members: member of the Painters’ Union of Kazakhstan Renat Yelubayev; Italian painter Andrea Bacalini; member of the Academy of Arts of Kazakhstan, founder of the Zere School Aigerim Bektayeva; founder of the Pygmalion fine art gallery Danagul Tolepbay.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition will take place on November 13, at 3 pm, at the State Opera and Ballet Theatre "Astana Opera", the address is Dinmukhamed Kunayev str., 1, Astana.
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