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An entrance of the Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry. An archive photo
Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry explains lower refugee quotas
21 January, 19:38
The ministry explained that the resolution only distributes refugee application registration work between various citizenship and migration offices of the Minsk City Police Department and the oblast police departments.
Gabriel Bianco. Photo from gmfestival.ru
French guitarist Gabriel Bianco to perform in Minsk
21 January, 18:40
Gabriel Bianco, one of the best European musicians of the new generation, will perform together with Belarusian guitarist Pavel Kukhta in the Big Concert Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic on 1 February.
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Belarus in Top 5 cheapest countries for broadband
21 January, 18:37
Research analysts and broadband price comparison experts at cable.co.uk posted their research on the cost of fixed-line broadband in 206 countries. Belarus ranks fifth in this survey.
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Belarus submits report under Convention on Rights of Child in Geneva
21 January, 18:26
When addressing the UN committee, Belarus Education Minister Igor Karpenko noted that Belarus constantly analyzes the national legislation for its compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Minsk to host intellectual youth forum in April
21 January, 18:11
“We are planing a major forum for intellectual youth in April. The event will highlight the new intellectual economy, education, scientific and innovative support, development of a highly intelligent society. We must understand how young people see the situation today and what ideas they have”, said Andrei Ivanets.
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Belarus to phase out plastic bottles larger than 1 liter
21 January, 17:40
Plans are in place to limit the maximum capacity of containers for alcoholic, low-alcohol, and non-alcoholic beverages to one liter. This will be achieved by the end of the next five-year term or even sooner. Starting from 2021, Belarus will introduce new restrictions on plastic use.
Viktor Khrenin and Aleksandr Volfovich
Belarus' new defense minister, chief of General Staff introduced to Defense Ministry team
21 January, 17:17
A reminder, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko appointed the new defense minister and the chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus on 20 January.
More hi-tech parks to be set up in Belarus
21 January, 16:50
Plans are in place to set up hi-tech parks in Baranovichi, Borisov, Bobruisk, Orsha and Molodechno, Chairman of Belarus' State Committee on Science and Technology Aleksandr Shumilin told a press conference in Minsk on 21 January.
Aleksandr Shumilin. An archive photo
Belarus' hi-tech export close to $15bn in 2019
21 January, 16:37
In 2019 science-intensive and hi-tech products accounted for 35.6% of Belarus' export, up 2.5 percentage points over 2018. “In monetary terms the export of hi-tech products is estimated at nearly $15 billion.
Vladimir Gusakov. An archive photo
Plans to launch new Belarusian-Russian satellite in 2021
21 January, 13:36
The official said: “We intend to launch a new Belarusian-Russian satellite in 2021. The schematic design is in development now. Decisions on financing and specifications are being made. It will use components primarily of Belarusian and Russian make."
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