Armenian capital to appear on Yandex Panorama
October 21, 2016
Yerevan residents could recently observe a strange vehicle with a big panoramic camera touring the streets of the Armenian capital. This is the so-called panorama-mobile photographing Yerevan to enlarge the database of Yandex Maps service, which will in the future provide a 3D view of the streets and building of the city and give an opportunity to zoom the map.
Pollution and weather
October 19, 2016
Animals are dying all over the world in huge numbers because of the polluted seas and air. Millions of fish and massive numbers of various marine creatures are washing ashore dead. Birds are falling dead from the sky, and millions of poultry and wildlife are dying from avian flu. Land animals are also dying in large numbers from disease.
Ahead of Europe
October 18, 2016
The Renaissance in Armenia started long before it arrived in Europe. Humanistic ideas characteristic for Renaissance were not re-opened in Armenia but ‘crystallized’ in line with the Christian norms. In Armenian reality, this period was the continuation of pre-Christian ideas, which evolved into new practice, giving birth to new art and outlook.
No wreckage or bodies ever recovered
October 14, 2016
The rapid development of global communications increased exposure to news about accidents. As plane tracking technology has improved and become more widely used, the rare incident in which tracking fails gets attention immediately. There have been several flights throughout aviation history that never made it to their destinations, with no wreckage or bodies ever recovered.
Prize worth 8 million Swedish crowns
October 7, 2016
The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded October 7, 2016, to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who became president in 2010 and signed a historic peace deal with FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono in September.
Armenian Foreign Minister’s diplomacy
October 7, 2016
Edward Nalbandian was appointed as the Foreign Minister of Armenia on April 15, 2008. After occupying the post in the government led by former Prime Ministers Tigran Sargsyan and Hovik Abarahamyan, he will continue to serve under new PM Karen Karapetyan, becoming the ‘longest-living’ minister in the new Armenian government.
UNICEF and WB analysis
October 5, 2016
Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and UNICEF. Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children finds that in 19.5 per cent of children in developing countries were living in households that survived on an average of US$1.90 a day or less per person, compared to just 9.2 per cent of adults. Globally, almost 385 million children were living in extreme poverty.
Smartphones instead of food and clothes
October 4, 2016
According to statistical data, despite the decline of Armenian retail business in the first half of 2016, the sales of smartphones, refrigerators, TVs and other equipment has grown.
World’s strangest buildings. Part I
September 30, 2016
Matured and amateur architects have brought many amazing buildings to the world, challenging nature’s miracles. Quirky shapes, ambitious designs, new materials and various styles create an impressive picture of modern architecture from sky scrapers to weird stone constructions.
Necropolis treasures in Armenian village
September 29, 2016
Excavations in village of Karashamb started in 1987. Since then, about 800 graves containing jewels, weapons, pottery and china items have been discovered. The findings shed light not only on the funeral practice of the ancient times but also on the way of life of that civilization.