The World Economic Forum and international insurance companies Marsh&McLennan and Zurich Insurance Group conducted a survey among 347 leading world experts on the most significant risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic and the likelihood of their occurrence within the next 1.5 year, the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan reported.
The EU Council decided to impose restrictive measures against six individuals and three entities responsible for or involved in various cyber-attacks. These include the attempted cyber-attack against the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and those publicly known as ‘WannaCry’, ‘NotPetya’, and ‘Operation Cloud Hopper’.
The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, published today, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts.”
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko arrived at the Palace of the Republic to address the annual Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly, BelTA reported.
Deputy Minister of Health of Kazakhstan Olzhas Abishev was detained on suspicion of embezzling budget funds. This was announced by the Financial Monitoring Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic on Sunday, 2 August.
The UAE is the first Arab country to produce nuclear energy, after it was announced on Saturday that Unit 1 of the Abu Dhabi-based Barakah nuclear power plant is now operational.
Researchers at King’s College London, based on a study of data on symptoms that were observed among 1,600 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in the USA and the UK, identified 6 types of SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus. This was reported on the website of the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
UN Secretary General António Guterres on Tuesday called for reducing urban inequalities and promoting green, sustainable and inclusive economic recovery.
World leaders will submit pre-recorded video statements for the United Nations General Assembly session in September, the 193-member organisation has decided, as heads of state and government will not be physically attending the annual gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic and the high-level session goes virtual for the first time in the U.N.’s 75-year history.
The first of 163 nuclear fuel assemblies has been loaded into the VVER-1200 reactor of power unit 2 of Leningrad NPP-2. Fuel loading marks the beginning of the physical start-up of an NPP. The plant is operated by Rosatom’s Electric Power Division Rosenergoatom.