Saturday, February 16, 2019

Gone With the Wind: Squall plays havoc with infrastructure in Armenia

As authorities in Yerevan and elsewhere in Armenia are estimating the damage caused by strong winds, the country’s meteorological services forecast more “unstable” weather for the coming days, though ruling out the repetition of the kind of squall that played havoc with populated areas in the country on May 23.

Gift of Appreciation: Sculptor prepares special piece to honor Pope Francis’ visit

A prominent Armenian artist has created a sculpture that he wants to be donated to Pope Francis during the Pontiff’s upcoming visit in appreciation of the Pope’s stance on the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey.

Against Counterfeit Drugs: Expert says new draft law to deal with abuse on medicines market

The Draft law “On Medicines” adopted by the National Assembly will give an opportunity to deal more effectively with counterfeit medicines entering Armenia, said Gayane Khachvankyan, a National Consumers Academy of Armenia representative in charge of the pharmaceutics department.

For English Proficiency: AGBU expands Education Innovation Platform for Armenia

The world’s largest Armenian non-profit organization is expanding its education innovation platform in Armenia also to include a program aimed at raising the level of English proficiency in the country.

Monumental Issue: New statues in Yerevan spark public debate

Two statues dedicated to historical Armenian figures unveiled in Yerevan last week have become a subject of heated public debate around esthetics as well as other aspects of their installment.

Fighting Corruption: EU wants to see results of reforms in Armenia

At an anti-corruption forum in Armenia last week, head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Armenia Piotr Switalski said that if there are no visible results of the fight against corruption in Armenia, the EU will not allocate the 15 million Euros (about $17 million) that it has promised to give for anti-corruption struggle.

Martakert: A Karabakh town defying war under Azeri shelling

Despite being regularly shelled by Azerbaijan, Martakert, a town at Nagorno-Karabakh’s northeastern border, ties to continue to live a normal life, defying war.

Be Inspired and Create: Five Nobel laureates come to Armenia for lectures at Medical University

This week, Yerevan has been hosting five Nobel laureates in medical sciences delivering nine lectures on topics of biochemistry, physics and medicine, presenting their inventions, scientific achievements and unique success stories in the professional field to the Armenian audience.

Meal Deal: Education minister calls for continuation, expansion of school feeding program in Armenia

It is already several years that more than 90,000 schoolchildren from one to four grades every day have got hot meals, such as a variety of soups, cereals, pasta, pilafs, as well as salads, cheese and other vitamin rich food in all the provinces of Armenia.

Transportation Concerns: Yerevan bus explosion triggers public debate

The blast on a bus that occurred on Monday in capital Yerevan served as a ground for raising issues of public transportation in Armenia. Babken Pipoyan, the Chairman of the Informed and Protected Consumer NGO, regrets that public transport issues are reviewed only when an accident occurs.