In 2013 almost every third resident of Armenia was poor, special report of Armenia's National Statistics Service, made under support of the World Bank says. The report was published on 18 November 2014. It covers the poverty indices of Armenia for 2008-2013.
As many as 135 saved premature babies - such is the result of the use of surfactant in Yerevan's hospitals in Apr 2013-Nov 2014. Surfactant Survanta is a medicine decreasing the alveolar surface tension. So, it is a key to curing the Respiratory Distress Syndrome, the major killer of premature babies with an extremely low weight.
Remains of Sepuh (Arshak Nersisyan), the remarkable figure national-liberation struggle, the talented captain of the first Armenian Republic 1918-1920, will be committed to the ground at the Yerevan Pantheon "Yerablur" today on 20 November, Defense Minister of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan told the Government, Wednesday.
Parliament of Armenia amended the Law "on temporary incapacity allowances" in the first reading on 19 November along with the Law "on state pensions", Law "on profit tax," and the Labor Code.
On November 15, at 1 pm, the Paramaz Avetisyan building of the American University of Armenia will host Open Doors of the UWC Dilijan College. The event will provide an opportunity to receive data about the UWC, education system, criteria of admission and procedure of admission to other colleges of UWC.
The fifth meeting of the working group for drafting a concept of circular migration took place in Yerevan on Friday. The group was formed in Dec 2013 and comprises representatives of ministries and local and international organizations. The final sixth meeting is scheduled for early 2015. By that time the concept is supposed to be ready for the Government's consideration.
Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan visited the UWC Dilijan College, which opened in October 2014. The press service of the Armenian Government reports that Abrahamyan familiarized himself with the infrastructures and the upcoming programs of the UWC Dilijan College.
The HIV-infected patients are facing discrimination in Armenia's medical facilities, Hovhannes Madoyan, Board Member, Technical Advisor, Real World Real People NGO, told ArmInfo.
Family abuse and sex-selective abortions are displays of gender inequality in Armenia, Lara Ahaornyan, co-chair of Women's Resource Center, told ArmInfo. The expert said gender discrimination is evident in Armenia in all fields, starting from political up to social one. Aharonyan points at the sex-selective abortions, an indicator that has led Armenia to leading positions in the world.
The Bishops' Synod is being conducted at the Mother See Holy Etchmiadzin with participation of the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I.
On November 5, the head of the Commission on Lake Sevan Issues under the President of Armenia, Vladimir Movsesyan, passed away at the age of 81.
The Emergency Situations Ministry of Armenia strongly recommends drivers to use winter tires and drive carefully along the following roads: Sotk-Karvachar, Aparan-Spitak, Sisian-Goris, Vayk-Sisian, Yerevan-Sevan, and Varenyats Pass (former Selim Pass).
The government will adopt a fair and mutually acceptable decision on the law "On temporary incapacity for work", Armenia's Labor Minister, Artem Asatryan, told journalists today.
A new scandal is brewing around the funded pension system that was introduced in Armenia not so long ago, a local "Zhamanak" ("Time") newspaper writes.
Armen Gevorgyan is appointed the new Head of IDeA Foundation (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) set up by philanthropist and businessman Ruben Vardanyan and his wife Veronika Zonabend, the Foundation said in a press release.
Yerevan's Municipality discussed on Wednesday a project to open a new domestic waste dump in the city. The Municipality discussed the results of a survey of the social and environmental impacts the project may have on Yerevan.
The Special Investigation Service of Armenia has initiated a criminal case following the media reports about the incident that occurred to blind former ASALA activist, now member of the Preparliament movement Alek Yenikomshian on Oct 20.
Iran Aseman Air's Boeing 737 flying from Tehran to Yerevan made an emergency landing at Mehrabad airport on Monday.
Armenia's Health Care Ministry has conducted a training course with a view to assess local doctors' readiness for Ebola. The website of the Ministry quotes Armenia's Health Care Minister Armen Muradyan as saying that Armenian doctors must be ready for the virus.
VivaCell-MTS hosted RA Ombudsman Karen Andreasyan, who conducted a meeting-seminar workshop on "Human Rights in Businesses" for the Company's employees. The seminar was aimed at increasing the awareness of VivaCell-MTS staff on issues connected to Human Rights and their exercise in the relationships between the Company and its stakeholders, including employees, clients, suppliers, and wider society.
Love for chess is in Armenians' blood, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said while opening Chess in Schools international conference in Yerevan on Friday.
International group of diversified mining companies GeoProMining ("GPM" or "Company") participated in the official opening ceremony of UWC International school in Dilijan and presented the school with a number of Armenian books in the English language.
Levon Hayrapetyan's case is the result of a conflict between two big businessmen, President of the Union of Armenians of Russia Ara Abrahamyan told journalists in Yerevan on Monday.
Well-known Russian businessman of Armenian origin, member of the Board of Directors of Ameriabank Ruben Vardanyan is sure that UWC Dilijan will be a success.
Because of Russia's withdrawal from the US Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX), the Russian quota will be distributed among Armenia, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, "The New York Times" reported.
CE Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks is concerned about the high rate of selective abortions in Armenia. He specified that in some regions the boy-girl birth ratio is 114-100 or even 124-100 against the average global rate of 104-100.
The social tension in Armenia will not turn into the Maidan, mainly because the protesting people either prefer to leave the country or to "let off steam" at the rallies, director of the "Sociometer" Centre, sociologist, Aharon Adibekyan, said at today's press-conference.
Armenia's Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan met on Wednesday with DAAD Office Manager Tina Laufer, who is completing her mission in Armenia.
The UWC Dilijan College has caused a great interest among the students of different countries. Sally Norris, Deputy Head at UWC Dilijan College, said at today's press tour that the College has 96 students from 48 countries, including countries of North America, Eastern Europe, Russia and Australia.
A renovated Music School opened in Dilijan on October 4. Armenian Vice Premier, Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan attended the opening ceremony.
On that day the applicants will get an opportunity to receive information about the UWC program, educational system, criteria of admission of students and the procedure of admission to other UWC colleges. "We will be glad to meet with senior formers, who are interested in studying at UWC", says the press release sent to ArmInfo. To attend the Open Day, one should register at http://www.etouches.com/openday.