Still no sign of lost child in Pernik
Today marks the third day of a nationwide search for 12-year-old Alexander from Pernik. The police, gendarmerie, representatives of the emergency rescue squad of the Metropolitan Municipality, mountain rescuers and volunteers, as well as thermal cameras in cars, a helicopter and on a drone are all trying to locate the lost child.
The boy disappeared on Friday afternoon while walking on the outskirts of the city with his father. The two did not have visual contact for about 5 minutes, and it is not clear which direction the child went in. The prosecutor's office has initiated pre-trial proceedings. Witnesses from the child's close circle have been questioned. So far, there is no evidence that the child is a victim of a crime.
The Presidency will have free electricity
A photovoltaic system to cover its own electricity needs will be built by the presidency on the roof of the landmark building in the center of Sofia on Dondukov Blvd. No. 2. Rumen Radev's administration has announced a public procurement for the purpose. The solar panels will have a capacity of 90 kW, and the allocated budget is 167,000 levs excluding VAT.
A solar installation of this kind can roughly generate around 126 thousand kWh of electricity per year, which at current prices is over 50 thousand levs. In other words, if market trends are maintained, the investment would pay for itself in a little more than three years, and the useful working life of the panels is 25 years. This means that in three years the presidency will receive free electricity.
Economics is the most popular university major
Economics is the most popular university major in Bulgaria with 28,223 active students, according to the Ministry of Education and Science (MES). Compared to last year, the largest decrease in active students is also reported in economics majors. There are 1,098 fewer students studying Economics this year than there were in 2021.
An increase in students is reported in Pedagogy majors (an additional 709 new students this year). Pedagogy is the second most popular major among university students, with 17,083 students currently enrolled. Medicine is in third place with 13,271 active students.