2022 Russian Invasion Current Affairs, GK & News

World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief- Update

The World Bank released its latest Migration and Development Brief. What are the highlights of the report? The Russia- Ukraine war will slow the growth of remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to 4.2% in 2022 from 8.6% in 2021. It is estimated that remittances to LMICs, this year, will reach $630 billion. ..

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Czech Republic: Russia’s replacement in UNHRC

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in a secret ballot voting elected the Czech Republic to replace Russia on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). How many countries voted for the Czech Republic? 157 countries voted in favor of the Czech Republic in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and there were 23 abstentions. The ..

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Google Air Raid Alerts System

An Air Raid Alerts system is being rolled out by Google on Android phones in Ukraine. This system will act as a supplement to Ukraine’s existing air raid alert systems and will be based on the government provided alerts. Overview: The Ukrainian Alarm app will also be highlighted by the company to Google Play users. ..

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Kyiv-Moscow dialogue on Nuclear Safety

On 10th March 2022, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General has said that IAEA has succeeded in establishing a high-level direct dialogue on nuclear security between Russia and Ukraine. Establishing direct dialogue IAEA Director-General held meetings with the foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine in Turkey. Delegations from both countries also participated. At the ..

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Suspension of Card Services in Russia

Due to US sanctions imposed on Moscow as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, American card network operators Mastercard, Visa, and American Express have suspended their services in Russia. Overview: Any cards that have been issued globally by banks on these networks will not work in Russia at point-of-sale terminals or ATMs as ..

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