Russia-Ukraine crisis Current Affairs, GK & News

Kerch Bridge collapse

A fuel tank explosion caused the partial collapse of the Kerch Bridge, which connects Russia with Crimea. Key facts The Kerch Bridge, also known as Crimea Bridge, is a road-and-rail bridge connecting Russia and Crimean Peninsula. It is the longest bridge in Europe. This bridge passes over the Kerch strait and provides the only direct ..

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Russia annexes 4 regions in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin presided over a ceremony to formally annex four Ukrainian regions. Key facts Eight years following the Russian annexation of Crimea, Moscow has captured four more Ukrainian territories – Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. Earlier, Russia organized a referendum on Russia’s administration of these regions. Kremlin claimed that residents of these ..

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Russia: Use of ‘Butterfly Mines’

Recently, UK Ministry of Defence cautioned about the possible use of PFM-1 series ‘Butterfly Mines’ by Russian military in ongoing war in Ukraine. Russia is expected to deploy anti-personnel mines to discourage freedom of movement across its defensive lines in Donbas region. Butterfly mines are capable of causing widespread casualties among military as well as ..

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Re-election of French President Emmanuel Macron

On 24th April 2022, Marine Le Pen has been defeated by Emmanuel Macron to be re-elected as the President of France. Leaders across the world welcomed his re-election. Overview: Marine Le Pen is a far-right leader who was defeated by Macron. Macron is the first French sitting president in the past 20 years to have ..

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Oxfam New Report- Highlights

According to a new report by Oxfam, more than a quarter of a billion people in 2022 will be pushed into poverty. The report also said that the financial crisis across the world will be driven by the rise in prices due to the Russia-Ukraine crisis and also due to the COVID-19-related economic crisis. Overview: ..

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World Bank- East Asia and Pacific Economic Update

The growth forecasts for the Pacific and East Asia have been lowered by the World Bank in its latest economic update. The forecasts have been lowered to 5 per cent from 5.4 per cent that was forecasted in October 2021. Overview: The World Bank has also warned that growth could slow to 4 per cent ..

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