Russian-Ukraine Crisis Current Affairs, GK & News

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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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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UNGA Resolution Deploring Russian Aggression

The 193-member UN General Assembly adopted a resolution strongly deploring Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, just days after Russia vetoed a similar resolution on the increasing crisis between the two countries in the Security Council. Overview: The United Nations General Assembly voted to reaffirm its support to Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders, ..

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Montreux Convention

The Montreux Convention Regarding the Straits Regime, or simply the Montreux Convention, is an international treaty that governs Turkey’s Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits. Overview: It was signed on July 20, 1936, in the Montreux Palace in Switzerland, and took effect on November 9, 1936. This convention was signed to address the long-running Straits Question of ..

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Russian-Ukraine Crisis: India’s Stand in UNSC Draft Resolution

India abstained from a United Nations Security Council resolution sponsored by the United States that strongly condemned Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. India stated that discussion is the only way to resolve differences and issues, and expressed regret that diplomacy was abandoned. Overview: Russia, chaired the meeting as it holds the presidency for the month of ..

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