Ukraine: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

WHO: Cases of Malaria, TB and AIDS are to increase

Published: May 13, 2020

The World Health Organization announced that the number of deaths due to TB, AIDS and Malaria might increase as the entire focus of health care system all over the world is shifting towards COVID-19. Highlights The WHO has made the announcement based on the study conducted by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease ..

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April 26: International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

Published: April 27, 2020

Every year on April 26, the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is being observed. The day was proclaimed by the United Nations and was first observed in 2016. Highlights The International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day was first observed on the 30th anniversary of 1986 nuclear disaster. It is being marked to increase awareness about the ..

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Denys Shmygal becomes Ukraine’s new Prime Minister

Published: March 5, 2020

The Parliament of Ukraine recently approved Denys Shmygal as the new prime minister of the country. The previous Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk who assumed charge in August 2019 resigned after he was caught criticising the President. Shymygal, who was serving as the Deputy prime minister in charge of regional development earlier, is the nominee of the ..

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Iran admits ‘It Unintentionally Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner’

Published: January 11, 2020

After pressure mounted on the Islamic Republic of Iran in the last 48 hours from the United States and Canada, Iran has reversed its claims of Mechanical failure and has admitted in a statement that the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 was accidentally shot down by as the plane was mistaken as a ‘hostile target’ ..

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US President Donald Trump impeached

Published: December 19, 2019

On December 18, 2019, Donald Trump became the third President to be impeached by the US House. He was accused of enlisting foreign government to investigate political rival before 2020 election. Highlights The House called for voting process alleging that the President pressurized Ukraine to announce investigations against his political rival Joe Biden ahead of ..

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