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Russia-Ukraine War: 10 Big Developments Of The Day

With Russian troops now targeting major Ukrainian cities, the numbers of residents fleeing neighboring countries have increased. The world is seeing an unprecedented refugee crisis as the number of refugees has already crossed 1.5 million.

10 Developments Of the Russia-Ukraine war:

• Residents of the besieged city of Mariupol are trapped without water and electricity as all attempts to evacuate the civilians have failed due to repeated ceasefire violations by Russian forces.

• Vinnytsia airport in central Ukraine was destroyed by Russian missiles said President Volodymyr Zelensky.

• Mortar fire killed three civilians trying to flee Irpin reported BBC.

• Pope Francis rejected the “military operation” term used by Russia for justifying its actions saying that rivers of blood and tears were flowing in Ukraine. Pope also said that the war was leading only to death, destruction, and misery.

• Top global firms including the streaming giant Netflix, accounting firms KPMG, PWC, and financial service company American Express cut ties with Russia amid the ongoing Ukraine war.

Russia-Ukraine war

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Ukraine Asks For Help As Russia Shells Government And Residential Targets

As Russia mounted its attack on Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky asks the US to help. Zelensky said that it was important to stop the aggressor at the earliest.

10 Latest Developments Of Russia-Ukraine War:

Russia-Ukraine War
  1. Following Canada and other European countries, the US also closes its airspace for Russian airplanes.
  2. The World Bank announced a $3 billion aid package including $350 million in immediate funds for Ukraine.
  3. Russian defense minister urged Ukrainian residents to flee as their forces have started targeting administrative units and residential areas of major Ukrainian cities.
  4. A total of 18 people including a 21-year-old Indian student, Naveen Shekharappa, are killed in Russian shelling on Kharkiv, the second major city of Ukraine. Indian PM Modi offered his condolences to the deceased student.
  5. India will operate 26 flights from the neighboring countries of Romania, Hungary, Poland, and the Slovak Republic to bring back the stranded Indian students in Ukraine.
  6. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called US President Biden for help and asked the European Union to prove that it was accepting Ukraine as its member. Ukraine has just joined the European Union.
  7. The European Union removed certain Russian banks from
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Mahashivratri 2022: Significance, Observance, And Quotes For Blessings

Mahashivratri is the biggest celebration of Lord Shiva in the Hindu calendar. Devotees of Lord Shiva observe visit Shiva temples to offer fruits and milk to the Shiva Lingum. Mahashivratri is celebrated as a festival with educational institutions and offices remaining close to allow people to celebrate the festival with enthusiasm.

When Is Mahashivratri Celebrated?

The festival falls on the 13th night and 14th day of the New Moon. According to the Hindu calendar, Mahashivratri 2022 will be celebrated on the 1st of March. Shiva temples are decorated to celebrate the “Great Night of Shiva” as devotees would start visiting temples early in the morning to offer their prayers.

How Is Mahashivratri Celebrated?

The celebration starts with taking a ritual bath followed by a visit to a temple and offering seasonal fruits and milk to Lord Shiva. Milk mixed with water, Ganga Jal, honey, and sugar is poured over Shiva Lingum. It is the ritual bath offered to Lord Shiva. Also, devotees offer Bel Patri, Bel Patthar, and Dhatoora fruits to Shiva Lingum.

Mahashivratri 2022

Devotees observe fast on Mahashivratri. They eat only fruits and drink milk. … Read the rest

The US Administration Expressed Its Displeasure Over India’s Stand On The Ukrainian Crisis

Biden administration has been trying to reach India at various levels – White House, the State Department, and the National Security Council – to seek full support of India on the Ukraine crisis.

During a White House news conference on the Ukraine crisis, President Joe Biden said that they were going to have consultations with India. They hadn’t resolved that fully. But the US officials have expressed their displeasure at India’s stand.

Indo-Russia Relations V/S Indo-US Strategic Partnership

Indo-Russia Relations V/S Indo-US Strategic Partnership

India has a historic relationship with Russia dating back to the Soviet era. At the same time, it has improved its strategic partnership with the US in the last decade and a half. Individually India has maintained its strategic independence under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Modi Called President Putin

PM Modi appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the violence to return to the path of dialogue through diplomatic negotiations. PM Modi also reiterated India’s belief that differences could be resolved only through dialogue.

Russian President Putin Answers The World

Russian President Putin Answers The World

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Putin Said He Had Made The Decision Of A Military Operation

Russian President Vladimir Putin started a military operation in Ukraine but his foreign minister said that a full-scale invasion was underway. Russia has already deployed between 150,000 to 200,000 troops along the Ukraine borders and they have started bombing targets in Ukraine.

Putin’s Message For Ukrainian Soldiers

Lay your arms roared the Russian President in his first address to the Ukraine army. Putin also assured the soldiers that they could leave the battlefield without hindrance.

Putin Justifies The Action

The Russian President claimed that he was approached by rebel leaders for military help. Also, he couldn’t see genocide in Ukraine. Earlier Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov updated the world through media that the separatist leaders of Donetsk and Lugansk asked Moscow to help them repel Ukraine’s aggression in separate letters. The Russian state media published the letters dated 22 February.

Putin Ignored Ukraine’s Appeal

Putin Ignored Ukraine's Appeal

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky asked Moscow to avoid a major war in Europe in an emotional appeal on late Wednesday night. He said that Russian people were being lied to about Ukraine. He further maintained that he tried to call Putin but … Read the rest

Technology Is The Theme of International Mother Language Day 2022

The world observes International Mother Language Day on February 21 every year. The day signifies the role of languages in advancing inclusion and achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of leaving no one behind.

Highlights:

• Bangladesh took the initiative of starting International Mother Language Day
• UNESCO recognized the need to preserve native languages to prevent them from disappearing
• It highlights the use of technology for learning languages in the theme for 2022

Who Started The First International Mother Language Day?

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) adopted a resolution to observe International Mother Language Day on February 21 every year in its General Conference in 1999. And the initiative was taken by Bangladesh. The world observed the first International Mother Language Day in 2000 and since then February 21 has been celebrated as this day.

What Message The International Mother Language Day Gives?

International Mother Language Day

UNESCO believes in cultural and linguistic diversity as it is important for sustainable societies. The intergovernmental world body further states that preserving cultures and languages despite their differences is necessary to make the society respect diversity.

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