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India joins IOC as the fifth observer

The Indian Ocean Commission, IOC (COI in French) is an inter-governmental organisation comprised of five African Indian Ocean nations: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion (an overseas region of France), and Seychelles. Recently, India joined the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) as the fifth observer. As it is an important regional institution in the Western Indian Ocean, this is a strategic step in India’s maritime governance.


Tropical Forests’ Diminishing Capacity to Absorb Carbon

A study recently published in the journal Nature reported that the capacity of the tropical forests to absorb carbon is diminishing. The Study’s Findings The study published in the journal Nature reported that the capacity of the tropical forests to act as carbon sink has been diminishing over the years. The forests are becoming ‘carbon ..


Effect of Climate Change on Gender-based Violence

A recent IUCN study, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, highlighted the effects of climate change on gender-based violence. Effects Highlighted: The study showed that climate change and environmental degradation are leading to increase in violence against women and girls. Incidents like domestic violence, forced marriages, rape etc. are increasing in many parts ..


Paul Biya wins the Presidential elections in Cameroon

The President of the central African country Cameroon for the last 37 years- Paul Biya recently won in the Presidential elections held in the country, by obtaining complete majority. His party -Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (RDPC) won 139 out of 167 declared seats. The Elections were cancelled in 13 other seats, in some regions and ..


Efforts to control locust swarms

China is planning to send ducks to Pakistan to help deal with the onslaught of locust swarms. The infestation is reported to be the worst in 25 years. How is China planning to control locust infestation in Pakistan? China is planning to send 100,000 ducks to Pakistan to help with the locust infestation. These ducks ..


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