India-Maldives Current Affairs, GK & News

Greater Male Connectivity Project: AFCONS to build bridge in Maldives

Indian construction firm, AFCONS, signed a contract for the largest-ever infrastructure project in Maldives on August 26, 2021. Key Points This project is dubbed as The Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP). It will comprise of a 6.74 km-long bridge and causeway link between Male and islands of Villingli, Thilafushi and Gulhifalhu. Project will be completed ..

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India-Maldives pact on Greater Male Connectivity Project

India and Maldives have signed pact with Maldives on one of the major connectivity initiatives called “Greater Male Connectivity Project”. Key Points Under the agreement, India will start the largest-ever infrastructure project called Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) in the Maldives. For the project, India will grant $100 million and a line of credit worth ..

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Maldives’ Foreign Minister elected as UNGA President

Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, was elected as new President of UN General Assembly (UNGA). Key Points Abdulla Shahid won against Afghanistan’s former foreign minister Zalmai Rassoul with three-fourth majority. He fetched 143 votes while Rassoul got 48 votes out of 191 votes polled. Maldives will occupy office of President of UNGA for the ..

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India-Maldives: MoU on cooperation in sports and youth affairs approved

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has given its approval on March 16, 2021 on the memorandum of understanding on cooperation in sports & youth affairs between India and Maldives. Background The MoU on cooperation in sports and youth affairs was signed in November 2020. It was signed between Ministry of ..

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Exim Bank to provide $400 Million for Maldives project

The Reserve Bank of India has announced that the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) will provide USD 400 million to Maldives project. It will provide the fund for the Greater Male Connectivity Project. Highlights The Exim Bank had signed an agreement with the Maldives government to provide the supported Line of Credit of USD ..

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