Indian Ocean: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India-Kazakhstan sign Memorandum of Understanding

Published: November 18, 2020

On November 17, 2020, India and Kazakhstan held seventh round of foreign office consultations via video conference. The countries signed the “Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of High Impact Community Projects in Kazakhstan”. Highlights During the consultations, the countries reviewed their bilateral cooperation within the framework of their strategic partnership. The consultations covered economic, political, ..

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Indo-Pacific: Japan and Vietnam sign Agreements

Published: October 19, 2020

On October 19, 2020, Japan and Vietnam signed agreements to ensure “free and open Indo-Pacific”. Also, the agreement will allow Japan to export its defence equipment to Vietnam. Highlights Recently, the QUAD grouping held in Tokyo, reaffirmed the significance of “free and open Indo-Pacific” and raised concerns over increasing Chinese influence in the region. The ..

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Sixth Session of India-Norway Joint commission held

Published: October 14, 2020

On October 13, 2020, the Sixth Session of India-Norway Joint Commission was held. India was represented by the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Key Highlights The ministers welcomed the establishment of COVAX during the meet. Both the countries agreed to engage in regular consultations on the issues of United Nations Security Council. The countries also ..

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Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to set up Permanent Base in the Indian Ocean

Published: June 25, 2020

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has announced that it will set up its permanent military base in the Indian ocean by March next year. The announcement was made by Alireza Tangsiri on 23rd June 2020. Alireza Tangsiri is the Navy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Navy Commander informed that the move of ..

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GoI launches “Mission Sagar”

Published: May 10, 2020

On May 10, 2020, the Government of India has launched “Mission Sagar”, an outreach programme amidst COVID-19 pandemic. The mission aims at providing food items, Ayurvedic medicines related to COVID-19, HCQ tablets to Maldives, Madagascar, Seychelles and Comoros. Highlights The Indian Naval Ship Kesari has been deployed under the mission. The operation is being conducted ..

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