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Deal for an Indian military base in Island declared as ‘dead’ by Seychelles President Danny Faure

The Assumption Island is a small island in the Outer Islands of Seychelles north of Madagascar, with a distance of 1,135 km southwest of the capital, Victoria, on Mahé Island. It is in news recently because the deal for an Indian military base in the Island was declared as ‘dead’ by Seychelles President Danny Faure. ..


Indian Navy rescues 38 stranded Indians from cyclone hit Socotra Island

On June 3, the Indian Navy evacuated 38 stranded Indians from Socotra Island in Yemen where they were stranded for nearly 10 days after a severe Cyclonic storm Mekunu hit the area. The Navy evacuated the Indians as part of operation code name ‘NISTAR’, carried out off the coast of Socotra and embarked them at ..


Island Development Agency (IDA)

Island Development agency (IDA) was constituted in 2017 for the holistic development of islands. It will undertake holistic development in the project islands after giving due consideration to unique maritime and territorial bio-diversity of the islands.  IDA is chaired by Union Home minister and members includes, cabinet secretary, home secretary, secretary (environment, forests and climate ..


Parali I island vanished due to coastal erosion

R M Hidayathulla, who is from Androth in Lakshadweep, in his research work stated that biodiversity-rich uninhabited ‘Parali I island’ of Lakshadweep has been eroded to an extent of 100% due to coastal erosion. The study stated that the complete erosion and inundation of Parali I was pointing to the gravity of issues associated with ..


India sets up Diplomatic Relations with Niue

India has signed a Joint Communiqué on the establishment of Diplomatic Relations b/w India and Niue. Niue An island country in South Pacific Ocean.  Member of regional bodies such as the Pacific Island Forum and the Pacific Community and also of UNESCO, WTO and FAO. Population of around 1400. Another name for Niue is ‘Rock ..