Madagascar Current Affairs, GK & News

India-Madagascar: India to provide assistance to drought-hit Madagascar

On March 1, 2020 India announced that it will deliver a consignment of 1,000 metric tonnes of rice and 100,000 tablets of Hydroxychloroquine as a humanitarian assistance to the drought-hit Madagascar in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of SAGAR. Highlights The humanitarian assistance will be delivered by the Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa. ..

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GoI launches “Mission Sagar”

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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INS Shardul provides relief to flood-hit Madagascar

India recently handed over 600 tonnes of rice and relief material to flood-hit Madagascar. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Shardul carried 600 tonnes of rice, as per directives of Indian Government. In the month of January this year, the Indian Navy launched ‘Operation Vanilla’ in support of the national disaster in Madagascar, to provide humanitarian assistance ..

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India joins Indian Ocean Commission as the fifth Observer

On March 6, 2020, India joined the Indian Ocean Commission as the fifth observer. The other four observers in the grouping are Malta, China, European Union and OIF (International Organization of La Francophonie). Highlights It is important for India to join as an observer at the Commission because, it will help India in expanding its ..

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India hands over 1 Lakh Academic Textbooks to Madagascar

On behalf of the Government of India, the Indian Embassy in the capital city of East African island country Madagascar, Antananarivo has handed over 100,000 academic textbooks for the development of higher education and research on Tuesday, 14th January 2020. The supply of the books worth Rs 7,677,600 (USD 108,000) has been done in accordance ..

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