Madagascar Current Affairs, GK & News

‘Mahatma Gandhi Green Triangle’

A “Green Triangle” named after Mahatma Gandhi was inaugurated in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar on 16th March. About the inauguration The Green Triangle was inaugurated as a part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to commemorate the 75th year of India’s independence. It was jointly inaugurated by the Mayor of Antananarivo Naina Andriantsitohaina and ..

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Tropical Cyclone Emnati

Cyclone Emnati wreaked havoc on Madagascar. It made landfall just north of the south-eastern district of Manakara. Overview: The storm, which passed just north of the Indian Ocean islands of Reunion and Mauritius, had slightly weakened by the time it approached Madagascar’s eastern coast, but it still had winds of roughly 100 km/h with gusts ..

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Cyclone Barsirai

On February 6, 2022, Cyclone Barsirai made landfall on coast of Madagascar, killing at least six people. It was an intense tropical cyclone. Highlights Cyclone had the packing winds of 235 km/h. It struck the Mananjary district, which is around 530 kilometres southeast of the capital Antananarivo. It has resulted into widespread damage by blowing ..

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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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