Seychelles Current Affairs, GK & News

Seychelles  Current Affairs, GK & News

New Routes for Inland waterway

The Government of India recently identified new routes for ferry services through inland waterways. This is being done to promote coastal shipping and boost tourism. About the New Routes The new routes include Hazira, Somnath temple, Okha and Jamnagar. Also, destinations along the international routes have also been identified under the Sagarmala Project. The Sagarmala ..

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Indian-origin Wavel Ramkalawan becomes the President of Seychelles

On October 25, 2020, India born Wavel Ramkalawan was elected as the President of Seychelles. This is the first time, the opposition candidate has won elections in Seychelles since 1977. Background Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It was a British colony till 1976. A year after its independence, in 1977 Mr Faure ..

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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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Iterative Evolution led to Re-Emergence of White-Throated Rail

The study from the University of Portsmouth and the UK’s Natural History Museum has found that white-throated rail that once had gone extinct came back from the dead due to the process of Iterative Evolution. Iterative Evolution and White-Throated Rail Iterative evolution refers to the process of repeated evolution of similar or parallel structures from ..

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Dalbir Singh appointed as India’s new high commissioner to Seychelles

General (Retd.) Dalbir Singh Suhag has been appointed as India’s new high commissioner to the Republic of Seychelles. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly. His appointment comes amid deepening military ties between India and the island nation. Incidentally, Suhag was the chief of army staff when India conducted surgical raids across the ..

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