India sends tech team to contain Mauritius oil spill

News: India has sent a technical response team to Mauritius to help in efforts to contain a massive oil spill as part of Indian Prime Minister’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region). Facts: SAGAR: It is a term coined by Indian Prime minister in 2015 which gives priority to Indian… Continue reading India sends tech team to contain Mauritius oil spill

Mauritius declares environmental emergency

News: Mauritius has declared an environmental emergency after a ship that ran aground on a reef in the Indian Ocean started leaking fuel. Facts: Environmental Emergency: It is defined as a sudden-onset disaster or accident resulting from natural, technological or human-induced factors, or a combination of these that causes or threatens to cause severe environmental… Continue reading Mauritius declares environmental emergency

Explained: Why Mauritius is calling UK an ‘illegal colonial occupier’ over a tiny set of islands

News:Mauritius has called the UK an illegal colonial occupier after it ignored a UN mandated deadline to return the Chagos Islands. Facts: About Chagos Islands: The Chagos Archipelago is an island group in the central Indian Ocean.It is located about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) south of the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. In the… Continue reading Explained: Why Mauritius is calling UK an ‘illegal colonial occupier’ over a tiny set of islands

India, Mauritius close to sewing up FTA

India and Mauritius are close to finalising the proposed bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). The agreement had got delayed due to apprehensions amongst domestic players in both countries about providing unlimited market access for some items. The two countries have now decided to go for tariff rate quotas(TRQs) for items where limited preferential access is… Continue reading India, Mauritius close to sewing up FTA