Atoll Current Affairs - 2020

India provides 500 million USD assistance to Maldives

On August 13, 2020, the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar announced that the Indian Government will provide 100 million USD of grant and 400 million USD of line of credit to Maldives. The funds are to be used for connectivity projects. Highlights The project to be implemented in Maldives with the help of financial assistance Read More…

Cabinet Approval: Occupancy rights to Scheduled Tribes of Lakshadweep

On February 26, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved amendments to provide occupancy rights to Scheduled Tribes of Lakshadweep. The approval was provided to amend the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands Land Revenue and Tenancy Regulation, 1965. Highlights The Scheduled Tribes in the island did not have occupancy rights so far. The Occupancy right is the Read More…

US military test fires Minuteman III ballistic missile

After North Korea tested a ballistic missile from the coast of Wonsan, US tested an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. The missile was launched from the California base. The missile traveled 6,750 km across Pacific Ocean to the Kwajalein Atoll in Marshall Islands. On 2nd October North Korea tested a ballistic missile which is Read More…

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