India-Maldives Current Affairs - 2020

What is the Significance of First Direct Cargo Ferry Service between India and Maldives?

The Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya launched the first direct Cargo Ferry service to Maldives. This cargo service will help in boosting the business and trade relations between the countries. This service has been launched in the wake of strengthening the Neighbourhood First Policy. Key Facts The cargo Service will be connecting the Read More…

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…

GoI extends Line of Credit worth 18 million USD to Maldives

The Government of India has extended Line of Credit of worth 18 million USD to Maldives to expand fishing facilities at Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO). Highlights The funds granted to Maldives are to be used for the following To develop 50-tonne ice plant in Gemanafushi. Also, a 100-tonne ice storage facility is to be Read More…

India-Maldives sign agreement to establish “Emergency Medical Services” in Male

On July 22, 2020, India and Maldives signed agreement to establish “Emergency Medical Services” in Male. Highlights The Emergency Medical Service is financed by India under grant assistance of 20 million USD for neighbouring countries. This will help to increase the collaboration between the countries, especially in the areas of health care facilities, disaster responses Read More…

Mission Sagar: INS Kesari reaches Seychelles

The Indian Naval Ship Kesari reached Port Victoria in Seychelles to provide COVID-19 related medicines under Mission Sagar. Highlights The Mission Sagar was launched by the Indian Navy to provide COVID-19 related essential medicines. The Government of India under the mission is providing assistance to foreign countries in dealing with COVID-19. Mission Sagar India had Read More…