Seychelles Current Affairs - 2019

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Seychelles President’s Underwater Speech

Seychelles President Danny Faure delivered a speech from deep below the ocean’s surface. Seychelles President made a global plea for stronger protection of the Oceans which are beating blue heart of our planet. The underwater speech comes at a time when many island nations including Seychelles threatened by global warming. Seychelles is an archipelago of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Exercise Cutlass Express 2019

The annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express was held from 27 Jan to 06 Feb 19. The exercise is aimed to improve law enforcement capacity, promote regional security and progress inter-operability between the armed forces of the participating nations for the purpose of interdicting illegal maritime activity in the Western Indian Ocean. The annual Exercise Cutlass Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Nasikabatrachus bhupathi: New frog species with pig face discovered

Indian scientists have discovered Nasikabatrachus bhupathi, a new species of frog that has a snout-shaped nose, just like a pig in West Ghats. It has been named after the Indian herpetologist S. Bhupathy. Nasikabatrachus bhupathi species show comparisons with the Purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) which was discovered in 2003 in Seychelles. Nasikabatrachus bhupathi Nasikabatrachus bhupathi Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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India becomes co-chair of Working Group on Maritime Situational Awareness under CGPCS

India has become the co-chair of Working Group on Maritime Situational Awareness (WG-MSA) under Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS). Decision in this regard, was taken through a consensus during the 19th Plenary Session of the CGPCS held in Mahe, Seychelles from 31st May to 3th June 2016. India was selected Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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A.R. Rahman named Cultural Ambassador for Seychelles

Oscar-winning composer Allah-Rakha Rahman has been named the Cultural Ambassador for Seychelles. In this regard Seychelles government has issued a certificate validating his new role for his contribution in enhancing the country’s art and culture development. A.R. Rahman is one of the most globally popular Indian music icons. He has won multiple international awards including 2 Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in News

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Government approves pact between India and Seychelles to curb black money

With an intention of curbing black money generation the government approved signing and ratification of the Tax information exchange agreements between India and Seychelles. According to the agreement both the nations will exchange information with each other regarding taxes so as to curb tax evasion and avoidance by its citizens. As per the agreement the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Seychelles becomes 161st member of World Trade Organisation

Seychelles, an archipelago of 90000 inhabitants became the 161st member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is one of the smallest nations among the WTO members. This approval by WTO ended Seychelles 20-year long wait to become a member of WTO since it had applied for WTO membership in May 1995. Seychelles also became Read More…

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