India – Mauritius Relations

Syllabus: GS2/International Relation


Current Development

– Background: India and Mauritius signed MoU in 2015 to upgrade the airstrip and the Set James Jetty in the island country.
– The Agalega island of Mauritius is seen as important as they are expected to boost connectivity as well as maritime security and surveillance of Mauritius’ vast EEZ of 2.3 million square kilometres in the strategic Indian Ocean region.
A. It helps in ‘emergency responses, including search and rescue, marine pollution and humanitarian assistance’.
– It checks counter-piracy, counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics actions, combat human trafficking, combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

About the India and Mauritius Relations

Historical Ties:

Diplomatic Relations:

Economic Cooperation:

Defence Cooperation:


Associated Challenges and Concerns


Source: IE

Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project (PMP)

Syllabus: GS2/International Relations

In Context

About Pancheshwar Project 

Areas of Differences

Overview of India – Nepal Relations

Issues between India & Nepal

Way ahead

Source: TH

President Gives Nod to Kerala’s LokAyukta Bill

Syllabus: GS2/Indian Polity

In Context

Highlights of the Bill

What are Lokayukta?


Measures Needed to Strengthen Lokayukta:


Source: IE

Lancet Study: Rise in Obesity Rates 



What is Obesity?

Global Scenario

Indian Scenario

Rise in Obesity Rates

Causes of obesity

Way Ahead

Source: TH

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry

Syllabus: GS3/Science and Technology


Harit Nauka Initiative

Hydrogen Fuel cells

Working of Fuel Cell

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry

Advantages of Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Disadvantages of Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Source: TH

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