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Island country in the Indian Ocean

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Mauritius: Island country in the Indian Ocean
Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent, east of Madagascar. It includes the main island, as well as Rodrigues, Agaléga and St. Brandon. The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues, along with nearby Réunion, are part of the Mascarene Islands. The capital and largest city, Port Louis, is located on Mauritius, where most of the population is concentrated. The country spans 2,040 square kilometres (790 sq mi) and has an Exclusive Economic Zone covering 2.3 million square kilometres.

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Mauritius PM highlights significance of CECPA signed by India [Video]

Mauritius PM highlights significance of CECPA signed by India

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth at India-Mauritius joint statement said the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) is far-reaching and should unleash new and..

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This island nation is building a blueprint to startup success [Video]

This island nation is building a blueprint to startup success

From social media influencers to investors, savvy entrepreneurs in Mauritius are leveraging technology and a collaborative approach to help others thrive in their own business endeavors.

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This Mauritian musician is finding a novel use for trash [Video]

This Mauritian musician is finding a novel use for trash

To help preserve his island paradise, Kan Chan Kin is upcycling garbage into musical instruments.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 03:14Published
Preserving an African paradise [Video]

Preserving an African paradise

The island nation of Mauritius makes for a picture perfect escape, but for locals there is no escaping an ever-growing issue: trash. Meet a group of innovative problem solvers taking the old adage..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 22:39Published
Over 55 lakh doses of vaccines gifted to neighbours: MEA [Video]

Over 55 lakh doses of vaccines gifted to neighbours: MEA

During a press briefing on January 28, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava informed that over 55 lakh doses of vaccines have been gifted neighbours and extended neighbourhood since January 20. MEA..

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Watch: India sends SII's Covishield vaccines to Mauritius, Seychelles, Myanmar [Video]

Watch: India sends SII's Covishield vaccines to Mauritius, Seychelles, Myanmar

India dispatched consignments of SII's Covishield to Myanmar, Seychelles and Mauritius. India is sending Covid-19 vaccines as part of donation program to neighbours and key partners. Bhutan, Maldives,..

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COVID vaccine ready for dispatch to Myanmar, Seychelles, Mauritius from Mumbai airport [Video]

COVID vaccine ready for dispatch to Myanmar, Seychelles, Mauritius from Mumbai airport

Serum Institute of India's vaccine consignment arrived at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on January 22. The consignment containing COVID-19 vaccine will be dispatched to..

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India inks FTA with Mauritius, the 1st with an African nation


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India signs free trade agreement with Mauritius, delivers additional 100,000 Covid-19 vaccines

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India signs FTA with Mauritius, extends USD 100 million line of credit

The FTA or CECPA is the first such pact with any African country and is being considered a milestone in commercial ties.
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India to gift Srilanka 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow

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WHO chief Ghebreyesus thanks PM Modi for 'continued support' to global Covid-19 response

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his continued support to the global Covid-19 response, saying acting together, including sharing of knowledge,..
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India to send SII's COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' to Myanmar, Seychelles, Mauritius

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Centre issues Letter of Comfort to Bharat Biotech for 45 lakh doses of Covaxin

Bharat Biotech has secured a fresh Letter of Comfort from the Centre for another 45 lakh doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, sources said. ​​Out of the 45 lakh doses, the city-based vaccine..
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India plans 20 million doses of vaccine supply to neighbours

India plans to offer 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to its neighbours as it draws up a policy to supply vials to countries across the globe, people with knowledge of the matter said. An Indian..
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India sees Indian Ocean Rim Association playing crucial role in Indo Pacific

India will be setting up Mahatma Gandhi library at the IORA Secretariat in Mauritius. It has already deployed an IT Expert at the Secretariat.
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India's COVID-19 food aid reaches Djibouti

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Mauritius arrests Indian captain of Japanese ship that spilled oil

Authorities in Mauritius have arrested the Indian captain of the Japanese ship that ran aground near Mauritius and spilled 1,000 tons of oil on the Indian Ocean island's protected coastline. Sunil..
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India's indigenously-developed Dhruv helicopters helping Mauritius contain oil spill

Dhruv is a utility helicopter designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
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Mauritius Oil Spill: India sends response team; 10,000 oil absorbent pads

The assistance, in response to a request by the Mauritius government, was sent on India Air Force's C17 Globemaster. The equipment includes Ocean Booms, River Booms, Disc Skimmers, Heli Skimmers, Power..
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India sends 30 tonnes of medical equipment, humanitarian aid to Mauritius to contain oil spill

India's move comes as a part of its policy to extend humanitarian assistance and provide disaster relief to its neighbours in the Indian Ocean region and also as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra..
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India sends assistance to Mauritius to help deal with oil spill

India has sent 30 tonnes of technical equipment and material on board an IAF aircraft to Mauritius to help the country contain an oil spill on its pristine south-east coast. A 10-member Indian Coast..
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India exploring avenues to help Mauritius deal with oil spill

Indian Oil (Mauritius) Ltd has already positioned a barge at the site to extend any assistance which may be needed in evacuating fuel oil from the vessel.
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India, Mauritius partnership to soar even higher in coming years: PM Modi

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Happy to support Mauritius in its efforts to manage Covid-19: PM Modi

"First of all, I congratulate the Government and people of Mauritius for effective management of the COVID-19 global pandemic. I am happy that India was able to support this effort through timely..
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India's development cooperation does not come with any conditions: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth on Thursday jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius at Port Louis.
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PM Modi to virtually inaugurate new Supreme Court buidling in Mauritius on July 30

Modi will jointly inaugurate with his Mauritius counterpart Pravind Jugnauth the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius on Thursday, July 30. The building has been constructed with Indian grant..
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India, with 12 nations, leads initiative at UN to counter misinformation on Covid-19

On the initiative by Australia, Chile, France, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mexico, Norway, Senegal and South Africa, a total of 132 member states endorsed a cross-regional..
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Mission Sagar: India sends INS Kesari with medical teams, food to Indian Ocean countries

India on Sunday dispatched INS Kesari, carrying on board two medical assistance teams, medicines and essential food items, to countries in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the govt's 'Mission..
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India sends medical assistance to five friendly nations

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India sending hydroxychloroquine to 55 coronavirus-hit countries

India is in the process of supplying anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to 55 coronavirus-hit countries as grants as well as on commercial basis, official sources said on Thursday. A number of..
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Angola, Eritrea, Uganda confirm first cases as coronavirus spreads in Africa

Angola, Eritrea and Uganda confirmed their first cases of coronavirus, while Mauritius recorded its first death as the virus spreads across Africa despite measures by governments to hold it back.
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Mauritius confirms first three cases of coronavirus

Mauritius has confirmed its first three cases of coronavirus, its government said in a statement on Thursday.
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Abir Lavasa, son of election commissioner Ashok Lavasa, has resigned as director of Nourish Organic Foods Pvt Ltd which is being probed by the Enforcement Director for a transaction of Rs 7.25 crore..
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PM Modi meets Mauritian counterpart Jugnauth, assures India's support for stable and secure Mauritius

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth, who recently won a hard-fought election, and assured India's support to the aspirations of building a more secure,..
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Mauritius appoints Renganaden Padayachy as its new finance minister

Mauritius has sworn in Renganaden Padayachy as its new finance minister, local media reported on Tuesday, days after incumbent Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth secured another a five-year term.
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Mauritius elects incumbent PM for five-year term

Mauritius' ruling Militant Socialist Movement (MSM) has won more than half of parliamentary seats, securing incumbent Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth a five-year term, interim election results..
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Mauritius starts counting votes after parliamentary election

Mauritius electoral authorities began counting votes on Friday after a parliamentary election dominated by calls for a fairer distribution of wealth on the prosperous Indian Ocean island.
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Rivals promise better wealth distribution as Mauritius votes

Mauritius held a parliamentary election on Thursday, with the main parties all promising a fairer distribution of wealth on the prosperous Indian Ocean island.
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Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth dissolved parliament on Sunday and said the Indian Ocean island would hold a general election on November 7.
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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates two projects in Mauritius through video call

The projects which Mauritius PM described "Mother India's blessing" are phase one of Mauritius metro and a new ENT hospital
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PM Modi inaugurates metro service, ENT hospital in Mauritius

Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated a metro express service and a hospital in Mauritius with Mauritian premier Pravind Jugnauth via video on Thursday and described the projects as a symbol..
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Pope says Britain should obey U.N., return islands, including U.S. base

Pope Francis said on Tuesday Britain should comply with a U.N. resolution and return a chain of islands it holds in the Indian Ocean to Mauritius, including one rented to the United States for the..
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Authorities in Mauritius cast remarks from Pope Francis during a visit on Monday as a boost for their claim to a chain of islands held by Britain, including one rented to the United States for the..
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Pope gives hope to Mauritians who want UK to return islands

Pope Francis wrapped up his trip to Africa on Monday with a lightning visit to Mauritius, saying Mass for 100,000 people and giving hope to a movement that wants Britain to return a group of islands.
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