PM Modi conferred with 'Nishan Izzuddin'- Maldives' award

Published on June 11, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is conferred with Maldives' highest award 'Nishan Izzuddin'.
PM Modi conferred with 'Nishan Izzuddin'- Maldives' award

Details:

  • The main aim of the visit is to further cement ties with the Indian Ocean archipelago.
  • Earlier, Prime Minister Modi and Maldives President Solih held delegation-level talks as the two countries signed a slew of agreements to strengthen bilateral ties in a number of key areas including defence.
  • His last visit was in November 2018 to attend President Solih's swearing-in, this visit was the first by an Indian Prime Minister at a bilateral level in eight years.

Relations between India and Maldives:

  • The relations between India and the Maldives soured after the sworn in of President Abdulla Yameen.
  • The Imposition of restrictions on work visas for Indians and signing of a new Free Trade Agreement with Beijing also did not go down well with New Delhi.
  • The Maldives is a key to India's Maritime Silk Road project in the Indian Ocean acquired Hambantota port in Sri Lanka and Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.
  • Indian Government offered the Maldives a line of credit of 800 million US dollars and three important projects have already been identified and the project report preparation is underway.
  • First project is- Water supply and sewerage for 36 of the Islands and is already implemented.
  • Second one is- Addu Urban Development Centre
  • The third project is- the SME Development Financing project.

Question:

Q. Which country has conferred Prime Minister Narendra Modi with its highest award- 'Nishan Izzuddin'?
a. Indonesia
b. Qatar
c. Maldives
d. Malaysia

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