‘State of Environmental Emergency’- by Mauritius

Published on August 10, 2020
Current Context: The island nation Mauritius has declared ‘State of Environmental Emergency’.
‘State of Environmental Emergency’- by Mauritius
  • It is declared by the island nation because Japanese bulk carrier “MV Wakashio” ran aground on a Mauritius’s reef and has begun leaking of oil into the ocean.
  • The ship stranded two weeks ago and is spoiling the surrounding waters leading to an environmental emergency.
  • It is highly affecting marine life around the Indian Ocean Island.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Mauritius: Port Louis
    • Currency of Mauritius: Mauritian rupee
    • PM of Mauritius: Pravind Jugnauth


Q.1 Which island nation recently declared ‘State of Environmental Emergency’?
a. Mauritius
b. Madagascar
c. Sri Lanka
d. Maldives

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