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Cabinet approved to Open New Consulate General of India in Maldives

Published on May 27, 2021
Current Context: The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the opening of a new consulate General of India in Addu City of Maldives in 2021.
Cabinet approved to Open New Consulate General of India in Maldives
  • The decision was taken with a view to attaching India’s ties with the strategically located island nation.
  • Also, the decision of India to expand its diplomatic presence in the island nation has come amid China’s consistent efforts in increasing its influence in the Maldives.
  • The opening of the Consulate General of India in the Addu City of Maldives will raise the diplomatic presence of India on the island which will make the island commensurate with the existing and aspired level of engagement.
  • This will also lead to increase market access for Indian companies and will increase Indian exports of goods and services.
  • The opening Consulate General of India in the Maldives will give a direct impact in augmenting domestic production and increase employment opportunities, this will help to achieve the goal of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
  • Also, the step will pursue India’s national priority of growth and development and achieve the vision of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas.
  • Static Part:
    • Capital of Maldives: Male
    • Currency of Maldives: Maldivian Rufiyaa
    • President of Maldives: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Question: 

Q.1 The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the opening of a new consulate General of India in which country?
a. Maldives
b. Bali
c. Mauritius
d. Sri Lanka

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