Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicOil spill

Topic: Oil spill

Oil spill fears dissipate as fire almost doused on Sri Lankan coast

Intense fire-fighting efforts taken up by the Indian Coast Guard and Sri Lankan Air Force and Navy since 3 September had led to localisation of the fire in the ship, a defence release said no oil spill has been reported.

India must treat the oil spill near Mauritius as SoS. Lockdown has left seafarers exhausted

Given the stressful circumstances in which seafarers are operating, the enquiry must examine whether the MV Wakashio crew was affected by lengthier stints at sea.

Why Mauritius’s small but devastating spill is a big problem for the oil industry

The oil that spilled into the sea came ashore in the Ile aux Aigrettes nature reserve, home to last remnants of Mauritius’s dry coastal forest and the endangered species there.

India sends 30 tonnes of equipment, aid to Mauritius to help contain oil spill

A Japanese bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the coast of Mauritius in late July and leaked hundreds of tonnes of oil in the environmentally sensitive region.

Move over Titanic, 2,400-year-old well-preserved shipwreck found at bottom of Black Sea

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Army chief General M.M. Naravane | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

India-Pakistan army-to-army talks are long time coming, Gen Naravane and first NSP show

The fact is that Pakistan's army is its most important player. The Army is the only institution that it will sit with and listen to.
LIC headquarters in Mumbai

The LIC story — history, valuation & why its IPO, India’s biggest, matters for Modi govt

LIC IPO is supposed to be India's biggest-ever public issue. The government plans to sell anywhere between 5-10% stake in the insurer, which could fetch it around Rs 1 lakh crore.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.