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India was again elected as supervisor of the Arctic Council

India was again elected as supervisor of the Arctic Council

On 07 May 2019, India has been elected again as the observer of the Inter-Government forum Arctic Council. Secretary of Earth Sciences M. Rajivan tweeted, "There is news of happiness from the ministerial meeting of the 11th Arctic Council in Rovaniemi, Finland. India has been re-elected as the Arctic Council's Supervisor.

Arctic Council

  • The Arctic Council was founded in the year 1996 by the Ottawa Manifesto. According to the Ottawa Manifesto, eight countries have been considered as members of the Arctic Council.
  • Apart from the members, there are also some observer countries of this council. India also receives Supervisor status in the Council. India participates as a supervisor from this year 2013.
  • The Arctic Council is a high-level inter-governmental forum that addresses issues facing the Arctic governments and indigenous peoples of the Arctic.
  • The Arctic Council encourages cooperation and coordination on shared Arctic issues with Arctic countries, local communities of Arctic and other Arctic people.

Member countries of Arctic Council

  • India is committed to contributing more to the Arctic Council.
  • Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and America are members of the Arctic Council.
  • Indian researchers have studied whether there is any correlation between the Indian monsoon and Arctic region.
Q.1 Which country was elected Supervisor of Arctic Council in 2019?
A. Canada
B. India
C. Finland
D. Norway
Ans: India
Q.2 Which country has been elected Supervisor of Arctic Council more than once?
A. Norway
B. India
C. Russia
D. Denmark
Ans: India

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