Lakshadweep Islands


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Lakshadweep Islands

(lækˈʃædwiːp)
pl n
(Placename) a group of 26 coral islands and reefs in the Arabian Sea, off the SW coast of India: a union territory of India since 1956. Administrative centre: Kavaratti Island. Pop: 60 595 (2001). Area: 28 sq km (11 sq miles). Former name (until 1973): Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands
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IMD said that rough to very rough sea conditions are expected to prevail along and off Goa-Karnataka-Kerala and south Tamilnadu coasts and Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.
This is about 730km west northwest of Minicoy (Lakshadweep Islands), 1,400km east-southeast of Socotra Island and 1,500km southeast of Salalah (Oman).'
Simultaneously, the ICG ship Shoor, which was patrolling near Lakshadweep Islands and has specialised firefighting equipment on board, was diverted to assist the distressed vessel.
The tragedy has occurred at the doorstep of the eco-sensitive Lakshadweep Islands. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard said the condition of three rescued sailors was critical as they may have inhaled toxic fumes after the fire erupted late on Tuesday.
BHEL offers EPC solutions for both off- grid and grid- interactive solar PV power plants and has set up solar plants in various locations in India including the Lakshadweep Islands for island electrification.
The Low Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) technology indigenously developed and demonstrated by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) is found suitable for the Lakshadweep islands. The thermal gradient (temperature difference between sea surface water and deep sea water) of about 15?C is required to be found near the coast and such conditions are found near Lakshadweep coasts only as of now.
Their fishing boat was sailing through the Arabian Sea due to the threat of Somalian pirates when they were taken into custody and taken to Lakshadweep Islands and handed over to police, the petitioner said.
The success of the mission in Kerala has prompted the government to launch similar examinations in the Lakshadweep Islands. Currently, examinations are being conducted in Kannada and Tamil medium as well.
The Assa has been anchored near the Lakshadweep Islands off India's west coast.
However, a significant shift in India's counter-piracy operations came about in the fall of 2010 when piracy touched the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the Lakshadweep Islands. Subsequently, the Arabian Sea up to 75deg east longitude and the Indian Ocean were designated as "conflict zones" and additional war risks insurance were levied on vessels sailing through these zones; thereby negatively impacting transportation costs and security of maritime traffic off India's west coast.
The radar sensors will be fitted on light houses at 46 locations, out of which 36 are in mainland, six in Lakshadweep Islands and four in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.