National Solar Mission Current Affairs, GK & News

National Solar Mission

India is world’s 6th largest energy consumer, accounting for 3.4% of global energy consumption. Due to India’s economic rise, the demand for energy has grown at an average of 3.6% per annum over the past 30 years. In March 2009, the installed power generation capacity of India stood at 147,000 MW while the per capita ..

India extends USD 100 mn LoC to Sri Lanka

India has extended a USD 100 million Line of Credit to Sri Lanka to finance projects in solar energy sector. Key Points Agreement was signed between Sri Lankan government and Export-Import Bank of India. This LOC will also ensure that Sri Lanka’s 70 percent power requirements are fulfilled by renewable energy sources by 2030. LOC ..

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Indian Railway to become energy self-reliant by 2030

Contributing towards National Solar Mission, Indian Railway under the chairmanship of Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal is all set to become self-reliant and self-sufficient in terms of energy for all its operational work by 2030. Objective World’s fourth-largest rail network spreading over 1,23,236 km, with 13,452 passenger trains and 9,141 freight ..

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PM Modi holds Council of Ministers meet

On December 21, 2019, PM Modi chaired a meeting of his council of ministers. The works of the ministers in the past 6 months were reviewed by the PM at the meet. Highlights The progress card of ministers and their works were evaluated by the PM. The ministers also presented their plans for the next ..

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Delhi Police signs pact to implement Rooftop Solar Energy Systems

Delhi Police signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to set up Rooftop Solar Energy Systems in more than 200 of its buildings across the city. Key Highlights of MoU As per MoU, SECI will support implementation of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on establishments of Delhi police. This ..

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WTO to set up compliance panel in solar dispute case between India, US

The dispute settlement body (DSB) of World Trade Organization (WTO) has decided to set up panel to examine whether India has complied with its 2016 ruling in case against US regarding domestic content requirements (DCR) rules for solar cells and modules. Background In 2016, the multilateral body had ruled against India for favouring local manufacturers ..

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