National Solar Mission Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ....Read More
While India’s solar power capacity is increasing, the country does not have a proper policy on managing the waste that is being generated from solar panels and its manufacturing process. Overview: Currently, India considers solar waste as a part of its generated electronic waste and thus doesn’t account for it independently. Also, the nation doesn’t ..
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
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 ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
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 ..
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2019
Topics: Companies Act 1956 • Delhi Police • Memorandum of understanding • National Solar Mission • Rooftop Solar Energy Systems • Solar Energy Corporation of India • Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
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 ..