Solar Energy: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

47.86 GW of Renewable Energy Installed in the last six years

Published: December 13, 2019

The Minister of State(independent charge) New and Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Raj Kumar Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Thursday, 12th December 2019 informed that during the last six years, from March 2014 to October 2019, a total of 47.86 GW of renewable energy capacity ..

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8th Indo German Energy Forum

Published: November 3, 2019

The eighth Indo-German Energy Forum was conducted in Delhi to enhance cooperation in the energy sector. Both the countries signed eight agreements in the following sectors Thermal Power Plants Demand-side energy renewable energies low carbon growth strategies green energy corridors Highlights The forum finalized future collaboration between the countries that include Flexibilisation of existing coal ..

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ADB and USAID ink MoU to develop solar parks in India

Published: March 29, 2016

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Unites States Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for development of solar parks in India. The MoU will facilitate 848 million US dollars in funding to develop solar parks across India. The collaboration of ADB and USAID will initially focus on the ..

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Aditya-L1 : ISRO’s Mission to Study the Sun

Published: July 22, 2019

Following the successful launch of the Chandrayaan-2 satellite to study the moon, ISRO now plans to launch a new satellite to study the sun. Dubbed the Aditya-L1, the satellite has been designed and will be built in mutual collaboration between the ISRO and other Indian research institutes like the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Inter-University ..

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Bangladesh becomes 1st country to receive funds from UN for Solar Home Systems

Published: August 21, 2015

Bangladesh has become the first country in the world to receive funds from United Nations for its fast growing Solar Home Systems. In this regard, UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) has issued carbon credits (CC) worth 3.56 million US dollars to two Bangladeshi organisations. The two organisations are Grameen Shakti: Founded by Nobel ..

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