United States Agency for International Development Current Affairs, GK & News

Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center

R.K. Singh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, along with Krishan Pal Gurjar, the Minister of State for Power, has launched virtually the Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC) and Innovation Park. Overview: The SGKCs digital twin is the virtual SGKC, which replicates the facilities which are available in SGKC via ..

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USAID, DFC & Kotak Bank loan agreement for women & MSMEs in India

USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and USDFC (U.S. International Development Finance Corporation) are sponsoring a US $50 million loan portfolio guarantee to the Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMBL). Key Facts This agreement was signed in order to support increased access of finance for women borrowers as well as micro, small & medium enterprises (MSMEs) ..

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India and US renew Triangular Development Cooperation in Asia and Africa

India and the US has signed an agreement to the Statement of Guiding Principles (SGP) on triangular cooperation for global development to facilitate with a framework to promote bilateral cooperation to meet the developmental ambitions of partner countries, particularly in Asia and Africa. This agreement was signed by Devyani Khobragade, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External ..

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India Energy Modelling Forum

Niti Ayog in association with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) organized the first workshop on the development of the India Energy Modelling Forum (IEMF).  The workshop was organized under the Sustainable Growth Pillar of the India-U.S. Strategic Energy Partnership.  India Energy Modelling Forum IEMF is envisaged as a pan-stakeholder platform for debating ..

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Utkrisht Impact Bond

At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a health-impact bond to reduce maternal and neo-natal deaths in Rajasthan by improving the quality of services at private healthcare facilities. It has been developed in a public-private partnership and will provide financial assistance to 440 small healthcare ..

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USAID, Gates Foundation to partner with government for Swachchh Bharat Mission

Union Urban Development Ministry, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) have agreed to partner in Swachh Bharat programme. In this regard, USAID has inked a pact with the Urban Development Ministry while BGMF signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The Memoranda were signed in presence of Union Urban ..

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