USAID Current Affairs, GK & News

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency of the US federal government in charge of civilian foreign aid and developmental assistance. It recently provided financial assistance worth 15 million USD to help the Palestinian community in West Bank and Gaza Strip to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The fund will be used to support the health services and uplift the vulnerable community.

USAID & DFC to Finance Renewable Energy in India

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) have announced for a $41 million-loan guarantee program in order to finance the investment in the renewable energy solutions by Indian Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Highlights The USAID and DFC are jointly sponsoring the $41 million loan portfolio guarantee. This ..

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Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act

The United States recently passed the Malala Yousafzai Act for Pakistani Women. What are the Key Features of the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act? The Act requires the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to award at least 50% of scholarship to Pakistani women between 2020 and 2022. It requires the USAID to leverage investments ..

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Project Kirana launched by Mastercard and USAID

On November 19, 2020, Mastercard and United States Agency for International Development launched “Project Kirana”. The programme will enable women entrepreneurs to grow, launch and thrive. What is the plan? Under Project Kirana, a two-year programme is to be rolled out in selected cities such as Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh. The project ..

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NITI Aayog’s India Energy Modelling Forum: Key Facts, Governing Structure

Niti Aayog recently announced governing structure of India energy modelling forum. The forum and its governing structure are being established under US India strategic energy partnership. In July 2020 United States agency for international development (USAID) and Niti Aayog launched India energy modelling forum. Niti Aayog is now announcing its governing structure. The USAID is ..

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Reliance Foundation to launch W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge

Reliance Foundation has stated that it has partnered US Agency for International Development (USAID) to launch the W-GDP Women Connect Challenge across India this year with an aim to bridge the gender digital divide in the country. What is W-GDP? The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) challenge supports private sector-led approaches that close the ..

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