USAID: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Project Kirana launched by Mastercard and USAID

Published: November 20, 2020

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

Published: October 13, 2020

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

Published: August 13, 2020

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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Govt. Launches First-of-its-Kind Public Electric Vehicle Charging Plaza

Published: July 20, 2020

The Union Power Minister has launched the first-ever public electric vehicle charging plaza in the country at Chelmsford Club in New Delhi. Along with this, the Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy has also inaugurated Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Air Quality for Safety and Efficiency (RAISE), which has been developed as a joint ..

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United States provides 3.6 million USD assistance to India

Published: May 13, 2020

On May 12, 2020, the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced 3.6 million USD assistance to India in order to fight against COVID-19. Highlights The fund allocated is to be used to prevent, respond and prepare India to act against the spread of COVID-19. The funds will also be used to ..

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