Energy Security Current Affairs - 2020

India-Denmark sign MoUs

The Ministry of Power, India and Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark signed Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Cooperation. Highlights Under the MoU, the countries have agreed to collaborate in areas such as long- term energy planning, offshore wind, consolidation of grid codes, incentivize power plants, increase flexibility in power purchase agreements. Through this, Read More…

May 16: International Day of Light

Every year, on May 16, International Day of Light is celebrated by UNESCO. The day is being celebrated to mark the first successful operation of LASER in 1960. The first successful LASER operation was done by an engineer and physicist Theodore Maiman. Highlights The day celebrates the role of light in art, culture, science, sustainable Read More…

Global Energy Transition Index: India ranks 74th

On May 13, 2020, the World Economic Forum released Global Energy Transition Index (GET Index). India has moved up to 74th rank showing improvements in key parameters such as energy security, growth and environmental sustainability. About the index The World Economic Forum has ranked 115 countries based on GET Index in its report “WEF Fostering Read More…

Indian Scientists develop energy efficient photodetector for security applications

The scientists from the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advances Scientific Research (JNCASR) has fabricated energy efficient photodetector for security applications. Highlights The autonomous institute has fabricated energy efficient, economical and wafer scale photodetector. The photodetector was designed using gold-silicon interface for security applications. It will also help to detect weak scattered light. Challenges Today, photodetectors Read More…

BEE initiatives lead to Rs 89,122 crores

On May 6, 2020, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy released report on “Impact of Energy Efficiency Measures, 2018-19”. According to the report, energy initiatives of BEE have helped to save Rs 89,122 crores. Key Highlights The report assessed annual savings of energy and carbon dioxide emissions. According to the report, the energy efficiency Read More…