Solar energy Current Affairs - 2019

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Bolivia Joins International Solar Alliance

During the state visit of the President Ram Nath Kovind to Bolivia, Bolivia has signed the framework agreement to join the International Solar Alliance. International Solar Alliance International Solar Alliance (ISA) aims to provide a common platform to address the specific solar technology deployment needs of the solar resource-rich countries located between the Tropic of Read More…

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India-Bolivia Sign 9 MoUs

During the state visit of the President Ram Nath Kovind to Bolivia the following 9 MoUs were signed: Agreement on Exemption of Visa for Diplomatic and Official Passport holders to facilitate entry into either country of Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders without a visa for a maximum of 90 days in any period of 180 Read More…

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Global Energy & CO2 Status Report: Key facts

The Global Energy & CO2 Status Report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) makes the following observations: China, the US and India together accounted for nearly 70 per cent of the rise in energy demand and energy demand worldwide grew by 2.3 per cent last year. The rise in energy demand was driven by Read More…

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Union Cabinet approves opening up of International Solar Alliance membership to all UN countries

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval for opening up International Solar Alliance (ISA) membership to all countries that are members of the United Nations. In this regard, Cabinet has approved to move Resolution in first Assembly of ISA for amending the Framework Agreement of ISA. Significance It Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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PM inaugurates first Assembly of International Solar Alliance in New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated first Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi. The same event also marked inauguration of second Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting and second Global RE-Invest (Renewable Energy Investors’ Meet and Expo). United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres was present on the occasion. International Solar Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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First General Assembly of International Solar Alliance to be held on 2 October in Delhi

The inaugural General Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) will be inaugurated on 2 October 2018 in New Delhi. It will be followed by ministerial level assembly of ISA following day which will be will be held in Greater Noida. International Solar Alliance (ISA) ISA was jointly launched by India and France in November 2015 Read More…

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India’s first interstate connected wind power project commissioned in Bhuj

126 MW wind power capacity, part of India’s first inter-state transmission system (ISTS) auction, was commissioned in Bhuj, Gujarat. It was part of India’s first ISTS auction was conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI) in February 2017. Key Facts This was bid for projects to be connected on ISTS wherein power Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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