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2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Current context: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is hosting the 2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) on 30th & 31st October 2019 in New Delhi.
2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA)
  • The Assembly is the supreme decision making body of the ISA.
  • ISA is the Indian government’s initiative, launched by Indian Prime Minister and the President of France on 30th November 2015 at Paris, France.
  • The Alliance was formed on the side-lines of the COP-21, with 121 solar resource rich countries lying fully or partially between the tropic of Cancer and tropic of Capricorn as prospective members.
  • The objective of ISA is to collectively address key common challenges to the scaling up of solar energy in ISA member countries.
  • It aims to undertake joint efforts to reduce the cost of finance and technology and pave the way for future technologies adapted to the needs.
  • As of now, 81 out of 21 member countries have signed the Framework Agreement of the ISA and 58 countries have ratified the same.
  • The 1st assembly of the ISA was held on 3rd October 2018.

Question: 

Q.1 The 2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) is to be held in _______?
a. New Delhi
b. Paris
c. Berlin
d. Beijing
2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) 2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 30, 2019 Rating: 5

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