2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Published on October 30, 2019
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

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