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Global Cooling Prize

Published on November 15, 2019
Current context: Ministry of Science & Technology will announce the finalists of the ‘Global Cooling Prize’ (GCP) on 15th November 2019.
Global Cooling Prize 
  • The Global Cooling Prize is organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the Mission Innovation (MI) programme.
  • Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 24 countries and the European Union to accelerate global clean energy innovation.
  • The Mission Innovation Challenge # 7: Affordable Heating and Cooling Challenge has the objective to make low carbon heating and cooling affordable for everyone.
  • The Global Cooling Prize is organized to develop a residential cooling solution that has at least five times (5x) less climate impact, requires radically less energy to operate, low global warming potential, utilizes refrigerants with no ozone depletion potential.
  • The competition runs for two years and the finalists will be awarded US $200,000 to develop two prototypes for real field testing in India.
  • India already contributes 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions.


Q.1 The Global Cooling Prize is recently in the news, is organised by?
a. The Office of Science and Technology Policy (USA)
b. Department of Science and Technology (India)
c. Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (France)
d. Ministry for Industry, Science and Technology (Australia)

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