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1st ISA Solar Awards 2020

Published on October 20, 2020
Current Context: The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has presented first edition of ISA Solar Awards 2020.
1st ISA Solar Awards 2020
  • The awards giving ceremony took place virtually during 3rd Assembly of ISA. 
  • Distinguished scientist, organisations who excelled their work in providing reliable and sustainable solar energy were awarded ISA Solar Award 2020. 
  • The awards were conferred in three categories: (a) Visvesvaraya Award- This award was given to recognize the countries with a maximum floating solar capacity in every 4 regions of ISA. (b) Kalpana Chawla Awards- This award was given to mark the outstanding contribution of scientist and engineers associated with solar energy sector. (c) Diwakar Award- This award was given recognize institutions and organisations who are working for the benefit of differently-abled people and have increased the use of solar energy in the host country. 
  • Winners in each category of ISA Solar Award 2020: (a) Visvesvaraya Award- Japan (Asia Pacific region) and Netherland (Europe and other regions) (b) Kalpana Chawla Awards- Dr Bhim Singh (IIT Delhi, India) and Dr. Aaesha Alnuaimi (UAE). (c) Diwakar Award- Arpan Institute (Haryana) and Arushi Society.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ISA: Gurugram, Haryana
    • Leader of ISA: Upendra Tripathy


Q.1 Which country was awarded ISA Solar Awards 2020 under Visvesvaraya Award category?
a. Japan
b. Netherland
c. Bangladesh
d. Both (a) and (b)

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