UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2016

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    Consider the following statements
    The International Solar Alliance, was launched at the United
    Nations Climate Change Conference in 2015.
    The Alliance includes all the member countries of the United Nations.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1 

    B)  Only 2

    C)  1 and 2

    D)  Neither1nor 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Exp. [a] International Solar Alliance the COP-21 Climate Conference was held in Paris, France from 30th November to 12th December, 2015. During this conference, India and France have launched the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Under this alliance, 121 countries that fall within the tropics (i.e. between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn) have been invited to make collaborative efforts to harness solar energy to generate the electricity. Most of these countries fall within Asia, Africa and South America. Objectives There are three objectives behind the International Solar Alliance. Firstly to force down prices by driving demand; secondly, to bring standardisation in solar technologies and thirdly, to foster research and development.

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