Renewable Energy - General awareness questions on current affairs

1)   India and which country have chartered out a new path in bilateral trade and investment with a focus on sectors such as renewable energy, medical and telecom devices?

a. South America
b. Mexico
c. US
d. UK
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Mexico

Explanation:
India and Mexico have charted out a fresh path in bilateral trade and investment with a focus on sectors like telecom and medical devices as well as renewable energy.

  • This was agreed during a recent meeting of the bilateral HLG on Trade, Investment and Economic Cooperation.
  • HLG or High Level Group established in 2007 has met on July 13-14 after 4 years.
  • Mexico is considering increase in installed wind power capacity to 9.5 GW by 2018 gtom 2.5 GW.
  • Suzlon has plans to spur development in this area.
  • According to a recent report by Global Data India‚Äôs medical devices sector will grow to USD 17.6 billion in 2020 from 10.4 billion in 2014 while the Mexico medical device market will rise to USD 6.5 billion by 2020 from 4.9 billion in 2015


2)   India and the United States announced the setting up of how many financial assistance programmes worth USD 60 million for supporting clean energy initiatives such as solar power and renewables?

a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 2

Explanation:
India and the US announced the setting up of 2 financial assistance programmes worth USD 60 million for supporting much required clean energy initiatives including solar power and other renewables

  • US is committed to bear technical capacity, resources and private sector and launching efforts with India to spur greater funding for the renewable energy sector
  • This includes a creation of US$20 million US India Clean Energy Finance Initiative supported by the US and India both
  • This will mobilise US $400 million to provide clean and renewable electricity to 1 million households by 2020.


3)   Union Cabinet has given approval for MoU between which two nations in the field of new and renewable energy on 9th December 2015?

a. India and Malaysia
b. India and Indonesia
c. India and Cambodia
d. India and Myanmar
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: India and Indonesia

Explanation:
Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved an MoU between India and Indonesia in the field of renewable and new energy. The MoU aims to establish a cooperative institutional framework for encouraging bilateral cooperation in the field of renewable energy. Capacity building and generation of renewable energy are the main focus of this MoU.