International Solar Alliance has countries from Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn
Q. Which of the following is/are true about International Solar Alliance?- Published on 27 Jan 16
a. International Solar Alliance (ISA) has only the countries lying completely between Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.
b. International Solar Alliance has only the countries lying partially between Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Any country can join ISA
ANSWER: Any country can join ISA
International Solar Alliance is an Indian initiative. It is an alliance of 121 solar resource rich countries lying fully or partially between the tropic of Cancer and tropic of Capricorn. However the provisional members list also includes countries beyond the tropics. ISA was jointly launched by the Prime Minister of India and the President of France on 30 November 2015 at Paris, France on the side-lines of the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Representatives from around 70 countries including more than 30 Heads of the States and Heads of the Government level participated in the ISA launch ceremony.