International Solar Policy and Applications Agency between the Tropics.

Q.  Which of the following statements is/are correct about International Solar Policy and Applications Agency (IN-SPAA)?

1. The countries lying between Tropic of Cancer and Equator  are proposed to be members of this agency.
2. It is proposed to establish its Secretariat at the National Institute of Solar Energy.

- Published on 06 Oct 15

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None

ANSWER: Only 2
 
Solar resource rich countries between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn which lie at 23.5 degrees latitude on either side of the equator are proposed to be members of this agency.
The Tropic of Cancer runs mostly cutting across Mexico, the Bahamas, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, etc.
The Tropic of Capricorn runs through Australia, Chile, southern Brazil, and South Africa.
Around 110 countries are bound by the Tropic of Cancer on the north and Tropic of Capricorn on the south.

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