TERI - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Which of the following is/are true regarding TERI?

1) Despite being a top ranking global think tank, TERI has branches only in INDIA.
2) TERI was started by the Tatas.

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Only 2


  • The Energy and Resources Institute, also known as TERI (formerly Tata Energy Research Institute), established in 1974, is a research institute based in New Delhi that conducts research work in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development.
  • In 2013, the institute was ranked as the topmost global think-tank by the International Centre for Climate Governance (ICCG).
  • TERI has a global presence with many centers in India and abroad like – Tokyo, Washington DC, Kuala Lumpur, London, Utrecht (Netherlands).
  • TERI has also established a research base in Africa to provide technical assistance as well as to facilitate exchange of knowledge amongst the communities in various African states.