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25th August 2022

QUIZ - 25th August 2022

5 Questions

5 Minutes

Mains Question:

Q1. "In the last few years, solar energy has seen growing rapidly, while wind energy has remained stagnant". In the light of this statement, discuss measures to give the required push to the wind energy sector of India. (150 words)

Approach 

  • Introduction- wind energy sector of India
  • Current trend (India currently has an installed capacity of 39.25 GW, the fourth highest in the world)
  • Challenges/Issues
  • India’s climate targets 
  • Required measures 
  • Conclude accordingly 

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Context:

In about a time span of three months, India shall be assuming the year-long presidency of the G20. It is a platform entailed with the responsibility of shaping decision-making on key challenges facing the world today.

Importance and Complexities:

  • The G20 membership represents nearly 90% of the world’s GDP. It is an advisory body, not a treaty-based forum and, therefore, its decisions are recommendations to its own members
  • It has representation from institutions like the United Nations, the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and WHO, which makes G20 an incomparable body. It has played a key role in addressing financial and economic challenges such as the global financial crisis of 2008-09 and the Eurozone crisis of 2010.
  • In the past G20, has faced an existential crisis, when the major powers have fallen out. The disastrous impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the war in Ukraine, India-China border tensions, and EU/U.S.-Russia hostility has negatively the G20 grouping. It makes the task of the presidency country much more complicated
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