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5. Consider following statements related to International Solar Alliance

i. The International Solar Alliance is a group of countries within the tropics (Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn) which receive sunshine for more than 300 days.

ii. It is a platform for the collective collaboration of the tropical countries(sunshine countries) in the domain of energy security.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


  1. b) Only ii

  2. c) Both

  3. d) None
  4. a) Only i


Solution

The correct option is B

c) Both


Ans 5. C
Explanation: The International Solar Alliance is an alliance of more than 120 countries, most of them being sunshine countries, which come either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The alliance's primary objective is work for efficient exploitation of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. This initiative was first proposed by Indian Prime Minister NarendraModi in a speech in November 2015 at Wembley Stadium, in which he referred to sunshine countries as suryaputra ("sons of the sun").The alliance is a treaty-based inter-governmental organization

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