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The solar alliance is going to be the second big diplomatic event which the indian government will host in quick succession after the India-Asean (Association of South East Asian countries) summit.

It is Planned that 25 countries are going to attend The solar alliance meet , it comes after hosting ASEAN republic day meet in which 10 Countries Were Cordially invited .

The alliance’s primary objective is work for efficient exploitation of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Background

  1. This initiative was first proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a speech in November 2015 at Wembley Stadium, in which he referred to sunshine countries as Suryaputra.
  2. The alliance aims to meet the growing energy demand and fight climate change . After the India-Asean Summit , the government is now preparing for another diplomatic Blitzkrieg on March 11th with leaders from 25 countries.
  3. Alliance aims to cover the growing energy demand and also fight climate change by deploying over 1,000 Gigawatt of solar energy and mobilising more than  1,000 billion United State Dollar’s investments into solar power mostly in developing countries by setting target as around 2030.

Niti Ayog Member Dr. Vinod Paul was awarded by the Ihsan Dogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize by the Executive Board of WHO (World Health Organization) at Geneva.  

He is the first Indian to win award that recognizes work in the field of Family Health.

The WHO Board resolution recognizes Dr. Paul as an internationally renowned researcher, educator and public health advocate.

 

About Niti Aayog
  1. Niti Aayog was established in 2015 by the NDA government, to replace the Planning Commission which followed the top-down model.NITI Aayog is a non-Constitutional and non-statutory body formed by a cabinet resolution.
  2. Called as National Institution for Transforming India, it is the policy think tank of Government of India, and has been established with the aim to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and to enhance cooperative federalism by stimulating the involvement of State Governments of India in the economic policy-making process using a diverse and sustainable approach.
  • Chairperson: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • CEO: Amitabh Kant (Jan 2015–2018)
  • Founded: 1 January 2015
  • Headquarters Location: New Delhi
  • Predecessor: Planning Commission (1950)
  • Parent agency: Government of India