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What is the goal of the GreenVoyage2050 Project launched by the Government of Norway and IMO in 2019 in terms of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, relative to 2008 levels, in the shipping industry?
Reduce emissions by 25%.
Achieve net-zero emissions.
Reduce emissions by at least 50%.
Reduce emissions by at least 70%.
Answer: Option
The GreenVoyage2050 Project, a collaboration between the Government of Norway and IMO since 2019, seeks to transition the shipping industry to a more environmentally friendly state. The Initial IMO Strategy outlines a goal to reduce total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels.

Where was Barracuda, India's fastest solar-electric boat, launched?
Dal Lake
Answer: Option
The Barracuda, India's fastest solar-electric boat, was launched in Alappuzha, marking a significant advancement in eco-friendly maritime transportation.

In which Indian state does the USD 200 million loan agreement between the Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) aim to fortify power infrastructure?
Answer: Option
The loan agreement is a significant step towards fortifying power infrastructure in Uttarakhand, to enhance quality, efficiency, and reliability through the introduction of modernized underground cables, substations, and power lines.

What is the primary focus of the €70 million Line of Credit (LoC) agreement between the State Bank of India (SBI) and the German Development Bank KfW?
Wind energy projects
Water conservation initiatives
Sustainable agriculture programs
Solar projects
Answer: Option
The primary focus of the €70 million Line of Credit (LoC) agreement between SBI and KfW is to support solar projects in India, reinforcing the commitment to sustainable energy solutions and increasing solar power capacity.

What global campaign did India join during COP28 to address climate change challenges?
Race to Green
Resilience Rally
Race to Resilience
Climate Action Network
Answer: Option
India joined the 'Race to Resilience' global campaign at COP28, reflecting its commitment to building climate resilience in urban areas. The campaign aims to unite various stakeholders to enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities to climate change impacts by 2030.