India ranked 7th in Climate Change Performance Index 2023.

  • India ranked 7th in this year’s Climate Change Performance Index, up one spot from the previous one, and also remained among the highest performers.
  • The report was released during COP28 summit.
  • India has received a high ranking in the greenhouse gas emissions and Energy Use categories, but a medium in Climate Policy and Renewable Energy, as in the previous year.

PM Modi adressed financial technology event "Infinity Forum 2.0".

  • PM Narendra Modi participated in the 2nd Edition of the Financial Technology event - Infinity Forum 2.0, hosted by IFSCA and GIFT City.
  • The forum is a prelude to Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024.
  • The theme is 'GIFT-IFSC: Nerve Centre for New Age Global Financial Services'.
  • Key speakers including Piyush Goyal and Bhupendra Patel from the Indian government participated in this event.

EKI Energy partnered with Indian Oil to promote solar cooking.

  • EKI Energy Services and Indian Oil Corporation collaborated to promote 'Surya Nutan', a sustainable indoor solar cooking system.
  • IndianOil will share Surya Nutan's technology with EKI Energy for production enhancement.
  • EKI will manage Surya Nutan's end-to-end, including manufacturing, marketing, installation, and after-sales services, contributing to environmental sustainability.

India became pioneer lead country for IMO Green Voyage2050 Project.

  • International Maritime Organization Green Voyage2050 Project has the objective to assist developing countries in their efforts to reduce Green House Gas emissions from ships.
  • This information about India getting selected as lead country was given by the Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  • The GoI has implemented all MARPOL regulations about carbon emissions on Indian Ships.

India's forex reserve tops at $600 billion mark after nearly 4 months.

  • India's foreign exchange reserves increased to $604 billion as on December 1, surpassing the $600 billion mark after a gap of about four months.
  • Indian economy remains confident of meeting its external financing requirements comfortably because of stable FOREX kitty.
  • While unveiling the December bi-monthly monetary policy, RBI has released the above numbers.

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