Ajay Mathur takes over as Director General of International Solar Alliance

Dr Ajay Mathur has assumed office as the Director-General of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) with effect from March 15, 2021. He has been appointed for a period of four years which can be renewed for an additional term. Dr Ajay Mathur has replaced Upendra Tripathy, who completed his term on March 15, after serving as the Director-General since 2017.

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About Ajay Mathur:

  • Mathur brings a wealth of leadership and expertise across all key areas of the energy transition, from policy, research, and technology commercialisation to financing, international cooperation and institutional development.
  • He is a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on climate change.
  • He had also served as the Director-General of TERI and also a key Indian climate-change negotiator. He was also the spokesperson for India during the 2015 climate negotiations in Paris.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • ISA Headquarters Location: Gurgram, Haryana.
  • ISA Established: 2015.

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