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Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science and Technology, Government of India visited San Francisco to lead India’s Global Advanced Cooling Challenge -7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) delegation to the Mission Innovation Ministerial. Mission Innovation was announced on November 30, 2015 by the leaders of 20 countries that have a shared desire to accelerate global clean energy innovation. The Ministerial serves as an opportunity to highlight the plans and actions of individual countries under Mission Innovation and  announce new collaborations. Dr Harsh Vardhan met with Bill Gates for a breakfast discussion that opened the inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial in San Francisco. The Minister shared the achievements of his Ministry of Science and Technology. icminister4_large

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India Currents Publisher and Managing Director Meet the Minister

Tweeted the Minister:

“Had a meeting with Indian diaspora in silicon valley in San Francisco – addressed them about two years of Modi govt.”

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“Had a nice meeting with Nancy Pelosi senior Democratic leader USA at the Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco.”

“Presented my book ‘A tale of two drops ‘ to Dr Ernest Moniz Sectt D o Energy USA at Mission Innovation ministerial.”

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“New innovations to be focussed on sustainable  options – be scaled to different settings, economies & markets.” (tweet)

Mission Innovation aims to reinvigorate and accelerate global clean energy innovation with the objective of making clean energy widely affordable. Through the initiative, 20 countries are committing to double their respective clean energy research and development (R&D) investment over five years. These countries include the top five most populous nations – China, India, the United States, Indonesia, and Brazil. They stretch across five continents. And when you add all partner countries together, they represent 75 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions from electricity, and more than 80 percent of the world’s clean energy R&D investment.

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