Q. With reference to Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE), consider the following statements.
1. The partnership aims to accelerate the low carbon growth by supporting research and deployment of clean energy technologies.
2. It is launched by India in the recent BRICS Summit.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

It was launched in 2009 by India and the United States. (Statement 2 is incorrect). The partnership aims to accelerate the low carbon growth by supporting research and deployment of clean energy technologies. (Statement is 1 is correct) 

Source: Ministerial meeting of the U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP)