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ACT-Accelerator Coalition


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : ACT-Accelerator

Mains level : Coronovirus outbreak

ACT-Accelerator, a global coalition formed in April 2020 to fight the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is facing a severe fund crunch to meet its goals for 2020-21.


  • The Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT Accelerator) is a G20 initiative announced on 24 April 2020.
  • A call to action was published simultaneously by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • The ACT Accelerator is a cross-discipline support structure to enable partners to share resources and knowledge.
  • It comprises four pillars, each managed by two to three collaborating partners:
  1. Vaccines (also called “COVAX”)
  2. Diagnostics
  3. Therapeutics
  4. Health Systems Connector
  • India is an active donor in this alliance.

Try this PYQ based on a global coalition:

Q.Consider the following statements:

  1. Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants is a unique initiative of G20 group of countries.
  2. The CCAC focuses on methane, black carbon and Hydrofluorocarbons.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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