As per report Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received the United Nations' highest environmental honor 'Champions of The Earth Award' at a special ceremony in New Delhi. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres presented the award to PM Modi at the event in Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra. After receiving the award, the PM said Indians were committed to save the environment.
PM said "Climate and calamity are directly related to culture; till climate is not the focus of culture, calamity cannot be prevented". Accordingly the honor was bestowed upon the PM for his leadership of the International Solar Alliance and “unprecedented pledge” to put an end to single use plastic by 2022. Besides the PM, five other individuals and organizations will also be awarded. Before presenting the award, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said PM Modi "recognizes that climate change poses a direct existential threat to us, where other leaders also recognize, know and understand, but the difference is that he not only recognizes but acts too."
As per report the
‘Champions of the Earth Award’ would be presented to six “outstanding
environmental change makers and the champions are recognized for their achievements
in the categories including Policy Leadership, Entrepreneurial Vision, Science
and Innovation, Inspiration and Action, and Lifetime Achievement”.
Uttar Pradesh bypolls voting underway The bypolls voting is in progress in the state of Uttar Pradesh, as many as 11 assembly seats are in the foray for bypolls in Uttar Pradesh. Many bigwigs are battling for the bypolls. Uttar Pradesh polling for 11 constituencies on Monday, it is now a chance for the opposition to show its political prowess after failing to create an significant impact in recent Lok Sabha elections, the constituencies which are in foray are, Lucknow contonment, Rampur, Iglas, Gangoh, Manikpur, Jalalpur, Jaid
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