The celebration of World Environment Day started in 1974 with the goal of raising awareness, supporting action and driving change.
It also committed to making a 500-metre area around 100 historic monuments, including the iconic Taj Mahal litter-free and free from plastic pollution through the Taj Declaration. Five industry leaders also took environment protection pledges at the plenary session. All of us have a collective responsibility towards this.
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi on Tuesday acknowledged that water crisis is a major challenge across India and assured that the Namami Gange initiative to clean the river will soon show results.
At Bhubaneswar, JSPL organised world environment day programme, in which Prof.
Media.net, an advertising technology company found by Divyankh Turakhia, a serial internet entrepreneur, observed a huge drop in dry waste accumulation by merely replacing plastic plates with steel plates.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underlined that plastic pollution must be dealt globally as microplastic particles in the ocean have increased tremendously.
"There's an enormous opportunity to turn single-use plastic bottles into a valuable resource if placed in the correct recycling bins".
"The scourge of plastic has reached every corner of the Earth", Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, wrote in the report, compiled with the Indian government and launched along with a slogan: "If you can't reuse it, refuse it".
A ban on disposable plastics in New Delhi, for instance, has had only limited impact "because of poor enforcement", the report said.
Highlighting the importance of protecting the environment, the minister said, "Environmental issues are gaining attention at various levels as their implications are not just on the present generation but also the future generations".
Today, plastic poses one of the greatest threats to our natural environment all the more so because it is both cheap and easily available.
Jackie Shroff: Everyday is a World Environment Day.
"While much of the world focuses on the inconvenient truths, we have moved on to convenient actions", Modi said. It noted the United States tosses out more than 33 million tons of plastic, of which less than 10 percent is recycled. "They are part of growing stream of environmental consciousness being reflected in parts of our civil society", he said. Plastic bottles take 450 years or more to decompose, harming us and our environment.
Kochi airport became the first airport in the world in 2015 to run completely on solar power, he added.
"We need to come together and raise our voices against the use of plastic".
It's been many years since the Mac App Store has been given some love, so it's fair to say this design overhaul is long overdue. With macOS Mojave , the familiar application namely, News , Stocks , Voice Memos and Home have traveled from iPhone to Macs.
A second birthday, it turns out", Mr Babchenko wrote . "Olechka, forgive me, but there was no other choice", he said. His reappearance elicited gasps, then cheers and applause from journalists at the briefing.
Sky Sports report he has a £20 million release clause in his contract, which the Old Trafford club would easily be able to meet. The Brazil global arrived at Manchester United's training ground this morning to complete his £52million move to the club.
Tom Cairney was the scorer, calmly slotting past Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after a superb through-ball from Ryan Sessegnon . It is a return to the Premier League for Fulham after they were relegated to the Championship in the 2013/2014 season.
Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said that Mexico would now "surely" look to import more pork from Europe. Rising trade tensions between Canada and the United States threaten to drive the key allies apart.
The fact that Curry had help, whereas LeBron James didn't, was the story of the match and might be the story of this series. This past week, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors faced off in Game 1 and Game 2 of 2018 NBA Finals .
After first saying he knew the game was tied , Smith backtracked saying , "I can't say I was sure of anything at that point". No team in National Basketball Association history has ever come back from an 0-3 deficit to win any best-of-seven series.
The White House's Council of Economic Advisers briefs the president on the jobs numbers the afternoon before they are released. Still, some on Wall Street downplayed the ultimate impact of Trump's early allusion to the report.
In April, before West made the slavery remark, he tweeted that his wife told him to tone down his pro-Trump comments. Kanye addresses his mental health issues on Ye, as well as his drug use, and his marriage with Kim Kardashian .
Lava continues to fill Kapoho Bay
About three dozen of those structures, mostly private homes and vacation rentals, were lost during the weekend in Kapoho. Lava has now covered about 7.7 square miles of the roughly 4,000 square mile island, according to the USGS .
Melania Trump appears for 1st time in 3 weeks
The riff was playful, but a bit awkward considering the event was to honor Gold Star families, who have lost loved ones at war. The first lady took to Twitter last week herself to dispel rumors circulating about her whereabouts.
Apple unveils big changes during Developer Conference
Animoji got an update as well, letting users stick their tongues out and new versions, including Ghost, Koala, Tiger and T. rex. It looks like Apple is finally finally finally fixing one of the worst problems with the iPhone X: unwanted screenshots.
Lava flows cut off access to more Hawaii neighborhoods
The United States Geological Survey provides aerial footage of lava pouring into the Big Island's Kapoho Bay. Kilauea volcano is near-constantly erupting from vents either on its summit (caldera) or on the rift zones.
Apple WWDC 2018: An Apple user’s wishlist of announcements
Apple occasionally uses its annual software preview to release a new gadget or the latest version of an existing product line. But for now, look for Apple to continue to push the Watch as a health and fitness device and introduce new features.
Giuliani: Trump actually could pardon himself
The question of self-pardon arose after the New York Times published a letter to the counsel from Mr Trump's lawyers. Speaking on ABC's "This Week" program, Giuliani added, " It would be an open question ".
China warns US against tariffs as trade talks end
Beijing said "positive and concrete progress" was made on those issues with details left for "both sides to finalise". French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire compared Washington's action to something out of the old "Wild West".
Assad tells U.S. to leave Syria
Netanyahu's comments followed reports in the past few days that Iran-backed forces were preparing to withdraw from southern Syria. Al-Moallem says Israel is making false claims to try and pressure Iran, its archrival.
At least 25 dead after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts
There were no immediate reports of any casualties, but authorities are advising those close to the crater to evacuate the area. A search was underway for the missing, though first responders efforts were hindered by the lava flow, officials said.
Teens are abandoning Facebook, Pew study confirms
The finding also focusses on yet another important aspect of the social media usage, the effect it has on teens life. However, 35% of teenagers admit that they use Snapchat the most often, while YouTube comes in second at 32%.
Caps' Kuznetsov practises but status unclear for Game 3
James Neal got behind Washington's defense and sent a wrist shot from the left circle past Braden Holtby 7:58 into the game. Here is Holtby's save from Game Two, purely for comparison reasons, and not just because we can't get enough of it.