Earth Day : Environment for UPSC Exams

Earth Day : Environment for UPSC Exams

  • Each year, Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The ecology flag was also used.

  • Earth Day 2017’s Campaign is Environmental & Climate Literacy.

  • Earth Day events are held in more than 193 countries and coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

  • On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries

  • Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world faces.

  • In 2017, the March for Science occurred on Earth day and will be followed by the People's Climate Mobilization (April 29, 2017).

  • UNESCO has termed Indian poet-diplomat Abhay Kumar's idea of an official Earth Anthem as a creative and inspiring thought that would contribute to bringing the world together.

  • Kumar's "Earth Anthem" has been translated into eight languages including all official languages of the United Nations.

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