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Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22.
It aims to encourage people to carry out activities that will benefit the Earth, such as recycling more, using solar power or plant trees.
It was first celebrated in 1970, and since then it is celebrated in more than 193 countries by over a billion people every year.
Earth Day celebrations are coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
Earth Day 2017’s Campaign is Environmental & Climate Literacy.
This year’s campaign is dedicated to an ambitious goal – to achieve global climate and environmental literacy in the space of three years, by Earth Day 2020.
The concept of observing Earth Day was formally proposed by John McConnell at a UNESCO conference on Environment in 1969.
Later in 1971, a proclamation was signed to observe international Earth Day annually on the Vernal Equinox by UN Secretary-General U Thant.
On Earth Day 2016, historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change was signed. The agreement is legally binding on signatory countries to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
Prelims Question of the Day
With reference to 'Natural Rate of Unemployment', consider the following statements.
1. It is the level of unemployment in an economy that is just consistent with a stable rate of Inflation.
2. It is the unemployment that prevails when all markets in the economy are in equilibrium.
(a)1 and 2
(d)None of the above
Mains Question of the Day
1.GS-No party in power can afford to ignore Directive Principles of State Policy. Comment.(200 Words)
2.Political Science - Explain the role of non state actors, like IMF, World Bank, European Union and MNCs, in modulating and transforming the broad dynamics of international relations. (250 Words).
3.SOCIOLOGY - What is the impact of Globalization on the structure and mobilization of the working class in India? (250 Words).