With the theme of the Wednesday 2018 being "Beat Plastic Pollution", Modi noted that the menace was already having a deadly impact on India's marine ecosystem and marine litter, especially micro-plastic, was a major trans-boundary problem.
The celebration of World Environment Day started in 1974 with the objective of raising awareness, supporting action and driving change.
Setting up an example for everyone on World Environment Day, a family from Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district has shun plastic bags to keep the planet clean and green.
This World Environment Day UN Environment is asking you, companies and civil society groups, to take a concrete action to Beat Plastic Pollution.
He said the campaign tends to raise the awareness with the threats caused by plastic materials together with their impact on human health.
Also speaking, Prof Emmanuel Nzegbulam, the Dean of College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management of the university said that the dangers of continued use of plastics ought not to be over-looked.
Mr Modi said, Government has given forty million new cooking gas connections in the last two years which has freed rural women from the misery of poisonous smoke and has also eliminated their dependence on firewood. Last year, Hyundai launched a 45 days campaign - "Save Water, Share Water" across India thus saving 40 lakhs litres of Water through Dry wash and distributed the same in drought affected areas in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Government bans on plastic can be effective in cutting back on waste, but poor follow-through has left many such bans ineffective, the United Nations said in a report Tuesday.
"Every action counts as we seek to protect and preserve our environment. In order to create value for plastics we need to look at feasible buy-back schemes, better support of private sector recycling initiatives and innovative ways to incorporate the informal sector into the value chain", she said.
"Every year, more than eight million tonnes end up in the oceans. Nigerians should individually and collectively reconsider their plastic habits by reducing the use of disposable plastics and using alternatives to plastics".
More updates on World Environment Day are yet to come up, till then stay tuned!
Mr Andrew Barnes, Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, noted that the plastic pollution problem the world was facing was staggering and there was the urgent need to take measures to reduce plastics.
The United States and Mexico do $600 billion in annual trade and about 16 percent of US goods exports go to its southern neighbor. Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures at one point fell more than 2 percent following the Mexico pork tariff announcement.
Russian Federation said last week that only Syrian army troops should be on the country's southern border with Jordan and Israel. Israel has had a channel to Moscow since Russian Federation first established its air presence in Syria in fall 2015.
Though Greitens had apparently made a decision to resign days earlier, he began the week as though he would continue his fight. A special prosecutor assigned to the case said on Tuesday that her investigation will continue, according to local media.
Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 850 processor, which will power the next generation of always-connected Windows 10 devices . Qualcomm is leaning into the auxiliary features of the new chip with the launch, including the wide array of audio technology.
A spokesperson for Melania Trump told Yahoo's Hunter Walker that the first lady would also be skipping the event. "Mrs. Trump stayed in the hospital for five days and has kept out of public view since returning home May 19.
National Basketball Association officials said via Twitter , "We missed this one - it should have been a foul". And while Game 3 tips off in Cleveland tomorrow night, James still gets questions about his Game 1 reactions.
US West Texas Intermediate crude had lost 16c or 0.2% to $66.88 a barrel by 4.23am GMT, after falling nearly 2% on Thursday. Output at the world's largest listed oil producer Rosneft edged up by 0.2 percent in May from April.
Meanwhile, despite lacking Andre Iguodala , the Warriors' supporting cast was what you'd expect from such a disciplined squad. Watching Smith take matters into his own hands undid all the hard work Cleveland put in throughout Game 1 of the Finals .
Police on Monday said a man sped through a checkpoint near an intersection where lava was approaching. Kim and Okabe live in Hilo, the county's seat, which is more than an hour drive from the Kapoho area.
Negotiations talks by the tech giant Microsoft to acquire GitHub started in 2016, but never advanced enough, until now. Many tech companies and individual developers use the platform to store and share certain code, and collaborate.
Indeed, this has caused consternation in Beijing and is regarded as a "red line" for the ruling Communist Party. Following Beijing's announcement, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the dispute was "on hold".
Cavaliers lead Warriors by 3 in Game 3 of NBA Finals
The Cavs would probably want to move Tristan Thompson as well, but Powell would be best as an energy guy off the bench. Overall, a site which counts hashtags reported it was used more than 1,500 times by the time the game ended.
Hawaii lava flow fills Kapoho Bay
About 7.7 square miles are covered by lava , which is about 0.2% of Hawaii Island, according to the USGS . One home was lost in a separate 2014 lava flow in the commercial hub of Pahoa.
MacOS Mojave unveiled - Gets Dark Mode
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. There are brand new tabs to Discover, Create, Work, Play, and Develop with curated app collections based on specific purposes.
Indian economy expands 7.7 pc in Q4, 6.7 pc in FY18
He emphasized that this is the development under leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Arun Jaitley. The role of fiscal policy was also clear in government consumption data that saw a growth of 16.8 percent year-on-year.
U.S. allies hit back over steel and aluminium tariffs
The European Union is planning to answer USA tariffs on steel and aluminum by hiking tariffs on various goods coming from America. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is not seeking re-election, said he disagrees with the decision.