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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of France Emmanuel Macron awarded 'Champions of Earth Award'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of France Emmanuel Macron awarded 'Champions of Earth Award'

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of France Emmanuel Macron were awarded the 'United Nations' highest environmental honor, 'Champions of the Earth' award on September 26, 2018.

India has been honored with this award as well as France as both countries have started the International Solar Coalition with equal efforts.

Modi - Macron's Champions of Earth Award

According to the information received, Narendra Modi and Emmanuel Macron were awarded this award under the 'Policy Leadership' category for leading and enthusiastic actions related to the International Solar Coalition and to promote new areas of cooperation in environmental work.

The prime minister was pledged to take end the use of plastic in India by 2022 and the Macron were given a global agreement for the environment.

Nation heads of both countries have spread awareness about this around the world and have successfully encouraged other countries to join the solar alliance.

Kochin International Airport Award:

Another honor for India is the fact that Kochi International Airport of Kerala has also been given the award for showing an entrepreneurial vision while moving forward towards renewable energy. Kochi International Airport gives the message to the world that without leading the environment, it can also play a leading role in global development.

During this time it was said that the speed of society continues to increase, in this way the world's first full solar powered airport is proof that Green Business is a good business. Kochi International Airport was awarded 'Leadership in the use of renewable energy'.

Champions of earth award:

• The United Nations Environment Program has established the 'Champions of Earth' award in the year 2005 as an annual award program to identify individuals working for excellent environmental friendly work from public and private sectors.

• Generally five to seven winners are selected every year. Each award winner is invited to receive a trophy in an award ceremony. The winners deliver speeches and participate in a press conference.

• The 'Young Champions of Earth' category was also introduced in the year 2017. Under this, those persons of 18 to 30 years are rewarded who have positive and excellent initiatives towards environmental protection.

Q.1 Who is the President of France?
A. Alexander Van der Bellen
B. Mac Frederick
C. Emmanuel Macron
D. Patrice Talon
Ans: Emmanuel Macron
Q.2 Who is the Prime Minister of India?
A. Ramnath Kovind
B. Narendra Modi
C. Bhupinder Nath Kirpal
D. Arun Jaitley
Ans: Narendra Modi

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