UNEP Champions of the Earth Award

UNEP Champions of the Earth Award

Question-Prime Minister Modi has been selected for ‘UNEP Champions of the Earth’ award 2018. He pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by-
(A)2022
(B)2024
(C)2021
(D)2923
Answer-(a)
Related Facts

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has recieved the ‘UNEP Champions of the Earth’ award 2018.
  • The award will be presented by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra; New Delhi on October 3 This award will be given to him at a special ceremony.




  • The award announced on 26thSeptember, on the sidelines of 73rd UN General Assembly at New York City.
  • Prime Minister Modi has been selected in the leadership category for his pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and for his unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022.
  • The annual ‘Champions of the Earth’ prize is awarded to outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a positive impact on the environment.

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