World Oceans Day 2021: Ministers, Celebs, Environmentalists Urge People To Help Save Planet Earth By Saving The Oceans | News

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On #WorldOceansDay, Celebrities, Ministers & Environmentalist urge people to save the oceans and help save the planet

New Delhi: Oceans cover more than 71 percent of the planet, host up to 80 percent of life on earth and account for 96 per cent of all water. Moreover, Oceans help in producing more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, and absorb about 25 percent of all human carbon emissions. Despite being the lifeline for the planet Earth, our oceans today are choking with all things plastic. United Nations states that 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean, every year, wreaking havoc on wildlife. United Nations Environment Programme states that plastic waste can persist in the environment for centuries and if current trends continue, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050.

In a bid to raise public awareness and encourage citizen action to protect oceans, United Nations started observing June 8 as World Oceans Day. This year, the day is being marked with a theme – The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.

Taking the message of saving the oceans on social media, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan said,

The ocean is a symbol of life on earth. They are a storehouse of immense biodiversity and a limitless source of protein-rich foods. These are the basis of our future development, so we have to contribute in maintaining their original form along with their conservation.

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Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar on the other hand annoying the two-months campaign on plastic waste management in India, said,

Plastic litter has adverse impact on not only terrestrial but aquatic ecosystems. Today on #WorldOceansDay , will be launching a 2 months long awareness campaign on the topic of plastic waste management and elimination of identified Single Use Plastics (SUPs) items.

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Reiterating the fact that saving oceans is the need of an hour, Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik said,

Oceans have a vital role in sustaining life on Earth. Oceans provide us oxygen, major source of water, food and play a crucial role in regulating climate. On #WorldOceansDay, let us all pledge to prevent plastic pollution and keep the oceans clean for a healthier planet.

Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan said,

Coastal and marine ecosystems have a significant bearing on lives and livelihoods. #WorldOceansDay, is yet another day to encourage sustainable use of our marine resources. Let us commit ourselves in restoring our vibrant oceans & marine ecosystems to health & abundance.

Also Read: A Reminder That Oceans Need Our Attention

Sharing a video on Twitter, Actor, and UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador, Dia Mirza said,

What choices are we making every day to help protect our oceans? #BeatPollution #WorldOceansDay

Environmentalist Afroz Shah marked #WorldOceansDay by doing what he loves the most – by cleaning it. Sharing updates of the clean-up, he said,

Week 309. Love for mother nature and our India flows with the same intensity in our veins. 7.00 am – at the beach. 6 tractor loads ( 24000 kgs) of marine debris removed . We need the ocean to be healthy for us and for other species. Our love for oceans. #WorldOceansDay

An ocean advocate and a pioneer swimmer, Lewis Pugh also shared a video message on his social media and urged people to be conscious and help protect the ecosystem. In the video message, Lewis Pugh said,

For me, everyday is World Oceans Day. We must all remember, we need to celebrate our oceans, it is our responsibility to protect them. Everyday we make decisions, about what we eat, how we travel to school or work, the clothes we wear or how we warm our homes. And ultimately, all these choices, impact our oceans. I urge everyone, to ask themselves a simple question – what changes can you make today that will help save our oceans.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

17,36,25,299Cases

5,83,34,141Active

11,15,54,381Recovered

37,36,777Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,36,25,299 and 37,36,777 have died; 5,83,34,141 are active cases and 11,15,54,381 have recovered as on June 8, 2021 at 3:40 am.

India

2,89,96,473 86,498Cases

13,03,70297,907Active

2,73,41,462 1,82,282Recovered

3,51,309 2,123Deaths

In India, there are 2,89,96,473 confirmed cases including 3,51,309 deaths. The number of active cases is 13,03,702 and 2,73,41,462 have recovered as on June 8, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

58,42,000 10,219

1,77,182 11,202

55,64,348 21,081

1,00,470 340

Karnataka

27,07,481 11,958

2,38,845 15,681

24,36,716 27,299

31,920 340

Kerala

26,42,395 9,313

1,48,246 12,819

24,83,992 21,921

10,157 211

Tamil Nadu

22,56,681 19,448

2,32,026 12,263

19,97,299 31,360

27,356 351

Andhra Pradesh

17,63,211 4,872

1,14,510 8,916

16,37,149 13,702

11,552 86

Uttar Pradesh

16,99,083 694

15,681 2,263

16,62,069 2,860

21,333 97

West Bengal

14,32,019 5,887

26,886 8,568

13,88,771 14,352

16,362 103

Delhi

14,29,475 231

5,208 681

13,99,640 876

24,627 36

Chhattisgarh

9,81,860 1,285

21,090 2,190

9,47,527 3,449

13,243 26

Rajasthan

9,46,975 629

15,744 2,831

9,22,544 3,429

8,687 31

Odisha

8,19,214 6,118

68,374 2,352

7,47,805 8,429

3,035 41

Gujarat

8,17,012 778

16,162 1,846

7,90,906 2,613

9,944 11

Madhya Pradesh

7,85,767 571

8,860 1,243

7,68,538 1,782

8,369 32

Haryana

7,62,931 640

8,024 1,073

7,46,156 1,674

8,751 39

Bihar

7,13,879 762

8,231 477

7,00,224 1,196

5,424 43

Telangana

5,93,103 1,933

25,406 1,610

5,64,303 3,527

3,394 16

Punjab

5,80,829 1,269

19,995 2,165

5,45,674 3,350

15,160 84

Assam

4,38,746 3,804

50,019 846

3,85,032 4,613

3,695 37

Jharkhand

3,41,576 358

5,312 374

3,31,204 726

5,060 6

Uttarakhand

3,34,419 395

14,122 2,003

3,13,566 2,366

6,731 32

Jammu And Kashmir

3,01,467 977

23,524 3,217

2,73,853 4,178

4,090 16

Himachal Pradesh

1,95,755 656

7,555 806

1,84,885 1,444

3,315 18

Goa

1,59,811 418

6,397 757

1,50,574 1,095

2,840 80

Puducherry

1,09,561 482

7,546 724

1,00,377 1,196

1,638 10

Chandigarh

60,707 48

740 93

59,193 139

774 2

Tripura

56,169 700

6,018 97

49,579 595

572 8

Manipur

55,828 598

8,984 200

45,948 783

896 15

Meghalaya

39,156 438

5,327 256

33,160 689

669 5

Arunachal Pradesh

29,696 360

3,440 153

26,131 513

125

Nagaland

22,918 145

4,703 29

17,786 171

429 3

Ladakh

19,258 61

1,011 78

18,052 139

195

Sikkim

17,170 59

4,051 255

12,846 314

273

Mizoram

13,996 317

3,388 109

10,553 208

55

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,419 25

154 25

10,261

4

Lakshadweep

8,775 38

845 160

7,889 195

41 3

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,131 12

96 7

6,912 18

123 1





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