April 22 – World Earth Day
Earth Day 2016 – Trees for the Earth
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.
The organisers behind Earth Day are hoping to use the 2016 celebration to plant 7.8 billion trees, divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100 per cent renewable.
Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson is widely credited with suggesting the first Earth Day on April 22. It was a movement whose time had come, and Nelson wasn’t alone in 1970 in suggesting a grassroots demonstration aimed at protecting the environment. San Francisco activist John McConnell also asked Americans to join in a demonstration in 1970, and McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) as his date. Today, you can find Earth Day events on both the spring equinox and April 22.
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Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela broke the world record on way to winning gold in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix. Chandela shot 211.2 in the event held on Tuesday to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who held the record with 211. Chandela had won the gold in the National Championships held last month. She had won an Olympic quota place for India after winning a bronze in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea in April last year.
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Miss International 2015, the 55th Miss International pageant held on November 5, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Valerie Hernandez of Puerto Rico crowned her successor Edymar Martinez (born July 10, 1995) of Venezuela at the end of the event with a new crown created and designed by Mikimoto. Supriya Aiman (Bihar, Patna) represented India at Miss International 2015.