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HOW TO BOOK SPECIAL TRAIN TICKETS ONLINE?


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In this blog, I am going to share very useful tips that will help you with ticket booking. I assure if you follow these steps, you can easily book your special train tickets.

Book Special Train Tickets Online


To use these tips, first, you need to ensure two things
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➨Download the IRCTC App and create your login.

➨You should have good speed on the internet.

 
What are the Tips to be followed to book Special Train Tickets?

I would like to give you 4 tips that would help you in booking special train tickets online.

➨As you may know, the ticket booking of the special train starts at 8 a.m. so it is highly advisable to log in your irctc account around 7:57 am and wait there for 2~3 minutes.

➨Create your master list of all the passengers looking to travel on a special train.

➨While online booking tickets of the special train, IRCTC/the government is asking for some additional details related to your address such as house number, post office, pin code, city, state, etc. Keep these details handy with you when you are going to book tickets.

➨Payment processing is the most crucial step in special train ticket booking. I advise you to select multiple payment options and then select the Razorpay option. Copy your card number before login Irctc account and just paste. Remember your card expiry and CVV and fill quickly. You will get the OTP after filling all these details. Just enter your OTP and get your confirmed tickets.

 
What are the precautions to be followed while traveling in Special Train?

Here are some tips that you can follow while traveling via train, bus, or any other way. Please ensure to follow these steps to avoid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

How to Book Special Train Tickets Online


➨Read all the government guidelines and follow them. Download Arogya Setu App

➨Use Mask to cover your nose & mouth. Also, use googles to cover your eyes.

➨Follow the rules of Social Distancing.

➨Carry hand wash and sanitizer with you and wash your hands frequently.

➨Carry food, water, & linen with you.

➨Stay at your seat and don’t travel inside the train without any reason.

➨Don’t gather near to the washroom. 

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WHAT IS THE THEME OF WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2020?


World No Tobacco Day 2020 Theme

World No Tobacco Day is the global event celebrated worldwide on 31st May. The prime objective of this day is to raise awareness among persons about the undesirable results of tobacco-related products.

Here in this blog, we are going to cover:

→What is the History of World No Tobacco Day?

→What is the Theme of World No Tobacco Day 2020?

→What is 1st hand, 2nd hand & 3rd Hand smoke?

→Why should I quit smoking?

→How the Tobacco industry attract Younger Generations

If you want to know more about World No Tobacco Day and the topics mentioned above, you can continue, else you can quit.

What is the History of World No Tobacco Day?

World No tobacco day was started in the year 1987 by the WHO members to spread awareness about the negative effects of the usage of Tobacco. Initially, they were planning to pass a resolution to create “World No Smoking Day” on 7th April, but later it was decided to start world no tobacco day on 31st May by linking the theme of all tobacco products together. 

World Health Organization has given importance to eight global public health campaign and world no tobacco day is one among them. The other seven global public health days are World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World Malaria Day, World Hepatitis Day, and World AIDS Day. 

 
What is the Theme of World No Tobacco Day 2020?

As you are aware of, the celebration of World No Tobacco Day every year centric around a specific theme and slogan and the theme of 2020 World No Tobacco Day is “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use”. The purpose of this year’s theme is to encourage young people to take part in the fight against big tobacco.

World No Tobacco Day 2020 Theme

 How the Tobacco Industry Attract Younger Generations

➤Flavors appealing to children in smokeless tobacco, shisha, and e-cigarettes

➤Promotion of tobacco products and the distribution of free samples at popular events for young people.

➤Advertising and product placement on movies and tv-shows and through social media platforms with paid influencers.

What is 1st hand, 2nd hand & 3rd Hand smoke?

When I was researching World No Tobacco Theme 2020, I got to know about the different hand of smoke i.e. 1st hand, 2nd hand & 3rd Hand smoke.

1st Hand Smoke: The person who inhaled smoke is called first-hand smoke.

2nd Hand Smoke: Second-hand smoke is the combination of smoke that comes from a cigarette and smoke breathed out by a smoker. When a non-smoker is around someone smoking, they breathe in second-hand smoke. Generally, it is called passive smoking.

3rd hand Smoke: Thirdhand smoke is residual nicotine and other chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke. The residue is reacting with common indoor pollutants to create a toxic mix including cancer-causing compounds, posing a potential health hazard to non-smokers especially children.

 
Key facts on tobacco consumption

Here are some important facts & figures related to tobacco consumption.

➤There are 1.3 billion tobacco users worldwide. That number would be even larger if tobacco didn’t kill half of its users.

➤Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year.

➤More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.

➤Around 80% of the world's 1.1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries.

➤Second-hand smoke is also injurious to health and responsible for serious cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, including coronary heart disease and lung cancer.

➤In public places, approximately 50% of the children breathe polluted air caused by tobacco.

➤As per the stats, approximately 60k~70K children die due to the 2nd hand smoke.

➤Second-hand smoke is responsible for premature deaths of more than 1.2 million every year.

➤Second-hand smoke increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. It is also harmful to pregnant women as it causes pregnancy complications and low birth weight.

 
Why should I quit smoking?

2020 World No Tobacco Day Theme

There are numerous benefits if you quit smoking. Here we are listing some of them and these are enough to ensure after reading this blog, think twice before smoking.

➤It increases your life expectancy and decreases your risk of disease.

➤It improves your personal life, makes your health better, and improves your sense of taste and smell.

➤Children who stay in non-smoking families are less vulnerable to diseases in comparison to smoking families.

➤Tobacco smoke contains several types of cancer-causing agents and it is one of the major causes of lung & throat cancer.

➤The usage of tobacco-related products increases the level of blood sugar and leads to diabetes.

➤A person who smokes has high levels of carbon monoxide in their blood and their body always starving for oxygen.

➤Smoking makes your blood thicker and damages your blood vessels and leads to increase chances of risk of stroke and erectile dysfunction respectively. Tar from cigarettes coats your lungs, making them work harder.

➤Heart disease is another major cause of death and people who are used to smoke have greater chances of heart disease. One among five deaths from heart disease caused by smoking.

➤There is a higher chance of life-threatening ectopic pregnancy in smoking females and it is approximately 4 times in comparison of those women who never smoke.

➤After quitting smoking, you can also save money.

 
What government should do to discourage Tobacco Usage

Here are some initiatives government should take to encourage youths to avoid the usage of tobacco-related products.

➤Ban the use of flavorings attractive to youth in nicotine and tobacco products;

➤Enact comprehensive bans on advertising, promotion, and sponsorship of nicotine and tobacco products, including cross-border advertising;

➤Adopt large, graphic labels that warn about the health risks of nicotine and tobacco products;

➤Promote nicotine replacement therapies and non-nicotine pharmacotherapies for termination.

 
How to Control your Smoking Habits

➤Delay: Delay if you can before giving in to your need.

➤Deep breathing: Take 10 deep breaths to relax.

➤Drink water: Drinking water is a healthy alternative to sticking a cigarette in your mouth.

➤Do something else to distract yourself: Take a shower, read, go for a walk, listen to music!



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PREVIOUS YEARS WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY THEMES LIST


World Environment Day is the global event celebrated every year on 5th June and it is the principal vehicle of the united nation for encouraging actions & awareness amongst the people towards the protection of the environment. It was started in 1974 and since then we are continuously celebrating. It has become a global platform with the participation of 143 countries worldwide. The major purpose of this day is to address all the environmental problems. 

World Environment Day 2020


Some of the major environmental problems are:

➨Air pollution

➨Water pollution

➨Global warming

➨Climate change

➨Increase of CO2 level.

➨Marine pollution

➨Human overpopulation

➨Wildlife crime & so on.

WED 2020


Here in this blog, we are going to list down the details of previous year themes of World Environment Day & the details of the hosting nations.

 
LIST OF THEMES OF PREVIOUS YEARS WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Here is a detailed list of previous year themes of world environment days were chosen by the UN and the reason behind choosing all these themes.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2020


➨The theme of World Environment Day 2019


Previous Years Themes Of World Environment Day


➨The theme of World Environment Day 2018

The theme of World Environment Day 2018 was “Beat Plastic Pollution” and the host nation was India. The reason behind choosing this theme was to encourage peoples to avoid the usage of plastic and reduce the heavy burden of plastic on the earth.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2017

The theme of World Environment Day 2017 was “Connecting People to Nature” and the host nation was Canada.

Previous Years Themes Of World Environment Day List


➨The theme of World Environment Day 2016

The theme of World Environment Day 2016 was “Go wild for life” and the host nation was Angola. The purpose of this world environment day was to stop or prevent the illegal trade in wildlife.

List Of Previous Years Themes Of World Environment Day


➨The theme of World Environment Day 2015

The theme of World Environment Day 2015 was "Seven Billion Dreams One Planet. Consume with Care" and the host nation was Italy.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2014

The theme of World Environment Day 2014 was “International Year of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)” and the host nation was Barbados. A special slogan also made for 2014 World Environment Day and the slogan was "Raise your voice, not the sea level".

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2013

The theme of World Environment Day 2013 was "Think Eat Save” and the host nation was Mongolia.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2012

The theme of World Environment Day 2012 was "Green Economy” and the host nation was Brazil.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2011

The theme of World Environment Day 2011 was "Forests—Nature at Your Service.” and the host nation was India.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2010

The theme of World Environment Day 2010 was "Many Species. One Planet. One Future” and the host nation was Rwanda.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2009

The theme of World Environment Day 2009 was "Your Planet Needs You – Unite to Combat Climate Change” and the host nation was Mexico.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2008

The theme of World Environment Day 2008 was "CO2, Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy” and the host nation was New Zealand.

List Of Previous Years Themes Of World Environment Day


➨The theme of World Environment Day 2007

The theme of World Environment Day 2007 was "Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?” and the host nation was Norway.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2006

The theme of World Environment Day 2006 was “Deserts and Desertification and the slogan was "Don't desert drylands" and the host nation was Algeria.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2005

The theme of World Environment Day 2005 was "Green Cities" and the slogan was "Plant for the Planet!".

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2004

The theme of World Environment Day 2004 was " Wanted! Seas and Oceans – Dead or Alive?" and the host nation was Barcelona, Spain.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2003

The theme of World Environment Day 2003 was "Water – Two Billion People are Dying for It! " and the host nation was Beirut, Lebanon.

List Of Previous Years Themes Of World Environment Day


➨The theme of World Environment Day 2002

The theme of World Environment Day 2002 was " Give Earth a Chance " and the host nation was Shenzhen, People's Republic of China.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2001

The theme of World Environment Day 2001 was " Connect with the World Wide Web of Life" and the host nation was Torino, Italy, and Havana, Cuba.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 2000

The theme of World Environment Day 2000 was " The Environment Millennium – Time to Act" and the host nation was Adelaide, Australia.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1999

The theme of World Environment Day 1999 was " Our Earth – Our Future – Just Save It!" and the host nation was Tokyo, Japan.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1998

The theme of World Environment Day 1998 was " For Life on Earth – Save Our Seas" and the host nation was Moscow, Russian Federation.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1997

The theme of World Environment Day 1997 was " For Life on Earth " and the host nation was Seoul, Republic of Korea.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1996

The theme of World Environment Day 1996 was " Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home" and the host nation was Istanbul, Turkey.

Previous Years Themes Of World Environment Day


➨The theme of World Environment Day 1995

The theme of World Environment Day 1995 was " We the Peoples: United for the Global Environment " and the host nation was Pretoria, South Africa.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1994

The theme of World Environment Day 1994 was "One Earth One Family" and the host nation was London, United Kingdom.

Previous Years Themes Of World Environment Day


➨The theme of World Environment Day 1993

The theme of World Environment Day 1993 was " Poverty and the Environment – Breaking the Vicious Circle" and the host nation was Beijing, People's Republic of China.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1992

The theme of World Environment Day 1992 was " Only One Earth, Care, and Share" and the host nation was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The theme of World Environment Day 1991

The theme of World Environment Day 1991 was "Climate Change. Need for Global Partnership " and the host nation was Stockholm, Sweden.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1990

The theme of World Environment Day 1990 was " Children and the Environment" and the host nation was Mexico City, Mexico.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1989

The theme of World Environment Day 1989 was " Global Warming; Global Warming " and the host nation was Brussels, Belgium.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1988

The theme of World Environment Day 1988 was " When People Put the Environment First, Development Will Last " and the host nation was Bangkok, Thailand.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1987

The theme of World Environment Day 1987 was " Environment and Shelter: More Than A Roof " and the host nation was Nairobi, Kenya.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1986

The theme of World Environment Day 1986 was "A Tree for Peace" and the host nation was Ontario, Canada.

Previous Years Themes Of World Environment Day List


➨The theme of World Environment Day 1985

The theme of World Environment Day 1985 was " Youth: Population and the Environment " and the host nation was Islamabad, Pakistan.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1984

The theme of World Environment Day 1984 was " Desertification " and the host nation was Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1983

The theme of World Environment Day 1983 was " Managing and Disposing Hazardous Waste: Acid Rain and Energy " and the host nation was Sylhet, Bangladesh.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1982

The theme of World Environment Day 1982 was " Ten Years After Stockholm (Renewal of Environmental Concerns)" and the host nation was Dhaka, Bangladesh.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1981

The theme of World Environment Day 1981 was " Ground Water; Toxic Chemicals in Human Food Chains " and the host nation was Sylhet, Bangladesh.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1980

The theme of World Environment Day 1980 was "A New Challenge for the New Decade: Development Without Destruction" and the host nation was Sylhet, Bangladesh.

List Of Previous Years Themes Of World Environment Day
               

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1979

The theme of World Environment Day 1979 was " Only One Future for Our Children – Development Without Destruction " and the host nation was Sylhet, Bangladesh.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1978

The theme of World Environment Day 1978 was " Development Without Destruction " and the host nation was Sylhet, Bangladesh.

World Environment Day Previous Years Themes List


➨The theme of World Environment Day 1977

The theme of World Environment Day 1977 was "Ozone Layer Environmental Concern; Lands Loss and Soil Degradation" and the host nation was Sylhet, Bangladesh.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1976

The theme of World Environment Day 1976 was " Water: Vital Resource for Life " and the host nation was Ontario, Canada.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1975

The theme of World Environment Day 1975 was "Human Settlements" and the host nation was Dhaka, Bangladesh.

➨The theme of World Environment Day 1974

The theme of World Environment Day 1974 was " Only one Earth " and the host nation was Spokane, United States.


World Environment Day Previous Years Themes List


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WHAT IS THE THEME OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2020?


WED 2020 Theme


World Environment Day (WED) is one of the biggest global events observed worldwide on 5th June. On this day, millions of people across the globe celebrate & support the theme defined by the United Nation.

World Environment Day is also known as people’s day for doing “something” to take care of the earth. If you want to know what you mean by something, then it simply means doing anything that supports the agenda of environment protection. It could be either local, regional, or global. You can contribute either solo or become a part of the group celebrating this event. You are free to choose and contribute in any manner.

World Environment Day has become a global platform to reach millions of peoples across the globe with participation from more than 143 countries globally. Major corporations, NGOs, government, celebrities, etc. participate and advocate environmental causes.

What is World Environment Day & when it is celebrated?

World Environment Day is the global event conducted by the united nation worldwide to spread awareness among people to understand the importance of Mother Earth. The major objective of WED is to protect our nature and look at various environmental issues growing day by day. Air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, climate change, global warming, ozone depletion, noise pollution, marine pollution, overpopulation, etc. are the major’s environmental problems.

 
What is the history of World Environment Day?

World Environment Day was established by the UN general assembly in 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm conference on the human environment. The reason behind reserving a day for environment protection was to integrate the human actions with the environment. Two years later in 1974, on 5th June, the celebration of first-world environment day took place and the theme was “only one earth”.  In 1987, a decision took place among the member countries to change the host countries every year.

What is the theme of World Environment Day 2020?

Each year, World Environment Day is organized around a theme that draws attention towards a, particularly environmental concern. The 2020 World Environment Day theme is “Celebrating Biodiversity”.

You can also read: PREVIOUS YEARS WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY THEMES LIST

Who will host the World Environment Day 2020 Theme?

In 1987, the member countries of the United Nation decided to change the host countries every year and since then, a different country is hosting the event. This year, Colombia in partnership with Germany will host the theme of World Environment Day 2020. If you can recall the theme of 2019 World Earth Day, then it was “protect the species”.  Due to irresponsible behaviors of human beings, extinction of close to one million species has taken place so it would be the right time to focus on biodiversity.


Theme Of World Environment Day 2020

Image Information (is taken from Google) Ricardo Lozano, Colombia’s Environment Minister, Inger Andersen, UNEP Executive Director, and Jochen Flasbarth, Germany’s State Secretary for the Environment, making the announcement at COP2

Columbia has been chosen to host the global event theme of WED 2020 and it is one of the megadiverse countries hold 10% of planet biodiversity. If we talk about bird or orchid species, it ranks first & species like a plant, butterflies, freshwater fish, & amphibians, it ranks second.   

What is Biodiversity & why it is important?

Biodiversity refers to the variety & variability of life on Earth. It is the variation of earth’s terrestrial, freshwater & marine species and as well as their habitats.

Broadly speaking, it is the collection of species such as humans, animals, plants, trees, birds, water, and anything you can see on earth. Biodiversity is very important to maintain sustainable life & ecological balance on the earth. It provides food, water, and other necessary resources for the survival of species.

 
What was the theme of previous years World Environment Day?

Here are the details of the list of themes of each year along with the hosting nation.

The theme of the current year (2020) World Environment Day is Biodiversity.


WED Theme 2020


The theme of World Environment Day 2018 was Beat Plastic Pollution and the host nation was India.

The theme of World Environment Day 2017 was Connecting People to nature and the host nation was Canada.

The theme of World Environment Day 2016 was “Go wild for life” and the host nation was Angola.

The theme of World Environment Day 2015 was "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care" and the host nation was Italy.

To get the details of all previous year themes of world environment Day, please click here and read the complete blog

What are the famous slogans of World Environment Day 2020?


“Adopt me. They say my parents were killed by something called the development”

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”

“Be the change you want to see in the world. Each one can make a difference.”

“T for Tree. Save this image! Because you would need to show it to your children to an answer “How does a TREE look like.” 

Famous Slogan on WED 2020

“It is not yours, not mine, it is ours. So, protect your mother earth who nourish you.”

“The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.”

“It is not whether animals will survive, it is whether a man has the will to save it.”

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