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International Coastal Clean-up Day 2023

Published on September 18, 2023
Current Context: The International Coastal Clean-up Day is a global initiative to remove trash from the world’s beaches and waterways, and to raise awareness about the problem of marine litter.
International Coastal Clean-up Day 2023
  • The event is held on the third Saturday of September every year, under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) in the South Asian Region.
  • The Indian Coast Guard has been coordinating this activity in India since 2006, and this year, it witnessed the participation of 25,245 volunteers across all coastal states and union territories.
  • The Ocean Conservancy, a non-profit agency in the United States, spearheads the event and provides a user-friendly app called Clean Swell® to track the trash collected by volunteers.
  • The event is also dedicated to the ongoing efforts of the Government of India for the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for mass cleanliness and sanitation campaign, through 'Swachhta Hi Seva’.


Q.1 When is the International Coastal Clean-up Day held every year?
a. The first Saturday of September
b. The second Saturday of September
c. The third Saturday of September
d. The fourth Saturday of September

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