The prime minister appealed to the Indians to celebrate ''this year's Gandhi Jayanti by freeing Mother India of plastic''.
PM Modi will participate in the G7 summit as Biarritz partner in sessions on the environment, climate, oceans and on digital transformation on August 25 and 26.
BJP veteran leader's mortal remains would be kept at the BJP headquarters for people to pay homage and will be cremated at Nigambodh Ghat later in the day.
Jaitley's last rites will be held later today with full state honours at Delhi's Nigambodth Ghat.
Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning very likely at isolated places over Jharkhand and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.
PM is on a 3-nation tour of France, UAE and Bahrain. He has already visited UAE and France on a state visit and is currently in Bahrain.
"The welcome Bahrain has given me made me feel that I am in some part of India," the prime minister said.
Kansal informed that as many as 1500 primary and 1,000 middle schools have opened but attendance continues to be very thin.
The King of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, will be hosting a banquet dinner in honour of Modi.
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'He'll be remembered for his long and distinguished service. Especially notable was his introduction of GST,' the statement read.
Advani said that Jaitley was an outstanding parliamentarian and a great administrator, besides being a big luminary in the legal arena.
Jaitley's mortal remains were taken to his Kailash Colony residence in Delhi from AIIMS. Leaders, politicians thronged the BJP's veteran's residence to pay their last respects.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in UAE yesterday evening. Earlier in the day, both the leaders held delegation-level talks in Abu Dhabi.
BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday formed a state-level committee to monitor and coordinate the membership drive.