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Blue Flag Tag

Published on October 26, 2022
Current Context: Recently, two beaches in the Union Territory (UT) of Lakshadweep were awarded the international eco-label, “Blue Flag”.
Blue Flag Tag
  • Minicoy Thundi Beach and Kadmat Beach in the UT of Lakshadweep recently entered into the prestigious list of beaches with Blue Flag Certification.
  • With these two new entrants, the number of beaches in India with Blue Flag Certification rose to 12.
  • Blue Flag Certification was awarded to these beaches as they have a dedicated staff to:
  1. maintain cleanliness
  2. provide safety and security for swimmers
  • Golden Beach in Puri, Odisha was the first beach in Asia to receive a Blue Flag certificate.
  • The Blue Flag Certification is an eco-label awarded by the Denmark-based non-profit organization, Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) to beaches, marinas, and boating operators for abiding by 33 parameters of high environmental and quality standards. FEE was established in 1981 with its headquarters in Copenhagen.

Question:

Q.1 The total number of beaches in India with a Blue Flag Certification?
a. 10
b. 12
c. 14
d. 15
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