Blue Flag beach: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

September 19: International Coastal Clean-Up Day

Every year, the International Coastal Clean-Up Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of the month of September. This year, the day is celebrated on September 19 under the theme Theme: Achieving a Trash free coastline Highlights The International Coastal Clean-Up Day encourages people to clean beaches and remove garbage plaguing the beach. The day ..

Eight Indian Beaches recommended for Blue Flag International Eco-Label

On September 19, 2020, the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that 8 Indian beaches have been recommended for the Blue Flag International Eco label. The announcement was made on the eve of International coastal clean-up day. Highlights The eight beaches that were recommended are Shivrajpur in Gujarat, Kasarkod and padubidri in Karnataka, Golden Beach in ..

Chandrabhaga beach becomes Asia’s first beach to get Blue Flag certification

The Chandrabhaga beach on the Konark coast of Odisha has become the Asia’s first beach to get the Blue Flag certification — the tag given to environment-friendly and clean beaches, equipped with amenities of international standards for tourists. The beach awarded the honour on World Environment Day (WED) on June 5, 2018. Apart from this, ..

Project Blue Flag

With prime objective of enhancing standards of cleanliness, upkeep and basic amenities at beaches, this Ministry has launched a pilot project for beach cleanup and development, also striving for the “Blue Flag” Certification for such identified beaches. Note: The ‘Blue Flag’ is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that  beach or sustainable boating tourism ..