Q. “Yashwant Sagar” is recently awarded as ramsar site is located in which of the following state?

[A] Odisha

[B] Madhya Pradesh

[C] Maharashtra

[D] Uttar Pradesh

Answer: B

Explanation: India adds 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites to make total 75 Ramsar sites covering an area of 13,26,677ha in the country in the 75th year of Independence.

  • The 11 new sites include: Four (4) sites in Tamil Nadu, Three (3) in Odisha, Two (2) in Jammu & Kashmir and One (1) each in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
  • Designation of these sites would help in conservation and management of wetlands and wise use of their resources.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1851484