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First three of 24 fast track courts for Maharashtra to be set up in Mumbai, Thane

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The first three of the 24 fast track courts for Maharashtra, which will deal with heinous crimes like rape and murder, will be set up in Mumbai and Thane within a year.

Strict action to be taken against violators of sex determination laws, Bombay HC

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The Bombay High Court has raised its concern over declining sex ratio in the state of Maharashtra. The court stated that matters pertaining to violation of sex determination laws cannot be decided leniently.

Bullock Cart Racing to remain banned in Maharashtra until rules are out: Bombay HC

Aug 16, 2017
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The Bombay High Court has passed an order, restraining the Maharashtra state government from granting permission to bullock cart racing until the government has framed rules to govern the same.

Maharashtra Chief Minister launches Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra

Aug 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, has launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra to provide job opportunities to the unemployed youth in Mumbai.

Maharashtra Government launches online portals MahaDBT, MahaVASTU

Aug 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

MahaVASTU is an Online Building Permission Management System with an electronic workflow for sanctioning building approvals with full transparency.

Maharashtra government planning to relocate tigers from Vidarbha region to sanctuaries

Aug 2, 2017
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A committee has been formed to examine translocation proposal of tigers from Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to sanctuaries elsewhere where their population is smaller.

Maharashtra government to launch pilot project to encourage use of bicycle

Jul 31, 2017
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The Maharashtra state government is planning to create cycle tracks through 'streets with cycle track' project in order to encourage the use of bicycles, to ease congestion and reduce air pollution.

Maharashtra government approves revised policy of scheme to improve girl child ratio

Jul 19, 2017
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The Maharashtra government on 18 July 2017 approved a revised policy of the 'Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree' scheme in an attempt to improve girl child ratio in the state.

Maharashtra Government issued government resolution on loan waiver

Jun 29, 2017
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The GR says that the woman farmers will be given priority in the scheme. It also says that the farmers, who have more than Rs 1.5 lakh debt, will get the benefit of loan waiver after they pay their remaining amount of debt along with interest.

JNPT, India's largest container port, hit by cyber attack

Jun 28, 2017
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Operations at one of the three terminals at India's largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai were disrupted by the global ransomware attack.

Maharashtra government urges employees to contribute a day's salary for farmers' families

Jun 24, 2017
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A government notification said, officials, including IAS, IPS and Forest officers, and the workers of the state government, semi-government bodies, and corporations to contribute a day’s salary to the chief minister’s relief fund in July to help families of farmers living in the suicide-prone regions.

Maharashtra announces blanket loan waiver; farmers call of protest

Jun 12, 2017
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A committee will be formed to establish parameters to weed out the non-farming categories to ensure that genuine farmers reap maximum benefits.

Fadnavis announces formation of committee to look into farmers demands

Jun 11, 2017
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The panel, headed by senior BJP minister Chandrakant Patil, will submit its report to the state government after holding discussions with farmers' leaders.

Gadkari lays foundation stone for 8 connectivity projects worth 1117 Cr at JNPT

May 31, 2017
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Shipping and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has laid the foundation stone for eight connectivity projects at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai.

Mumbai airport busiest with 1 flight every 65 seconds

May 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Mumbai airport has overtaken London’s Gatwick airport to become the world’s busiest single runway airport with one flight in every 65 seconds.

Gadkari inaugurated country’s 1st bio refinery plant

May 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Gadkari inaugurated India’s first bio refinery plant that produces ethanol from a variety of biomass in Pune.

‘Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer’ scheme announced in Maharashtra

Apr 17, 2017
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Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer’ scheme was launched amid demands of waiver of farm debts. The scheme is associated to government’s aim at doubling the farm income by 2022 through a string of measures.

PM Modi inaugurates new units in Koradi thermal power station in Nagpur

Apr 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

These dedicated thermal power stations include three super-critical units 660 MW each at Koradi, two of 500 MW each at Chandrapur and one of 250 MW at Parli.

Bill protecting journalists to be introduced in Maharashtra state assembly

Apr 7, 2017
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The Maharashtra Cabinet on 6 April approved drafting of the Bill prohibiting attacks on journalists.

Union Minister inaugurates new Child Care Centre for child cancer patients

Mar 31, 2017
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Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a new child care centre in central Mumbai, which will provide housing and protection to children suffering from cancer.

Maharashtra government launches India's largest WiFi service

Jan 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Besides, the state government also came up with the amendment in Maharashtra Land Revenue Code; it says no certification required for finalised development plan.

OBC Ministry to be created in Maharashtra

Dec 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

While addressing Kunbi Mahotsav at Shahapur, the CM also announced Rs 200 crore funds for gravity-based water supply projects.

Maharashtra becomes first Indian state to adopt Fly Ash Utilisation Policy

Nov 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

As per the policy, 100 per cent of fly ash generated from thermal power plants and biogas plants will be used for construction activities.

Maharashtra, Canada to work on urban infra, smart cities

Nov 11, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The joint action plan seeks to introduce companies, solutions and financing from Canada for urban development and implementation of state-led infrastructure projects.

Maharashtra launches Kaushalya SETU initiative

Oct 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

SETU established under NITI Aayog is a Techno-Financial, Incubation and Facilitation Programme to support all aspects of start-up businesses, and other self-employment activities.

Union Government approves1269 crore rupees for drought affected Maharashtra

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Out of the total amount, around 589 crore rupees will be supplementary assistance for damage to Kharif crops and over 679 crore rupees for Rabi crops.

Maharashtra Government unveiled Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project

Aug 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The project to be implemented by Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation will create state-of-the art road connectivity within a period of three years and give a fillip to investment.

Satish Mathur appointed DGP of Maharashtra Police

Jul 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Earlier, Mathur was Additional DGP of the state’s Anti-Corruption Bureau, during which he solved few high profile cases like multi-crore rupee irrigation department scams and others.

Maharashtra Cabinet approves Minority Status to Jew community

Jun 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Jewish people living in the state would now also be able to set up their own educational institutions and practice and promote their culture.

Maharashtra Government decides to use plastic waste in building roads

Jun 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The decision is aimed at improving the durability and longevity of asphalt roads and reducing soil pollution caused by plastic.

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