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‘Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer’ scheme announced in Maharashtra

Apr 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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: 2 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
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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: 11 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: 1 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: 5 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: 1 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.

Kishore Tiwari-headed Task Force on Farmers submitted its report to Maharashtra Government

Jun 13, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The taskforce appointed to address agrarian issues has suggested a five-point agenda to bring at least 80 percent of farmers into the institutional credit net.

Maharashtra declares drought in 29000 villages

May 13, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The government through a corrigendum issued from Mumbai clarified that wherever reference is made to a 'drought-like situation' in the state manual, it would be read as drought.

Bombay HC decriminalises beef possession, upholds ban on slaughter of bulls, bullocks in Maharashtra

May 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

A division bench of Justices AS Oka and SC Gupte, however, struck down provisions that criminalised possession of beef of animals slaughtered outside the state.

Maharashtra Government launched Adi Praman, online app for tribal caste validity certificate

May 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The app will make the entire process of securing caste validity certificate transparent, fast, and easy and would effectively curb the menace of bogus certificates.

Maharashtra Government rose jail term up to 5 yrs for chain snatchers

Apr 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

For the purpose, the state Cabinet cleared the amendments to relevant sections of Indian Penal Code sections 379, 397-A (1)(2) and section 379-B along with the CrPC Act-1973.

Maharashtra government banned digging of bore wells beyond 200 ft

Apr 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The violators of the rule would face fine or/and imprisonment, as the action will be considered as a punishable offence.

Maharashtra to use hologram technique to check spurious liquor

Apr 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The Government decided to paste polyester base track and trace hologram, to be supported by a mobile app, which will help consumers find out whether the liquor is fake or genuine.

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis launched Mission Drinking Water

Apr 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The mission was launched in the backdrop of recurring droughts and severe water crisis in Marathwada and Vidarbha region of the state.

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly approved Social Boycott Bill 2016

Apr 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Maharashtra will be the first state in the country to enact a law against social boycott.

Trimbakeshwar Temple Trust barred entry for all men & women

Apr 4, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Only the traditional and hereditary priests will be allowed to enter the sanctum of the Trimbakeshwar temple in Nashik district of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra State Budget 2016-17 presented

Mar 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Mungantiwar projected revenue mobilisation of 220810 crore rupees against revenue expenditure of 224454 crore rupees.

Maharashtra Assembly passed amendment to Public Trusts Act, 1950

Mar 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

A bill to amend the Maharashtra Cooperative Societies Act 1960, barring tainted directors of banks from contesting polls to any cooperative bank post for 10 years, was also passed.

Maharashtra Cabinet approved Prohibition of Social Boycott Bill, 2016

Mar 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Once the bill is approved by the State legislature, Maharashtra will become the first state in the country to enact a law against social boycott.

Maharashtra, Telangana singed 5 MoUs to facilitate construction of irrigation barrages across Godavari

Mar 9, 2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

As per the MoUs, an inter-state water board will be formed to oversee implementation of previously agreed and future inter-state river projects on Godavari and its tributary Penganga.

Maharashtra Government finalised PMC for Shivaji memorial in Arabian Sea

Feb 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

A consortium of Egis India Consulting Engineers Pvt Ltd and Design Associates were appointed as the PMC.

Mumbai Police created 16 no-selfie zones

Feb 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

This enforcement of the order is police’s bid to discourage people from putting themselves at risk while taking selfies.

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