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Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 July 2017

The Apex court decided to seek legality of the right to privacy while hearing a bunch of petitions contending that the Aadhaar scheme, which requires the mandatory parting of biometric details, is a violation of the citizens' right to privacy.

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Publish Date : Jul 19, 2017

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

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.

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Publish Date : Jul 19, 2017

Jobs, Admissions secured under reserved category using forged caste certificates cannot be held valid: SC

A bench, headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, did not concur with the findings of the Bombay High Court that if a person continues in service for a long period of time and the certificate is found to be fake at a later stage, then he or she may be allowed to continue in the service.

Recommended for : Supreme Court of India , Chief Justice JS Khehar , Justice DY Chandrachud , Bombay High Court , Maharashtra government petition , Bombay High Court judgement , Reserved Category , Forged Caste Certificates

Publish Date : Jul 7, 2017

Maharashtra Government issued government resolution on loan waiver

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.

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Publish Date : Jun 29, 2017

Maharashtra Government to launch ‘My Plant’ app to create database on tree plantation

Maharashtra Forest Minister, Sudhir Mungantiwar has said that the government plans to launch a mobile app named ‘My Plant’ on 1 July 2017 that will help in recording data regarding tree plantations in the state.

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Publish Date : Jun 24, 2017

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

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.

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Publish Date : Jun 24, 2017

Fadnavis announces formation of committee to look into farmers demands

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

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Publish Date : Jun 11, 2017

Maharashtra government sends three Marathi films to Cannes, again

Similar to 2016, this year again three Marathi films have found their way to Cannes, one of the biggest film markets in the world.

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Publish Date : Apr 20, 2017

Saira Banu, Jackie Shroff gets Raj Kapoor awards

Veteran actress Saira Banu has been named for the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime achievement award of the Maharashtra Government.

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Publish Date : Apr 20, 2017

‘Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer’ scheme announced in Maharashtra

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.

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Publish Date : Apr 17, 2017

MP Govt to launch a Yojana to provide subsidised food to the poor

The Maharashtra government is going to introduce a scheme aimed at offering food to the poor in urban areas at a highly subsidised rate.

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Publish Date : Apr 7, 2017

Bill protecting journalists to be introduced in Maharashtra state assembly

The Maharashtra Cabinet on 6 April approved drafting of the Bill prohibiting attacks on journalists.

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Publish Date : Apr 7, 2017

Maharashtra government launches India's largest WiFi service

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

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Publish Date : Jan 10, 2017

Amazon launches global startup program Launchpad in India

In this regard, Amazon India tied up with Start Up India programme of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), NASSCOM's 10000 Startups, Indian Angel Network (IAN), NITI Aayog, Governments of Maharashtra, Telangana and TiE.

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Publish Date : Dec 6, 2016

UP allows use of old currency for Land Registry

The use of old currency notes have been permitted by various other state governments for specific purposes. Vinod Tawde, Minister of Cultural Affairs in Maharashtra announced his government’s decision of allowing the use of old notes in Marathi theatres.

Recommended for : UP Government , Union Government , Demonetization of currency , Devendra Fadnavis , Trinamool Congress

Publish Date : Nov 17, 2016

Union Government approves1269 crore rupees for drought affected Maharashtra

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.

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Publish Date : Sep 29, 2016

Uttam Singh to be honoured with Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Lata Mangeshkar Award issued by the Maharashtra Government started from 1992. This is also officially known as Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement. Krishna Kalle was the winner of the 2014 Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Publish Date : Sep 28, 2016

Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao sworn in as acting Governor of Tamil Nadu

Previously, Rao served as the Union Minister of State for internal affairs in the Vajpayee-led BJP Government from 1999. He was elected to 12th and 13th Lok Sabha from Karimnagar in Telangana as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate.

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Publish Date : Sep 3, 2016

Maharashtra Government unveiled Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project

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.

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Publish Date : Aug 29, 2016

Union Government, Maharashtra Government and AAI sign MoU on Regional Connectivity Scheme

With this MoU, the Maharashtra Government formally agreed to provide the concessions required from the State Governments in the Regional Connectivity Scheme, thereby becoming the first state in the country to do so.

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Publish Date : Aug 24, 2016

भारतीय विमानपत्तन प्राधिकरण ने केंद्र सरकार और महाराष्ट्र सरकार के साथ एमओयू पर हस्ताक्षर किए

समझौता विमानपत्तन प्राधिकरण के अध्यक्ष, संयुक्त सचिव (नागरिक उड्डयन मंत्रालय) भारत, और प्रमुख सचिव नागरिक उड्डयन (महाराष्ट्र)   के मध्य हस्ताक्षर किया गया.

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Publish Date : Aug 24, 2016

Kerala government decided to ban 'electronic cigarettes'

After Punjab, Maharashtra and Karnataka, Kerala became the fourth state in India to ban e-cigarettes. Punjab was the first state to ban the e-cigarettes in the state.

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Publish Date : Jul 4, 2016

Maharashtra Government decides to use plastic waste in building roads

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

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Publish Date : Jun 16, 2016

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

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.

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Publish Date : Jun 13, 2016

India and World Bank sign agreement to improve efficiency and attractiveness of City Bus Services

Demonstration cities where the various initiatives for improving city bus services will be undertaken are Mira Bhayandar in Maharashtra, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and Bhopal.

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Publish Date : Jun 1, 2016

Union Government urged CMs of drought effected states to prepare weekly action plans on drought

The participant states were Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.

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Publish Date : May 19, 2016

Maharashtra declares drought in 29000 villages

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.

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Publish Date : May 13, 2016

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

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.

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Publish Date : May 2, 2016

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

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.

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Publish Date : Apr 28, 2016

Maharashtra government banned digging of bore wells beyond 200 ft

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

Recommended for : Maharashtra government , borewells , decline in ground water , Marathwada , Vidarbha

Publish Date : Apr 19, 2016
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