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Rural women in Maharashtra to get sanitary pads for just Rs 5

The state government of Maharashtra on January 30, 2017 approved a proposal to provide sanitary napkins at a subsidised rate of Rs 5 to women living in rural areas. The decision is aimed at promoting menstrual hygiene among young girls and women.

Recommended for : Sanitary Pads , Maharashtra Government , Women Self Help Groups , SHGs , Rural Women , Menstrual Hygiene

Publish Date : Jan 31, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 January 2018

The Maharashtra government on January 24, 2018 banned the sale of tobacco in shops selling Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) items in the state. The state government announced a ban on the sale of tobacco at shops selling chips, chocolates and other edible items. The move aims to ensure that youngsters do not get addicted to tobacco products.

Recommended for : Environmental Performance Index 2018 , India , National Voters Day , Maharashtra bans sale of tobacco , Anganwadi Services Training Programme , regional connectivity scheme UDAN 2

Publish Date : Jan 25, 2018

Maharashtra bans sale of tobacco at shops selling FMCG items

The Maharashtra government has banned the sale of tobacco in shops selling Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) items in the state. The move aims to ensure that youngsters do not get addicted to tobacco products.

Recommended for : Maharashtra Government , Fast-Moving Consumer Goods , FMCG , Tobacco , Penal Action

Publish Date : Jan 25, 2018

Morning Current Affairs: 19 January 2018

The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has launched the ‘girl child week’, a week-long programme to celebrate the girl child and to create awareness about gender equality, ahead of the National Girl Child Day on 24 January.

Recommended for : Girl Child Week , Gender Equality , National Girl Child Day , WhatsApp Business , FIFA Rankings , Maharashtra Government

Publish Date : Jan 19, 2018

Morning Current Affairs: 18 January 2017

The Maharashtra state cabinet has approved one per cent reservation for orphans in government jobs under the general category. The decision is expected to help rehabilitate orphan children and secure their future.

Recommended for : Maharashtra Cabinet , Reservation for Orphans , Winter Olympics , South Korea , North Korea , Validity of Aadhaar Card , Right to Privacy , Constitution Bench , Supreme Court

Publish Date : Jan 18, 2018

Morning Current Affairs: 5 January 2018

The state government of Maharashtra has decided to form an international education board to prepare the syllabus for the non-English medium schools. In the first phase, 100 selected Marathi schools will function according to the new syllabus.

Recommended for : Maharashtra government , Three Union Ministries , Technology Mission for Indian Railways , Vasant Davkhare

Publish Date : Jan 5, 2018

All cities and towns in five more States declared Open Defecation Free

The Union government has declared 5 more states- Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana , Jharkhand and Chattisgarh as ‘Open Defecation Free’ on the day when Swacch Bharat Mission completed three years.

Recommended for : ODF States , Swacch Bharat Mission , Union Government , Swacch Bharat Mission Report , Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign

Publish Date : Oct 3, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 September 2017

India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in form sector will be launched in three districts, namely- Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra, on 16 October 2017, which is observed globally as World Food Day.

Recommended for : World Health Organisation , WHO , mobile app for retiring government staffs , Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust , Zero Hunger Programme , BIMSTEC

Publish Date : Sep 20, 2017

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

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.

Recommended for : Bombay High Court , Maharashtra Government , Bullock Cart Racing , Traditional Sport , Jallikattu

Publish Date : Aug 16, 2017

Maharashtra Government to raise $270 m from Green Climate Fund

The state government of Maharashtra is planning to raise $270 million from the Green Climate Fund with the help of the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030WRG).

Recommended for : Maharashtra Government , Water Conservation , Increase Ground Water Level , 2030 Water Resources Group , Green Climate Fund , Environment

Publish Date : Aug 9, 2017

Maharashtra Government launches online portals MahaDBT, MahaVASTU

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

Recommended for : Maharashtra Government , MahaDBT , MahaVASTU

Publish Date : Aug 5, 2017

Maharashtra government planning to relocate tigers from Vidarbha region to sanctuaries

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

Recommended for : Sahyadri Tiger Reserve , Sahyadri ranges , Maharashtra , Plan to relocate tigers in Maharashtra , Vidarbha

Publish Date : Aug 2, 2017

Maharashtra government to launch pilot project to encourage use of bicycle

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.

Recommended for : Maharashtra Government , Ease Congestion , Air Pollution , Mumbai , Cycle Tracks , Healthy Living , Pilot Project

Publish Date : Jul 31, 2017

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.

Recommended for : Maharashtra Government , Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree , Girl Child Ratio , Sukanya Scheme , Census 2011

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.

Recommended for : Maharashtra Government , My Plant , Tree Plantation Drive , Reforestation , Environment Conservation , Sustainable Development , Mobile App

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.

Recommended for : Farmers' families in suicide prone areas , Chief Minister's Relief Fund , Suicide belts of Maharashtra , Marathwada and Vidarbha , Maharashtra government , Farmers suicides in Maharashtra

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.

Recommended for : Maharashtra Chief Minister , Devendra Fadnavis , High powered committee , Committee to look demands of farmers , Chandrakant Patil , Farm loan waiver

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.

Recommended for : Cannes Film Festival , Cannes 2017 , Marathi Films , The National Film award , Maharashtra Government

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

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.

Recommended for : Madhya Pradesh , Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana , Madhya Pradesh Government , Subsidy , New Scheme

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.

Recommended for : Journalists Protection Act , Journalism , Media Houses , State Legislature , Maharashtra Government

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.

Recommended for : Maharashtra government , WiFi service , 'MumbaiWifi' , Cambata Aviation , Bird Worldwide Flight Service , Maharashtra Land Revenue Code

Publish Date : Jan 10, 2017

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.

Recommended for : Union Government , drought affected Maharashtra , Maharashtra , drought , Kharif , Rabi ,

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.

Recommended for : Lata Mangeshkar Award , Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement , Uttam Singh

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.

Recommended for : Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao , C Vidyasagar Rao , Tamil Nadu , Maharashtra

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.

Recommended for : Super Communication Expressway , Maharashtra Government , Devendra Fadnavis , Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway , Maharashtra Road Development Corporation

Publish Date : Aug 29, 2016
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